Ethos Orthodontics Carindale
Dr Barker joined the Ethos Orthodontics team in 2010, bringing her special brand of quality orthodontic care to both adults and children. She loves getting to know her patients and is dedicated to creating the best possible smile for them.
After graduating from UQ with first class honours, Dr Barker spent six years in general dentistry, while also lecturing to dental undergraduates at the University of Queensland.
Her interest in orthodontic techniques developed during a three-year period as a hospital dentist in England. Working with emergency injuries and treating conditions like oral cancer, motivated Dr Barker to develop her skills to make even more of a difference in her patients’ lives.
She is committed to making the most of professional development opportunities and regularly attends orthodontic conferences in order to study emerging techniques.
Dr Barker also has a passion for sport, including surfing, wind-surfing, touch football and bikram yoga.
Dr o'Shea completed a Bachelor of Dental Science at UQ in 2001. Following graduation she worked as a General Dentist in Brisbane before accepting a Senior House Officer position at the Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the University of Dundee in Scotland. During this time she developed a keen interest in orthodontics.
In 2007 Dr o'Shea completed her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics at the University of Otago in 2007. She undertook a further Fellowship year at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, focusing on the treatment of children and young adults with Cleft Lip and Palate and other complex Cranio-facial anomalies. Prior to returning to Brisbane, she was also privileged to be the consultant Dentist for the US Antarctic Research stations, based at both Ross Island and at the South Pole in Antarctica.
Since 2010 Dr o'Shea has returned permanently to Brisbane where she has worked in private practice and as a member of the Cleft Lip and Palate Team newly relocated at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
She enjoys learning German while raising her two young sons bilingually with her native German speaker husband. She also enjoys adventure travel and golf.