Taree Orthodontics team

Our support team

They'll take good care of you

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. 

Denise

Denise

Practice Manager and Treatment Coordinator

Hi, I’m Denise. I am the Practice Manager at Taree Orthodontics and play an integral role in the smooth running of the practice.

I have worked in the field of Orthodontics since 1977. I could not think of a better profession to be involved in.

I will sit in on your initial consultations and provide you with written quotes regarding your treatment plan. I will also answer any questions you may have and give advice on your treatment options.

I have lived in this beautiful area since 1988. We have raised our 3 wonderful daughters in this area and now I have now been blessed with a beautiful granddaughter. 

Outside of work I enjoy walking, camping.

 
 

Elle

Elle

Clinical Assistant

Hey, I’m Elle.  I’ve been working for Dr Ballard and the team for 6 ½ years now.  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 little 3 year old Chase, and enjoy camping with my husband and friends.

 
 

Emily

Emily

Clinical Assistant

Hey, I’m Emily

I have been apart of the Port Macquarie 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. 

 
 

Tracey

Tracey

SureSmile Coordinator

Hi, I’m Tracey. You will see me in reception at Port Macquarie Orthodontics. I joined Dr Ballard and Dr Rex in August 2012 with over 6 years experience in Orthodontics, I have had Orthodontics myself as an adult so I understand the needs and 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. 

 
 

Ellena

Ellena

Receptionist

Hi, I’m Ellena. I have been working at Taree Orthodontics since 2011. I work at the front desk and also in the surgery. I have completed my Certificate IV in Dental Assisting.  I enjoy being apart of such a great team and find it very rewarding seeing patients gain more confidents 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.  

 
 

Cori

Cori

Clinical Assistant

Hi I’m Cori. I have been a Trainee Dental Assistant with Taree Orthodontics since November 2013. I have completed my Certificate IV in Dental Assisting and I am enjoying it very much. You’ll see me assisting Dr Ballard and Dr Rex with your adjustment consultations, photos and explaining how to look after your braces.

Outside of work I enjoy wake-boarding, travelling and spending time with friends and family.

 
 

Shannon

Shannon

Clinical Assistant

Hi, I’m Shannon. I am thoroughly enjoying working as a trainee Dental Assistant at Taree Orthodontics while studying for my Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. I assist Dr Ballard and Dr Rex with consultations including adjustments, photos, and explaining how to look after your braces. 

Outside of work I enjoy travelling, relaxing at the beach, and spending quality time with my friends and family.

 
 

Tracey

Tracey

Receptionist

Hi, I'm Tracey. I joined the wonderful team at Taree Orthodontics in 2014. You will find me at the front desk, assisting you with scheduling consultations and answering any of your inquiries.

I 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 good health and fitness, and enjoying time with my friends and family.

 
 

Tara

Tara

Clinical assistant

Hi, I'm Tara! I joined the Port Macquarie and Taree Orthodontics team in August of 2015 and I am thoroughly enjoying working in such a close knit group of wonderful people! I'm currently studying for my Certificate III in Dental Assisting. I find my work incredibly interesting and love learning new things every day! You'll see me assisting Dr Ballard and Dr Rex in the clinic and helping you with anything you need throughout your treatment. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, shopping and spending time with friends and family.

 
 

Courtney

Courtney

Hey, I’m Courtney

I have been apart of the Port Macquarie Orthodontics team since October 2016, I am currently studying 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 everyday and am enjoying working at Port Macquarie Orthodontics.

In my spare time I love to go to the beach, going on day adventures and traveling with my partner. 

 
 

Jenna

Jenna

Hi, I’m Jenna. I started with Port Macquarie & 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.

 
 

Taree Orthodontics team

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