BOH (Adelaide) GCert OHSc (Adelaide)
Donna is a qualified Oral Heath Therapist and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist. She completed her Bachelor of Oral Health Degree, and Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science at the University of Adelaide. She has also completed Orofacial Myology Training with the Australian Academy of Orofacial Myology.
In 2019, Donna volunteered in an overseas study program in Vietnam at the National Hanoi Hospital and various primary schools, screening and treating the dental needs of children. Along with being fluent in Bosnian, this experience strengthened her ability to connect with diverse cultural communities, opportunities she relishes as she constantly strives to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
Donna’s interest in orofacial myology was first sparked early in her dental career when she noticed a pattern with many of her patients presenting with the same issues. This experience, along with her enthusiasm for life long learning, steered her to become interested in both orofacial myology and early intervention orthodontics. In addition to this specialised interest, Donna has completed post graduate studies to broaden her skills and extend her scope with patients of all ages.
The passion Donna has developed over the years drives her commitment to enhancing the health and function of her patients’ facial muscles and oral structures. With a dedicated focus in this specialised field, she continually strives to promote optimal function/habits and improve overall well- being through evidence-based practices.