The South West Health Professionals Network welcomes health professionals from throughout the South West of Western Australia. Registration to the site allows access to extensive support resources not available to general users.
- Aboriginal health worker
- ATSI health practitioner
- Chinese medicine practitioner
- Clinical psychologist
- Community health representative
- Dental hygienist
- Dental therapist
- Diabetes educator
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- Federal health representative
- General practitioner
- Health agency representative
- Hospital doctor
- Medical radiation practitioner
- Medical specialist
- Mental health professional
- Nurse – enrolled
- Nurse – registered
- Nurse and midwife
- Nurse practitioner
- Occupational therapist
- Podiatric surgeon
- Social worker
- Speech pathologist
- State health representative
- Student – health
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Meet Dentist Daniel Tham
What are your professional interests/specialities?
General Dentistry – with particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and muscle relaxant therapy.
Tell us, where are you from and how did you get to be a dentist in the South West?
I was born in Malaysia and migrated to Australia in 1990 to complete my primary and high school education in Perth. After graduating from University of WA in 2003, I commenced my first job as an employee Dentist here in Bunbury. Four years later in 2007, I branched out to start my own Private Dentist under the name of Eversmile Dental. Our first location was in Beach Road next to the Bunbury Eye Surgeons. We have now expanded and are located on the ground floor of Brecken Health building. We now have six surgery rooms within that complex and employ three other dentists and two therapists as part of the hygiene department.
What do you love about the South West?
There are so many things to love about our beautiful South West. I have lived in the Bunbury area now for over 18 years and have grown to love its people, places and peaceful surroundings. Having also spent over 10 years in Perth, it is refreshing for my body, mind and spirit to sit back and take in the slower pace of life and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.
There are plenty of scenic beaches and outdoor venues to enjoy a day in the sun. Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River are not too far any also and I enjoy going to those places with my family even if it is a short-day outing.
I’ve gotten to know so many lovely and genuine people from my church and workplace and it is such a wonderful journey to do life together in this beautiful part of Western Australia.
Did you always want to be a dentist? Why?
Since the latter years of my high school days, I have always wanted to get into a profession where I could use my hands to help people. My mum was the first person to comment that I had good hand eye skills coupled with a strong concentration span. Combined with my general affinity for people and my natural caring approach, I believe that being a dentist would be the best career for me that would give me both work satisfaction and positive community impact.
What are your passions?
I enjoy all ball sports, including basketball, tennis, cricket and golf. I also find joy in spending time with my children and watching them grow up in beautiful Bunbury.
When you aren’t working, where will we find you?
Probably at a nice local restaurant, eating and drinking with family and friends. To chill out and relax, you will probably find me in a movie theatre or watching Netflix at home. Finally being a big sports fan, you might catch me at an Eagles game or two and also cheering for my favourite basketball team, the Perth Wildcats.
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GP education evening: Women’s health
South West GP’s networked and listened to a Women’s health presentation by Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Ben Cunningham, at the recent GP education evening supported by St John of God Bunbury, the South West Health Professionals Network (SWHPN) and Besins Healthcare. Dr Cunningham’s presentation focused on management of menopause, touching on early menopause and menopausal hormone treatment.
This session was the last in the series for 2021, with dates and topics for 2022 to be confirmed. Future events in the GP education series will be emailed to members of the SWHPN.
Suturing and Plastering workshop
Health professionals from all disciplines across the South West attended a suturing and plastering workshop in Busselton, presented by hand injury organisation Handoc. Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Rohan Page facilitated the two interactive workshops covering specific techniques, with each workshop starting with a presentation followed by attendees practising their skills.
GP education evening: Orthopaedics
General practitioners came from far and wide – Augusta, Donnybrook and Busselton, to name a few places – to learn from Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Simon Smith in an interactive and engaging hip and knee presentation. Dr Smith discussed ACL diagnosis, knee replacement, robotics, and conducted a hip and knee examination on a guest volunteer.
The next session in this GP education series will be on the topic of women’s health and will be held on Thursday 28 October 2021. Registration information will be emailed to members of the SWHPN closer to the date.
GP Long Table Lunch – Palliative Care and clinical trials
South West Health Professionals Network ‘Young Professionals’ Health Summit
GP breakfast education series – Cardiology
Hosted by St John of God Bunbury Hospital and the South West Health Professionals Network, the latest session in the GP Breakfast Education series was held on Friday 19 February 2021. The topic was Cardiology and attendees enjoyed a breakfast and presentations by Cardiologists Dr Allison Morton and Dr Rachel Orme, and Vascular Surgeon Dr Kishore Sieunarine.
The next session in the series will be on Thursday 26 August June 2021 with the topic of Orthopaedics. An invitation and registration link will be sent to members of the SWHPN.