BEHIND EVERY SMILE
We’re extremely proud of the range of talent and experience possessed by our specialised team. Our team consists of Dental Therapists, a Treatment Coordinator, Chair Side Assistants, a Practice Manager and administrative staff. All the staff maintain and update their skills through regular, quality continuing education programs. Dr O’Callaghan is firmly committed to being up-to-date with all new orthodontic advances and maintaining an excellent, well-trained staff.
Dr S G O'Callaghan
Dr O’Callaghan graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science. He practiced as a general dentist for several years with a keen interest in orthodontic care. Following a period of study in the USA in 1990, he applied was accepted to study for his specialist degree in orthodontics at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. He returned from the USA in 1993 and began practice in Box Hill and Ringwood.
Siobhan has more than 15 years of experience in managing performance and services across all aspects of Virtuosum and is perfectly placed to share her insight and experience with patients. Siobhan prides herself on persistent improvement in the management of the practice and patient outcomes, however, her favourite part of the job continues to be the effect that an amazing smile can have in igniting and changing a person’s life.
Renee completed her Cert 3 in Dental Assisting in 2001 and worked in general practice for 3 years. She commenced working in specialist practice with Dr O’callaghan in 2004, where she has fulfilled many roles including chair-side assistant, inventory manager, SureSmile coordinator and treatment coordinator. Renee also completed her Cert 4 in Dental Radiography in 2007. She’s passionate about her attention to detail and enjoys close interaction with all patients.
NEW PATIENT COORDINATOR
Stacey commenced working as an orthodontic assistant in specialist practice with Dr O’callaghan in 2007. Completing her Cert IV in Dental Radiography at Ingenuity Institute in 2010, Stacey is a senior team member. As the new patient coordinator, her dedication and attention to detail are outstanding. She loves meeting patients and their families for the first time and helping them start their orthodontic journey.
Narelle has over 20 years of experience as a dental therapist. Graduating in 1991 with a Diploma in Applied Science (Dental Therapy) from Melbourne Dental Therapy School, she worked for 13 years in the school dental service providing treatment for children before joining Dr O’callaghan in 2003. A talented and gifted clinician, she’s passionate about the incredible smiles she helps to create.
Duncan is a highly trained and valued member of our team. After receiving his bachelor degree in Oral Health in 2011, he won the Oral Health Research Prize for his article “Access to oral health care for homeless persons: are dental health professionals a barrier?” He spent two years training in the oral health public sector in South Australia and working as an oral health therapist in private practice.
Kate joined our dynamic therapist team in 2014 after receiving her oral health therapy qualification from LaTrobe University. Kate’s interest in dentistry began at a young age when she came to enjoy her own dental visits. She’s passionate about sharing that joy with the patients she encounters here at Virtuosum Orthodontics where she helps to create amazing smiles.
Originally from the south-west of England, Nicola has lived in Australia since 2011. With a keen interest in oral hygiene, Nicola gained her Cert 3 in Dental Assisting while living in QLD and working in a general dental practice. Joining the Virtuosum team in 2017, Nicola’s warm and caring interaction with patients and their families has seen her fulfil the role of orthodontic assistant beyond expectation.
Elise is a senior team member, commencing working with Dr O’Callaghan in 2007. Since becoming a mum to two beautiful boys and starting her own pot design business, Elise’s time is limited, but she still loves being part of such a friendly and fun team. With her impressive skills and incredible attention to detail, Elise manages the Virtuosum laboratory where she helps to create amazing smiles.
Tayla De Graaf
A people person, Tayla joined Virtuosum Orthodontics in 2017. Tayla enjoys all aspects of her job, especially working alongside such a dynamic and vibrant crew. It gives Tayla great joy to assist in our patient’s positive change in their lives through orthodontic treatment. Outside of work, Tayla enjoys online shopping, going out for pizza, listening to music and dancing up a storm with friends.
Emily achieved Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting at Box Hill Tafe in 2014. After graduation, Emily joined Virtuosum Orthodontics as an Orthodontic Assistant.Watching patient’s progress through their treatment and the interaction with them, particularly the children, is what Emily enjoys most about Orthodontics.Emily is a keen netball player, preferably in defence and enjoys the nightlife with her friends.