President - Dr Roslyn Franklin

Owner/director of Amalgamate, Enhancing Dental Practices.

After graduating from UWA in 1994, I worked in Kalgoorlie for two years before making the move to Bunbury with my husband a Margarete River local. In between two children, I worked in private and public practice, trained dental assistants and even worked in compliance. I re-joined the convocation three years ago after some years away, as I was keen to reconnect with my dental colleagues in a social environment with a bit of education thrown in! Now, as president, the committee and I intend to keep providing events of interest to the dental practitioners of the Southwest.

Secretary - Dr Kate Kessell

Principal dentist at Collie River Dental Centre.


My husband and I moved to the South West in 2011, after living in Albany while I worked in Mount Barker. In 2013 we moved to Collie and took over the practice in 2015. We’ve since built a house in Australind and have settled into the relaxed lifestyle this region has to offer. The South West Dental Convocation is a great educational and social group, which made me feel welcome straight away. I joined as Secretary in 2014 and it’s been a privilege to help co-ordinate our events, welcome new members and introduce our speakers over the years.

Treasurer - Dr Tim Steven

Asociate dentist at Dalyellup Dental and Vasse Dental

After graduating in 2013 from UWA, I moved to Dalyellup to work at Dalyellup Dental. That role has now expanded to included also working in our new clinic at Vasse, Vasse Dental.  I have since built a house in Dalyellup and settled into life in the South West.  I am committed to helping to provide interesting learning opportunities as well as a good social environment for my colleagues here in the South West.

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Marketing Manager - Dr Jo Stephenson


Area Dental Officer - School Dental Service


I graduated from UWCM in Cardiff in 1994 and since then have worked as a Dental Officer in the Royal Navy for eight years, an associate in private practice and a clinical supervisor at UCLAN for 9 years before moving to Australia in 2011 with my husband and two sons and building a home in Busselton.  I have recently joined the South West Dental Convocation committee after six years as a member and hope to learn lots from Ros, Kate and Tim as we organize future learning events we can all enjoy in a friendly and sociable envirnment..