Meet some of the local specialists as they impart their knowledge orthodontic referrals and OSA and airways as well as a guest presenter traveling out from Brisbane to cover special needs dentistry.
- Dr Emily Close
- Specialist Orthodontist
- What to look
at and indications for orthodontic referral
- New patient consultations and the use of 3D imaging and digital orthodontics
- Daniel Anderson - Otolaryngologist/ ENT
- Dr Lydia See - Special Needs Dental Specialist
- "Un-complicating the complicated" - The assessment and management of Special Needs Patients
Dr Emily Close - Specialist Orthodontist
Dr Emily Close was awarded her dental degree in Scotland in 2004. She
then commissioned into the British Army as a Dental Officer and spent
several years treating soldiers and their families. In 2010 she
emigrated to Australia where she worked in general practice for a short
period before her post graduate training at the University of
After graduation, Emily began work at Toowoomba
Orthodontists in 2015. This practice has always been at the forefront of
orthodontic technology and advancement. All of the orthodontists
regularly welcome colleagues to the practice and present lectures
throughout Australia and internationally to share their knowledge.
BAppSc(EXSS), MBBS, MSpMed, FRACS
Dr Daniel Anderson is an Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon who specialises in all conditions of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck, including parotid, thyroid and skin cancer surgery.
Daniel graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2007. He subsequently completed a number of years of training in General Surgery before transitioning to the subspecialty field of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
During his training, Daniel had the privilege to work in some of Queensland’s world leading head and neck centres, learning from some of the best surgeons in the field.
Since finishing training, Daniel has worked as a Specialist at the Queensland Childrens Hospital, Gold Coast University Hospital and privately on the Gold Coast. Daniel has moved to Toowoomba to be closer to family and is setting up practice with Dr David Morrissey in the Medici Centre.
Daniel is passionately involved in registrar training and teaching and is committed to the ongoing education of the next generation of surgeons and other medical practitioners. He is keen to work collaboratively with local General Practitioners, Dentists and Allied Health Care Services.
Daniel’s goal as a surgeon is to provide each and every patient with the care and compassion he would expect his own family to receive.
Daniel is passionate about all aspects of ENT.
He is looking forward to helping improve access to ENT services for patients from the Darling Downs and surrounding regions.
Dr Lydia See
Since graduating as a general dentist from the University of Western Australia, Lydia quickly discovered her passion laid within two areas: special care dentistry, dental education and community dentistry. To ensure she was able to deliver the best possible care in these areas, she completed a Master of Geriatric Dentistry at the University of Southern California and then became a dental specialist after completing a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry) at the University of Queensland.
Lydia’s professional experience spans across public, hospital and private clinical practice, multiple research publications and tertiary education. In particular, her areas of interest include patients who have medical complexities, history of head and neck cancer, dental phobias, intellectual disability and geriatric populations. In her spare time, Lydia enjoys hunting for the best vegetarian restaurants.
"Un-complicating the complicated" - The assessment and management of Special Needs Patients.
Special needs dentistry is often an area of great hesitancy for a lot of clinicians. The patients often present with complicated psycho-social and medical histories, dental managements, and physical limitations. The aim of the presentation to help simplify the thought processes that are involved with the management and treatment planning of patients with complex needs.
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