Dr Wood is a local Geelong boy and was educated at The Geelong College. He completed his BDSc at Melbourne University and graduated in 1979.
From 1979 to 1981, Dr Wood practised Dentistry in Brandon Park, Mulgrave and in Bentleigh, Victoria. In 1981 he was accepted into his Masters Degree course in Orthodontics and graduated with Honours in 1983. In 1983, Andrew joined Dr Phil Black and worked with him until October of 1984, when he commenced work with Paul Buchholz, with whom he formed a partnership, which ended in 2006.
From January 2007 Dr Wood formed a partnership with Sergio Bobbera at Geelong & Colac Orthodontics in purpose-built rooms at 27-31 Myers Street.
Dr Wood is a family oriented man and has five children. He is heavily involved in sport and loves watching cricket an football. He swims regularly,works out at the gym and even enjoys aerobics and yoga. He also has acres of fruit trees and a huge vegetable garden with free range hens. He loves watching his children playing sport and looking after his 4 grandchildren. He is a fanatical Geelong supporter.