Benedicta completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Otago, New Zealand in 2005. She has practiced in Queensland and Malaysia in both public and private practice. She relocated in 2011 to Melbourne to complete her specialist training at the University of Melbourne. Since 2014, she has been in full-time specialist private practice in Balwyn, and is actively involved in continuing education activities. She was awarded the Australia New Zealand Academy of Periodontology Medallion in 2015 for recognition of her research thesis, and was also awarded the Australian Periodontology Research Foundation's Tom Higgin's Memorial Student Publication Award for best paper published in 2016. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her special interests are in the area of periodontal microbiology, as well as in reconstructive and regenerative periodontics.