BSc, Hons BSc, MSc (Stell)

It was a twist of fate that led Myers Street Dental Clinic Practice Manager Francisca Cohen to pursue a career in the dental industry in Geelong.

Originally a Microbiologist from South Africa, Fran moved to Australia with her husband in 2009. An unexpected, yet fulfilling, career change since moving here has given her experience in the dental arena, particularly as a practice manager, since 2010.

Another unexpected opportunity came her way when she was invited to be the Secretary of the Australian Dental Association of Western Australia’s Infection Control Committee in 2015.

It came about when she was the Personal Assistant of the Committee’s then Chairperson.

It was such a privilege and an honour to have been given this opportunity under the Chairperson’s leadership, a passionate dentist and microbiologist herself,” Fran says.

“I believe her driving force has made a huge impact on how Infection Control and Accreditation is viewed today in Western Australia and it has made a huge impression on my own view on the subject.”

With Fran’s background in Microbiology, she is naturally passionate about Infection Control policies and procedures as well as Dental Accreditation. She ultimately loves to see how teams embrace the positive changes that come to life when training staff in these areas. Joining Myers Street Dental Clinic in 2016, Fran is now leading and co-ordinating an amazing team of dentists and dental professionals.

How do you help patients?

“I am always happy to receive feedback and suggestions to help our teams at Myers Street Dental Clinic serve our patients better,” she says.

3 quick things about Fran Cohen you may not know:

  1. When not working, Fran loves running and spending time with her husband.
  2. Her husband is a dentist and studying in a dental speciality field at Melbourne University.
  3. She has two Jack Russells who also came along from South Africa.


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