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Plunkett Orthodontics: Cheltenham

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34 Chesterville Road CHELTENHAM | View on map



Dr Plunkett was educated at Melbourne High School and then the University of Melbourne. He received his dental degree with honours in 1977 and was awarded the Dental Board of Victoria Prize, as the most outstanding student throughout the five years of the course.

Dr Plunkett then served as a dental officer in the Royal Australian Navy, while continuing further studies at an advanced level. In 1981 he successfully completed the examinations to become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, and was awarded the prestigious F.G. Christensen Prize for gaining the highest marks in the Primary Examination.

After wide experience in general dentistry, Dr Plunkett returned to full-time specialist training at the University of Melbourne, graduating with a Masters Degree in Orthodontics in 1987. .

Dr Plunkett established his orthodontic practice in 1988, focusing on the whole patient and not just the teeth or the face. He is committed to quality, providing beautifully straight teeth and healthy, happy new smiles, with a high degree of personal service. He explains all of your choices and recommends treatments he would choose for his own family. Dr Plunkett is recognised for his outstanding finished results, and his interests include effective early treatment, facial aesthetics, minimising treatment time and long-term stability.

Dr Plunkett has been a senior clinical instructor in the University of Melbourne Graduate Orthodontic Program since 1999 and he enjoys donating his time, teaching the next generation of specialist orthodontists. He is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne and continues his commitment to orthodontic education, while keeping up-to-date with the latest research and treatments.


Adam grew up in Sydney and attended the University of Melbourne on a National Scholarship to complete the Bachelor of Dental Science degree. He then worked as a general dentist at Goulburn Valley Base Hospital and in private practice in Melbourne. During this time, he was a clinical demonstrator for dental students at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne.

Having developed a keen interest in orthodontics, he graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry to become a registered specialist orthodontist. His research thesis on orthodontic bonding cements received the best poster award at a recent conference.

Adam is a member of the Australian Society Orthodontists and the Australian Dental Association. He is certified by the Australian Orthodontic Board and holds fellowship and memberships by examination with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS, MRACDS(Orth)) and the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (MOrth RCSEd).

Adam is married to Vanessa and they have volunteered on trips to China and Myanmar to provide dental and medical treatment in remote areas. They also enjoy playing music, cooking, travelling and exploring new restaurants.