Dr Michelle Andrews and Dr Amelia Fernandes, Dental on Clarke – Crows Nest
Australian Dental Health Foundation volunteer
Dr Andrews and Dr Fernandes have been donating their time and practice facilities at Dental on Clarke for more than a year. They each see one patient per week and complete the full course of treatment required from initial consultation to completion for as many appointments as required.
“We are aware that we have both been so blessed with our lives in terms of our education and family support – financial, practical and emotional. Not everyone is so lucky to have such a solid base to spring from,” Michelle said.
“There are patients with complex mental health issues, medical and social histories that can be confronting or impact the ease with which you can provide treatment but the cause is worthwhile because we have the skills to help patients improve their health, confidence and prospects. To be honest, it doesn’t feel like we are giving that much. It is what we love doing every day in our jobs. It is so rewarding to see the joy and increased confidence that our treatment can provide. It really is a positive and life affirming experience.”
Posted on April 5th, 2019
“It really is a positive and life affirming experience.”