Graduated in 1983 at UWA with the GD Henderson prize for Oral Surgery, he moved to Bunbury and worked as a general practitioner. After 12 years of general practice the urge to go back to study took him to Melbourne where he undertook full time studies completing a Masters of Dental Science in the specialty discipline of Prosthodontics at the prestigious Melbourne University. Returning back to Bunbury, he continued on with general practice until the academic bug bit again and he went back to complete another full time Graduate Diploma in the discipline of Periodontics at UWA.
Somewhere in between he obtained his general fellowship in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He is now highly proficient at scratching teeth and shaping teeth. Never far from dabbling, his mind continues to scan the horizon for another mountain to climb. He had a short stint (2000-2003) as a senior lecturer at UWA being in charge of Restorative Dentistry and remained teaching as an Honorary Clinical Consultant until he retired in 2013.
His 2 sons have not followed his footsteps into the world of dentistry and his wife and best friend remains ever weary of another quest that will take them to who knows where.
His special interests are Prosthodontics (replacing missing teeth), Periodontics (gum problems) and Dental Implantology (replacing missing teeth with dental implants). He is not a “cosmetic” dentist and probably will never be one but he likes seeing teeth with varying degrees of “white” and more importantly teeth that belong to the face/head that they are attched to! He no longer treats children because they cry and prefers to treat crying adults instead.
Outside dentistry, he loves attending his "Step" classes and photography.
The greatest pleasure he derives from his practice is seeing his “older” patients return year after year with healthy teeth and gums. He has the pleasure now of treating 4 generations of patients at his practice and he celebrates his 32 nd
year of practice in Bunbury (2016).