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Leanne M Amber

Leanne is our senior Periodontal Hygienist with over 30 years of clinical experience. She trained in Adelaide in 1984 at the first Dental Hygiene training institution in Australia, the Centre for Dental Studies Gillies Plains, and gained clinical experience with undergraduate dentists in the Royal Adelaide Dental Hospital. She worked in private practice in Adelaide for 5 years, then spent time overseas and settled back in Sydney in 1990.

Leanne has been with us at Shore Dental for 13 years and has a loyal following of many patients who have been in her care for up to 20 or more years. In 1991 she did advanced periodontal training with Anna Pattison PhD L.A., and was in the first group of dental hygienists to be trained in Local Anaesthetics at Newcastle University in 2005. Over time, Leanne has developed a particular style, skill-set and techniques, and she has trained and mentored other hygienists with her unique approach to treating moderate to severe gum disease. More recently Leanne has developed a particular interest in the proven links between periodontal and systemic health.

Leanne has an incredible passion for her work and thrives on achieving wonderful results in her treatment and management of periodontal gum) disease. Her attendance at top scientific conferences such as Pg Melbourne 2017 (Uni of Melb), means she grasps the very latest research on Oral and Systemic diseases such as diabetes, cardio-vascular, rheumatoid arthritis etc.

Leanne is a member of the Australian Society of Periodontology and a Member of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia. When not working, Leanne enjoys photography, camping, swimming and travelling.


Some recent CPD courses include:

May 2017: Pg Melbourne, 3 rd International Conference of Porphyromonas Gingivalis and Related Species in oral and Systemic Diseases

March 2017: Orofacial Pain - The Peripheral to Central Nervous System

Nov 2016: Australian Society of Periodontology Implant/Restorative Interface - A Periodontal Perspective

March 2016: Regenerative Treatment for Peri-Implantitis

July 2015: Periodontal Medicine – A New Frontier for Periodontology

August 2013: Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Breaking New Ground in Dentistry – Do Conventional Approaches Still Work?