Working between the Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie surgeries, I am the principal clinician at Davis Dental.
I started my dental career in Sydney, completing a bachelor of dental surgery in 1984. There were more dental graduates than jobs in Sydney at that stage so I went to Port Hedland for the experience and to see Australia. As you may know it is one of the most isolated, hot towns in Australia. I enjoyed the challenge of remote dental practice and the gained a wide experience due to the lack of specialist dental providers up there.
I moved to Perth in late 1986 and established my own general dental practices in 1988, one in East Victoria Park and one in Wembley. I was accepted into a master's degree program in restorative dentistry at UWA and started the degree in 1990. This involved three years of full time study, clinical training and a research thesis on high strength dental ceramics.
Upon finishing my master's degree I accepted a position working on Faculty at the dental school at UWA as a senior lecturer. This was a busy time and I progressed to be the senior restorative staff member at UWA and was involved in rewriting the entire curriculum for the BDSc program. I also worked in part time private practice in West Perth at the Branemark centre with Dr Patrick Henry.
In 1997 I moved to the north coast of NSW to see more of this beautiful country we live in and enjoy the lifestyle of the best part of Australia. Since being here I have worked as a consultant prosthodontist in Forster, Nambucca Heads, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie and Woolgoolga. Over the years the travel between practices became a bit much and I only work from Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour now.
I have always been involved with the Australian Dental Association since becoming a dentist and at present am a member of council of the NSW branch and have been chairman of my local division for over ten years.
I have had experience with a wide range of procedures in prosthodontics. This includes complex paediatric cases at Princess Margaret hospital in Perth, maxillofacial prosthetics, medically compromised people at UWA and complex prosthetic cases.
My current primary interest is implant rehabilitation and full mouth reconstruction, however regional practice means that I am involved with a wide range of tasks.