Dr Lai Ferguson
Dr. Ferguson studied dentistry in Adelaide and graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1983. He then traveled to London and worked as a general dentist for two years. Returning to Adelaide he worked for the South Australian Dental Service. After completing the Primary examinations of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons he traveled back to England and commenced a Masters program in Orthodontics at Sheffield University. He completed his Masters Degree and the Diploma in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons, London, in 1989.Returning to Australia, Dr. Ferguson joined an orthodontic practice as an assistant and later an associate. After two years of ongoing training he opened his own room in Dandenong, in 1995. Dr. Ferguson became a Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2008 in the special stream of orthodontics. For the last 19 years Dr. Ferguson has been working as a sole practitioner at 70 Stud Road, Dandenong. This means that all patient and parent contacts are with Dr. Ferguson. "I personally trace each x-ray, make treatment planning decisions, conduct parent discussions, fit the braces and carry out all adjustments, including removing the braces at the end of treatment and supervising the retainers"Things change quickly and it is important to stay current. Every year Dr. Ferguson travels to the U.S.A. where he attends the American Association of Orthodontists meeting. This is the biggest orthodontic conference in the world and features many lecturers from differnent countries and a huge trade display of all the latest technology and equipment available. The new dental licencing body, A.P.R.A., requires that all orthodontists complete a minimum number of hours of C.P.D. (continuing professional development). Dr. Ferguson usually completes far more than the required minimum hours of ongoing education.At 54 years of age, Dr. Ferguson has over 30 years of dental experience. He recently added an Itero digital scanner to the practice and now offers Invisalign in a fully digital format. In the years ahead new and exciting changes will be introduced to the practice so that you, the patient, can experience the most up to date orthodontic experience available.