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ABOUT US


At Ferntree Orthodontics –

OUR VALUES


INDIVIDUAL CARE IN MIND

Our patients welcome the fact that we haven’t followed the trend towards production line orthodontics. Individual single operatory chair treatment rooms are the core of our practice, rather than the multiple chair set-ups where patients lie side by side waiting to be seen. Our practice layout means we are at the same time, able to be efficient, attend to you as an individual and our fees are no higher.


EVIDENCE-BASED

Dr Collett is a contemporary mainstream practitioner. We embrace new evidence-based developments and technology in order to keep up to date. You can be assured that we are reluctant to take on board the latest fads and marketing hype without some solid substance.This means we use techniques that are widely accepted by the vast majority of orthodontists that have, for the most part, stood the test of time. The success of the techniques is not just a matter of opinion, but can be supported by independent scientific evidence.


ENVIRONMENT

Our policy is to practice environmental conservation where possible and to buy Australian if a quality product option is there. We generate our own solar power, use recycled paper and we practice recycling (but never of patient used items). A local business in the Dandenong Ranges produces some of our orthodontic supplies. We also purchase other Australian products from several sources.


EXPERTISE

Dr Collett is committed to continuing education and attends numerous orthodontic conventions and lectures (also as a presenter). Dr Collett is a member of the executive committee of the Australian Society of Orthodontists. He also is a member of the teaching staff of The University of Melbourne Dental School, and senior orthodontist at Monash Medical Centre.


GIVING BACK

We also participate in the Give a Smile Program. This is an initiative of the Australian Society of Orthodontists aimed at assisting disadvantaged children in obtaining orthodontic care.


PREMIUM FACILITIES

We are computerised and all our staff have a high degree of computer literacy.
As well as utlising specialist orthodontic software, we also use accounting packages, word processing and database software. Digital photography forms an integral part of our treatment records. All equipment is the latest state of the art. We have strict infection control procedures and our autoclave never seems to be resting.




COMMUNITY MINDED

Long-term members of this community. We celebrate the patients who we saw as teenager and that are now entrusting us with the care of their children and teenagers.


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ORTHODONTISTS

The person with expertise to guide your treatment decisions is the same person who will be doing the active treatment – your orthodontist.




GIVE A SMILE

We also participate in the Give a Smile Program. This is an initiative of the Australian Society of Orthodontists aimed at assisting disadvantaged children in obtaining orthodontic care.


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SATISFIED CLIENTS

The use of patient testimonials is illegal for orthodontists. Ask your friends and family for recommendations. We are very proud that we are seeing the teenagers of people that we helped as teenagers. It is great to see the long-term benefits of a lasting smile.



Ferntree Orthodontics

PROFESSIONAL TEAM



Orthodontic Specialist

Tony Collett


BDSc MDSc PhD AOB Cert MRACDS(Orth) FICD
Dr Collett completed his university education at The University of Melbourne where he gained his dental qualifications (BDSc), his specialist degree (MDSc Orthodontics), and his doctorate (PhD)…




Orthodontic Specialist

Annie


The newest member of the team!




Dental Hygienist

Carmen


All our patients will see Carmen at various stages to have dental photos and impressions taken to make models of the teeth. Carmen also performs tasks such as placing separator rubbers prior to to braces being fitted. The actual treatment visits where the braces are placed and adjusted are with Dr Tony or Dr Annie.



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Specialist orthodontics involves careful consideration of long term success. Our patients now bring their own children to see us. That is the highest compliment we can get and we love that we are part of their family, their community.

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