North Shore Orthodontics is a busy, thriving practice that could only effectively operate with experienced, dedicated and caring staff. We are indeed fortunate to have such a team!

Dental Hygienist/Dental Therapists

Beth Kruize

Beth has been working for North Shore Orthodontics since 2008. She is originally a country girl from Tamworth, and after graduating from the Westmead School of Dental Therapy she commenced practice in Orange as a School Dental Therapist. After a number of years clinical practice, she returned to Sydney and commenced her long career in orthodontics. During this time she also spent three years working in London broadening her experience. Beth now lives locally in St Ives with her husband and two daughters. Outside of work she loves to explore her creative side and catch up with friends.

 

Helen Capp

Helen studied at the Westmead School of Dental Therapy and upon graduating she helped establish the School Dental Clinic in Narrabri. After two busy years she moved back to Sydney to take up a position in an orthodontic practice. On marrying she moved to the Hunter Valley and continued to work in orthodontics. In 2004 she also graduated as a Dental Hygienist and commenced with us at New England Orthodontics, as she had two daughters boarding at New England Girls School. The following year she joined North Shore Orthodontics. When at home, she lives on a property in Gresford where the family breed beef cattle, polo ponies and stock horses.

Practice and Accounts Manager

Kim Watkins

Kim started her dental career in 1979 as a chair side assistant in general dentistry. She then moved to assist a specialist endodontist before joining North Shore Orthodontics. She has worked with us since 1986, developing her professional skills and attaining the role of Practice Manager. During that time she gained her Dental Assistants, Dental Health Education and Dental Radiograph Certificates. Kim is our team leader at North Shore Orthodontics and her long standing service has earned her many friends along the way. Kim lives on the Northern Beaches with her husband and daughter and dog, Max.

Receptionist

Ashleigh

Ashleigh completed her schooling at Mackellar Girls High before attending Williams Business College to study Business Administration. After graduating she worked in sales and as a receptionist. Ashleigh joined North Shore Orthodontics in 2007, initially as a clinical assistant. Once she had mastered the clinical skills, she was promoted to manage the patient flow and oversee our reception. Ashleigh is responsible for managing our patient recall system and is also the one who follows up and helps you with all your appointment needs. She enjoys the great outdoors, especially snowboarding, horse riding and netball.

Clinical Assistants

Faith

Faith grew up in Mullumbimby, which is near Byron Bay. After completing high school, she moved to Sydney and began her working life in retail. After a few years Faith wanted a change and to learn new skills. She had some friends working here at North Shore Orthodontics and, when a position came available, she applied. Since 2009 Faith has worked as a clinical assistant as well as sharing some reception duties with Ashleigh. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, listening to music and playing her guitar. Faith and her husband love the excitement of travelling and exploring new places.

 

Louise

Louise has been with our practice since leaving high school in 1979, over thirty years ago when we were still located in Pymble. She started as a clinical assistant and is now coordinating all orthodontic materials used in the practice. Louise plays a role in staff education and training and enjoys providing patient education. Softball has been a life-long interest, having played as a state representative for many years. Louise is still involved in softball administration. Away from the office she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and friends. She is well travelled with Venice, Italy being one of her favorite destinations. One day Louise would love to retire to the country with her extending family.

 

Sam

Sam

Sam was educated at Carlingford High and now lives on the Northern Beaches. She has been a clinical assistant with North Shore Orthodontics since 2009. Sam likes to have a giggle and share a joke with our patients. She loves to be creative through painting or drawing and her work will often be seen on our notice board, as she is in charge of our patient competitions and rewards program. A social creature, Sam loves the family atmosphere at work and enjoys the opportunity to meet new people every day. Outside of the practice, Sam enjoys dancing, creative pursuits and travel.

 

Nixie

Nix was born in South Africa in a little coastal town called George. She grew up in Tasmania and finished her schooling there. Nix decided to follow her brother to Sydney for the beautiful weather and beaches and has now been living on the northern beaches since 2014. Before joining us here at Northshore Orthodontics mid-2015, she worked as a barista for 3 years. She still loves good coffee and spends her weekends exploring new areas for good cafes and live music. Her plans include travelling as much as possible and furthering her studies.

 

 

Shu

Mahsuri grew up in Leura and attended high school in Katoomba. She now lives in Avalon with her husband Andrew. Mahsuri became interested in advertising and marketing and started working for John Fairfax at The Sydney Morning Herald and Financial Review newspapers. Her next role was with Telstra customer relations where she remained for 10 years before making a career change to a local government ranger with The Hills Shire and Pittwater Councils. When a position became available here at Gordon in 2015 Mahsuri jumped at the opportunity to learn new skills. Mahsuri supports our receptionist Ashleigh and also assists our orthodontists’ chairside. In her free time, Mahsuri enjoys fitness training in Muay Thai kickboxing, travelling overseas and spending time with her niece and three nephews.