An amazing practice, defined by an amazing staff
Every great doctor has an equally great team supporting them. Every individual on our staff contributes something special to our practice. We know you expect professionalism, empathy, and kindness, and that’s what we strive for, as well as the ability to really listen to your concerns.
Dr Helen Fung
Dr Helen was born and raised in Townsville. After high school, she moved to Sydney to study dentistry, graduating in 2002 from the University of Sydney with her Bachelor of Dental Surgery. After graduation, she worked for four years as general dentist in numerous clinics in the Hunter Region.
- BDS, DClinDent (Paed Dent)
- MRACDS (Paed Dent)
Years of treating adults with poor dental health drove her return to Sydney and specialise in Paediatric Dentistry. This way she could provide education and treatment during childhood, preventing the lifelong damage from happening.
Dr Helen graduated with her Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) in 2010. She was appointed first as a Senior Registrar and later, Staff Specialist at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, as well as Visiting Staff Specialist for the Hunter New England Oral Health Service.She has also volunteered to provide dental care to children in orphanages in Vietnam, as well as with the indigenous populations in the Northern Territory.
Following the birth of her first child in 2014, Dr Helen decided to move up to Brisbane with her family. Currently, along with running Tooth Town, she is also working part time as a Staff Specialist at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. In addition, she is involved in the teaching of dental and oral health students, and lecturing to medical and dental professionals. Her special interests include dental trauma, dental anomalies, minor oral surgery, and tongue ties.
As part of her continued expertise, Dr Helen attends various educational courses, keeping up-to-date on the latest technology and procedures. Her goal is to provide children with dental care that is both compassionate and of the best quality. Dr. Helen has over 15 years of experience in dentistry and will never settle for anything but her very best.
Dr Helen is a member of the following professional associations:
- Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
- Australian Dental Association
- Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry
- Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
A personal note from Dr Helen
Becoming a mum has changed my clinical approach and made me a much better paediatric dentist. One of my mentors always said that you aren’t really a paediatric dentist until you’ve had your own kids. Before I had my children, dentistry was so black and white. I knew exactly what to tell parents who struggled to brush their children’s teeth. I knew exactly what to say about breastfeeding cessation, healthy snack options, and how I would fix cavities that undoubtedly would be diagnosed. I had textbook answers to every question.
Since becoming a mum, having struggled to not fall asleep whilst breastfeeding in the middle of the night, battled the toddler when brushing and flossing her teeth, even released my own newborn baby’s tongue tie, I have found myself looking for better alternatives or other ways to manage each individual challenge in a more practical and achievable approach. I think we, as dentists, and subsequently as parents, discover that the dental challenges of our own children teach us valuable lessons and force us to learn and grow as practitioners.
As a paediatric dentist, as well as a mum, being conservative when appropriate, but decisive when necessary is paramount. Reliability and outcomes means everything, and this is reflected in all the choices I have made when setting up this practice.
Afterall, my own children, as well as those of my staff, are all going to be patients in Tooth Town!
– Helen Fung
Danielle has over 15 years experience in Office Administration and Customer Service. She commenced working with Dr Helen Fung at Brisbane Tongue Tie Clinic in 2015. Since working with Helen, Danielle has developed a keen interest in children’s dentistry and is passionate about being able to assist babies, children and parents alike.
Away from the clinic Danielle enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children.
“Becoming a mum changed my world. I have learned how to referee, nurture, guide, negotiate and unconditionally support two very different little individuals. It is a rewarding and challenging experience and I believe this helps me when working with children in my current role.”
With over 24 years of experience as a dental assistant and receptionist, Judy enjoys being a part of the dental industry. Judy has obtained her Certificate 111 in Dental Assisting and is currently studying to obtain her Certificate IV in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Radiology.
During Judy’s time as a Dental Assistant she has assisted in a wide range of dental
procedures, including working with children and special needs adults and children.
Being able to make patients comfortable who come in anxious or nervous, and have
them go out with a smile is her passion.
The ability to help and interact with patients, getting positive feedback and fantastic
results, gives me pride in my work.
Anna started her dental assisting career in 2012 when she began a traineeship throughout her final year of high school.
Anna now holds 5 years of experience assisting in a broad range of dental procedures, including adults, children and special needs, as well as general anaesthetics.
Anna is passionate about oral health education and preventative care. She is highly skilled at helping patients overcome their anxiety when coming to see the dentist.
Anna is set to begin her studies in education at university and will continue to educate others for a better and healthier future in oral health.