Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Congratulations to Dr Jessica Manuela – Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year 2018

In another significant achievement for our Tasmanian fellow ADA members, Dr Jessica Manuela, has been awarded the Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year 2018.

Dr Manuela, an Indigenous Tasmanian, was recognised for her outstanding commitment to improving oral health in Tasmanian Indigenous communities. As well as running two busy dental practices, Dr Manuela regularly presents information sessions about oral health for school students and community groups.

Together with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation, Dr Manuela has established a culturally-appropriate program that helps Indigenous Tasmanians access dental care.

This significant award was presented to Dr Manuela by Will Hodgman, Premier of Tasmania. The ADAVB and ADATas warmly congratulate Dr Manuela on this much deserved honour. We wish Dr Manuela well for her trip to Canberra in 2018, where she will be a worthy contender for the National Young Australian of the Year Award, to be awarded at an official ceremony by the Australian Governor General and Prime Minister.

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