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Dental Hygienists

Meet our

  • 95% member satisfaction*
  • SA’s largest private practice
  • 30+ years expertise
  • Accredited practice

Malita McCabe

Malita joined Health Partners in 2019 as a Dental Hygienist. She has a passion for treating gum disease and working with patients with special needs.

Malita is an active Volunteer for the East Timorese Dental Program providing dental aid for the people of East Timor.

Professional background

  • 2002 Dental Assisting
  • 2003 Dental Radiography
  • 2007 RAN HMAS Coonawarra
  • 2009 Implementing an Oral Hygiene Program
  • 2011 ADOH (Oral Hygiene)
  • Jane Chalmers Memorial Award for excellence in clinical skills, knowledge of pharmacology and exceptional understanding of special needs dentistry.

A little bit more about Malita … Malita enjoys fitness, camping, hiking, and walking her Dog ‘Rocky’ at Semaphore Beach.

Simona Gatej

Simona is a dental hygienist with a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with Health Partners members. She joined Health Partners in 2019 and her clinical interest centres on the link between gum disease and systemic disease.

Professional background

  • Masters of Science (Organic Chemical Engineering)
  • Advanced Diploma in Oral Health
  • Doctor of Dentistry (Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence)
  • Visiting Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide Dental School
  • Past Clinical Lecturer, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide Dental School
  • Member, Dental Hygienists Association of Australia

A little bit more about Simona… Outside dental interests, Simona enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her husband and their two teenage children.

*Independently conducted research by New Focus Research, November 2016.

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