Dr Aovana Timmerman graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne in 2001. 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.
She is actively involved with endodontic education and is currently a lecturer in Endodontics for the Doctor of Dental Surgery Endodontic program at The University of Melbourne, clinical demonstrator for La Trobe University, mentor and examiner in the Membership (GDP) program for RACDS. In 2013, she was awarded the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontics 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. She has published papers in Journal of Endodontics and Australian Dental Journal and is a reviewer for the international journal Dental Traumatology. Aovana has an interest in languages and is fluent in Mandarin (Chinese).