Mrs Wendy Backman (Coffs Harbour & Woolgoolga)
After growing up in Coffs Harbour, Wendy Backman moved to Sydney to pursue a career in Dental Therapy (Dental Therapists provide dentistry exclusively to children and young adults).
Graduating from Westmead College of Dental Therapy in 1996, Wendy spent several years in the public health dental clinics in Sydney.
Missing the coastal lifestyle, Wendy returned to Coffs Harbour in 2006 to raise her family. She has been working at Brad Pearce Dental since 2007. Wendy works in the Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga practices and enjoys being part of a dynamic and professional team.
Being a mum of 2 young children, Wendy is very in-tune with the oral health needs of young people. "I firmly believe that good Dental habits should be established early in life," says Wendy. "This means mums, dads and carers getting stuck into brushing and good dietary habits from the beginning."
"We set a good example for our kids by looking after our own oral health as adults and having regular dental visits that become part of the whole family's routine."
"Dental problems can have a negative impact on general well being and self-esteem," says Wendy. "Therefore, I am very focused on the preventative side of dentistry."
With her kind and gentle approach, Wendy has no problem helping little people, anxious patients and first timers feel more comfortable about coming along to the dentist.