Dr John Owen AM
Job Title: Oral Surgeon
He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1977 and entered private practice. After spending 1980 in London, studying at the Royal College of Dental Surgeons and establishing a general dental practice in Finsbury Park, he returned to Perth and completed his Masters degree in Orthodontics in 1984. Over the next 25 years, John established two specialist Orthodontic practices in the Perth suburbs of Midland and Mount Lawley which grew to a combined Team of five orthodontists and 33 staff. He has held the position of Honorary Consultant Orthodontist to the Disabilities Services Commission since 1986 and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International and Pierre Fauchaud Academy. John has recently been elected Regent, Section VIII, Australasian Section, International College of Dentists. In early 2009, John and his wife Jan, founded, coordinated and financed, the Kimberley Dental Team. With the assistance of volunteer dental teams, the Team has visited the remote East Kimberley region of WA, five times, to provide much needed urgent general dental care. The Team regularly visits the many far flung communities around Halls Creek, including Balgo Hills, Ringers Soak, Yiyili, Warmun, Frog Hollow and Gibb River Community. In his spare time, John is an adventurer at heart. He has trekked and climbed on many of the large mountains of the word, in India, Pakistan, Nepal, France and Tanzania and has flown a helicopter to all corners of Australia and New Zealand with his wife Jan. The helicopter is an invaluable aid to get dental teams into the remote communities and maximize the Teams productive time.