Cara van Schyndel
Senior Clinical Assistant
Senior Front-Office Coordinator
Cara is the practice’s longest-serving team member, having joined Dental Essentials in 2007 as a clinical assistant. As the Practice Manager since 2010, Cara is involved in providing essential day-to-day management support not only to Jonathan and Phuong, but also to the entire team. She does this with an energy and efficiency that has earned her the "Superwoman" tag! She also spends parts of her work day at the front office, and in the treatment rooms. Cara has qualifications in Dental Assisting, Professional Practice Management, and Work Health and Safety.
In her spare time, Cara enjoys netball, cooking, camping, holidaying all over Australia and quality time with her husband, John, and their two children.
Brooke has been a valued member of the Dental Essentials team as a Clinical Assistant since 2013 and as Senior Clinical Assistant from 2017. Brooke has been working in the dental industry since she completed her schooling, and then completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2015.
Brooke is usually teamed up with Dr Jonathan Pye to assist in providing great patient care, but she can also be found cheerfully helping out in the sterilisation room and front-office. Brooke’s versatility and efficiency make her a wonderful asset to the team, and she thoroughly enjoys working alongside, and leading, such a dynamic team.
Brooke is a local girl, having lived in Kingaroy her whole life. Outside of work she enjoys catching up with friends, baking, and exploring the country side.
Anna has been part of the Dental Essentials team since 2011, and her friendly face is usually one of the first to greet patients through the door. Anna's primary role is to coordinate patients’ appointments, and to liaise with patients and the clinical team to ensure that patient experiences are exceptional! Anna has Certificate III in Dental Assisting, and she enjoys the clinical aspect of her job as well.
Outside of work, Anna enjoys spending time with friends and family, shopping, and overseas travel adventures.
Emma has been a member of the Dental Essentials team since 2012, when she moved to Kingaroy from the Sunshine Coast. Emma's caring nature makes her a perfect fit for the front-office, where she is always willing to assist patients in any way possible. She also enjoys clinical assisting, and completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2016. As our qualified Work Health and Safety Officer, Emma also works hard at keeping the practice safe for all our patients and team members.
In her spare time, Emma often travels back to the Sunshine Coast to visit her family and friends, and regularly participates in activities with her church youth group. Emma particularly enjoys overseas travel and aims to take an overseas trip each year.
Ceinwen joined Dental Essentials in 2009 as a trainee and completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting the following year.
Believing that all patients have the right to be comfortable and to feel safe in the dental environment, Ceinwen does everything possible to ensure that they can leave with a positive experience.
Ceinwen is a great team leader, and thoroughly enjoyed the role of Senior Clinical Assistant from 2014-2017. She now channels her extensive clinical skills into providing exceptional patient care, and helping other assistant’s achieve their own patient care goals.
Ceinwen, Aaron and their little girl are spending 2017 focusing on their family, and are looking forward to meeting the newest addition to their family mid 2017. They love to spend time together with friends, family, music, and a hot barbecue.
Celia is one of the caring clinical assistants found at Dental Essentials, having joined the team in 2012. Since then, Celia has completed a Certificate III in Dental Assisting, and has taken on additional responsibilities in our on-site dental laboratory.
Celia is happily married to Jason, and when she is not at work, Celia enjoys going camping and four-wheel driving with Jason, as well as baking, and catching up with friends.
Sarah moved to the Kingaroy area in March 2013 and began working at Dental Essentials in November of 2014. She thoroughly enjoys her clinical assisting role, and has a Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Sarah particularly likes being a part of such a warm, friendly team, and having the opportunity to meet new people and help them through their dental visits.
Before coming to Dental Essentials, Sarah enjoyed working in a veterinary clinic, and in her spare time she enjoys helping out on her family’s farm in Monto.
Georgia has lived in Kingaroy for most her life, and joined the Dental Essentials team in 2016 to pursue her desire to work in health care. She is currently studying for her Certificate III in Dental Assisting.
Georgia enjoys working with such a close-knit team to help patients meet their dental health goals.
She is always keen for a chat with patients, and enjoys hearing their stories. Her warm and bubbly personality always puts people at ease and makes them feel welcome and cared for.
Georgia loves spending time with her family on their small farm where she happily tends to the animals.
Tamie is one of the team’s Clinical Assistants, having joined Dental Essentials in 2016.
Tamie enjoys the diversity of new skills she has learnt in her current role, as well as meeting patients, hearing their stories, and helping them through their appointments.
Tamie grew up on a cattle and sheep station in outback Queensland, and has travelled extensively around Australia and the world. Her travels eventually brought Tamie and her family to Kingaroy, where they have been able to indulge their passion for camping, fishing, and the outdoors life.