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Congratulations Dr Jessica Manuela, Tasmania's Young Achiever of the Year 2017

Jessica Manuela receiving Young Achiever of the Year award

Bachelor of Dental Surgery alumnus, Dr Jessica Manuela, has been named Tasmania's Young Achiever of the Year 2017.

Dr Manuela, an Indigenous Tasmanian, works as a dentist and is dedicated to raising awareness of oral health. Opening her own practice two years ago, she already has 3,000 registered patients.

Jessica volunteers 20 to 30 hours each week, to speak with school students about oral hygiene, run community information evenings and education sessions to improve oral health within Indigenous communities.

She is the chairperson for the Oral Health Promotion Committee of the Tasmanian Dental Association and was awarded the 2012 New Zealand and Australian Society of paediatrics award

Tagged in Gender equity and diversity, Dentistry, Learning and teaching

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