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.
In 2013, she was awarded the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontics JM Booth award to attend the International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) Congress in Turkey. She has provided specialist endodontic services to Melbourne Dental Clinic, Plenty Valley Community Clinic and Endodontic Specialist Unit at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne up to 2016 as part of her specialist training.
Aovana has been involved in endodontic education since 2011 and was awarded the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching in 2019. Currently, she is a clinical demonstrator for the Doctor of Dental Surgery Endodontic program at The University of Melbourne and examines dentists in the Membership (GDP) program for RACDS and Australian Dental Council.
Aovana has been carrying out research related to Endodontics since 2013 at Melbourne University and has published in local and international peer-reviewed journals. She is currently a member of Australian Dental Association, RACDS and IADT. With an interest in languages, Aovana is fluent in Mandarin (Chinese).