Dr Lynette Wallace - BDS (Hons) Syd
Lynette grew up in Newcastle before relocating to Sydney where she was accepted to study dentistry, a goal she had from a young age. She graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (with Honours and awarded the Prize in Local Anaesthesia).
Lynette settled fully into life in the Southern Highlands where she has practiced for 25 years, and found it has the perfect mix for bringing up her three children, two dogs, cat and chooks.
Dentistry is something Lynette is very passionate about and has a strong focus on providing the best possible dental care to her patients with a gentle and caring approach. With a holistic approach to dental care she gives attention to the big picture impact of oral health on the whole body and prevention. Lynette has a special interest in all aspects of dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, tmj/dental occlusion, crown and bridgework and airway centred orthodontics, holding the strong belief that the right treatment early in life can set children up for good oral and physical health into adulthood by preventing disease and need for treatment in the future.
She is fortunate to be supported by a highly competent and caring team who have worked with her for many years and strongly committed to continuing education, attending numerous courses each year and studied Aesthetic Cosmetic Dentistry and Orthodontics in USA and Australia.
She enjoys volunteer work both locally for Mission Australia and globally in Papua New Guinea for YWAM ships in 2014,
Outside of dentistry, Lynette and her husband enjoy an active outdoors lifestyle including sailing, gardening and enjoying the weather and surrounds of the Southern Highlands as well as travelling overseas.
Keira Preece - Dental Assistant
We were fortunate to have Keira join our Practice in 2014, and she brings extensive dental knowledge and a wealth of clinical experience.
Her vivacious personality, exceptional clinical skills and a caring nature has already established a great reputation and strong rapport with her clients. She specialises in Oral Hygiene education. She takes immense pride in helping people maintain healthy mouths, creating beautiful smiles and especially keeping their teeth for life. In her spare time, Keira is passionate about going to the gym , is the mother of 2 children, and with her partner Anthony, tries to spend as much time gold panning as possible.
Helen Sheather - Practice Manager
Helen has worked at Plantsmiles since 2010 and worked with Lynette in her previous practice. She has been a large part of all aspects of the practice, in her first few years assisting then in reception. She is enjoying her role as Practice Manager and her role in organising the practice with emphasis on achieving and maintaining high standards of health care; and having fun whilst doing so.
Helen is a mother of two daughters and she is inspired by the bush and loves hiking in our beautiful National Parks. Her other passions include spending time with family and friends and enjoying her garden.
Voula Antonakopoulous - Assistant Practice Manager
Voula admits to being as scared of the dentist as anyone until she began her dental career some 20 years ago. However after overcoming her fear she is passionate to set everyone on the path to good oral health.
Voula works as Practice Manager part time and her joy is contagious. She loves taking care of people and enjoys the company of others. Patients become her friends and many still keep in touch with her.
When Voula is not at Planetsmiles she enjoys playing the ukulele, surfing and spending time with her husband and little boy.