Mark Banks – Dental Prosthetist
Mark Is the Dental Prosthetist at all 3 of our clinics. He has been in the dental industry for his whole working life. Starting as an apprentice when he was 18, he has worked his way up through the ranks, teaching people along his way. Mark an extreme passion for dentistry, focusing on one thing only his whole career. Dentures!!
He prides himself on always getting the very best from every single denture that is created and really loves to have that personal connection with each and every patient.
Mark is married to his wife Ellouise and have 2 very cute (but cheeky) kiddies in the family. In Mark’s downtime, he will try to sneak away to the South Coast for a weekend of fishing, or his favourite hobby is gold detecting. Although gold is never found! Mark has the mindset of, this is the day I will strike it big and always has that positive drive.
Maybe one day mark, maybe one day.
Also, a mad NRL fan, no weekend is complete in winter without watching a couple of games.
Marks biggest work achievement in his life is the workplace he has built up. The Denture Clinic is a very well-known and reputable clinic. This comes from a lot of hard work, dedication and biggest of all. Passion and an understanding of all areas of crafting dentures.
Mark has graduated in his Diploma of Dental Technology, Advance Diploma in Dental Prosthetics, & also Manufacturing of Implant Retained Over Dentures. With no limits in sight, Mark always has and always will do whatever it takes to succeed in life. This is the same dedication he puts into his work. After all, we do spend over half of our waking hours at work.
Trish – Dental Prosthetist
Trish joined the Australian Army at 17 and made her way to the Dental Team.
Dental became her passion and has been making Dentures for 25 years, qualifying in the Australian Army as a Dental Technician in 1995. Having served with the Army for 13 years in the Dental Corp. Trish worked in Wollongong and Vincentia whilst bringing up her 3 Beautiful girls, with 2 of them following in her footsteps and joined the Army .
She continued her studies at Sydney Dental Hospital and became a Dental Prosthetist in 2013, owning her own business in Vincentia. In 2020 Trish made the move to Canberra, to be closer to family and working with The Denture Clinic at Phillip and Tuggeranong.
Trish has a passion for running and entering run events and if she gets enough time to train will enter Marathons, just for a shiny medal. She has a passion for NRL Tigers however is alway optimistic they will win a Grand Final in the future
Ellouise Banks – Practice Manager
Ellouise is the face and voice you will first see and hear at The Denture Clinic and takes great pride in managing The Denture Clinic with her husband Mark, The Denture Clinic’s Dental Prosthetist. Ellouise is known for her friendly, helpful nature with over 8 years’ experience in the Dental field with her career in dental nursing, and strives to ensure every patient has a comfortable and pleasant experience. As a seasoned dental nurse, Ellouise understands the importance of patients wellbeing, taking note if they are anxious and assisting with any information that may be useful for the patients’ peace of mind.
Ellouise and Mark have been life partners since 2011, became Husband and Wife on the sunny Gold Coast in March 2019 and have 2 beautiful children together, Billy and Bella. In Ellouise’s leisure time, she enjoys making memories with Mark, Billy & Bella, making crafts like dreamcatchers and gardening her succulents. Ellouise also has a great interest in the Law of attraction, listening to podcasts from Dr Demartini & Kerwin Rae.
Matthew – Dental Technician
Matthew started his Dental Technician career in 2012, in Brisbane where he & his wife lived for 6 years before venturing onto Cairns for 2.5 years. Matthew & his wife made the decision to move the Australian Capital Territory in 2017 where he became one of The Denture Clinic’s talent members where he has been truly getting his dental tech creative flair on.
When Matthew is resting up his denture making skills, you may find him at his local gym lifting weights. Matthew has a strong passion for Korean cuisine, he is always learning new cooking skills using youtube channels to expand his love and knowledge for his Korean culinary skills. On the weekends, Matthew loves to take his wife exploring locally in Canberra & NSW.
David – Dental Delivery Expert
David is our friendly denture delivery driver. David delivers denture work we complete for dentists with a happy, smiley face, and has been part of The Denture Clinic talent since 2017. You may see him out and about on our Canberra roads in our little Polo Teeth-wagon.
David’s biggest passion is his family, apples of his eye are his 2 grandchildren. David also takes a strong interest in Cycling, Soccer, Cricket, Rugby League, BMW’s and in the BMW you are likely to hear 60’s/70’s rock, David Bowie & Train.
David’s past career was in Customer Service where he was a Real Estate agent selling homes in the A.C.T & surrounding areas. David has lived in beautiful Canberra since the mid 70’s moving from Sydney. One of his favourite past times were Cricket & surfing in the Southern Beaches.
Emily – Reception
Emily is our newest team member and one of the friendly faces you will be seeing as you walk into The Denture Clinic. She was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and recently moved down to the ACT for better career opportunities.
Emily has a very kind and welcoming personality and she always has a smile on her face. She enjoys hobbies such as being around her friends and family, going on road trips and riding horses.
Any bookings or enquires you may have; Emily is your girl. She is looking forward to meeting all of our patients and being a part of The Denture Clinic family.