After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1989 with a degree in dentistry, Dr Hammond moved to Armidale then Byron Bay, where he gained invaluable experience treating the whole range of dental conditions in all ages and stages of life. He also took the opportunity to travel and have some great life experiences.
Ten years after graduating as a dentist, he was offered a position to study as a specialist in orthodontics. He returned to full time study and was awarded a Masters of Dental Science (Orthodontics) from the University of Sydney in 2001. His thesis on sleep apnoea devices was subsequently published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics.
Since then, Dr Hammond has enjoyed all aspects of orthodontic practice, from treating primary school kids to the elderly.
Outside of his work in orthodontics, Dr Hammond enjoys life with his wife and six children. He loves being in the ocean (preferably on a board) or, alternatively, watching it.