Although born in Toowoomba QLD, Ross grew up in West Pymble and counts himself a New South Welshman.
Ross studied Dentistry at Sydney University, graduating with Honours. He also joined the RAAF and, that same year, married Judith. His first RAAF posting was in Adelaide, then on to Sydney followed by Williamtown, home of the “Hornet”. Having had enough of fighter planes and their noise Ross and his family moved to Perth, in time for the “America’s Cup”.
The RAAF sponsored Ross to study Orthodontics in Manchester, UK. While he studied for his Masters’ Degree his family had a great time visiting all manner of interesting places – at least he got to see the holiday snaps. The family returned to Australia in 1990 to Glenbrook NSW and Ross became the RAAF’s Senior Operational Dental Officer.
Since 1998 he has practiced orthodontics full time in private practice. With a keen interest in aesthetic treatment options, he practices the lingual technique and uses other low visibility appliances, in addition to traditional orthodontic techniques.
Ross and his family live in Baulkham Hills. When young his children developed a passion for inline roller hockey and ice hockey. His son has represented Australia at numerous inline hockey World Championships and plays for the Sydney Bears in the National ice hockey league while his daughter played with equal enthusiasm until marriage and motherhood intervened. She remains a keen netballer and is encouraging her daughter in that direction as well. All that led Ross to throw himself into it too and he recently represented Australia at the Veterans’ World Inline Hockey Cup. His wife, Judith, is an internationally renowned teacher of “smocking”, a form of hand embroidery – very handy with a granddaughter to dress.
BDS (Hons), MSc (Orth), MRACDS (Orth), Grad Dip Admin Studies
Consultant Orthodontist to the Australian Defence Force since 1998.
He is a member of the Australian Dental Association, The Australian Society of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists, the Australian Society of Lingual Orthodontists and a Certified