The Look Orthodontics: Keilor Downs
Originally from Birmingham, UK, Aidan qualified as a dentist in 2001 from the University of Sheffield. After lots of general dental experience in various parts of England, a few years of teaching undergraduate dentists at Bristol University, and completing an additional Master of Science degree, Aidan developed two main career goals – further education to become a Specialist Orthodontist, and to move to Melbourne. He is delighted to now be living and working here, both professionally and personally, and is very proud to have received his third (and final!) degree from Melbourne University. Aidan has two children, giving him a good understanding of the situation parents find themselves in when they seek orthodontic care for their child. He has also worn braces as an adult and understands the concerns of older patients who are thinking about improving the appearance and alignment of their teeth. Choosing an orthodontist for you or your child means placing an enormous amount of trust in somebody you do not really know, and Aidan takes pride in being able to repay that trust. He values getting to know patients and their families, hearing about their lives, and being able to reassure them that treatment which may at first seem complex and worrying, can often be quite straightforward – and even enjoyable!
Now fully settled here with his family, Aidan is enjoying making the most of all Melbourne has to offer, from the great live music, coffee, restaurants, to exploring the great outdoors of Victoria and beyond. When not creating beautiful smiles for patients, Aidan can be found strumming his guitar and indulging his passion for music. When visiting us at the practice, patients can look forward to Aidan’s charming yet caring nature.
Dr. Lon’s orthodontic career spans across three different countries. He has obtained three qualifications in orthodontics which allow him to practice as a specialist orthodontist in both China and Australia, as well as research at the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, United States of America.
Lon practiced orthodontics in Hong Kong and China for several years before he relocated to Australia in 2012. He continued his career in Australia as the lecturer in orthodontics at James Cook University Queensland and also the director of the undergraduate orthodontic program. Determined to perfect his skills, he pursued further study at the University of Melbourne and obtained his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics in 2016.
Despite his travels, Lon is proud to call Melbourne home and looks forward to helping our patient’s with their orthodontic needs. Lon is experienced in all aspects of orthodontics including Invisalign.
Apart from his significant qualifications, it is Lon’s kind nature and friendly personality that make him a very well liked and respected orthodontist.
When not creating beautiful smiles for patient’s, Lon can be found enjoying a round of golf or going to the gym. He also enjoys playing basketball with his friends and traveling with his wife.