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Ms Cathryn Carboon

Oral Health Promotion

Cathryn graduated as dux of the Associate Diploma of Dental Hygiene at Gilles Plains College of TAFE in Adelaide in 1989. In 2010 Cathryn was awarded an Australian Rural and Remote Health Professional Scholarship to complete her Masters in Health Promotion with La Trobe University.

Cathryn’s extensive career in dental hygiene has covered many facets of dental hygiene care including experience in general practice, orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontics and special needs dentistry. Cathryn has practiced as a hygienist in Adelaide, Brisbane, Ballarat, Wangaratta as well as Neuss (Germany) and Wellington (New Zealand).

Since 2006 Cathryn has presented oral health education modules as part of the Colgate professional education network at Melbourne, La Trobe and Charles Sturt Universities. Cathryn also speaks at dental and allied health conferences throughout Australia.

In 2007 Cathryn became the National Network Coordinator for Oral Health with SARRAH (Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health) and has served on SARRAH’s Advisory Committee.

She is the author of an oral health promotion picture book “Who is the Tooth Fairy’s Best Friend’ which has been distributed around the world since its launch in 2017.

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