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Lane Cove Orthodontics orthodontists

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Our orthodontic team have a real passion for the industry they work in and are incredibly well qualified to get you results. 

Dr Teriko Rex

Dr Teriko Rex

B.D.S.(HONS.)(SYD.),M.D.SC.(SYD.) M.R.A.C.D.S.(ORTHO)

Dr Rex is an Honorary Clinical Educator in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney and an Invisalign Red Diamond Provider (the highest awarded Invisalign Provider in New South Wales).

Dr Teriko Rex obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney in 1996, graduating with First Class Honours. She continued her specialist training in orthodontics at the University of Sydney and obtained her Master of Dental Science (Orthodontics) in 2002. Teriko has won prestigious research prizes and published numerous research articles around the world, including in the well renowned and respected “American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics.”

Teriko obtained Invisalign certification at its inception in early 2000 and is a proud participant of the ASO initiative, “Give a Smile”, providing orthodontic treatment to those financially unable. Teriko has supported the development of one of the best orthodontic training programmes in the world by tutoring postgraduate students at the University of Sydney.

Her bright smile and calm gentle nature makes her easily approachable and happy to answer any concerns regarding your orthodontic treatment.

Professional memberships

  • Australian Dental Association (ADA)
  • Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO)
  • Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)
  • Australasian Lingual Society of Orthodontists (ALSO)
  • Australian Orthodontic Board (certified member)

Dr Darin Ballard

Dr Darin Ballard

B.D.S.(SYD.),M.D.SC.(SYD.)

Dr Darin Ballard obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney in 1996 and worked for a number of years in both general private practice and with the Royal Australian Air Force. He then completed his Master of Dental Science (Orthodontics) at the University of Sydney. Darin has published research articles around the world including in the well renowned and respected “American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics.”

Darin has a special interest in Invisalign and has achieved Red Diamond provider status for this discreet treatment method. He has also been involved in tutoring postgraduate students at the University of Sydney and, along with Dr Rex, is involved with the “Give a Smile” programme. This ASO initiative provides orthodontic treatment to those financially unable.

Darin’s comical and easy-going nature makes him easily approachable and happy to answer any concerns regarding your orthodontic treatment.

Professional memberships

  • Australian Dental Association (ADA)
  • Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO)

Kristy

Kristy Dunn

Senior Oral Health Therapist & Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Kristy and I am the oral health therapist and dental hygienist at Lane Cove Orthodontics.

You will see me in the clinic working alongside Dr Rex and Dr Ballard, helping with various orthodontic procedures as well as assisting you to maintain good oral hygiene. I have been working in the dental field since 2006 and gained my Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Sydney in 2010. I absolutely love my job and find it extremely rewarding to be part of such beautiful dental transformations.

I was born and raised on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. In my spare time I like to play basketball and soccer, read and spend time with friends and family.

Jackie

Jackie Cunningham

Oral Health Therapist & Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Jackie and I’ve been a part of the Lane Cove Orthodontics team for over 10 years. I began my career working alongside Dr Rex and Dr Ballard as a dental assistant. After completing degrees in both Nutrition and Oral Health Therapy from the University of Newcastle, I am now a qualified Oral Health Therapist and Dental Hygienist. You will see me in the clinic helping Dr Rex during your appointments, as well as providing oral hygiene care.

It is extremely rewarding working within a practice that strives to provide the highest quality of treatment and care. I feel so proud to be part of such a talented team creating beautiful smiles for all of our patients.

In my spare time I love being outdoors, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Jo Tebbutt

Jo Tebbutt

Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Jo and I am a qualified dental hygienist who is proud to be part of this progressive and dynamic practice. Having more than 30 years experience in orthodontics I feel confident that my experience and clinical skills complement the high quality care provided by the Lane Cove Team. I strive to develop caring relationships with our patients and hope our patients enjoy their visits to Lane Cove Orthodontics as much as I like looking after them!

My other passion is long distance running and after reaching the milestone of more than 100 full marathons, I stopped counting and kept running!

Mitali Chauhan

Mitali Chauhan

Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Mitali and I am one of the dental hygienists you’ll see working at Lane Cove Orthodontics.

I have been in the dental field since 2014 and in orthodontics since graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Newcastle in 2016. You’ll see me throughout your smile journey working with Dr Rex and Dr Ballard. 

I love seeing the incredible transformations our patients go through and it is so rewarding working alongside orthodontists who strive for perfection.

In my spare time I love travelling, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Melanie Crocker

Melanie Crocker

Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Mel and I am a qualified Dental Hygienist and proud member of the Lane Cove Orthodontics team.

I have worked in the world of dental since 2011, and completed my Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Newcastle in 2015. I find orthodontics so fascinating as the techniques and information are ever-evolving, the job is nothing short of exciting! I love coming to work and contributing to each and every smile transformation alongside Dr Rex and Dr Ballard, as well as sharing the joy with our patients when they see their finished result. 

Outside of the clinic I love doing The Bay Walk, travelling and catching up with our young nieces and nephews. 

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