The Symmetry Orthodontics team all share a passion for people and not just teeth…
We believe in the importance of a relaxed and welcoming environment for our patients and feel that the highest quality outcome from treatment will stem from a team approach where the patient feels involved and comfortable.
In fact, some of our staff are either past or current patients themselves, and they not only have an understanding of the mechanics of orthodontics but also the emotional aspect to starting treatment.
If the accent doesn’t give it away, I was born in England. I read dentistry at the University of London and qualified in the top 5 percent of my year at Guy’s Hospital London.
I then went on to gain experience in maxillofacial surgery having completed a three year rotation as a Senior House Surgeon at Guy’s, Bromley and Greenwich Hospitals. It was at this time, that I passed my primary examinations for the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
General dental practice experience followed with one year in private practice in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and five years in the Royal Air Force. I arrived in Australia to complete my Doctorate in Orthodontics at the University of Queensland writing my thesis on the psychological, sociological and neurological aspects of memory in relation to medical information.
I have diplomas from both the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. My association memberships extend to the Australian Society of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists and the World Federation of Orthodontists.
I have a strong commitment to the field of Orthodontics, both in practice and academically, and as chair of the Australian Dental Association, I greatly value working with the dental community to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.
My aim is to provide you with an enjoyable and rewarding orthodontic experience in an environment that I am extremely proud of for it’s professional integrity, continuing commitment to the environment and sustainability, and for it’s accessibility for all patients.
I qualified with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in the UK in 2001 and moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2008.
My time is split between General Dentistry and working at Symmetry Orthodontics. You will find me in the clinic placing and removing all of our patient’s braces. I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to work alongside a specialist, where attention to detail is essential as it suits my meticulous nature.
I started working at Symmetry Orthodontics in early 2014 as a Senior Orthodontic Assistant.
I was lucky enough to complete my Certificate III in Dental Assisting in this time along with my previously completed Diploma in Dental Technology. Since then I have been able to expand my skills and knowledge in the area of Orthodontics in both a clinical and administration aspect. I really enjoy being able to build relationships with both the parents and patients here at Symmetry Orthodontics.