SINCE its official rebranding in 2016, Dental on Gregory (formerly Penney Proud Dental) is taking another important leap forward by welcoming new associate dentist Dr Annika Wilson to the practice.
Joining principal dentist Dr Saf Devji, who has been running the practice for more than six years, Dr Wilson will add an important female dynamic to the dental team, offering a greater breadth of choice to patients.
Starting at the practice in August, Dr Wilson is already making a mark on her new patients with her kind demeanour and gentle care attitude to dentistry.
This fits in perfectly with Dental on Gregory’s ethos of dental prevention, gentle care and full aesthetic solutions.
Dr Wilson, who studied in Victoria before returning to Tasmania to be with her family, said she was excited to join the Dental on Gregory team.
She said she had known about the practice since its Penney Proud days.
“When I expressed my interest in dentistry as a teenager, my grandmother – who attended the practice – encouraged me to accompany her on one of her appointments to observe,” she said.
“I ended up completing my work experience here and when the job position was advertised, I recognised it straight away.
“Even as a teenager, I loved the warm and friendly atmosphere and I’m so happy that hasn’t changed – this practice just has such a lovely vibe to it.
“I have been very warmly welcomed and already feel like a valued part of the team.”
Although having a special interest in restorative dentistry and periodontics, Dr Wilson said she was currently focused on broadening her skillset and building a rapport with patients.
“My main goal at the moment is really to start building a patient base and getting to know everyone in the community,” she said.
“Being so new, I’m still developing that long-term care with patients, but as a dentist I’m focused on getting to know the person behind the mouth and having open discussions to ensure my patient is getting the best care possible.”
Dr Wilson is currently studying a Master’s Degree in Public Health.
When she’s not working, you can find her bushwalking with her partner around Tasmania or snuggled up at home with a glass of wine watching Netflix.
Currently open to new and emergency patients, Dental on Gregory is a Medibank Choice Provider and offers a no gap initial appointment for all new patients who have private health insurance with dental cover.
Dental on Gregory is located at Level 1, 6 Gregory Street, Sandy Bay.
For more information, please phone 6223 2238 or email email@example.com.
Caption: The Dental on Gregory team outside their office in Sandy Bay. Pictured, from left, associate dentist Dr Annika Wilson, dental assistant Kate Pearcey, practice manager Angela Barnett and practice owner and principal dentist Dr Saf Devji.