Smart Orthodontics: Hallett Cove
Dr Damian Gallagher BDS (Adel), MSc (Orth)(Lon), D Orth RCS(Eng) Damian completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Adelaide in 1974 and, following three years of general practice, started his Masters of Science in Orthodontics at the University of London, graduating in 1979. On returning to Adelaide he joined the practice of Drs Smart, McKinnon and Grave, becoming a partner in 1981. Since then he has provided very capable and caring orthodontic treatment to thousands of patients in rural, suburban and city locations. For 26 years Damian did a weekly session at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide treating patients with compromised health, cleft lip and palates, and craniofacial abnormalities. He has many years of experience treating a vast array of orthodontic patients. He has a very down to earth and practical approach to correcting orthodontic problems and strives to achieve an excellent outcome for all his patients. Damian has been an active member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists, previously having been President and Committee Member of the SA branch. He is a very family oriented man, and he and his wife Margie have five adult children and ten grandchildren.
Dr Linda Curl BDS, BSc (Dent)(Hons), DClinDent (Orthodontics) (Adel), MOrth (RCSEd), MRACDS (Orth), MRSM (UK) In 2011 Linda joined Smart Orthodontics and subsequently became a partner in the practice. Graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2004 with both a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and a First Class in her Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dentistry, Linda was also awarded the prestigious Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons Prize. Linda went on to do her Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics and is a member of both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgery. Linda is passionate about being at the cutting edge of modern orthodontic research, and being involved in dental education. With three papers published in the Australian Orthodontic Journal, Linda has also presented research at both the Australian Orthodontic Congress and the World Federation of Orthodontists. Linda is involved in both teaching and assessing dental students at the University of Adelaide. Linda is a highly dedicated and active member of the Orthodontic community, whose experience and expertise ensures the highest quality treatment.