Dr Aovana Timmerman graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne in 2001. She went on to work in both private and community dental clinics and as a demonstrator in the Dental Teaching Clinic at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. After completing her fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) in 2010, she continued with her specialist training in endodontics, obtaining a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics, also from the University of Melbourne. In 2013, she was awarded the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontics (ANZAE) JM Booth award to attend the IADT Trauma Congress in Istanbul.
As part of her specialist training, Aovana worked in emergency services at the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne and provided endodontic treatment for patients of Plenty Valley Community Clinic and Melbourne Dental Clinic up to 2016.
Besides working in private specialist practice, Aovana demonstrates in Endodontics for dental students at the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University and participates in the Membership (GDP) program, both as a mentor and examiner for RACDS. Recently, she accepted the position of lecturer at the University of Melbourne Dental School. She has published papers in Journal of Endodontics and Australian Dental Journal and is a reviewer for the international journal Dental Traumatology. Aovana is a member of Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Endodontology, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists.