People choose cosmetic dentistry for various reasons. Common cosmetic procedures can be performed to correct misshaped, discolored, chipped or missing teeth. It also can be used to change the color and shape of teeth – from teeth that are too long or short, from a smile that is too “gummy” or has gaps, or simply need to be reshaped. If you are looking to improve your smile, here is how Dr. Downing can help.
Hi I’m Kristie a Registered Dental Hygienist. Let me tell you a little bit about me. Born in the Clare Valley in South Australia, I had a country upbringing on a farm, attending the local primary school before heading to boarding school in Adelaide to finish my secondary education. After completing school I began a Bachelor degree in Accounting at the University of South Australia while working part time as a Dental Assistant. It was at this time that I decided that dentistry was a better career path and I enrolled to study Dental Hygiene.I completed my studies in 1999 Dux of my class.
I have enjoyed nearly 20 years working in diverse areas of Dentistry as a Dentist Hygienist from specialist Orthodontics, ZOOM Whitening consultant, Private practice Hygiene, Periodontal Hygienist (deep gum treatment) and tutoring dental students at the University of Adelaide and Gilles Plains TAFE. I have also served as Treasurer and Membership officer for the Dental Hygienists' Association Australia for many years. I have been lucky to work for many years in the same practice and developed long standing relationships with many patients, who have become friends.
My favourite topic, my family, I am married to husband Angus and we have three beautiful children aged 10,9 and 7. Our lives revolve around there extra curricular activities. We enjoy traveling around Australia together,snow skiing and any sport. I try to play tennis.
Providing the highest level of care, looking after patients in a gentle, kind manner and making everyone feel welcome and comfortable in our dental practice is my highest priority.