Linley Hutchinson joined the Perth Oral Medicine and Dental Sleep Centre team in June 2019 and brings many years of experience working in the dental/medical profession. Having worked as a dental assistant/receptionist in private practice since she completed her training in 1980, Linley has witnessed many changes which include improved infection control, use of personal protective equipment, dental/medical computer programs (administration and clinical), improved techniques for general dental procedures, digital x-rays and intraoral photographs. Linley has continuously updated her knowledge and skills in these areas, and has seen the positive impacts for staff and patients.
During her working career, Linley has had the opportunity to work in other medical fields including oral surgery, eye specialists, a sleep clinic (providing a diagnostic testing service for sleep disorders, CPAP education, support and sale of CPAP equipment), and a satellite dialysis clinic in the Kimberley region. While these positions have provided a variety of different experiences and work opportunities in other regions of WA, the dental profession is what she is passionate about.
At Perth Oral Medicine and Dental Sleep Centre, Linley provides a professional, supportive and caring approach to patients, specialists and other team members. During her career she has developed excellent inter-personal communication skills to communicate confidently with people with different needs, particularly those who are anxious about treatment. Linley strives to provide a happy working environment by assisting in any way her knowledge and abilities allow and is willing to continue to learn new skills.