Supersmile Orthodontist: Belconnen
Dr McConnell obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree with First Class Honours from the University of Adelaide in 2011. She graduated with numerous University Awards, including the Adelaide University Medal for overall academic and clinical excellence over the five-year degree. Upon graduation, Dr McConnell spent two years working in private practice in Mount Gambier, South Australia, before moving to Sydney to complete her three-year specialist training (Doctor of Clinical Dentistry) in Orthodontics. She graduated with a high distinction average, and was awarded the Australian Society of Orthodontists NSW Clinical Day post-graduate prize for the best-treated clinical case. She also received membership by examination with the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Dr McConnell is a member of many professional associations including the Australian Society of Orthodontists, the Australian Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the European Orthodontic Society, and the World Federation of Orthodontists. She is also a certified member of the Australian Orthodontic Board.
Away from the clinic, Dr McConnell enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends and playing the violin. She has a keen interest in a wide array of sports, in particular competitive tennis and long-distance running.
Dr Te Mo brings extensive experience in orthodontic treatment of both adults and children of all ages. Dr Te Mo gained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree (with credit) from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.He spent three years in Wellington, New Zealand working in both hospital and private practice. He then returned to Dunedin to complete his Master of Orthodontics (with distinction) from the University of Otago. Dr Te Mo went on to receive membership with the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Dr Te Mo is a visiting lecturer at the University of Sydney, teaching on the Postgraduate Orthodontic course. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on the latest Orthodontic techniques.
Dr Te Mo is a keen sportsperson who enjoys rugby union,golf, touch rugby, basketball, surfing and skiing.
Dr Stephen Papas completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) in 2000 and in 2001 was accepted into the Master of Dental Science orthodontic program at The University of Queensland. This is the three year specialist training degree to become an orthodontist.
Throughout his dental and orthodontic careers, Dr Stephen Papas has completed all requirements to be a fully qualified specialist.
His memberships include:
· Australian Dental Association (Member)
· Australian Society of Orthodontists (Member)
· Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
· Dental Specialist registration with AHPRA
· Member of Give a Smile
· Ad hoc reviewer for the Australian Orthodontic Journal
· Past President of the Australian Society of Orthodontists (Queensland Branch)
Dr Papas has expertise with Invisalign and Incognito lingual braces, including for complex cases.