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Tania Haddon

Following completion of an Oral Health Therapy degree at Griffith University, Tania Haddon is returning home to join the team at Dentistry @ Ballarat.

Tania grew up in Ballarat, completing her schooling while working as a part-time dental assist after school hours. This progressed into a fulltime position and marked the beginning of her career in dentistry, providing a solid foundation for her chosen profession. Dentistry presents a constant learning environment, and in 1998 Tania travelled to London to live and work, building on her knowledge and experience at the Eastman Dental teaching hospital, gaining skills in areas of oral surgery.

Upon returning to Australia, Tania moved to Queensland to further her education. Here she gained experience in areas of orthodontics, implant surgery, twilight or IV sedation, whitening and hygiene maintenance, while attending numerous management courses in both Australia and overseas. These opportunities increased her desire to provide education and prevention, leading her to study Oral Health Therapy.

In 2009 she spent a few months in East Timor and the Solomon Islands providing dental services for the Australian Army and the Australian Federal Police for their peacekeeping deployments. She also had the opportunity to work with the local communities.

Tania’s qualification has a dual focus. Firstly, her degree has given her the ability to provide education and preventive therapies to improve and maintain excellent oral health for patients. Healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy mouth, contributing to getting the most out of one’s overall health and wellbeing. Secondly—and a part that she absolutely loves—her degree has qualified her in treating children to build excellent oral health foundations to continue throughout their life.

When she’s not at work, Tania enjoys spending time in the kitchen cooking for family and friends. Everyone knows not to call her when Masterchef is on.... She enjoys dining out, movies or a good novel; and in the warmer months, she loves to pitch a tent and enjoy the great outdoors.

Tania looks forward to seeing you for a preventive appointment, and if you have any questions about your oral health, she is happy to help.


Why do you take an hour for the first exam, when other dentists don’t? Why do I need to see a hygienist? Can’t the dentist just clean my teeth? Will they cost more? I haven’t been to a dentist in years & I’m worried about what they might find. What’s the difference between a porcelain filling
and a cheaper one?
How do our dentists look
aftertheir own teeth?
Why do I need X-rays?
Do they do me any harm?
If it isn’t currently broken,
do I need to get it fixed?