Our Team

To ensure the very best of care for our patients, at Hornsby Orthodontics we invite only the most highly motivated and enthusiastic dental professionals to join us. Please read on to meet our team.

Jenny Paynter, Practice Manager

Our wonderful Practice Manager Jenny was born in Roseville, and began her dentistry career as a dental assistant in North Sydney. In her 18 years with Hornsby Orthodontics she has accumulated a wealth of knowledge, having completed various courses in Dental Assisting and Oral Health education. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys working in the garden and veggie patch, renovating her home and entertaining friends.

Beth Kruize, Orthodontic Therapist
Beth graduated from Westmead School of Dental Therapy and initially worked in Orange as a school Dental Therapist and has a wonderful rapport with patients of all ages. She has many years experience in the specialist field of Orthodontics and works closely beside Dr Brennan and Dr Lewis. In her spare time Beth is a mum to two teen-aged daughters, Zoe and Brydie and loves to travel with with her husband Steve.
Carly Stevenson (BSc Oral Health Sciences) Orthodontic Therapist
Carly also has a breadth of dental experience prior to achieving the Bachelor of Oral Health Sciences degree in Dundee,  Scotland. She is the consummate globe trotter which is how she met her Australian partner and luckily for us, she relocated to Sydney’s north shore to be with him. She is a very keen diver and constantly regales us with her gorgeous Scottish lilt with stories of her encounters with marine life.
Philippa Johnson, Orthodontic Assistant
Philippa is a North Shore native and went to school at Loreto Normanhurst. She obtained the Level III Certificate in Dental Nursing from Sydney Dental Hospital and shows great determination and motivation by studying for Certificate IV this year. We're not sure where she manages to find the time between studying and working but she is also an avid Surf Life Saver and all round sporty person.
Rebeka Kirk Orthodontic Assistant
Rebecca divides her time between assisting in a General Dental Practice and here at Hornsby Orthodontics enjoying the mix of treatments and broadening her clinical experience following her training in Certificate III Dental Assisting. She is a keen traveller and loves nothing better to relax at the beach when not cooking up a storm
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