Dr Tony Weir has been an Orthodontist since 1990, and is one of QLD and Australia’s most experienced braces and Invisalign dentists.
Born in Brisbane, Dr Weir lived in Papua New Guinea and Cairns before returning to Brisbane for secondary school. After a very enjoyable time at Brisbane Boys’ College, and graduating in the top 1% of the State, he undertook a Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland. He graduated with First Class Honours in 1983.
Dr Weir worked as a general dentist for the Royal Australian Air Force in Melbourne, Amberley and Malaysia, and then in Brisbane for the Queensland Teachers’ Union Health Society before undertaking further studies. At the University of Adelaide Dr Weir obtained his Masters in Dental Surgery (Orthodontics) before returning to private specialist practice in Brisbane.
Dr Weir lives in Chapel Hill with his wife Sharon and their three children. When not doing orthodontics, he likes writing, cricket, hiking, skiing and more cricket! He also loves cats and is a member and sponsor of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust and Australia Zoo!
Dr Semaan obtained his Dental degree from Sydney University, Australia. He went on to obtain his Master of Dental Science in Orthodontics degree at the University of Western Australia. He then obtained a Postgraduate Diploma of Business at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia during which time he started him up his own business – Clear Smiles Orthodontics – which is situated on the Gold Coast, Australia where he is the only doctor on site. Dr Semaan and his team use clear aligners to treat almost 90% of their patients and start over 800 new clear aligner cases each year with nearly 3000 treated patients in clear aligners.
Dr Semaan began using Dental monitoring in 2016. He is currently monitoring over 450 patients with an estimated 800 patients by the end of this year.
He is also a visiting lecturer to the post graduate residents at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA and an assistant professor at the European University College, Dubai where he is currently conducting research on the effectiveness of Dental Monitoring app.
He has lectured on orthodontics throughout Asia, North America, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East and across Australia. He is passionate about helping others appreciate the many advantages clear aligners have over fixed appliance therapy. In his very little spare time, he enjoys Mauy Thai kick boxing, watching movies and spending time with his wife and 6 children.
Dr Baisi completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Master of Dental Science (Orthodontics) from the University of Sydney in 1990. Since that time he has been in private practice as well as teaching undergraduates and postgraduate students at the University of Sydney. He continues to teach the postgraduate orthodontic students to this day.
In addition to teaching Dr Baisi is also an active member of the greater orthodontic community. Dr Baisi’s Invisalign® experience started soon after Invisalign® was introduced in Australia.
The Ortho Practice has now treated over 1500 aligner cases to date, involving complex extractions and surgery. Dr Baisi has presented at Invisalign® meetings and continues to expand the scope of treatment with Invisalign® in his practice.
Dr. Vandana Katyal (BDS (Syd), MScMed (Syd), DClinDent Ortho.) is a specialist Orthodontist in Sydney (Australia). Dr Katyal is currently MBA candidate at the University of Canberra. She was awared Sam Bulkley AB Orthodontics Travelling Fellowship twice in 2013 and 2014. Dr Katyal won the Australian Orthodontic Board Clinical Case First Prize in 2014 and she was a keynote speaker and invited lecturer at many Australian & international conferences.
Dr Rhonda is a Specialist Orthodontist with over 20 years of experience, she studied Dentistry at the University of Queensland and Orthodontics at the University of Melbourne. On graduation she joined her father’s family practice in Cairns and now runs our three practices in Far North Queensland.
From a family of specialists and teachers she takes special interest in all forms of education, technology and professional development and is dedicated to being the best she can be. She is regularly invited to present on a range of dental and orthodontic topics on both national and international platforms.
Dr Rhonda is passionate about making you confident and happy. She says that the most exciting and rewarding part of her job is empowering patients with renewed confidence and self-belief as you’re never fully dressed without a smile!
Dr. John Hagiliassis graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dentistry in 1998. Dr John founded a South Melbourne-based dental clinic in 2011, which quickly listed on BRW’S Fast 100 businesses in Australia for the years 2011 and 2012.
Dr John is the largest provider of Phillips Zoom! whitening treatment in Australasia since 2012. Dr John absolutely loves technology and loves finding ways to incorporate it into his practice to make him more accurate and efficient.
Many years ago, John was one of the first people to have an iTero scanner in the world and has continued this trend by updating his technology constantly.
Dr John has treated over 4000 clear aligners cases to date.
His passion for cosmetic dentistry saw him further his education in 2017, completing a Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Orthodontics at the Postgraduate School of Dentistry.
John regularly speaks and mentors at the Postgraduate School of Dentistry, as well as for Ivoclar (Trios Intraoral scanning) and 3D Meditech.
Dr. George completed his Bachelor of Health Science (Dentistry)/Masters in Dentistry at La Trobe University in Bendigo. After graduating, George was accepted into a highly regarded scholarship program and then moved into private practice in Melbourne CBD at the end of 2015. George is a clinical demonstrator and lectures to undergraduate dental students at La Trobe University and has completed post-graduate examinations with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS).
Dr. George is particularly interested in education and the ability to transfer information in an engaging, fun and simplistic fashion. His dental interests include aesthetic dentistry and patient communication. He is passionate about dental volunteering and in 2015, together with friends, established a dental charity to provide dental aid in Australia, Vanuatu and Fiji.
As a Principal Dentist and full-time General Dental Practitioner at North Sydney Dental Practice since 2009, Dr Kipel is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of clinical excellence throughout her patient care. Together with her passion for quality, outstanding skills in patient communication, her top academic achievements and commitment to ongoing education, she is able to deliver clinical treatment outcomes of exceptional quality for her patients.
One of Dr Kipel’s greatest passions is aesthetic dentistry and in particular, orthodontic teeth straightening with clear aligner technology or Invisalign. She has a keen eye for the artistic details that make up a beautiful smile and understands the individual aesthetic variations needed for each of her patients. As always, her top skills in communication are paramount in creating a shared vision with her patients to obtain the “dream smile” they imagined for themselves.She has gained extensive experience in straightening teeth with the Invisalign system and frequently attends coursework to expand her skill set and stay at the forefront of a continuously evolving technology. Hundreds of patients have thanked her for giving them their dream smile.
Dr Kipel has been awarded multiple academic prizes throughout both her university education in Queensland as well as in pursuit of further qualifications thereafter. Dr Kipel was;
- Awarded the ADA prize for 1st place in graduating year (highest GPA) of her Bachelor’s Degree, BOralH(Dsc)
- Awarded the Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence (for students attaining academic results within the top 5%) in consecutive years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
- Awarded the Australian Society of Orthodontics Prize for 1st in Orthodontics, 2009
- Awarded the Australia and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry Prize for 1st in Paediatric Dentistry, 2009
- Awarded the 2nd Place International Prize and Top Honours in Implant Dentistry for academic achievement in the gIDE Master Clinician Program, 2016
- Awarded official commendations for all 6 (of 6) RACDS Primary Examination subjects, 2012
- Admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS), 2015
Another major special interest of Dr Cigdem Kipel’s lies in using technology to optimise workflows in patient care. After analysing every step of a patients journey within a practice, Dr Kipel and her team have created cutting edge digital systems to streamline the ‘best practice’ methods of delivering superior patient outcomes. She is passionate about leveraging technology to unlock greater case acceptance, utilise more of the dental team in a patients treatment journey and to generate unique opportunities to WOW your patient at every step.
Dr Vivaldi completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2001 and his Masters in Orthodontics in 2004, both in renowned institutions in Brazil. He opened his private practice in 2001 and operated it successfully until 2013 when he moved to Australia with his family. Dr Vivaldi was delighted to be granted his dental registration in Australia and is pursuing his Australian orthodontic registration.
Dr Vivaldi has over 15 years of orthodontic experience. During that time he has undertaken further Post-Graduate studies, which include a Mini-Residency in Orthodontics at the University of Michigan. In addition to practicing fixed orthodontics he has spent the last 10 years treating patients with complex Invisalign® cases, achieving a prominent position within the Invisalign® community in Brazil where he has become an Invisalign® presenter, including undertaking a position as a visiting teacher at the State University of Maringá in the Masters of Orthodontics program.
In 2012, Dr Vivaldi was invited to visit the primary Invisalign® facility in Costa Rica, and shortly after that he founded the first study group in South America in this field.
Cosmetic Dentist Dr.Fadi Yassmin has been leading the impressive team at the DFY Dental in Sydney, Ultimo since 1998. During nearly two decades of practice with the DFY Dental, Dr. Yassmin has developed a reputation as one of the leading dental practitioners in the Sydney.
Dr. Fadi Yassmin is one of the most widely respected dentists in the industry, with a Master’s Degree in Aesthetic Dentistry and ongoing training from such prestigious institutions as the renowned Kings College, the Australian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics and UCLA – widely regarded as one of the world’s leading medical centre’s.
Since the very beginning, Dr. Fadi Yassmin and his team have been committed to serving the needs of their patients – and to providing top quality pain-free dental services.
Professor M. Ali Darendeliler is Chair of the Discipline of Orthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry and Head of Sydney Dental Hospital’s Department of Orthodontics. He is an orthodontist, academic and internationally renowned researcher leading a multifaceted research program in orthodontics. His team investigates the mechanics of tooth movement, the effect of orthodontic therapy on biological tissues and root resorption, multidisciplinary management of obstructive sleep apnoea including the use of mandibular advancement splints, temporary anchorage devices, jaw orthopaedics, accelerated tooth movement, bone healing and alveolar ridge development, dental implants, and the use of magnets and magnetic fields in orthodontics. Professor Darendeliler is a recipient of the Australian Society of Orthodontists’ Distinguished Service Award (2008) and P. Raymond Begg Award (2012) for significant contribution to Research (one of only five awarded since the ASO was founded). He is the first Australian to receive the Sheldon Friel Memorial Lecture Award, the highest honour of the European Orthodontic Society, awarded for his significant scientific contribution to orthodontics. He was one of the nine experts worldwide selected to develop international guidelines for postgraduate orthodontic education, and has helped develop guidelines for the use of oral appliance therapy in sleep apnoea.
Educator Dr. ‘Skip’ Truitt is the Director of Continuing Education for the Clinical Foundation of Orthopaedics, Orthodontics & TMD Therapy. Dr Truitt has over 50 years experience in maxillofacial orthopaedics, orthodontics and TMD therapy and in doing so, has developed treatment protocol that is both unique and highly successful. He has co-authored four text books and published numerous papers in various countries. Doctors from around the world use his service and years of experience to elevate their practice to another level. Dr. Truitt is an IAO Senior Certified Instructor who gives lectures and case consultations in the US, Canada, Ireland, Norway, UK, Continental Europe, Australia, South Africa, Mexico, Thailand and Malaysia.
“My goal is to teach the latest information in a concise easy-to-understand manner to expand your practice financially and professionally”.
Dr Gautam Sridhar B.D.S (Hons), GradCertDent, GradCertAnat, MSc Medicine (Pain Mgmt) FICD, FADI, FPFA, FACD, FIADFE, FICCDE Dr Sridhar has been in Practice in the Lower North Shore of Sydney for the last 20 years with a primary focus on Implant Dentistry and TMD/CMD.
He has been involved in the medico-legal sphere and with regulatory bodies in varying capacities for the last 15 years. He is a current Expert Reviewer for the Health Care Complaints Commission and an Advisor for Experien Insurance (Professional Indemnity) Services. Dr Sridhar has lectured extensively on a variety of topics and has been a spokesperson for several dental supply companies.
He is a former ADA(NSW) Councillor and has served on several of its sub-committees. He has also been involved in teaching/lecturing at the Universities of Sydney and Adelaide and has served in every Executive position of the Australian Prosthodontic Society. Dr Sridhar has been trained in traditional orthodontic concepts as well as myofunctional orthodontics and has been using clear aligners since 2001.
Dr Jeffrey Kho graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours in 2005. He worked as an associate until 2008 when he opened the first of his three successful clinics in Brisbane.
His clinical interests lie in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry and orthodontics and is a KOL for several different companies. He has lectured nationally to dentists young and old and is the founder of the Recent Grads Conference. His passion is to help dentists overcome their challenges, help find their way and discover who they are.
Dr Sam Koh graduated from The University of Melbourne with First Class Honours, during which time he was recognised in multiple years on the Deans Honours List, as well as achieving the prestigious John Iliffe Scholarship Prize for the highest aggregate within his year level.
Since graduation, he has worked as a general dentist in the private sector and is currently the principal dentist at Orions Dental Taylors Lakes in Melbourne. Dr Koh enjoys practicing high-quality dentistry, with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry as well as orthodontics. He has completed both a 2-year course in GP Orthodontics, and has also attained a Fellowship in Orthodontics (FICCDE) through the Progressive Orthodontic Seminars program. He is also an accredited advanced user of the ClearCorrect clear aligner system.
Dr Koh has over the last few years also served as a mentor for young dentists, as well as regularly hosting and presenting at dental education events through his group, the Young Dentist Hub. Dr Koh is currently a guest speaker for MIPS, is partnered with SDI and is a KOL for both ClearCorrect and Rhondium
Dr Luke Cronin is a graduate of the University of Queensland (2000, 2013) and the University of Sydney (2006), with a specific interest and expertise in cosmetic dental treatments. Dr Cronin was attracted to cosmetic dentistry by the very nature of the creative and highly technical problem solving it involves. The ability to enhance the appearance of a patient’s smile is incredibly rewarding, and Dr Cronin works closely with his patients to design and create their ideal smile. Dr Cronin’s open and relaxed communication style means that he gets to know all his patients, he understands their lifestyles, their oral health needs and goals.
Dr Dan Hanson is a dentist (BDS) who since 2011 has limited his practice to early interceptive treatment of soft tissue dysfunction, breathing dysfunction and malocclusion.
Since 2014 his focus has been laser frenectomy procedures and correction of oral dysfunction within Myofunctional Pre-Orthodontics. Working in a team with a collaborative approach to care is a key feature of his philosophy.
Dan has lectured to professional audiences on a regular basis since 2012, with locations including London, Lyon, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, and Auckland. His topics include Myofunctional Pre-Orthodontics and Oral Restrictions (tongue and lip ties).
He is co-founder of both Myofocus and The Tongue Tie Institute.
Dr David Hills graduated from the Dental School at Griffith University in 2009. Prior to this David had finished 4 years of study in Biomedical Science completing a scholarship with the Heart Foundation Research Centre. David has spent the last 7 years working as a dentist on the Gold Coast where he has gained a reputation for providing exceptional quality dental care.
Dr Bill Gergis is a general dentist working in private practice in Adelaide.
Using free CAD software, he has pioneered new ideas and workflows in digital dentistry to simplify and enhance everyday dental practice.
He regularly combines his knowledge of digital dentistry and 3d printing for digital waxups, custom stents, occlusal splints, temporaries, custom aligners, tooth cloning, and 2D & 3D smile designs.
Apart from his passion for digital dentistry and clear aligners, Bill enjoys the challenge of creating artistic tooth restorations and shares this passion with his students at the University of Adelaide.
Co-founder of mYofocUs, he has been performing orofacial myofunctional orthodontics since 2001. He was first exposed to functional orthopaedics and orthodontics by completing the full courses of Dr. Skip Truitt, then graduating from the Orthodontic Mini Residency of Dr. Derek Mahony in 2005. After further developing his knowledge and skills from the mentorships of Dr. Steven Olmos, Dr. Steven Lee, Dr. Chris Farrell, and Mrs. Sandra Coulson, over a number of years, he developed a passion in developing the jaws of children through the correction of oral and facial muscular dysfunctions.
Currently 95% of his patients are children, where he helps them reach their maximum unique genetic potentials by orofacial myofunctional orthodontics. Furthermore, he has educated over 150 dentists on orofacial myofunctional orthodontics for The University of Airlangga in Surabaya, Indonesia. Now, he co-runs and co-presents the mYofocUs Mini Residency Modules and Courses with Dr. Dan Hanson, teaching dentists and various health practitioners (including Ear Nose Throat Specialists, Bodyworkers, Speech Language Pathologists, Lactation Consultants, etc.) about the mYofocUs pre-orthodontic system.
Dr Tina Raj completed her Bachelor of Science with first class honours and then attained a Doctor of Philosophy specialising in Molecular Biology, cardio-vascular disease from Monash University.
She then went on to successfully complete her Entry Degree of Bachelor of Dentistry with honours from the University of Sydney. Dr Tina believes in respecting and caring for her patients which is well balanced with her gentle, compassionate nature and a strong drive in pursuing clinical excellence. She tries to implement these goals in her daily practice.
Dr Tina takes the utmost pride and satisfaction in never surpassing on providing the highest quality dental care possible for all her patients and giving them the treatment that they truly deserve. She enjoys practising all aspects of general dentistry, with particular interests in endodontics, paediatric dentistry, providing general dental treatment under general anaesthesia, oral surgery and implant dentistry. In her free time she indulges in a diverse range of activities including keeping fit, swimming, badminton, cooking, painting, playing the piano, reading and continuing her education.
Dr Marcells is a Facial Plastic Surgeon based in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. He is the immediate Past President of the AAFPS (Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery). He is Co-Director of both the Sydney Rhinology Fellowship (which accepts Fellows for advanced Rhinology training through the American Match program) and the Sydney Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship.
Dr Marcells is regularly asked to present at Facial Plastic Surgery meetings both locally and internationally.
Dr Steve Soukoulis completed a 2 year diploma in clinical dentistry after finishing his general dental degree. This involved introductory training in most dental specialties, dental trauma and medically compromised patients. From here he entered a periodontal specialty program (clinical supervisor was DrKardachi) and completed this in 2001.
He has worked with Dr Kardachi since this time. Dr Soukoulis has traveled nationally and internationally for short courses to further his knowledge in periodontics and implantology and bone grafting.
Dr Kim graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2000.
Dr Kim has been working in Sydney CBD since 2003 at his busy private practice. His orthodontic experience started since 2001 with fixed orthodontic. Then, he first started Invisalign orthodontic treatment in 2008.
By 2013, his full focus in orthodontics has been on Invisalign system.
He is a Clinical Consultant for Invisalign Asia Pacific since 2016, and he is a member of Invisalign’s Global Product Development Panel.
He has reached 800 lifetime cases in his 10 years of Invisalign career and he has been ranked top 6 in Invisalign’s Global Gallery recently.
Dr Kim has lectured on Invisalign system through his master course series and Webinar in Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and Korea.
Dr Kim is also a key opinion leader for Ortho Acceledent and head Clinical Consultant for MORE Dental Group in China.
On his weekends, he enjoys attending Church activity with his wife and two daughters.