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Faces of Peninsula Health – Meet Florin Vahgelt

Florin Vahgelt has wanted to work in oral health since she was a young girl.

“I was bullied for my teeth when I was young,” recalls Florin.

“Then when I got braces it instantly changed my life, so I wanted to get into something where I could change other people’s lives as well. I think it’s a perfect match for me, I love smiling!.”

After studying a Bachelor of Oral Health, Florin qualified as an Oral Health Therapist this year.

“I perform mainly hygiene on adults and a combination of restorative and preventative dentistry on adolescents and children,” explains Florin.

“I have always wanted to work in the public system and I was so excited when I was offered a position with Peninsula Health after doing placement here last year.”

Florin has been enjoying her role working at Frankston and Hastings Community Health Centres since January.

“I love the workplace and it’s diversity” says Florin.

“The team here is a lot of fun and there is so much support. There is a large variety of people I get to work with every day and I like that it’s always different.”

Outside of work you’ll find Florin drinking coffee and catching up with friends.

“I love exploring and checking out new cafes on the weekend.”

Have you had your teeth checked lately?

Peninsula Health runs a private and public dental service at Frankston Hospital, Rosebud Hospital, Hastings Community Health Centre and Carrum Downs.

You can make an appointment to see Florin and the team online here.