Meet the team
The team of support staff at Port Macquarie Orthodontics works together to ensure each and every one of our patients has an enjoyable– and successful – orthodontic experience.
Practice Manager and Treatment Coordinator
Hi, I’m Denise. I am the Practice Manager at Port Macquarie Orthodontics and play an integral role in the smooth running of the practice.
I liaise with your orthodontists and sit in on your initial consultations. I provide you with written quotes regarding your treatment plan, answer any questions you may have and give advice on your treatment options. I have worked at Port Macquarie Orthodontics since 1992 and I could not think of a better profession to be involved in.
I have lived in this beautiful area since 1988. We have raised our 3 wonderful daughters and now I have now been blessed with 3 adorable grandchildren. Outside of work I enjoy walking, camping.
Hi, I’m Tracey. You may see me in Administration at Port Macquarie and Taree Orthodontics. I joined Dr Ballard and Dr Rex in August 2012 with over 6 years experience in Orthodontics, I have had Orthodontics treatment myself as an adult, so I understand what our patients are experiencing.
My family and I have lived in the area since 2004. We love the beach and friendly lifestyle. My husband and I have 3 children and enjoy going to the movies, beach, shopping and spending time together.
I look forward to continuing to work with this fantastic team and getting to know our wonderful patients.
Hi, I’m Ellena. I have been working at Taree Orthodontics since 2011. I work at the front desk and also in the surgery. I have completed my Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. I enjoy being apart of such a great team and find it very rewarding seeing patients gain more confidence after treatment with such a wonderful smile.
Outside of work my fiancé and I spend most of our time working on our property, going camping, and working with my sister in the kitchen pursuing our small cake business.
Hi, I'm Tracey. I joined the wonderful team at Port Macquarie Orthodontics in 2014. I am the Reception Manager and one of the Treatment Coordinators. You will see me in the initial consultations and observations providing you with written quotes, answering any questions you may have regarding treatment and give advice on your treatment options.
I absolutely love seeing the smiles on our patients’ faces each time they come in to the clinic, and enjoy working in such a happy place amongst a great team of people.
In my spare time I love travelling, spending time outdoors, partaking in activities that promote health and fitness and enjoying time with my friends and family.
Hi, I’m Jenna. I started with Port Macquarie & Taree Orthodontics in March 2017. I’m one of the Receptionists assisting you with your appointments and enquiries on the front desk.
I enjoy being part of such a happy team and seeing patients progress with their smiles each visit and am learning something new every day!
I have lived in Port Macquarie since 1996 and am married with two beautiful, lively daughters. In my spare time, I love to catch up with family and friends, go on day trips with my family or go shopping.
Hi, I’m Jess. I have been working in the dental industry for 15 years, I joined this great team at Port Macquarie Orthodontics in November 2018. I am one of the first faces you will see when you arrive for your appointment and I look forward to assisting you with your appointments and enquiries.
I have my Certificate lll and IV in dental assisting and radiography.
I love seeing all the great smile from our patients when they arrive for their appointments.
In my spare time I love hanging with my 2 sons and husband, going on weekend getaways, camping and going to the beach.
Senior Clinic Coordinator
Hi, I’m Hannah. I have been a Clinical Dental Assistant at Port Macquarie Orthodontics since November 2009 and love my job. You’ll see me in the clinic assisting Dr Ballard and Dr Rex, taking photos, preparing x-rays and explain how to look after you Invisalign, braces and other appliances. I have completed my Certificate IV in Dental Assisting.
Outside of work I enjoy travelling, relaxing at the beach, and spending quality time with my friends and family.
Hey, I’m Elle. I’ve been working for Dr Ballard and the team for 6 ½ years now. You’ll see me working in the clinic assisting Dr Ballard, taking scans, x-rays and photographs.
I have completed my Certificate IV in dental assisting and I thoroughly enjoy my job. I find every part of the industry rewarding to see the transformation in a patient’s smile.
In my spare time I’m running after my 3 children, and enjoy camping with my husband and friends.
Hi I’m Cori. I have been a part of the Port Macquarie Orthodontics team since November 2013. I have completed my Certificate III and IV in Dental Assisting and radiography. You’ll see me assisting Dr Ballard with your adjustment appointments, taking photographs and x-rays and using our 3D scanners.
Outside of work I enjoy wake-boarding, travelling and spending time with friends and family.
I have been apart of the Port Macquarie Orthodontics team since October 2016. I am currently studying my Cert III in Dental Assisting and Radiography. You will see me assisting our therapists and Dr Ballard with your appointments, taking photos and helping with x-rays. I love learning new things everyday and am enjoying working at Port Macquarie Orthodontics.
In my spare time I love to go to the beach, going on day adventures and traveling with my husband.
Hi, I’m Laura. I started working at PMO in 2009 and after a stint away, I rejoined the team in 2017. During my traineeship I completed a Certificate III and IV in Dental Assisting and have had experience in other orthodontic practices. You will usually see me taking your x-rays or working somewhere in the clinic.
In my spare time I love to travel, spend time with my family and friends.
Hey, I’m Gabi. I started working at Port Macquarie Orthodontics in 2017, I am currently studying my Certificate III in Dental Assisting. You’ll see me in the clinic assisting our Therapists and Dr Ballard with your appointments. I love coming to work every day and learning new things.
Outside of work I love to go new places and travel, I also love to go shopping or relax at the beach and spend lots of time with my friends and family.
Hi, I’m Klaudia. I started working at Port Macquarie Orthodontics in 2018, I’m currently studying my Certificate lll in Dental Assisting. You will see me assisting Dr Ballard and our Therapists with your appointments.
In my spare time I enjoy going on day trips to new places with family and friends.
Hi, I'm Carole. I joined the Port Macquarie Orthodontics team in 2019. I have completed my Level I and II Dental Assisting and radiography qualifications in 1990 Canada which is equivalent to Cert IV Dental Assisting here in Australia.
You will see me working in the clinic, assisting our Therapists and Dr Ballard with your appointments. I thoroughly enjoy working with an amazing team that is knowledgeable, and skilled creating beautiful smiles.
My husband and I recently moved to beautiful Port Macquarie in 2017. Outside of work we enjoy walking along the beach, trails, visiting other wonderful parts of Australia and spending time with our family in Canada. I also enjoy baking and water colour painting.
Hi, I'm Jess. I started working at Port Macquarie / Taree Orthodontics in 2019 and I am currently studying my Certificate III in Dental Assisting. You'll see me in the clinic assisting our Therapists and Dr Ballard with your appointment.
Outside of work I enjoy going to the beach, keeping active and spending time with my loved ones.
Hi I’m Tahlia! I am currently studying my certificate III in dental Assisting. You may see me shadowing the other assistants when you come in for your appointments!
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, in particular going to the beach and camping.