(02) 6766 3030

Shop 1, 62-78 Bridge Street, Tamworth, 2340, NSW

Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm

The Orthodontists

Choices For Your Smile

Orthodontists

Dr Leigh Jones

Dr Alex Wenden

Dr Dinesh Sanmuganathan

Dr Ashwin Nair

Dr Leigh Jones

BDSC, MS, PhD

Dr Leigh graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia. He worked as a general dentist in WA for several years before completing his specialty training in orthodontics at the Royal Dental College in Aarhus, Denmark. He then completed his PhD in Odontology in 2011 in Denmark through the University.

Dr Leigh has run a successful Orthodontic Practice in Sydney for almost twenty years and has a wealth of experience and knowledge. He enjoys treating patients of all ages. Dr Leigh also teaches the orthodontic registrars at the University of Sydney, whom his able to share his knowledge and experience. Dr Leigh continues to keep abreast of new advances in orthodontic treatment through seminars and conferences in Australia and overseas. He is Past President of Manly Warringah Dental Study Group, a position he held for 18 years.

Dr Dinesh Sanmuganathan

BDS (Syd), DCD (Adel), MRACDS, MOrth RCS (Edin)

Dr Dinesh, completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2001, after which he worked in both the Hunter and Sydney regions as a general dentist. During this time he also had the opportunity to complete volunteer work overseas and the combination of these experiences allowed him to get a strong background in all areas of dentistry and experience different types of communities.

He then spent three years in the picturesque city of Adelaide, where he finished his specialist training obtaining a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics). Upon entry, he was the sole orthodontic student in receipt of the Australian Postgraduate Award, a national scholarship for academic excellence. Since then he has completed a Membership in Orthodontics with the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and also a Membership in Orthodontics through the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Dr Dinesh has been provided orthodontic care to thousands of people in Tamworth for close to ten years!

Dr Alex Wenden

Specialist Orthondontist

Dr Alex completed his dental degree at the University of Sydney, graduating with Honours in 2007. After this he worked as a general dentist treating medically complex patients at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown. With a passion for the field of orthodontics, Dr Alex accepted a three year specialty orthodontic training position at the University of Hong Kong, which he completed in 2012. During this time he also completed a Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, UK.

Since then Dr Alex has worked as a orthodontist both in his hometown Sydney, as well as in Singapore and is now excited to offer the most state of art orthodontic procedures to the Tamworth area. Dr Alex is a Registered Orthodontic Specialist with the Dental Board of Australia (AHPRA), is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the European Orthodontic Society the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is an Invisalign® accredited Orthodontis

Dr Ashwin Nair

BDent (Hons)(Syd), DClinDent (Ortho)(Syd), MRACDS (Ortho), BMedSc (UNSW)

After completing a Bachelor in Medical Science at UNSW, I went straight into dentistry at the University of Sydney, completing it with honours. I then worked in private practices in and around Sydney for seven years, giving me valuable experience in all aspects of dentistry, while also participating in volunteer programs providing dental treatment to underprivileged people in Fiji.

Whilst in general practice, I thoroughly enjoyed treating children and teenagers and seeing the positive changes in their confidence whilst they underwent their orthodontic treatment with their orthodontist. After undertaking a number of continuing education courses, I decided to pursue my interest in orthodontics by returning to university. The three year specialist orthodontic program at the University of Sydney has provided me with the skills to provide orthodontic treatment to a broad spectrum of patients, with treatments ranging from early intervention to orthognathic surgery.

It is vitally important to stay abreast of best practice and new developments within the field of orthodontics, and as such I try to attend as many conferences and educational events as possible both in person and virtually. I have been certified in the use of Invisalign, continuing to learn from the best in both disciplines in order to provide the best possible treatments to my patients.

While not at work, I love to spend time with my wife and friends, ideally with good food involved! I’m also especially into both listening to and playing music and have been a part of a number of bands in and around Sydney. Sadly not nearly talented enough to quit the day job though…

Dr Leigh Jones

Dr Alex Wenden

Dr Dinesh Sanmuganathan

Dr Ashwin Nair