ABOUT Dr ANNETTA TSANG
Dr Annetta Tsang BDSc(Hons), GCClinDent, GCEd(HE), MScMed(Pain Mgt), DClinDent(Paed Dent), PhD(Paed Dent)
Annetta (nee Wan, sometimes known as TaTa), is passionate about protecting children against preventable oral diseases. As a parent and a dessert fanatic, Annetta also understands the challenges and obstacles that get in the way of excellent oral health. Annetta created Tooth Bunny, with the hope of supporting children in achieving good oral health practices that benefit them for a lifetime.
Annetta is a specialist paediatric dentist with substantial interest in the oral health of very young children and special needs children. She combines her sensitivity as a mother and her expertise as a paediatric dentist in caring for her little patients. Annetta's practice philosophy focusses on empowering children to achieve dental confidence and enjoy their dental experiences. A firm believer that dental visits can be fun, singing and laughter often fill her clinic. As an advocate for children's oral health, Annetta initiated the "Precious Children, Priceless Smiles" program at the Gold Coast University Hospital with the help of a community grant.
Annetta is qualified at the doctorate level, with both a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Paediatric Dentistry. Annetta also has qualifications in pain management and higher education. Annetta is a University Medallist, a recipient of the NHMRC Gustav Nossal Postgraduate Research Scholarship, a winner of The University of Queensland Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and a winner of an Australian Awards for University Teaching Citation. Previously, Program Coordinator of Oral Health and Coordinator of Undergraduate Paediatric Dentistry at The University of Queensland and Adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University, Annetta has authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles in internationally recognized journals, as well as conference papers, books and book chapters. Since graduation, Annetta has provided dental services across public and hospital settings, tertiary institutions and private practices.
Annetta serves as a board member of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future (ANZ), CPD reviewer for the Australian Dental Association, and member of the Gold Coast Hospital Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry, Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship Australia, International Association of Paediatric Dentistry, International Association of Dental Research and Australian Society of Special Care in Dentistry.
Clinically, Annetta works at The Paediatric Dental Practice, as a part of a team of paediatric dentists, oral health therapists, dental assistants and care coordinators. Beyond the clinic, much of Annetta's time is devoted to promoting and advocating for children's health, learning and well-being. She is behind every aspect of Tooth Bunny. Annetta lives with her family in Queensland, Australia.