North Shore Orthodontics
Dr Deane graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honours and was awarded the University Medal. After practicing dentistry in Shepparton, she returned to Sydney to work in private dental practice. She also contributed to the public sector through her work at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health and in teaching undergraduate dental students, at the same time completing her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Dr Deane returned to the University of Sydney and completed a Masters of Dental Science in Orthodontics with Honours. Her special areas of research were Root Resorption and Oral Appliance Therapy for the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, on which she has published several papers.
Dr Lewis grew up in Wahroonga and attended St Aloysius' College. He then went on to the University of Sydney and graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. This was followed by more than ten years in general dentistry in rural Australia and overseas. Dr Lewis returned to the University of Sydney to follow his dream and achieve his specialist qualifications. Immediately after graduating, he joined North Shore Orthodontics as a partner. He is committed to orthodontic excellence - not only in his practices but within the profession - and continued to teach in the specialist orthodontic program for more than a decade before becoming an accreditor of specialists training programs. He has held many professional positions and is currently the Vice President of the Australian Society of Orthodontics. Dr Lewis enjoys travel to unusual destinations as well as snow skiing and hiking. His family runs a small rural cattle property as a diversion to clinical practice and city life.
Dr Vickers obtained his Bachelor of Dentistry Degree from the University of Sydney, then moved to Canberra and worked there for three years. To see more of the country, he worked as a locum in various parts of Australia before taking over a dental practice in North Rocks. After five years of general practice, Dr Vickers' interest in orthodontics led him back to the University of Sydney for postgraduate training in orthodontics and a Masters Degree. Soon afterwards he joined North Shore Orthodontics and established Hills Orthodontics. Dr Vickers has always been very involved with the dental community and orthodontic education. He was a Visiting Dental Officer at the Sydney Dental Hospital Orthodontic Department for a number of years and has taught orthodontics at the University of Sydney, in the postgraduate specialist program, for over 25 years. One of the areas that he has a special interest in and teaches is 'Early Orthodontic Treatment'. This encompasses the provision of orthodontic treatment for children before all their permanent teeth erupt. He helped pioneer the use Functional Orthopaedic Appliances in Sydney and helped popularise this technique which is now regularly used by the profession. Dr Vickers helped establish, and led for over a decade, the Orthodontic Trust to raise funds for the University of Sydney Orthodontic Department. He also actively participates in many of its educational and fundraising programs. In addition to teaching at the University of Sydney, Dan has given numerous lectures at dental and orthodontic meetings and plays an active role in several local, national and international professional bodies to raise both orthodontic and interdisciplinary skills. He established the Brighter Futures newsletter, of which he is still an editor. This newsletter is sent quarterly to all ADA members in Australia to help inform dentists about contemporary orthodontic diagnosis and treatment. Dr Vickers is a keen skier and enjoys tennis, bushwalking and photography.
Dr Fong finished his Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree with Honours from the University of Sydney in 2000. He worked at Westmead Dental Hospital for two years, gaining valuable experience as a Dental Officer and Resident in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, and Department of Oral Medicine. During this time, he also completed the Primary Examination for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Dr Fong was then accepted into the Master of Dental Science (Orthodontics) degree at the University of Sydney in 2003 as one of the most talented and youngest in the University’s history. He successfully completed his specialist orthodontic training in 2005 and was awarded the prestigious Postgraduate Clinical Award, given to the best treated case of all the orthodontic postgraduate students in Australia. Since graduation, he has worked in several practices along the North Shore and Northern Beaches. He has now established a brand new, modern orthodontic practice, Just Orthodontics, in North Sydney.
Matthew grew up in Albury prior to moving to Killara as a boy. He was educated at St Aloysius’ College junior school before becoming a boarder at St Ignatius’ College Riverview. After graduating from Sydney University, where he obtained degrees in Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Dentistry, Matthew headed to Tamworth to gain experience as a general dentist. He then went on to study orthodontics in Denmark. Upon returning to Australia, he completed a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) at the University of Western Australia. Whilst in Perth, Matthew was involved in research and publications on the topics of oral health and inter-molar mandibular distraction osteogenesis (IMDO). As part of his time in Perth he taught orthodontics to dental students at the University of Western Australia. One of his special interests is biomechanical force systems and their application for minimising orthodontic treatment times. Some of his favourite things to do are skiing, bushwalking and building intricate Lego structures.