Excellent dental care for all members of our family and lots of proactive advice, strongly recommend mdt
Hey! I’m Bailee, I started working as a receptionist for Dr Downing four years ago when I moved to Sydney to start a Bachelor of Fine Arts at UNSW Art and Design. It was a big shift for me so finding a practice filled with supportive and fun people to work with was great. I’ve learnt so much in my time here, especially about the transformative power of dentistry – it is my favourite part of my job. I love seeing the changes a patient goes through over the course of their treatment. It is always a special moment when someone who was previously too ashamed to smile, or too nervous to seek treatment comes out from seeing Dr Downing with a beaming smile on their face. It’s wonderful to work in a practice that actively makes such a difference to people’s lives.
I’m currently in the honours year of my Fine Arts degree and am working hard to become a professional artist. In addition to my solo work I often perform as part of the collective Show Us Your Teeth. My individual work focuses on subjective experience and empathic response, primarily considering the experience and perception of invisible and mental illness. The intent of my work is to allow the audience to step into an experience that they may be unfamiliar with, to get a physical sense of how it might feel to be someone other than themselves, even for just a moment. My hope is that this experience will also be transformative for the audience, increasing their awareness of and ability to empathise with realities other than their own.
I find that there are a lot of similarities between dentistry and art, they are both people based industries and after witnessing the practiced care and skill that Dr Downing brings to every smile she works on I’ve come to think of every tooth as a miniature work of art.