Jacinta graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) in 2001. She then went on to complete her specialist training in Oral Medicine, graduating from the University of Sydney with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine/Oral Pathology). During training, Jacinta had extensive exposure to hospital-based Oral Medicine, with a focus on the management of mucocutaneous conditions including graft-versus-host-disease. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (General Dental Practice) and also holds a Membership in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Oral Medicine. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association and the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia.
Jacinta is an honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Oral Medicine at the University of Western Australia, and undertakes both clinical and didactic teaching. She has presented at continuing education courses nationally, both for dentists as well as medical practitioners. Jacinta has published abstracts and articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as being an invited peer-reviewer. Her research interests include potentially malignant disorders and the systemic management of vesiculobullous diseases.
Jacinta’s private practice involves all aspects of Oral Medicine, including Oral Mucosal Diseases, Orofacial Pain, and Dental Sleep Medicine. She believes in comprehensive and holistic evaluation of each patient, with open communication and dialogue. She is passionate about educating her patients, and working with them to effectively manage their condition.
- Professional Affiliations Clinical Senior Lecture - School of Dentistry (UWA); Member of Dental Specialist Society of Western Australia; Member of Australasian Sleep Association; Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons; Member of Australian Dental Association
- Certifications BDsc (Hons) UWA, DClinDent (Oral Med / Oral Path) USyd, MRACDS (Oral Med), FRACDS (GDP)
- Special Interests Oral Mucosal Diseases, Orofacial Pain & Temporomandibular Disorders, Sleep Apnoea management