All of the doctors you see at Croydon Orthodontics are specialist orthodontists
and members of the Australian Society of Orthodontics (ASO).
Orthodontists are dentists that have completed a further three years of full time
training at an accredited university.
The approachable Dr Emily heads Croydon Orthodontics.
After graduating as a dentist from Adelaide University, Emily enjoyed an inspiring first year, working as a general dentist in Hervey Bay for Queensland Health.
She then moved to London for several years, working as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Guys, Kings and St Thomas’s Hospital Emily completed the UK equivalent of the Royal Australia College of Dental Surgeons primary examinations during her time at Guy’s (MFDS), which meant ‘I saw more of the inside of a textbook than of Europe’ but helped her to gain a place in the highly regarded postgraduate orthodontic program at Melbourne University.
Emily completed the three year postgraduate doctorate program in Orthodontics at the University of Melbourne in 2008. Emily finds being an Orthodontist very rewarding.
‘Personally I get great pleasure in finding more efficient ways to achieve an even better results. Part of this is getting to know my patients well, and therefore being able to tailor aspects of their treatment better to them.’
In her time outside of work Emily can be found outdoors, exploring the Victoria markets or visiting friends, probably with her toy poodle Tina tucked under her arm.
Dr David Mastroianni graduated 2003 from Sydney University with a First Class Honours degree in Dentistry. He went on to complete the Primary Examinations for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, receiving commendations in all subjects before undertaking his postgraduate doctorate degree in Orthodontics at Melbourne University in 2007.
David enjoys maintaining an up-to-the minute knowledge of current practices in orthodontics, particularly in the area of technology. Equally he enjoys the daily interactions with his patients and their families. He is approachable, and likes to explain all aspects of treatment with his patients.
“I probably take the continuity of care a little too seriously,” he says. “Watching patients from their younger years, through adolescence to early adulthood is the most satisfying part of the job. It’s really enjoyable to see photos of patients at the completion of their treatment.”
Outside of work, David enjoys running and cooking.
He also enjoys football and motorsport.
The calm and composed Dr Maggie is a great favourite amongst our big and little patients alike.
Margaret is a native New Zealander, graduating as a dentist from the University of Otago with distinction and then competed the Royal Australia College of Dental Surgeons primary examinations the following year. Margaret jumped the ditch soon after graduating, working as a general dentist in Sydney.
On gaining acceptance into the program, she moved to Melbourne to undertake the three year postgraduate doctorate degree in Orthodontics with the University of Melbourne. Margaret completed her postgraduate orthodontic degree and membership exams with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2014. Margaret has since made Melbourne her home.
Margaret finds the most enjoyable aspect of her job is “witnessing the positive changes in her patient’s with treatment.”
Outside of work, Margaret enjoys proficiency in many artistic pursuits, taking pottery and art classes. She enjoys playing social tennis, hiking and skiing with her friends.