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Port Macquarie Orthodontics orthodontists

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You'll be in the hands of specialists

Our orthodontic team have a real passion for the industry they work in and are incredibly well qualified to get you results.

Dr Darin Ballard

Dr Darin Ballard

B.D.S.(SYD.),M.D.SC.(SYD.)

Dr Darin Ballard obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney in 1996 and worked for a number of years in both general private practice and with the Royal Australian Air Force. He then completed his Master of Dental Science (Orthodontics) at the University of Sydney. Darin has published research articles around the world, including in the well renowned and respected “American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics.”

Darin has a special interest in Invisalign “Blue Diamond” provider status for this discreet treatment method. He has also been involved in tutoring postgraduate students at the University of Sydney. Darin’s comical and easy-going nature makes him easily approachable and happy to answer any concerns regarding your orthodontic treatment.

Professional memberships

  • Australian Dental Association (ADA)
  • Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO)

Dr Teriko Rex

Dr Teriko Rex

B.D.S.(HONS.)(SYD.),M.D.SC.(SYD.) M.R.A.C.D.S.(ORTHO)

Dr Teriko Rex obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney in 1996, graduating with First Class Honours. She continued her specialist training in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney and obtained her Master of Dental Science (Orthodontics) in 2002. Teriko has won prestigious research prizes and published numerous research articles around the world, including in the well renowned and respected “American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics.”

Teriko obtained Invisalign certification at its inception in early 2000 and is a proud participant of the ASO initiative, “Give a Smile”, providing orthodontic treatment to those financially unable. Teriko has supported the development of one of the best orthodontic training programmes in the world by tutoring postgraduate students at the University of Sydney.

Her bright smile and calm gentle nature makes her easily approachable and happy to answer any concerns regarding your orthodontic treatment.

Professional memberships

  • Australian Dental Association (ADA)
  • Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO)
  • Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)
  • Australasian Lingual Society of Orthodontists (ALSO)
  • Australian Orthodontic Board (certified member)

 

Erryn

Erryn

Oral Health Therapist

Hi my name is Erryn, I am one of the Oral Health Therapists working at Port Macquarie Orthodontics. I joined Dr Ballard and his team in November 2013. My role is to assist you with all of your appointments and to ensure you are able to maintain good oral health throughout your orthodontic treatment. I am passionate about preventative dentistry and enjoy working with young children and adolescents.

I obtained my Bachelor of Oral health at the Charles Sturt University in 2012, graduating with distinction and an Award in Academic Excellence from the Dental Hygienist Association Australia.

 

Olivia

Olivia

Oral Health Therapist

Hi, I’m Olivia and I joined the team at Port Macquarie Orthodontics in 2011 after moving back to the area. After having a short time away having my daughters I am now back part time and loving it. I obtained my Bachelor of Oral Health degree from the University of Newcastle in 2009 and my Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy in 2010. I have been working within the orthodontic industry for several years and especially enjoy the transformations in our patient’s smiles and their self esteem.

I’m a current member of the Dental Hygienist Association of Australia (DHAA) and the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapist Association (ADOHTA) and registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in this beautiful place we call home on the mid north coast.

 

Luke

Luke

Oral Health Therapist

Hey! My name is Luke and I recently started working for Port Macquarie Orthodontics in January 2017 and I absolutely love it here. I studied a Bachelor of Oral Health in Wagga Wagga at Charles Sturt University and graduated in 2016. You will see me in the clinic changing your wires or issuing your invisalign and most likely giving someone a lecture on brushing! I love the rewards of this job seeing our patients grow from children into young adults and sharing that journey with them.

I would like to say on the weekends I’m active and enjoy the outdoors but honestly I love binge watching Netflix.

 

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a dentist and an orthodontist?

Difference between a dentist and an orthodontist

Orthodontists specialise in straightening teeth and aligning the jaws, as well as creating a smile that is harmonious with your facial anatomy. They have the expert knowledge of all new and emerging technologies and techniques needed to manage the complex process of creating beautiful, functional smiles.

Requirements to become an orthodontist:

  • Complete a university degree in general dentistry four or five years
  • Have the equivalent of at least two years clinical experience as a general dentist
  • Complete an accredited, three year, full-time university degree in orthodontics
  • Be registered as a specialist in orthodontics

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