Deakin Orthodontic Specialists

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250 Deakin Avenue
MILDURA

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Dr Coveney is the only full-time orthodontist practising in Mildura. He graduated from Dentistry at the University of Melbourne in 1971 and practised as a General Dentist in Mildura for eight years prior to completing a Masters' Degree in Orthodontics at the University of Melbourne.

Dr Coveney is a clinical tutor for La Trobe University's Dental students when they are on rotation in Mildura.


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Dr. Southwell was born and raised in Canada. He attended the internationally renowned McGill University in Montreal Canada where he obtained Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Molecular Genetics. His thesis research on prostate cancer was published and he presented the findings at numerous international conferences.

After trying his hand as a research scientist and later as a high school teacher, Dr. Southwell decided a change in professions was on the cards. He attended Melbourne Dental School where he received numerous awards for academic excellence including having the highest aggregate marks over the 5 years of his dental course.

His wife, Stacey, is an Oral Health Therapist from Geelong and is an ardent Cats supporter but agreed to move to Mildura where they both practiced dentistry.

After years of private practice Dr. Southwell decided another change was on the cards and he returned to the Melbourne Dental School to specialize in Orthodontics. He received his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics and eventually he and Stacey decided to move back to Mildura to join Dr. Allan Coveney in private practice.

Dr Southwell loves being an orthodontist as it allows him to forge long term relationships with his patients and he takes immense pride in working with them to transform their smiles. Dr. Southwell enjoys regularly attending national and international meetings to keep up to date with the technical advances in orthodontics and particularly enjoys incorporating technology into his everyday practice.

He is kept busy outside of clinic by his two energetic daughters: Zadie and Remi; both of whom were born in Mildura.

He and Stacey are very happy to be back in town and look forward to building on the already stellar reputation Dr. Allan Coveney has forged over the past 35 years as the only resident Orthodontist in Mildura.