Ian graduated in dentistry in 1982 from the University of Sydney and joined the Royal Australian Air Force as a dentist where he worked at the RAAF base in Wagga Wagga and then at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.
In 1989 he graduated from London University with a Masters degree in Orthodontics and returned to Sydney to commence specialist orthodontic practice. In 2008 he was accepted for membership in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the specialist field of orthodontics.
Ian has been a specialist orthodontist on the Northern Beaches since 1991 and as well as his private practice he is a clinical associate teaching post graduate students in the Orthodontic Department at Sydney Dental Hospital. In addition to this honorary work at the Dental Hospital, Ian also provides free treatment for selected disadvantaged children through the “Give a Smile” program established by the Australian Society of Orthodontists.
Ian Westmore Orthodontics is also a sponsor of the Manly Bombers Junior AFL club.
Ian belongs to a number of professional societies including the:
◾Australian Dental Association
◾Australian Society of Orthodontics
◾Australian Society of Paediatric Dentistry
◾American Association of Orthodontists
◾World Federation of Orthodontists
◾Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
Ian has chosen to only treat children and teenagers in his practice so that the focus of the treatment is specific to this age group.