Meet The Team
Dr Amy Hope
BDSc (UWA), DClinDent (Perio), FRACDS (Perio)
Dr Amy Hope completed a Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Western Australia in 2005. Following this she worked as a dentist for Queensland Health in Bundaberg, then Albany, Western Australia in private practice. The sunny shores of the West drew her back to Perth, where she spent the next six years in private practice in the northern suburbs.
In 2010, Dr Hope commenced a three year full time degree at the University of Western Australia and was granted a clinical doctorate in periodontics, and fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in periodontics. During this time she was involved in tutoring of undergraduate dental students, which she has continued since completing the doctorate.
In 2013, Dr Hope joined Central Periodontics where she practices all areas of periodontics along with the placement and maintenance of dental implants. She presents at continuing education events for general dentists and specialists within Western Australia along with following current research to provide up to date care to her patients.
Dr Hope is a member of the following organisations;
- The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP)
- The Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP WA President 2016/17)
- Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS WA State Secretary 2014)
- Australian Dental Association (ADA)
- Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)
- The International Team for Implantology (ITI)
- Dental Specialist Society of Western Australia (DSSWA)
Out of the practice, Dr Hope enjoys all elements of the great outdoors, yoga, meditation and traveling with her loved ones.
Dr Zahida Oakley
BDS (Hons) UK, MFDS RCS Eng, DClinDent (Perio) UWA, FRACDS (Perio)
Dr Oakley gained her dental qualification with honours at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, in 2002. In the first year as a qualified dentist she worked in a general practice in Nottingham, UK. The next 3 years she spent furthering her knowledge and skills in oral and maxillofacial surgery at different teaching hospitals in the north of England.
Dr Oakley then took a career break to enjoy a round-the-world trip and then moved to Perth in 2008 to be with her now husband, an Australian. Since living in Perth, Dr Oakley practiced at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia in the oral surgery and general practice departments for 2 years before commencing her Clinical Doctorate in Periodontics. She completed her doctorate at the University of Western Australia in 2012 and also became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in the Periodontics division.
Dr Oakley has been working in private practice in Perth for the past four years before joining Central Periodontics. She continues her role at the University of Western Australia as a lecturer, examiner and clinical tutor. She enjoys attending local and international conferences to keep up to date with the latest advances in the field of Periodontics and Implant dentistry.
Dr Oakley is a proud member of the following organisations:
- Australian Dental Association (ADA);
- Dental Specialist Society of Western Australia (DSSWA);
- The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP);
- The Australian Society of Periodontology of WA – committee member;
- Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS);
- The International Team for Implantology (ITI).
When Dr Oakley is not looking after patients she loves being a mum to her two children and spends all of her spare time with her young family. They enjoy travel, camping, the beach and water sports.
Dr Fleur Creeper
BDSc (Hons) UWA, MDSC (Perio) UQ, FRACDS (Perio), FICD
Dr Fleur Creeper completed her Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours from The University of Western Australia in 2000. With this qualification she then headed to Albany, Western Australia where she accepted a position with Dental Health Services for two years. During this time she worked in the adult general dental clinic where she performed all aspects of dental care. As part of this position, visits to the Dental Therapy Centre and Albany Regional prison where she provided dental services to school children and inmates. These varied positions allowed her to gain experience in treating all types of people with varied dental problems and gained valuable experience in a rural setting.
During these years, Fleur found the area of dentistry she enjoyed most was periodontics and decided to complete further training in this area.
During 2001, whilst working she successfully passed the Primary Examination with The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
In 2003 she was accepted into the Periodontics Masters programme at The University of Queensland (UQ) and during this time she entered a post-graduate research presentation competition at the biennial Australian & New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP) meeting and was awarded the ANZAP medal for the most outstanding presentation.
In 2005 she completed her Masters of Dental Science in Periodontics from UQ. Her masters thesis was entitled “The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma on the Function of Periodontium-Derived Cells”
At this time she also obtained her Fellowship with The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Periodontics (FRACDS (Perio)).
This research has been published:
Creeper F, Lichanska AM, Marshall RI, Seymour GJ, Ivanovski S. The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Osteoblast and Periodontal Ligament Cell Migration, Proliferation and Differentiation. J Periodont Res 2009; 44(2):258-65.
Creeper F, Ivanovski S. Effect of Autologous and Allogenic Platelet-Rich Plasma on Human Gingival Fibroblast Function.Oral Dis. 2012 Jul;18(5):494-500
In 2014 she was awarded a Fellowship with the International College of Dentists. This was awarded at the Induction Ceremony in Sydney during the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the College.
Fleur was selected to be a volunteer dentist at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games and provided volunteer dental care in the Athletes Village to athletes, team officials and managers from all parts of the Commonwealth. During this time she was extremely busy but found this to be one of her career highlights. She was recognised as a critical part of the dental/medical team and was awarded one of the prestigious Outstanding Volunteer Awards.
She is an active member of many societies including the:
- Australian Periodontology Society (ASP)
– ASP (WA) Secretary 2006-2013
- The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP)
- The Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)
– RACDS (WA) Secretary 2010-2015
– RACDS (WA) Interim Chairperson 2014-2015
- The Australian Dental Association (ADA)
– ADA (WA) Council Member 2008-present
– ADA (WA) Treasurer 2013-2015
– ADA (WA) Vice-President 2015-present
Fleur has tutored undergraduate dental students over several years at The University of Western Australia. Fleur regularly attends seminars, meetings and conferences both locally, nationally and overseas to ensure her skills and knowledge are updated.
Outside of work she enjoys long distance swimming and has completed the Solo Rottnest Channel Swim in 2011. She enjoys outdoor activities and travel. She recently has taken up Pilates and is finding this very enjoyable. She has recently had a gorgeous baby boy and is finding motherhood amazing!
Assoc Deg Dent Hyg Curtin
Professional Educator WA
Michelle graduated from Curtin University of Technology Perth Western Australia in 1996 and worked in private practice as a general Dental Hygienist until 2005 when she started working in research full time on a large randomised controlled trial in Perth called the Smile Study looking at the possible link between pregnant women who have periodontal disease and preterm birth which was completed in 2008.
Soon after Michelle worked at Princess Margaret children’s hospital in the dental department and for the past 8 years has been working in a specialist implant practice.
For the past 10+ years Michelle has been fortunate enough to be associated with the undergraduate dental students and Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy students in a clinical tutoring role helping teach students their valuable periodontal skills. She has also been an examiner on the Australian Dental Council exams conducted by the Department of Dental Hygiene and Therapy at Curtin University. More recently Michelle has worked as a professional educator for Colgate for the past six years and enjoys the balance between her clinical and educational roles and finds each an extremely valuable asset to the other.
As an active member of the Dental Hygiene Association of Australia and the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association Michelle keeps herself informed and up to date with the latest ideas and techniques on offer in her field.
Away from work Michelle enjoys family life with her two children taking them on adventures near and far.