Dr McLean is highly regarded by her colleagues in the dental and orthodontic professions. She has held appointments in a broad range of dental environments including The University of Adelaide, South Australian Dental Service and private dental practice (both general and specialist).
Dr McLean completed original research leading to a Master’s Thesis and Master’s Degree in Dental Surgery (Orthodontics). She has presented papers at scientific meetings in Australia and New Zealand as well as educational lectures and extended courses to dental professionals.
Dr McLean is an Honorary Life Member of the Australian Dental Association S.A. Branch. This award is the highest level award offered by the ADA and acknowledges her outstanding service and contribution to the dental profession. In 2008 she was awarded the Australian Dental Association Service medallion.
As well as her private practice commitments, Dr McLean holds an impressive list of voluntary appointments with the ADA and allied organisations. She is a current member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr McLean was a 2007 Telstra Business Women’s Award Finalist and is a mentor to many dentists and a role model to younger members of the profession.
In 2016 Dr McLean was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Australian Society of Orthodontists and in 2020 Dr McLean was recognised as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for her significant service to dentistry and professional associations.