Yes this is me. Athletic, good looking, hirsute, humble, quietly spoken, impeccable dress sense. These are just a few of the attributes I’ve never been accused of possessing. I’m a half decent dentist however, which is more important than hair right? Well that’s my story anyway. If you’ve looked around the website you’ve probably figured out I don’t take myself very seriously. I do however take my work seriously, although it’s not always obvious to the casual observer.
But who am I? Well, I grew up in Lugarno and went to primary school there for 7 years. After that my parents decided they needed a dirt change, so they dragged me kicking and screaming to a sheep and wheat farm in central west NSW (Ootha to be specific). I attended Condobolin High School before moving to Peakhurst to live with my dear old grandmother while attending Dental School at The University of Sydney. I got my first job at this very practice in 1985, eventually taking over the business in the mid-90s. I have a strong interest in continuing education (both learning and teaching).
While Vice President of the NSW Branch of the Australian Dental Association I helped form the Centre for Professional Development, which has gone on to bigger and better things without me. I’ve been extensively involved teaching live patient training courses in Australia on aesthetics and bite reconstruction. I’ve lectured in Australia and a few overseas countries on various dental topics. I was honoured in 2003 with Fellowships in both the International College of Dentists, and The Pierre Fauchard Academy. And in 2006 the Australian Dental Association NSW Branch awarded me their inaugural NSW Branch Medallion for “Outstanding Contribution to Dentistry”. Wasn’t that nice of them? So I’m not quite as dumb as I look, which I hope is at least mildly reassuring if you’re contemplating coming to see me for the first time.
On a personal note I’ve been married to the lovely long suffering Donna for somewhere north of 30 years. We have two beautiful daughters, two Burmese cats, one dog, and have lived in Lugarno for the last 20 years. I used to play golf, but decided I had enough stress in my life so gave it up. I ride a mountain bike to keep fit, but the success of that endeavour is not readily apparent.