Our Staff

Mrs Alana Gacayan (ALANA)

Oral Health Therapist / Practice Manager

Alana grew up in Brisbane and graduated with her Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Oral Health) degree from the University of Queensland. As our Oral Health Therapist, Alana is an invaluable member of our team and has been with us since 2007. Alana treats both adults and children, and she particularly enjoys helping people improve their oral health, and finds it extremely rewarding. Alana is especially interested in growth and development and how we can use this knowledge to help improve children’s jaws.

She holds an additional qualification as an Oral Myologist, having attended advanced courses in the United States. Alana is trained in identifying abnormal oral habits affecting adults and children and which can cause malocclusion. She can gently educate and correct breathing patterns, helping to reduce symptoms of allergies and asthma. If you or another family member snores, Alana is the person to see as she can identify sleep apnoea, a sleep disorder and offers advice and referrals for sleep studies.

As our Practice Manager, Alana ensures the clinic runs smoothly and efficiently. She is extremely conscientious, and her gentle and caring manner makes her a favourite with our patients. Alana loves to learn and ensures she is always abreast with the latest developments in oral hygiene and Myology. Away from dentistry, Alana likes to travel whenever the opportunity arises.

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