Dr Trudy Stewart grew up in country Queensland and initially studied a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy through the University of Queensland. After working as an Occupational Therapist for three years, Dr Stewart returned to university and completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery through the University of Adelaide in 2004. Dr Stewart was awarded many prizes while studying her dental degree, including the Physics prize, Malcolm Joyner Prize, T Draper Campbell Medal and Prize and the Australian Society of Orthodontists Prize. Dr Stewart was recognised on the Dean’s List on completion of her undergraduate studies and received the prestigious Moore Medal for overall academic excellence and outstanding contribution as an undergraduate student. She was also the national winner of the Australian Society of Endodontists Undergraduate Essay Competition. Following completion of her dental degree, Dr Stewart worked for two years as a Dental Registrar at the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth and then for three years as a Senior Dental Officer at Middlemore Hospital, Starship Hospital for Children and Greenlane Clinical Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2010, Dr Stewart returned to the University of Adelaide and undertook her Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics. She graduated in 2013 with a Dean’s commendation for excellence for her research on dental ankylosis. Since graduation, Dr Stewart has worked in both the public and private sectors in Adelaide before relocating to Perth and joining the Class 1 Orthodontics team in February 2016. Dr Stewart is a member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists. She regularly attends local, national and international conferences to keep at the forefront of orthodontic knowledge. Outside of orthodontics, Dr Stewart is interested in health, fitness and travel and loves spending time with her friends and miniature dachshund, Harvey. She also donates prizes to Mulgildie State Primary School and Monto State High School; her former primary and high schools for the highest academic achievement in year 7 and year 11.
Dr Lenz is a qualified orthodontist who works at Platinum Orthodontics' Mooloolaba, Stafford, Brisbane CBD and Annerley practices. Dr Lenz has spent the majority of his life in different parts of Australia. He graduated as a dentist from the University of Queensland in December 1990. He then joined the Royal Australian Air Force and worked as a Dental Officer for 6 years in general practice dentistry. During this time he resided in Townsville, Canberra, Adelaide and Sydney. In 1996, Dr Lenz was awarded Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons: a qualification awarded to a small percentage of Australian dentists. In 1997, Dr Lenz was accepted to the orthodontic program at the University of Melbourne. His training was completed in 1999 and was awarded a Master of Dental Science. Dr Lenz has since worked as an orthodontist for short periods of time in Rockhampton, Queensland; Wellington, New Zealand; Cambridge, U.K.; and Toronto, Canada. In Toronto he worked at the Hospital for Sick Children, aiding in the treatment of complex patients including those with Cleft Lip and Palate and other craniofacial anomalies. Dr Lenz works part-time at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, continuing his work within this specialised area. Dr Lenz has remained associated with the University of Queensland School of Dentistry, teaching at both the undergraduate and post-graduate level
Dr Staples graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland in dentistry in 1981 where he received the Mary Moffat Memorial Prize for Undergraduate Orthodontics He completed his Orthodontic Masters Degree in 1986 and received the First Research Award from the Australian Society of Orthodontists in 1987. He joined the Brisbane Orthodontic Group in 1987 and has since served on various state and federal Orthodontic Executives and Committees. Dr Staples is an Honorary Post Graduate Clinical Supervisor at the University of Queensland Dental School Orthodontic Program.
Dr Peter Miles was born in Gympie and later moved to Caloundra where his father was the first principal of Caloundra State High School. He then attended Brisbane State High School and enrolled in the University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Dental Science, before graduating with honours in 1985. To become a registered specialist orthodontist, Dr Miles then attended the orthodontic program at the University of Pittsburgh achieving his Certificate of Orthodontics and Masters of Dental Science in 1994, graduating first in his class. In addition to his full time orthodontic practice, Dr Miles taught future orthodontists at the University of Queensland for over 10 years and is a visiting lecturer at Seton Hill University in the USA and is involved in orthodontic research. When not practicing orthodontics, Dr Miles enjoys spending time with his family, kite surfing and keeping fit and healthy. Dr Miles has published over 45 research papers and book chapters and has been invited to lecture around the world. He has also published an orthodontic textbook titled Evidence Based Clinical Orthodontics, where Dr Miles worked on the book as an editor and an author of several chapters.