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Thanking Goldfields nurses on International Nurses Day
On the 12th May, the Goldfields Health Professionals Network (GOHPN) thanked and celebrated our local nurses for International Nurses Day by arranging a delicious morning tea for the nurses at Esperance Health Campus.
Gourmet hampers containing pastries, fruit, cheese, chocolate and nuts were delivered on behalf of the network for the nurses to enjoy with their morning cuppa.
As the GOHPN has not yet hosted an event in the Esperance region, it was a great opportunity to meet some of our local health professionals in this part of the region and introduce them to the network.
Thank you to all our incredible nurses caring for our Goldfields community, especially in this difficult time!
Thank you also to Amore Events for the delicious hamper.
Meet Dentist, Alexandra Naylor
Dental Practitioner OHT
Goldfields Family Dental
Tell us – where are you from and how did you get to be a Dentist at Goldfields Family Dental?
I’m from Perth, Western Australia and have lived in the country since graduating from university in 2004. My first job was in a wonderful town called Narrogin, followed by Busselton and then Bunbury on two year country rotations. Finally, in 2010 I moved to Kalgoorlie and fell in love. It’s also where I met my wonderful husband who works for the nickel smelter as a sparky and on his days off as practice manager of Goldfields Family Dental.
Last year – after many years working for the people of Kalgoorlie – I felt the time had come to do more. We had two boys and a girl on the way, and decided to invest everything we had in Kalgoorlie. I had always wanted to be responsible for more; to be proud of building something for my neighbours and friends.
What are you professional interests/specialties?
I have a background in treating children and gum disease. I graduated from in 2004 and went on to complete post-graduate studies at the University of Melbourne, incorporating general adult restorative dentistry into my practice.
What do you love about the Goldfields?
There are so many things it’s too hard to pick just one. I love that I can drive with my family for five minutes and we in the bush. I love that I can lay down on the lawn outside with my kids and look for planets or constellations. I love that my son’s school is less than five minutes walk from my house and my work. I love that the hospital is only two minutes in the car since my second boy is a daredevil! I love our patients and I love that I get to spend every day helping them to look and feel great. I love how the Goldfields and its people have wrapped their arms around us in support, they have shown me what friends and family can be when you let them in.
Did you always want to be a Dentist?
To be honest, like most people I never knew what I wanted to be. I moved out of home when I was very young and without much guidance so for me it was about becoming self-reliant. I chose a career where putting in the long hours and study could to put food on the table would pay off. Something where I could work hard and be rewarded. If someone asked me 20 years ago where I thought I would be and what I would be doing, I would have never guessed. Now that I’ve been doing it for so long it’s hard to imagine doing anything else! It’s a very rewarding career.
What are your passions?
My number one passion is for my family, my very supportive husband Rhys and our three beautiful children. I love looking after them, going swimming, camping, taking them to the Hammond park and cooking for them. The business comes in a close second. Of course helping patients perfect their set of pearly whites is high on my list as well!
The GFD family have made us what we are and I could not be more proud of how wonderful a space we have made for our patients.
When you are not working, where will we find you?
You’ll find me with my children and husband either at Oasis, parks or the gym. If the weather’s right you’ll probably find me camping outside of town (lighting a camp fire) or making the most of good weather and going to a quick drive down to Esperance.