Sarah Laing is a Dental Hygienist and Clinical Educator, who practices with Dr Sara Byrne, Periodontist. She is the past Clinical Program Manager at D-spa Group/Bupa and currently a Lecturer in Oral Health (Periodontics and Health Policy) and first year coordinator at the University of Melbourne.
Sarah has worked within the Dental industry since 1996, graduating in 2001 from the University of Melbourne with a Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene). She spent the first ten years of her career building clinical skills and establishing the Oral Health Therapy program of D-spa Group, and later, managing it. She has experienced five years of practice ownership, which gave her unique insight and led to interest in Health Industry Management, holding a Postgraduate Certificate (2016) from Curtin University. In 2018 she completed her Melbourne Tertiary Teaching certificate. She is currently studying her Masters (Health Industry Management).
In addition to her professional engagements, Sarah has volunteered with the DHAA for many years, in the roles of Communication officer, Victorian Chair and is currently fulfilling past chair duties. Sarah believes it is possible to deliver holistic oral health services that are both kind to the environment and progressively accessible and is an advocate for her profession. On a personal level, Sarah is an unwitting tennis mum of three, relapsed runner and a vintage French poster art addict who is pretty nifty with Lego!