Dr. Nymphia is a Specialist Paediatric Dentist, who provides comprehensive dental care for children of all ages, including those with complex dental, medical, special needs, injuries and decay. As a Paediatric Dentist, Dr. Nymphia provides treatment to children with chalky teeth, dental caries or decay, dental trauma, special needs and behavioural difficulties requiring management (treatment) with Nitrous Oxide sedation or happy gas, intravenous sedation or General Anaesthesia (GA).
Dr Nymphia has current memberships of the Australian Dental Association, Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, and The D3 Group for Developmental Dental Defects.
Dr Nymphia graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Otago, New Zealand in 2000. After completing the Graduate Dental Program she worked in a busy private practice in rural New Zealand in 2001, before migrating across the Tasman.
She continued working in private practice in Sydney and then Perth until 2003 after which she was appointed Junior Dental Registrar at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth. In 2005, she moved to Melbourne to pursue her passion and specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry. She completed her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) from the University of Melbourne in 2007 and commenced part-time specialist practice in 2008. She was appointed Clinical Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney in 2009 and worked as part-time staff specialist at the Sydney Dental Hospital until 2011.
Her special interests include management of chalky teeth, prevention of dental decay in young children, providing comprehensive dental treatment to children with Autism spectrum disorder, Attention deficit disorder and those with special needs.
When she is not busy running her practice, she is busy running after her very energetic toddler. She also enjoys rock-climbing, yoga and salsa dancing test.
Paediatric dentistry is a specialised discipline, recognized by the Australian Dental Association, which focuses on all aspects of oral care provided by a specialist paediatric dentist to infants, children and adolescents and those with special needs.
As quoted by American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry:
Paediatric Dentist or Pediatric Dentist
Paediatric and Pediatric both medical terms are correct as Pediatrics is the US spelling while Paediatrics is the British (UK) spelling.
Usually the people who speak US English use Paediatrician, Paediatric dentist and Paediatric dentistry while for UK Pediatrician, Pediatric dentist and Pediatric dentistry is used.
As Paediatric Dentists we care for children from infancy through to adolescence offering the following: