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Stephanie Grider


Stephanie Grider

Major:  Biology

Greenwood Dental
Healthcare Services

Greenwood Dental offers all types of dental treatment, with a particular focus on Cosmetic Dentistry.  As they have a large team of Dental Practitioners, they offer Dentists who have special interests. These include Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry Including Crowns, Veneers, Root Canal Therapy, Dental Implants, Amalgam Removal and Laser Teeth Whitening.  They also have Dental Hygienists and a Dental Therapist to provide a high quality clean.  A Dental Therapist is also available for Children's Dentistry appointments.

Stephanie's pre-trip thoughts

Internship:   I will be interning as a dental assistant at Greenwood Dental in North Sydney.

Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program?     Not only is it a wonderful opportunity to learn abroad, it is a great way to encourage independence from the Augie bubble and professors.  This is also a wonderful experience that I can add to my professional experience and graduate school/ dental school.

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?  Applying all of the classes from Augustana and using my previous experiences of assisting three dentists.  I hope I can adapt quickly to the practice atmosphere for my co-workers and patients.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?   I would like to learn about the various fields of dentistry, since Greenwood dental offers many specialty areas of dentistry.  Perhaps I may even choose to go into a specialty as a result of this experience.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"?  I plan on visiting Cairns (Great Barrier Reef) and Melbourne to visit friends.  I would like to spend some time in New Zealand.  There is so much to do in and around Sydney, and I am looking forward to integrating into the culture.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"?  Either scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef or visiting New Zealand.