I am a born and bred Sydneysider. I completed my Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Sydney, with honours. Following graduation, I spent five years practising general dentistry, working at private practices around Sydney as well as the Westmead Dental Hospital. Working at Westmead allowed me to gain a solid foundation in all areas of dentistry as well as the opportunity to provide care to a wide range of communities in regional NSW.
My interest in orthodontics developed while undertaking continuing dental education courses. Following this passion, I completed a three year postgraduate orthodontic specialist program at The University of Adelaide. I also successfully completed the examinations for the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons and the Edinburgh Membership in Orthodontics.
After graduation, my wife and I moved to Melbourne (her hometown) to work as an orthodontist as well as raising our young family. Over the last 11 years, I have been fortunate to work alongside some great orthodontic teams and mentors while providing orthodontic treatment not just in the form of braces, but also early intervention, jaw surgery and InvisalignⓇ.
As with life, nothing stays constant. It is essential, as clinicians, that we are continually learning and ensuring our patients receive the best standard of orthodontic care. To do so, I continue to attend a range of local, international orthodontic conferences as well as online webinars.
My family has now grown and I am now outnumbered at home with three children and a ‘Covid’ puppy, all girls! We are excited to be moving back to NSW, closer to family while enjoying a sea change as we make the Illawarra region our new home!