Dr Kandasamy is Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Orthodontics, Dental School, University of Western Australia. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University.
Dr Kandasamy completed his dental degree at UWA, his orthodontic training at the University of Melbourne followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Saint Louis University.
Dr Kandasamy is a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Orthopedics, The Angle Orthodontist, Orthodontics - The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement and is the Assistant Editor of the Australian Orthodontic Journal. He is also on the Editorial Board of Seminars in Orthodontics. He has published numerous articles in the peer reviewed literature, seven textbook chapters and is the editor of the first textbook on Orthodontics and TMD which was published in August 2015. He also maintains a specialist private practice in Midland, WA.
In 2014, Dr Kandasamy was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons in the Special Field of Orthodontics. He is one of only 9 orthodontists in the world with this qualification.
In 2016, Dr Kandasamy received the P.Raymond Begg Research Award for his outstanding research into temporomandibular dysfunction, orthodontics and occlusion. The P.Raymond Begg Research Award is the Australian Orthodontic Society Foundation for Research and Education’s most prestigious award for an outstanding original research paper, or series of papers, with significance to orthodontics. Dr Kandasamy is the seventh orthodontist in 36 years to receive this award since its inception in 1980.
He has and continues to lecture both nationally and internationally.
His current interests are in TMD, occlusion and orthodontics, the influence of growth and orthodontic treatment on treatment outcomes and evidence-based orthodontic treatment.