Originally from Melbourne, I joined the CoastWide Smiles in 2008.
I began my dental career in 1998, and have almost 20 years of extensive experience within the Dental profession, having worked alongside practitioners of every specialty within the dental field in both the public and private sectors.
I enjoy building trusting and longstanding relationships with patients. I also like to take great care in understanding each patients circumstances and goals, providing individualised treatment and education.
I find the most rewarding part about my job, is empowering patients to gain control over both their dental oral health and ultimately their overall health.
I love hearing about patients' travels, stories, journeys, children and their antics.
I enjoy spending my spare time exploring the outdoors with my husband Phil and 2 young children. I also like to keep fit by running and really enjoy any type of craft. We have a menagerie of pets; 2 dogs (Xena & Digby), 1 cat (Cleo) & 4 chooks.
Karla also likes to keep fit by running and enjoys any type of craft.