Here at Northside Orthodontics, our aim is to provide the highest quality orthodontic treatment along with excellent customer service. Our team of friendly, caring, and qualified professionals are dedicated to making the treatment process as simple and stress-free as possible.
It’s a rare privilege to be able to go to work every day to make people smile. The creation of these smiles and the relationships I have with my patients are what drives me to do what I do on a daily basis.
At Northside Orthodontics, I am very fortunate to have the support of my orthodontic partner, Steve, who I even studied with! While we treat out patients individually, we work together to assess patients and deliver our final results. None of this would be possible, however, without our fantastic workmates who are the collective engine of Northside Orthodontics.
After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1989 with a degree in dentistry, I moved to Armidale then Byron Bay, where I gained invaluable experience treating the whole range of dental conditions in all ages and stages of life. I also took the opportunity to travel and have some great life experiences.
Ten years after graduating as a dentist, I was offered a position to study as a specialist in Orthodontics. I returned to full time study and was awarded a Masters of Dental Science (Orthodontics) from the University of Sydney in 2001. My thesis on sleep apnoea devices was subsequently published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics. Since then, I’ve enjoyed all aspects of orthodontic practice, from treating primary school kids to people way older than me!
Outside of my work in orthodontics, I enjoy life with my beautiful wife, Simone, and our six children. I love being in the ocean (preferably on a board) or, alternatively, watching it.
I can honestly say it is a privilege and a pleasure to be an orthodontist in Manly. Being given the opportunity to help create beautiful smiles every day is enormously satisfying, and living and working in the Northern Beaches community allows me the additional enjoyment of seeing our patients going about their lives with renewed confidence and a terrific smile.
Roger and I set up Northside Orthodontics over 10 years ago with the aim of becoming the best orthodontic practice on the Northern Beaches. We share a determination to set a very high standard of patient care, while maintaining excellent orthodontic skills. The staff at Northside are the very backbone of our practice. They help us maintain the standards our patients have come to expect, while aiming to set even higher levels of achievement. We are immensely proud of all of our staff and the practice that we have created.
I graduated from the University of Sydney in 1992 with an Honours Degree in Dentistry. I first worked in Orange, NSW, then as a Flying Dentist in the Northern Territory (servicing the Arnhem Land area), and finally in private practice as a general dentist in Sydney. This varied work gave me a strong background in all areas of dentistry, allowed me to experience different styles of practice, and helped me to formulate goals for my own orthodontic practice.
I completed my training as an orthodontist in 2001, after having discovered a special interest in early intervention treatment and Invisalign. My thesis on imaging of the face has been published in Australian and American Orthodontic journals. At the moment I am enjoying serving as a councillor on the NSW and Australian Society of Orthodontics, as we endeavour to shape the future of our profession.
I am married to Janelle, who is a veterinarian, and we have a son, Henry, and a daughter, Anna. We have two dogs (Baz and Boots) and a cat (Rupert) who rule the house. Outside of work, I love the outdoors, especially jogging along the beach and playing touch football, and I’m an avid fan of the Sydney Swans.