Meet the team
The team of support staff at Taree Orthodontics works together to ensure each and every one of our patients has an enjoyable – and successful – orthodontic experience.
Practice Manager and Treatment Coordinator
Hi, I’m Denise. I am the Practice Manager at TareeOrthodontics and play an integral role in the smooth running of the practice.
I liaise with your orthodontists and sit in on your initial consultations. I provide you with written quotes regarding your treatment plan, answer any questions you may have and give advice on your treatment options.I have worked at Taree Orthodontics since 1992 and I could not think of a better profession to be involved in.
I have lived in this beautiful area since 1988. We have raised our 3 wonderful daughters and now I have now been blessed with 3 adorable grandchildren. Outside of work I enjoy walking, camping.
Hi, I’m Tracey. You may see me in Administration at Taree Orthodontics. I joined Dr Ballard and Dr Rex in August 2012 with over 6 years experience in Orthodontics, I have had Orthodontics treatment myself as an adult, so I understand what our patients are experiencing.
My family and I have lived in the area since 2004. We love the beach and friendly lifestyle. My husband and I have 3 children and enjoy going to the movies, beach, shopping and spending time together.
I look forward to continuing to work with this fantastic team and getting to know our wonderful patients.
Hi, I’m Ellena. I have been working at Taree Orthodontics since 2013. I work at the front desk and also in the surgery. I have completed my Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. I enjoy being a part of such a great team and find it very rewarding seeing patients gain more confidence after treatment with such a wonderful smile.
Outside of work my partner and I spend most of our time working on our property, going camping, and working with my Sister in the kitchen pursuing our small cake business.
Hi, I'm Tracey. I joined the wonderful team at Taree Orthodontics in 2014. I am the Reception Manager and one of the Treatment Co-ordinators. You will see me in the initial consultations and observations providing you with written quotes, answering any questions you may have regarding treatment and give advice on your treatment options.
I absolutely love seeing the smiles on our patients’ faces each time they come in to the clinic, and enjoy working in such a happy place amongst a great team of people.
In my spare time I love travelling, spending time outdoors, partaking in activities that promote health and fitness and enjoying time with my friends and family.
Hi, I’m Jenna. I started with Taree Orthodontics in March 2017. I’m one of the Receptionists assisting you with your appointments and enquiries on the front desk.
I enjoy being part of such a happy team and seeing patients progress with their smiles each visit and am learning something new every day!
I have lived in Port Macquarie since 1996 and am married with a beautiful, lively daughter. In my spare time, I love to catch up with family and friends, go on day trips with my family or go shopping.
Hi, I’m Dianne, most people call me Di. I’m one of the receptionists you’ll see at the front desk. I’ll assist you with your enquiries and schedule your appointments. I’ve been working at Taree Orthodontics since 2006. I enjoy my work as we have a great caring and happy team.
I’m married with two lovely daughters. In my spare time I enjoy long walks along our beautiful coastline, camping and catching up with friends.
Hey, I’m Emily. I have been a part of the Taree Orthodontics team since August 2011. I have completed my Cert III and IV in Dental Assisting and radiography, you will see me running the clinic, charting appointments, taking photos and using our 3D scanners. I love seeing the beautiful big smiles of all our patients when they have finished their treatment with us. It is a very rewarding and exciting place to work, with a fun and enthusiastic team.
Outside of work my partner and I spend most our time at the beach, going on day trips, camping, spending time with family and friends, working on our small Bikini business and keeping fit.
Hey, I’m Elle. I’ve been working for Dr Ballard and the team since November 2011. You’ll see me working in the clinic assisting Dr Ballard, taking scans, x-rays and photographs. I have completed my Certificate IV in dental assisting and I thoroughly enjoy my job. I find every part of the industry rewarding to see the transformation in a patients smile.
In my spare time I’m running after my two adorable children Chase and Macey. I enjoy camping with my husband, family and friends.
Hi I’m Cori. I have been a part of theTareeOrthodontics team since November 2013. I have completed my Certificate III and IV in Dental Assisting and radiography. You’ll see me assisting Dr Ballard with your adjustment appointments, taking photographs and x-rays and using our 3D scanners.
Outside of work I enjoy wake-boarding, travelling and spending time with friends and family.
Hi, I’m Hannah. I have been a Clinical Dental Assistant at TareeOrthodontics since November 2009 and love my job. You’ll see me in the clinic assisting Dr Ballard and Dr Rex, taking photos, preparing x-rays and explain how to look after you Invisalign, braces and other appliances. I have completed my Certificate IV in Dental Assisting.
Outside of work I enjoy travelling, relaxing at the beach, and spending quality time with my friends and family.
Hey, I’m Courtney. I have been a part of the TareeOrthodontics team since October 2016, I have recently completed my Cert III in Dental Assisting and Radiography. You will see me assisting our Therapists and Dr Ballard with your appointments, taking photos and x-rays, I love learning new things every day and am enjoying working at Taree Orthodontics.In my spare time I love to go to the beach, going on day adventures and traveling with my partner.
Hi, I’m Laura. I started working at Taree Orthodontics in 2009 and after a stint away, I rejoined the team in 2017. During my traineeship I completed a Certificate III and IV in Dental Assisting and have had experience in other orthodontic practices. You will usually see me taking your x-rays or working somewhere in the clinic.
In my spare time I love to travel, spend time with my family and friends.
Hey, I’m Gabi. I started working at Taree Orthodontics in 2017, I am currently studying my Certificate III in Dental Assisting. You’ll see me in the clinic assisting our Therapists and Dr Ballard with your appointments. I love coming to work every day and learning new things.
Outside of work I love to go to new places and travel, I also love to go shopping or relax at the beach and spend lots of time with my friends and family.