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Enhance your curriculum with Colgate lectures, presented by our Professional Educators.
Contact our Academic Affairs Manager to book a session for your dental or oral health students.
Region: South Pacific
Amelia holds a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Queensland and a Master of Business Administration from Flinders University. Amelia is an advocate for oral health promotion and has led and overseen the development of oral health frameworks and oral health promotion projects across Australia. As an Oral Health Therapist, she has worked in a diverse range of settings including general and specialist practice, not-for-profit, corporate and within the university setting. Throughout her career, Amelia has had strong interest in oral health promotion and public health.
Amelia joined the Colgate Scientific Affairs team in 2020, as the Academic Affairs Manager. Amelia leads the Colgate Professional Education Network across Australia and New Zealand.
Region: New South Wales
Based in Sydney, Jinous is the Colgate Professional Educator for New South Wales, joining the Colgate team in 2023.
Jinous is a registered Oral Health Therapist with extended Adult Scope, and brings extensive experience and knowledge to her role as a Colgate Professional Educator. Jinous has diverse experience in the dental industry, working across private, public hospital, and the corporate settings. She has held academic positions at the University of Sydney and Newcastle University, showcasing her passion for teaching and continuing education. Jinous is dedicated to making a positive impact on her patients and as a Clinical Lead, she provides training and support to improve customer care outcomes for dental practitioners.
Jinous has a strong commitment to oral health promotion and driving social impact. She is an passionate member of the Sydney Local Health District’s Oral Health Promotion Committee, and Chair of the Dental Hygiene Association of Australia. Jinous is highly motivated and committed to inspiring learners in oral health promotion and prevention.
Cathryn graduated as dux of the Associate Diploma of Dental Hygiene at Gilles Plains College of TAFE in Adelaide and holds a Master of Health Promotion from Deakin University. Cathryn has had a diverse and extensive career in dental hygiene over 30 years, including working in general practice, orthodontics, periodontics and special needs dentistry. Furthermore, Cathryn has practiced as a hygienist in many parts of the world, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Ballarat, Wangaratta, Neuss (Germany) and Wellington (New Zealand).
Cathryn brings with her extensive clinical knowledge and experience, and has been a valued member of the Colgate Professional Education Network since 2006 and works closely with Melbourne, La Trobe, RMIT and Charles Sturt Universities to educate the future profession. Cathryn is a knowledgeable and engaging lecturer and presenter.
Cathryn has also authored the oral health promotion picture book ‘Who is the Tooth Fairy’s best friend?’ which has been distributed around the world since its launch in 2017 and is also the Program Lead of the Carevan Foundation Sun Smiles Oral Health Promotion Program.
Region: South Australia
Based in South Australia, Jasmine is the Colgate Professional Educator for the region. Jasmine joined the Colgate team in 2007. Graduating from TAFE SA Gilles Plains College, Jasmine holds an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene). Jasmine has extensive experience in the dental industry working in both Australia and the United Kingdom.
Jasmine is a clinical tutor and lecturer at TAFE SA for Advanced Diploma of Oral Health students and also works with private practice which enables her to utilise all of her hygiene knowledge and skills to and share workplaces experiences to enhance her students knowledge and understanding. As a hygienist, Jasmine, enjoys the challenge of providing care for a broad range of patients, from young children to elderly patients.
Jasmine prides herself on her commitment to professional education and development, which enables her to provide best practice for her patients and ensure the highest quality of education for her students.
Based in Brisbane, Rena is the Colgate Professional Educator for Queensland, joining the Colgate team in 2017.
Graduating from University of Queensland, Rena holds Bachelor qualifications in both Oral Health Therapy and Psychology. She has extensive experience in both clinical dental practice as well as in lecturing, particularly in the marketing and mentoring of businesses, having also worked previously in both the private and public sector at both a national and state level.
Rena is passionate about building rapport via oral health education which she views as fundamental to optimal patient care in managing better health for her patients on a case by case basis. Having worked long-term in private family practice, she services a broad range of patients with a personal focus on the elderly and those with special needs.
As a direct result of her dental expertise together with her background in marketing and psychology, Rena brings a rather unique perspective to professional education that when combined with her easy-going demeanor result in an informative and interactive experience for her students.
Dr Natalie Stent
Region: New Zealand
Natalie holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago and a Master of Science in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry from Manchester University. Natalie has also undertaken further education and holds a certificate in Economics of Healthcare and is in the midst of completing her Masters in Public Health.
As a dentist, Natalie has extensive clinical knowledge and experience and has worked across both the public and private sector across New Zealand. She enjoys the variety of treatment experiences in general practice, and enjoys the challenge of calming anxious dental patients.
Natalie also holds a number of professional appointments with key governing bodies such as the New Zealand Dental Association and the Ministry of Health. She is an active dental volunteer and an advocate for oral health and is passionate about enhancing the oral health knowledge and skills of caregivers in the community. Natalie brings a wealth of experience and practical knowledge as a Colgate Professional Educator.