Oral Health Therapy

Miss Tori Tanswell

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Associate Lecturer in Oral Health Therapy
Wagga Wagga
Building 30 Room 249

Tori is a 2017 Charles Sturt Oral Health Therapy/Hygiene graduate from rural New South Wales, experienced in oral health promotion and clinical service delivery within rural Aboriginal communities.

Tori’s experience within Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services began in 2018, as a graduate Oral Health Therapist for the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health’s “Dalang Project”. This experience ignited Tori’s passion for community oral health engagement, and she currently maintains her clinical OHT role within the ACCHS sector alongside her appointment at the university.

In 2020, Tori joined the School of Dentistry and Medical Sciences as an Academic. Currently, Tori is responsible for teaching Community Oral Health 2 and Clinical Practice and Theory 2 for the Bachelor of Oral Health, as well as clinical supervision in the Wagga Wagga Dental and Oral Health Clinic. In addition to this, Tori has helped to establish oral health promotion placement opportunities in rural communities, which will be piloted in 2023.

Tori’s teaching interests align with her experience in community oral health settings. Tori is eager to further develop her teaching practice and is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

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