Where are they now – Ailin Teo

We were warmly welcomed to the school community, encouraged to excel and well-supported in our endeavours. My favourite subjects were Maths and the Sciences.

I am a dentist at Ailin Teo Dental Surgery, a boutique dental practice based in the heart of Geelong that I set up in 2008. After graduation, I completed a Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Melbourne (class of 2003) and then spent some years in practice in another dental surgery in Geelong.

Being educated at Christian College equipped me with some foundational knowledge. I remember with fondness teachers who taught with genuine care, love and humility, and hoping that one day I could reflect those characteristics toward others. I now have the privilege not only of serving the Geelong community, but also treating many former school mates and teachers as patients to help take care of their oral health.

I love being a dentist. I am passionate about making people feel comfortable and at ease when visiting the dentist. It is a pleasure being able to build relationships, getting to know patients over time, creating beautiful, healthy smiles, relieving patients of their discomfort and preventing dental disease.

In the years ahead, I wish to be a good steward of opportunities presented, draw closer to our Lord, and continue to enjoy the journey of life, hopefully making wise decisions and ones that may glorify our Lord as we seek to serve Him and those whom He places in our lives.

It is a lifelong journey, and I am grateful to have attended Christian College, which has played an integral part in encouraging me to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, being of service with care, love and excellence…and the journey continues.