Wendy - Registered Orthodontic Auxiliary
Cert. Dental Assisting (2007), AOA Orthodontic Assisting Technique & Theory (2008), COA 2011 NZAO, First Aid Cert.
Wendy started working with Mike in 2001, after 21 years working as a nurse at Palmerston North Hospital. Wendy assists Mike chairside and also taking patient records which includes photographs and impressions.
Wendy has a first-hand understanding of what patients and parents experience during orthodontic treatment since both her children have had braces, and she had orthodontic treatment herself as an adult.
For Wendy, getting to know her patients is one of the best parts of the job. "We build relationships that usually extend over several years from start-to-finish with braces," she says. "It's so rewarding to see the transformations young people make before and after braces treatment."