Dr Tony Collett

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). In addition, he is certified with the Australian Orthodontic Board. He also holds membership in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS Orth).
Following his specialist training, Dr Collett took a position at the University of Michigan as a research fellow.

Professional associations
Dr Collett is a member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists, an international member of the American Association of Orthodontists, a fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists, a fellow of the International College of Dentists and a member of the Australian Dental Association.

Professional activities
Dr Collett has served on many dental and orthodontic committees. He is a past president of the Australian Society of Orthodontists. He is an examiner for the Australian Orthodontic Board, an examiner/assessor (and benefactor) for the Australian Society of Orthodontists Foundation for Research and Education and a member of the editorial committee of the Australian Orthodontic Journal. In addition, Dr Collett is on the staff at the University of Melbourne Dental School, and holds the position of Senior Orthodontist at Monash Medical Centre. He is also the visiting orthodontist with the Vietnam Dental and Oral health Team at The National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology in Ho Chi Minh City. In this capacity he serves as a volunteer with the Cleft Team providing much needed care to disadvantaged people afflicted with cleft palate and other jaw anomalies.

Dr Collett has been involved in orthodontic research and has a number of publications in orthodontic and scientific journals. He has also lectured at national and international conventions. He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Australian Society of Orthodontists, The Achievement in Dentistry Award by the Australian Dental Association, an International Volunteer Award by the Australian Government and has been elected a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary Australia in recognition of community service.

Who Is Tony really?
Dr Collett is married with two adult boys and enjoys spending time with the family. He volunteers as a timekeeper with his son’s basketball team. He and his boys follow the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Kangaroos.
“I enjoy my work as an orthodontist and don’t view leaving for work in the morning as a chore, but rather another day of talking to and meeting many interesting people, while helping them obtain the smile they desire. It is a gratifying experience to see someone’s self-esteem and happiness improve with a better smile.”