Orthodontic Smile Practice: Alice Springs
Dr Toms gained his dental qualifications from Kings College Hospital Dental School in London and his specialist degrees following a three year full-time postgraduate program at the Royal Dental Hospital also in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a Member of the Royal Australasian College as well as being a Specialist Examiner for both Colleges. He worked in the UK, USA and the Middle East before settling in Australia over 25 years ago.
Dr Toms is based In South Australia. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Orthodontic Unit at Adelaide Dental School and a visiting Senior Orthodontic Consultant to both the Adelaide Dental Hospital and the Cleft Lip and Palate Unit at the Flinders Medical Centre. He runs his own private practices in South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Dr Toms has four children and enjoys cycling, trekking and travelling.
Simon is Adelaide born and bred. He gained his dental qualifications from the University of Adelaide in 2012 and seeking a sea-change he then moved to Shepparton, Victoria to cut his teeth in general dentistry. He worked for several years in a bustling dental practice as well as teaching for the undergraduate dentists at the University of Melbourne.
Simon returned to Adelaide shortly before moving the other side of the world to begin his specialist training at King’s College London in the UK. He completed his postgraduate training and was admitted to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons in Edinburgh. Upon returning home to Adelaide, Simon was accepted as an Australian-Accredited Specialist Orthodontist with AHPRA. He now works in partnership with his father - Dr Andrew Toms - as Adelaide's only father/son team in orthodontic practice.
Simon is a sitting member of the ASOFRE (Australian Society of Orthodontists Foundation for Research and Eduction) committee.
Simon embraces new technology and uses the latest in evidence-based treatment and techniques. Simon has experience working with all ages and his compassionate and patient approach makes him an ideal choice for those with dental anxiety or those who may have social or communicative difficulties. He works at our surgeries in North Adelaide, Marion, Broken Hill, Roxby Downs and Alice Springs.
Outside of orthodontics, Simon has a great love of football, cricket, winemaking, travelling and spending weekends with his wife and two Labradoodles – Scout and Willow.