Smile Team Orthodontics: Shellharbour
Dr Wong attained his Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science with Class I Honours and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry from Griffith University. He graduated first in his cohort for all 5 years of his dental degree, attaining the prestigious University Medal, Australian Society of Orthodontics Prize, Australian Dental Association Prize, and Head of School Nomination. From there, he pursued his specialist training in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney, attaining a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics.
Having undergone orthodontic treatment himself, Matthew truly understands the life-changing impact of a great smile on a patient’s confidence and self-esteem. As a specialist orthodontist, Matthew’s aim is to work with you and your child to restore confidence, function, and aesthetics. No matter how difficult, Matthew will work with you to find out what’s wrong, how it’s affecting you or your child, and how he can be of most benefit in your situation. He is also interested in the forefront of digital orthodontics and clear aligner therapy, and how it can be used to improve a patient's treatment.
He tells us although he looks young, the number of white hairs gives his true age away. During his spare time, he loves a good weekend spent with family and friends cooking up some well-chargrilled BBQ.
Peter was born and raised in Sydney where he attended Fort Street High School. After completing high school Peter travelled to Adelaide to complete his Bachelor of dental surgery. Peter returned to Sydney to work in private practice and to tutor oral surgery students at the University of Sydney. He received his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney in 2015.
Peter also has completed a Masters in Philosophy at the University of Sydney, where he won the Sydney University research award in 2014. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in the general dental field, a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in the field of orthodontics all by examination.
Peter has a special interest in sleep apnoea and offers his time volunteering as the consultant orthodontist in a specialised multidisciplinary sleep team every month in the Illawarra. In his spare time, Peter enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his wife and young child.