Hi I’m the ‘Dobson’ here at Dobson Dental. There were two of us, as I worked here with Dad, Dr Byron Dobson for the last 20 years. He’s been a great mentor and friend, and colleague, but has now retired. He told me not to be a dentist many years ago, because it’s too hard work, and bad for your back. Well, he was right, but I do love everything about being a dentist! I love this place, and our wonderful staff, and the wonderful loyal patients who come to see us. Some still come even after 40 years!
I am still so passionate about being a dentist that I mentor final year students at the University of Melbourne. My aim is to help them see what a wonderful profession they will soon be entering.
Besides my love of dentistry, I’m a busy mum of 4 fabulous boys, who are all very sporty and musical. This makes for a very crazy weekly timetable! I also try to keep fit, with as much personal training, weights, boxing and hiking that I can fit in. I am an Olympian finalist from the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in Rowing, so I really do love being outdoors and being fit, and still keep in touch with most of my crew. I have coached school rowing whilst at University, and loved that. I’ve also been a Surf Life Saver for years, winning the National Championships in surf boats a couple of years running. Now that’s a real adrenaline kick! I also love zip lining, and mountain climbing, and SAS bootcamps, and other extreme and somewhat crazy endeavors! Can’t let life get boring!