Jennifer Chan - CHAT project Christian Health Aid Team
From: Wednesday June 19, 2019, 7:00 am
To: Wednesday June 19, 2019, 8:30 am
Dr. Jennifer Chan BDSc(WA) graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2013 with a Bachelor of Dental Science. She has gained considerable experience in both government clinics and private practice.
Jennifer's strong passion for philanthropic work was developed back at university when she helped organise visits to primary schools to teach them the importance of good oral health. In 2015 she joined the Christian Health Aid Team (CHAT); an organisation that travels four times a year to Vietnam to provide dental services to the underprivileged, including orphans, those with specials needs and children living in poverty. After seeing the impact of CHAT in Vietnam, she came back to Perth feeling invigorated and motivated to explore CHAT's potential.
Jennifer was elected President of CHAT in 2016 and has been working with the committee to focus on dental health education as she believes this will have a more sustainable impact on the lives of the communities they visit.
Jennifer’s philosophy is caring for patients as a whole rather than just treating their dental condition. She believes this is the best way to manage and treat patients, as each person is unique in their own way. Her favourite aspect of Dentistry is forming relationships with patients and being able to make a difference in every patient’s life. Whether it be from teaching them proper brushing and flossing techniques, to invisible braces and completely changing a person’s smile – any difference whether it be small or large gives her the greatest satisfaction. The best part is being able to share her passion with patients, their families and the team at Simply Teeth.
She loves Dentistry because it is a perfect combination of art and science. Each individual tooth in every patient is different and to be able to restore one single tooth or multiple teeth such that they appear natural is an art in itself.
Jennifer is a real foodie and enjoys trying different restaurants and food from a wide range of cuisines. So if you ever need a restaurant recommendation, you know who to ask! She also loves travelling around the world meeting new people and immersing herself in different cultures. She has travelled and lived in various countries around the world; so she feels that she has the ability to relate to all members of society regardless of age, gender, culture or race.
Jennifer is regularly involved in volunteer work and giving back to the community. She visits primary schools to teach them oral hygiene techniques as well as provides dental treatment for refugees and homeless people. She is part of a committee that travels to Vietnam to provide dental services to the underprivileged, including orphans, special needs and very poor children.
VenueMatilda Bay Restaurant
Australia Drive, Nedlands TAS 6009