South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Since her appointment as Director of the SESLHD Oral
Health Service in 2014, Claire has transformed the
service into a client-focused team with clear strategic
direction and a culture of innovation and excellence.
Claire is committed to the ongoing development of
her team, supporting staff to study and creating Aboriginal traineeships in
administration and dental assisting.
Significant achievements include strengthening ties with local Aboriginal
communities, a new two-chair dental clinic at the La Perouse Aboriginal
Community Health Centre and redeveloping the Mission Australia dental
clinic for homeless people. The commissioning of a mobile dental clinic, on
display at this Symposium, has improved access to dental care for priority
populations such as residents of aged care facilities.