At Smile Team Orthodontics in Illawarra, one thing is clear. The team of specialist orthodontic professionals caring for patients in the Southern Highlands believes every single one of them deserves a winning smile. No matter what age their patients are, or what orthodontic problems they present with, Smile Team Orthodontics works with, and for, their patients to achieve the very best orthodontic result.
Smile Team Orthodontics offers an extensive range of teeth straightening treatments from its four clinics. These include metal braces, clear braces, lingual braces and hidden braces, also known as Invisalign. Smile Team Orthodontics’ Invisalign expertise makes these virtually invisible aligners a very popular option for Illawarra patients. The team can also treat patients suffering from sleep apnea.
Not only does the Smile Team Orthodontics team achieve great results for their patients, they do so at an affordable cost. Flexible payment plans, 24-months interest-free and monthly instalments are just some of the payment options available to patients from the team’s four clinics in Wollongong, Shellharbour, Bowral and Wentworthville.
Dr Joe Geenty
Dr Geenty received his dental training at Otago University in New Zealand, where he attained his bachelor of dental surgery in 1975. He spent two years as a dental registrar at a provincial hospital before returning to Otago to begin post-graduate training in orthodontics. Dr Geenty began practicing in Wollongong in 1981, and he was appointed part time clinical associate in orthodontics at Westmead Hospital in 1985. He was appointed senior clinical associate at the University of Sydney in 1993, and, in 2008, he was appointed senior clinical lecturer there. Currently, Dr Geenty spends two days a month teaching post-graduate students. He also lectures to orthodontists and dentists in Australia and overseas. He has had several original articles published in scientific journals, and was president of the NSW Branch of the Australian Society of Orthodontists in 1999 and 2000.
Dr Geenty is a keen runner and competes in 10 kilometer races and half marathons. His team won the corporate team section at the Illawarra Aquathon in 2005 and was runner up in 2008. Dr Geenty lives in Wollongong with his wife and three children.
Dr Guy Farland
Guy was awarded his Bachelor of Dental Surgery with distinction at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He then worked in the public hospital system as a Dental House Surgeon for a year before working in private general dentistry for three years in Dunedin New Zealand. After graduating Guy sat the Royal Australasian College of Dentistry primary exams and was awarded the Christensen Medal. He undertook his specialist training at the University of Otago New Zealand and received his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics. Guy is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthodontics) and the Australasian Orthodontic Board. Prior to his career in dentistry Guy spent eight years working as a veterinary surgeon in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Whilst in the U.K. he served as a Veterinary Officer in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps Reserves. Guy is a keen rugby and touch rugby player and also enjoys surfing, snowboarding and golf. He and his young family are very happy to be living in Wollongong and getting involved in the community.
Dr Henry Ho
Henry completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He worked in a private general practice in Auckland before he serviced the New Zealand Defence Force as a dental officer for 3 years. He then migrated to Australia to begin his post graduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Adelaide, where he received Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics). Henry is a member of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He has lectured at local dental meetings and international conferences, and was an invited speaker for the recent World Federation of Orthodontics Congress. He is currently working in private specialist practice in Sydney and Wollongong with an emphasis on Invisalign and aesthetics orthodontics.
Dr Jenkin Chiu
Jenkin was born in Hong Kong, but moved to Australia when he was a young toddler. He attended Sydney Grammar School from Year 5, and had braces for two years during early high school. He was accepted for a Melbourne National Scholarship to study Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Melbourne, and graduated with Honours in 2006. Jenkin returned to Sydney and spent five years practicing general dentistry in full-time private practice at multiple localities from Mosman to Green Valley, caring for the teeth of people from all walks of life. During this time, he rediscovered his interest for orthodontics, which was first inspired by his own orthodontist and the way his craft improved the lives of the other patients. Jenkin completed his specialist orthodontic degree at the University of Sydney, and looks forward to giving his patients the same results, confidence and self-esteem that he was fortunate to receive himself with braces. Patients find it easy to connect with Jenkin and his easy-going nature. Jenkin is looking forward to meeting new clients at Smile Team.
Dr Peter Hoang
Dr Hoang is a passionate Specialist Orthodontist, with two favourite aspects of his job. The first being the transformational quality that orthodontic treatment can have and seeing people’s reactions when they see the results of the process.
Creating a beautiful smile for someone usually means they use it more! His other favourite aspect is helping treat obstructive sleep apnoea with orthodontic treatment. The effect disrupted sleep can have on someone’s health and wellbeing can be drastic. Dr Hoang particularly loves being able to help repair the situation in a local multidisciplinary team, collaborating with ENTs, dentists, sleep physicians and sleep psychologists.
Dr Peter was born and raised in Sydney, where he attended Fort Street High School. After completing high school, he travelled to Adelaide to complete his degree in Dentistry. Peter returned to Sydney to work in private practice and to tutor oral surgery students at the University of Sydney.
A pivotal figure in Dr Hoang’s career was Smile Team’s Dr Joe Geenty, who taught him his Long Orthodontic Course at the University of Sydney. It was Dr Geenty that encouraged him to become an orthodontist. Dr Hoang then went on to become a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons by examination, completed a Masters in Philosophy and a research degree on orthodontic miniscrews. Peter then went on to complete his specialist’s degree: Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney. Dr Hoang has again returned to teaching at the University, this time teaching the next generation of Orthodontists at the University of Sydney.
His hobbies include entertaining his young children and playing video games. At Smile Team, we’re so lucky to call him a member of the team, and he is hugely valued by his patients.
His achievements include BDS (Adelaide), FRACDS, MPhil (Dent Sydney), DClinDent (Orthodontics Sydney), MOrtho RCS (Edin), MRACDS (Ortho).