Melissa Aitken, fondly known as Mel, has devoted 17 years to the dental industry.Her journey began as a dental assistant, where she acquired invaluable hands-on experience. Today, as an Oral Health Therapist, Mel brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to our team.Hailing from various parts of Queensland, including Rockhampton, Brisbane, Mackay, and Toowoomba, Mel has an enduring affinity for the countryside. Her upbringing across these varied Queensland locales instilled in her a deep appreciation for community and warmth, traits she embodies every day in her interactions with patients.A proud alumna of Central Queensland University, Mel graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2016. Despite her relatively short time of 3 months at our practice, she has made a lasting impression on both staff and patients alike. What fuels Mel's passion for her work? The joy of putting patients at ease in what can often be an intimidating setting. She ardently believes in educating patients about their oral health, emphasizing prevention as the best cure.Outside the clinic walls, Mel leads a life as rich and fulfilling as her professional journey. A doting mother to two beautiful children, she juggles parenthood with her diverse interests. Music resonates deeply with her, especially the classic country tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s. An outdoor enthusiast, Mel frequently embarks on camping adventures and nurtures her beloved veggie patch with the same devotion she offers her patients. Through her extensive knowledge, calming presence with patients, and spirited approach to life, Mel is an invaluable gem in our dental community.