Dr Lalieu graduated as a dentist at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1981. He was joint recipient of the Dental Association of South Africa‘s Bronze Medal awarded to the best student in operative dentistry in his final year.
After working for two and a half years as a general dentist, he commenced a three-year full-time post-graduate Masters degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, and graduated with a Master of Dentistry (Orthodontics) degree in 1986. During this time, he was twice awarded the Henry Bradlow Scholarship for academic excellence. In addition, Dr Lalieu won the Colgate Palmolive Prize of the International Association of Dental Research (I.A.D.R. South Africa branch). Dr Lalieu was invited to present this winning research paper (on Functional Orthodontic Appliances) at the 1987 I.A.D.R. International Conference in Chicago, U.S.A.
For more than 18 years, Dr Lalieu was the visiting specialist/orthodontic consultant for the Royal Australian Air Force at its base in Amberley. Dr Lalieu is committed to continuing education; he enjoys a particular interest in Damon and Lingual or Invisible braces.
When not in the office, Dr Lalieu plays (often not very well!) golf and tennis (Dr Lalieu represented his State at tennis as a junior).