Dr Annalene Weston


Annalene Weston

It’s a communication breakdown

Not all complaints stem from treatment failure, with many more arising from a breakdown in communication between the patient and the practitioner or the practitioner and their colleagues. In this presentation, Annalene will explore how this can occur, and provide helpful advice on how to prevent communication breakdowns in future


A Cardiff graduate in 1999, Annalene completed her VT year and worked in general practice in the UK until emigrating to Australia in 2003. She has worked along the Eastern Seaboard practising in both the public and private sectors, and has added a Masters in Health Law from the University of Sydney to her dental qualifications.

Annalene was awarded a Fellowship to the American College of Dentistry in 2016 and the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 2019 in recognition of her work in ethics and collegiate support. She became a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry earlier this year.

Until recently Annalene was practising in Central Queensland and serving on the local HCC; however, she is now based in Brisbane and, in addition to her role with Dental Protection, Annalene works part-time in a suburban dental practice, and is the mother of two rambunctious little boys.