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  • Dr. Mary-Anne Slater - Dentist BDS Adelaide

    Mary-anne graduated from Adelaide University, fulfilling a childhood dream to be a dentist. Moving to Wagga in 1984 she planned to stay for a couple of years, but Wagga has been home ever since! Working both in private practice and at the Wagga Base Hospital. In 1995 she set up practice at The Esplanade.

    Passionate about anything dental, Mary-anne’s special interests include preventive dentistry and identifying the high caries risk patient, children’s dentistry, treating anxious patients of any age, diagnosis and treatment planning, and implant dentistry. She spends fridays at CSU tutoring and lecturing dental students. Mary-anne also enthusiastically welcomes work experience students from high school and TAFE and university, to glimpse life in a dynamic general dental practice.

    Outside of dentistry Mary-anne loves spending time with her family (Don and their children George, Arthur, Henry and Jane) and friends, keeping fit, cooking, gardening and travelling.

    Simone Alexander - Hygienist BOH, Dip HSc

    Simone completed a diploma of health science in 1999 before training with the Australian Defence Force. Simone was deployed to East Timor in 2002 on a peace keeping mission and awarded the Australian Active Service medal (AASM) for her services. Simone then went on to complete a Bachelor of Oral Health and graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2007.

    As well as working in private practice since graduating, Simone has previously worked with CSU tutoring oral health students and servicing nursing homes across the Riverina. She has recently written and contributed to a chapter in a new publication called Healthy Ageing and Aged Care which is a university recommended textbook. Her particular interests are in gum disease (periodontitis) and aged care.

    Simone loves cycling, golf, and rugby union…..well any sport. Her surgery at Dr Mary Anne Slater’s is called the sports room. Although she loves having a chat about anything!!

    Annie Taylor - Receptionist

    Annie has been in the dental industry since 1987, and with Maryanne and the practice since 1997.

    She loves working with the public and gets a lot of personal satisfaction from helping people and making sure their needs are met. She loves working in a supportive and caring environment with such a tight knit team. You might find Annie in the garden on the weekends or tucking into a good book.

    She spends a lot of her time with her family including her 2 beautiful daughters and hubby.

    Jenny Swaysland - Senior Dental Assistant

    Jenny has been in the dental industry for 36 years which is a testament to how much she enjoys it and rewarding she finds it. She has been working with Mary-Anne for most of those years and is still loving chair side assisting. Jenny loves the variety that each day brings and meeting all the wonderful people that come through the doors. 

    Jenny spends her spare time active with a keen interest in all types of sports - from following her children's sporting endeavours to water and snow skiing. Lately Jenny has the travel bug, and is looking forward to much more travel in the future.