Emmanuel was born and raised in Sydney. He attended Normanhurst Boys’ High School before moving to South Australia to study dentistry at the University of Adelaide where he graduated concurrently with both Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (First Class Honours). Emmanuel returned to Sydney upon graduation and worked as a general dentist in private practice. Pursuing his interest in orthodontics, he underwent specialist training at the University of Sydney and received his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics.
In his final year of study, he was awarded the Australian Begg Society of Orthodontists Award for Best Postgraduate Clinical Case. He has been awarded Membership to the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing piano and learning guitar. He also likes keeping active with tennis and basketball.