After graduating as a dentist from Adelaide University, Emily enjoyed an inspiring first year, working as a general dentist in Hervey Bay for Queensland Health. She then moved to London for several years, working as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Guys, Kings and St Thomas’s Hospital Emily completed the UK equivalent of the Royal Australia College of Dental Surgeons primary examinations during her time at Guy’s (MFDS), which meant ‘I saw more of the inside of a textbook than of Europe’ but helped her to gain a place in the highly regarded postgraduate orthodontic program at Melbourne University. Emily completed the three year postgraduate doctorate program in Orthodontics at the University of Melbourne in 2008. Emily finds being an Orthodontist very rewarding. ‘Personally I get great pleasure in finding more efficient ways to achieve an even better results. Part of this is getting to know my patients well, and therefore being able to tailor aspects of their treatment better to them.’ In her time outside of work Emily can be found outdoors, exploring the Victoria markets or visiting friends, probably with her toy poodle Tina tucked under her arm.