Kathryn has been in the dental industry since 1982 where she started as a part time assistant in Canberra. After working in orthodontic and periodontal practices, she studied in Adelaide to complete a Associate Diploma in Dental Hygiene. For the next 20 years she worked in numerous practices, rural and city, public and private, general and orthodontic, while having a family and relocating often due to her husbands work. Since returning to Canberra in 2005, she has held many roles in the DHAA branch. She has been President, National Councillor and CPD chair but the highlight was being the Chair of the National Symposium in 2014. She still really enjoys her clinical work in Ortho and General practices.