The ADOHTA Board of Directors is made up of a representative from each state or territory.  A representative of the Australian Dental Council and A representative from the Editorial Board of ANZJDOHT (Journal).  The Executive Council meets face to face 2 per year and participates in teleconferences on the months it does not meet.

Dr Nicole Stormon 



Nicole is an Oral health therapist and Lecturer at the University of Queensland. Since graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2014, Nicole worked as both a clinical Oral Health Therapist and in research. Nicole observed in clinical practice and research that many people are denied adequate oral health care which can have a significant impact on daily life. Nicole has worked on a variety of topics in the field of Dental Public Health. Nicole is passionate about improving the oral health of populations such as the socially disadvantaged, people with special needs and Indigenous Australians through research.

William Carlson-Jones

Vice President


William ‘CJ’ Carlson-Jones is an Oral Health Therapist currently working part-time in private practice across rural South Australia and at the Adelaide Dental School providing clinical tutoring with the University of Adelaide. Completing his Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science both from the University of Adelaide, CJ is currently undertaking a Master of Business Administration with aspirations to facilitate accessible, high quality dental care for all Australians. He is the Director of Finance for the Australian Dental & Oral Health Therapists’ Association (ADOHTA) and is a strong advocate for a team approach to dental care. He is a founding representative on the Colgate Advocates for Oral Health: Editorial Community.

Robyn Riley
Director of Continuing Professional Development


Robyn is a dual trained dental therapist/ dental hygienist, graduating from Curtin University in 1991. Robyn started her career working part-time in general private practice and part time tutoring students at Curtin University. She spent 6 years employed by the Indian Ocean Territories Health Service (Christmas and the Cocos Keeling Islands) as school based dental therapist, hospital based dental hygienist, community oral health promotion and clinic manager. Upon her return to Perth 10 years ago she has worked in paediatric specialist private practice.

Claire Mustchin

Director of Finance


I am an oral health therapist and currently hold the position of Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, teaching in both the BOH and DDS programs. I have over 18 years of experience in clinical care delivery, predominantly in the public sector, and ten years of experience in the dental education sector. I have also attained an MPH and participated in research at the University of Melbourne Dental School, focusing on communication and behaviour change. I have been an active member of ADOHTA in both Vic and Qld for several years, having held treasurer, secretary and branch executive roles. I have experience organising large and small-scale CPD (predominantly Vic) and advocacy.

Damian Siderides

Director of Research and Education


Damian is an Oral Health Therapist working in private practice on Sydney's North Shore and as a Clinical Tutor at the University of Newcastle on the Central Coast. He graduated with Bachelor of Oral Health fromThe University of Sydney in 2018.  He has completed postgraduate study in Health and Medical Sciences and Public and Environmentally Sustainable Health. Damian has a keen interest in ethical practice, evidence-based care, mentorship, and public health. He has experience in clinical governance, health promotion with the Australian Dental Association, and all aspects of oral health practice.  Damian also has gained business and construction experience through the family cabinetry business, and worked as a vaccinator and pharmacy team leader during the 2021 COVID-19 lockdown.

Darren Chan

Director of Membership and Sponsorship


I graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2018. I worked in a public community centre and several private practices after my graduation. I joined a private practice in Brunswick as a business partner in April 2020 and I am currently working as the practice manager/clinician. I joined ADOHTA VIC as a full member/general executive since October 2019. I was promoted to be the chair in April 2021. I am hoping to nominate as a board director in the next few years after obtaining more experiences within the local branch.

Jessica Pennay

Director of Governance


Ms Jessica Pennay graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2015 with a Bachelor of Oral Health.  Jessica went on to complete a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy with extended adult scope in 2017. Jessica is currently working in the public sector at Oral Health Services Tasmania (OHST) in Hobart and is also part of a multi-disciplinary team at the Special Care Dental Unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Jessica has a passion for community-based prevention and has been involved in pilot programs for improving population health. During her time at OHST, she has mentored OHT students from the University of Newcastle and continues to provide support for new graduates and fellow team members.

Tylen Burt

Director of Advocacy


Tylen graduated from CQU University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Following graduation, Tylen has worked mainly in private practice and also completed a period working in Indigenous health in rural and remote areas.  Tylen works in private practice, mainly for a biological science practice focusing on whole body care approach for all ages on the Sunshine Coast.  He is also a part of the Tooth Fairy & Co team. Tylen is extremely passionate about his role in the promotion of oral health and preventative care, working with special needs children and people of all ages, creating a positive atmosphere to overcome patient anxiety and encouraging better oral health habits and regimes. Tylen has been so fortunate to have worked with some amazing mentors which have helped broaden his ability and further develop himself as a clinician. Tylen has developed particular interests in the holistic approach, prevention is the best cure; and your mouth is the pathway to your body, and every part of the body is linked.   Tylen is an active member of the ADOHTA QLD committee before joining the national Board as Director of Advocacy. 

Taryn Clark

Director of Media & Communication


Taryn is an OHT who has worked in both the public and private sector. She has been a WA Branch Member of ADOHTA for the last 3 years. She has been actively involved in the branch as newsletter editor and anything IT related. Taryn is an asset to the WA Branch and is highly passionate about the Association and its causes.  

Ebony Woods
Director of Oral Health Promotions


I am currently the NT representative for the SANT branch and work full time in a private practice in Palmerston, NT. As one of few members in Darwin I feel it is important for our members in this area to have a voice and access to education and advocacy.

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