Oral Health Achiever
Oral health graduate brings a smile to rural communities
Amanda McNulty, a Bachelor of Oral Health graduate who received her Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy in 2011 and is now working as an Oral Health Therapist in rural and remote NSW, recently took the time to reflect on her life after graduation.
"Six months ago, I made the decision to leave my family and friends to live in the country. I accepted a full time position in Dubbo NSW as an Oral Health Therapist working for Western NSW Local Health District. As a new graduate I believed that working in the country would be a great experience for me clinically. I did not realise just how good it would be.
"I have been very lucky in my new position to be able to travel to different clinics that unfortunately do not have a full time clinician. I travel out to Mudgee, Gilgandra, Cobar, Bourke and Walgett.
"I work closely with the Aboriginal community in Dubbo as well as working within the Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) facilities in Bourke and Walgett. I am very fortunate to be in a supportive working environment with exceptionally experienced clinicians. Although it is challenging, it is also very rewarding.
"I would highly recommend both programs at the University as my experience has not just been positive from a work perspective, but given me a whole new and exciting life."
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