Meet The Harris Dental Boutique Team
Dr Lincoln Harris
Dr Kat Pugina
Dr Jun Low
Katelyn, born in the picturesque town of Bundaberg, graduated with distinction from Central Queensland University with a Bachelor of Oral Health. She has been an integral part of the Harris Dental Boutique team since 2011, showcasing not only her clinical expertise but also her unwavering dedication to patient care.
With over 6 years as an Oral Health Therapist and a total of 12 years immersed in the dental industry, Katelyn’s commitment to professional development is evident.
She’s undergone specialised training, including the Anterior Hands-on Restoring Excellence and Posterior Quadrant Dentistry Hands-on Restoring Excellence, both in 2019. Moreover, her continued learning journey took her to the Orofacial Myology course, fortifying her understanding of intricate dental connections.
Katelyn’s authority in the field is further solidified by her role as a Dental Educator for Ripe Global and her notable experience lecturing at a hands-on course in Sydney for dental auxiliaries in 2018.
Katelyn’s unique blend of skills extends beyond traditional dental care. She has played a vital role in identifying airway obstructions in children, an intervention that has led to transformative results in their oral health, breathing, and overall behaviour. Her restorative focus has been instrumental in not only improving oral health but rejuvenating patient confidence and their outlook on dental care.
Katelyn’s approach to dentistry is holistic. She believes, “Dentistry is not just about teeth; it’s about helping people to live their best life.” This sentiment shines through her daily interactions with patients, creating an environment of trust, care, and genuine interest in their well-being.
She is particularly sensitive to patients with dental anxiety, and she is committed to helping them overcome their fear and get the treatment they need. She’s known for her voluntary dental contributions in rural Vanuatu and fervently supports the May 50k initiative for Multiple Sclerosis awareness.
Outside the clinic, Katelyn’s adventurous spirit leads her to discover new locales, while her love for upcycling and culinary experiments keeps her creative. Winding down, she cherishes spending time with family, peaceful walks with her dog, Kylo, and heading to the beach.
“Working for Dr. Linc at Harris Dental Boutique has been such a positive journey. It’s so heart-warming to help anxious patients experience a new way of getting dental treatment and to watch our patients confidence grow once they start to love their smile.
Each day brings it’s challenges but working alongside a caring, passionate and fun team makes coming to work so enjoyable. The whole team are given the freedom to implement their ideas and grow into new roles they’re interested in no matter what position they hold which creates such a positive and encouraging work environment. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”
“I love the smile transformations and watching patients confidence grow. I love the education side of things, learning from Linc and expanding my knowledge about the dental industry. I love working with inspiring and knowledgeable people who allow me opportunities to grow.”
SENIOR DENTAL ASSISTANT
“I like having the freedom to do our job properly and efficiently here at Harris Dental Boutique without any restrictions. The expectations are high resulting in quality dentistry. I love the coffee!”
SENIOR DENTAL ASSISTANT
“Everyday at Harris Dental Boutique is interesting, I love that. I love the people I work with, we have a great team and everyone works together”
“We work in a really supportive environment, being encouraged to grow and expand our knowledge on a daily basis”
“We have such a great team. It feels nice to work in such a positive and fun environment. So many of our patients come to their appointment nervous and its nice to help them feel comfortable”