Dr Michael Henderson
Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology); Bachelor of Dentistry
Originally from Newcastle in England, Michael graduated in dentistry in 1993 from Dundee University, Scotland. He has more than 20 years’ experience in general dental practice. Michael’s adventurous spirit brought him to Australia in 1995, when he moved to Alice Springs. During his time in Central Australia he travelled to many remote communities with the NT Government’s mobile dental service, as well as working in the private sector.
Michael moved to Armidale with his young family in 2003 to work in the UNE Student’s dental clinic. ‘Eight years ago he and his wife Kate opened his solo dental surgery in Beardy St and quickly established a practice known for making patients feel welcomed, comfortable and in control.
He is a keen gardener and thrives on keeping fit. He is an enthusiastic participant in Armidale Park Run, the Armidale Triathlon Club and Armidale Athletics. Michael ran his first marathon this year, and has recently returned to the soccer field.
Front Office Manager/Patient Coordinator
Jo is our fabulous Front Office Manager and has been an integral part of our team since 2012. Her administrative experience has proven to be invaluable for supporting our patients and the clinical team. Jo ensures that the practice runs smoothly, looks after the appointment schedule and will be the first smiling face you see when you enter the practice. She will also remind you of your upcoming appointments and look after your payments and enquiries.
Jo grew up in Armidale and worked for 10 years in the club industry prior to joining our team. She loves catching up with people when they visit the surgery and strives to make everyone’s dental experience a pleasant one. One of her great joys is seeing people who are very nervous about dental treatment overcoming their fear.
Kelly is our fantastic chair side Dental Assistant and has been an invaluable asset to the practice since 2013. With more than 18 years’ experience in the dental industry, she uses her knowledge and skills to contribute to delivering your dental treatment efficiently and comfortably. Kelly is also responsible for maintaining our high standards of infection control and sterilising systems.
Kelly enjoys the sporting life and contributes much of her time outside of work to children’s sport in Armidale.