Linna Tea

Bachelor of Oral Health
Australia

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"I find our journey to treating patients really exciting because we apply our constructed hand skills and more confident, reflective, and professional voice with each learning experience. How you treat your patients is a real reflection of you, and therefore patient compliance and satisfaction really drive my passion to continue learning, improving my clinical skills, and providing holistic care."

Linna Tea

Linna started the Bachelor of Oral Health in 2019 at the University of Melbourne. Prior to her undergraduate studies, she took a combination of art and science subjects for VCE. She is a Melbourne Access Scholarship holder.

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Why the Bachelor of Oral Health?

"The Bachelor of Oral Health program accounts for a small cohort of students, meaning that there is an equal opportunity for professional and practical development. I first heard of the program when I was searching for a course that complimented my interest in health sciences, art and making small but meaningful impacts. I think what really attracted me to BOH at the University of Melbourne is how it guarantees arranged clinical placements, opportunities for research and preparation into the workforce.

"I have been enjoying the program because of all the close bonds built with our academic staff and fellow students. I find our journey to treating patients really exciting because we apply our constructed hand skills and more confident, reflective, and professional voice with each learning experience. How you treat your patients is a real reflection of you, and therefore patient compliance and satisfaction really drive my passion to continue learning, improving my clinical skills, and providing holistic care.

"After studying the Bachelor of Oral Health, I will be open to different opportunities which involve enhancing my clinical and research skills as a practising Oral Health Therapist. I would love to perform more meticulous fillings and treat interesting cases. Furthermore, I would love to be a mentor for prospective students! One day down the line, I hope to further my knowledge through a postgraduate course or even open my own clinic."

University highlights

Linna is a very active member of the student community. She is involved in various peer mentoring initiatives, student societies and activities, including the Melbourne Dental Students' Society and the Teddy Bear Hospital.

"Having a great support system, role models and mentors have a been a great highlight during my time at university. They really influenced my perspective on making use of every given opportunity to take up leadership roles and volunteering. Especially during the remote learning period, we were especially united. I find it really fulfilling how easy it is to talk to everyone because of how interesting every clinical practice and placements is."

Advice for students

"My advice for both current and future students is to seek and make use of any opportunity given to you. Even if you think you are not up for it, you can still prepare for it. Only then will you develop invaluable skills, meaningful connections, and lifelong memories."

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