252 Stirling Street, Perth, WA, 6000
(08) 9228 4737

Meet The Team

DR AMY HOPE
Specialist Periodontist
DR ZAHIDA OAKLEY
Specialist Periodontist
MICHELLE WRIGHT
Periodontal Hygienist

Dr Amy Hope

Specialist Periodontist

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 Dental Association (ADA)
  • Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)
  • The International Team for Implantology (ITI)

Out of the practice, Dr Hope enjoys all elements of the great outdoors, yoga, meditation and traveling with her loved ones.

Dr Zahida Oakley

Specialist Periodontist

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)
  • The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP)
  • The Australian Society of Periodontology of WA
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)
  • The International Team for Implantology (ITI)
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

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.

As well as working at Central Periodontics & Implants, Dr Oakley 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.

Michelle Wright

Periodontal Hygienist

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.