Monique has been working in the dental industry for over 13 years now working both as a dental nurse and receptionist. Over the years she has broadened her skills through general dentistry to oral surgery within Randwick Day Hospital. The one thing Monique enjoys most about her job is the amazing people she gets to meet each day and to see their confidence grow as their smiles transform.
Pramesh Hettiarachchi was born in Colombo Sri Lanka and moved to Australia when he was 3 years old. He grew up in Wollongong and earnt his undergraduate degree in Nanotechnology in the University of Wollongong. During this degree, Dr Hettiarachchi worked in the Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium, where his skills and passion for science education blossomed.
He then moved to Sydney to study Dentistry in the Bachelor of Dentistry Program in the University of Sydney. Pramesh’s interests in dentistry include fixed prosthetic work such as crowns, bridges and implants but is a strong believer of early intervention to resolve dental problems, stating that “if we can catch the problem early, we can avoid more complex, invasive and expensive treatments”.
In out of clinic hours, Dr Hettiarachchi often attends Board approved educational courses to further feed his eagerness for learning. In his spare time Pramesh enjoys reading, watching Cricket and Tennis as well as playing computer games. Pramesh takes pride in his ability to explain complex (often scientific) concepts in a simple and passionate manner. Dr Hettiarachchi also loves working with children, feeling almost like a child himself. His passion and enthusiasm is contagious.