Big honour for dentist

Regional Dental Officer of Education Bob Fisher with first year oral health therapy students Katrina West and Truc Tran. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d409486
Regional Dental Officer of Education Bob Fisher with first year oral health therapy students Katrina West and Truc Tran. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d409486

Dr Fisher was praised for his work at the Mt Henry Dental training clinic in Como where he oversaw the training of dentistry and health therapy students and dental assistants.

Dr Fisher said he would not have won the award if not for his strong, dedicated team at the clinic.

‘It was a very humbling experience, it was not something I could have done on my own,’ he said.

Dr Fisher said he had worked in public dentistry for the whole of his 35-year career.

‘In a senior position, you find yourself working with graduates quite a lot,’ he said.

‘I have always been interested in mentoring graduates and dental students as well as |lecturing.’

Dr Fisher said he had been the Regional Dental Officer of Education since 2006, which was meant to be temporary.

‘I was meant to just fill in for six months, but I fell in love with the job,’ he said.

‘When they came to selecting someone for the role I applied and luckily I was successful.’

Dr Fisher said the clinic had a strong affiliation with Curtin University as the clinic hosted a training course for dental students as part of their course.

He has lived in Riverton since 1982.