The team at the Straight Smile Centre™ all have one thing in common – we are passionate about creating the best possible results to give our patients something to smile about. Each member was handpicked to ensure you receive professional advice and the highest level of care throughout your treatment. We also believe you should feel at ease during treatment and will do everything we can to provide a comfortable and patient-friendly environment.
Dr Grant Duncan
BDS (Adel), MSc (Man, Canada) MRACDS (Orth), FICD
Dr Duncan graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1976 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, and then continued his education at the University of Manitoba, Canada, obtaining his Master of Science in 1982. During this period his research focused on triggers for cellular activity during orthodontic tooth movement.
A strong interest in research and education has seen Dr Duncan hold both teaching and administrative positions. He was a long term Board member and past president of the South Australian Foundation for Dental Education and Research (SAFDER). He is the co-founder of and clinical adviser to The Invisible Orthodontist, an international group of orthodontists who focus on invisible orthodontic solutions, predominately directed towards the Invisalign appliance.
Dr Duncan was involved in the very early stages of the Invisalign orthodontic system, treating his first patient in year 2000. He has now treated over 5000 aligner patients. He has been a leading innovator and educator in aligner systems, has been a long term clinical tutor in the University of Adelaide Orthodontic Programme, and has presented in Australia, NZ, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, France, Spain, the UK, Canada and the USA.
Although orthodontics is a passion for Dr D, he has always maintained a close connection to his community (currently actively involved in supporting the Hutt St Centre for the homeless), and his biggest passion is his growing family of children and grandchildren. He even has an orthodontist daughter!
Dr Wayne Chen
BDS, BSc (Hons), DClin Dent, MRACDS, MOrth RCS (Edin)
English & Mandarin
Dr Chen is originally from Brisbane and graduated from the University of Adelaide dental school in 2003. He practiced for numerous years as a general dentist in both the private and public sector before returning to the University of Adelaide for further studies, completing his Honours research degree with first class honours in 2008. He then completed his specialisation in orthodontics as well as attaining memberships in orthodontics with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.
Dr Chen regularly attends meetings, courses and conferences (local and international) to ensure he is up-to-date with the latest technologies and breakthroughs. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association as well as the Australian Society of Orthodontists. He is also a certified member of the Australian Orthodontic Board.
Dr Chen is a clinical tutor within the University of Adelaide post graduate Orthodontic Programme.
Aside from straightening teeth, Dr Chen is also good at burning his cooking, although this does not seem to stop him! He also enjoys bush walking, tennis and reading a good book. However, since the birth of his three children, you’ll mainly find him in the supermarket looking lost or acting as a chauffeur to his children’s busy lifestyles.
Dr Seerone Anandarajah
BDS, BSc Hons (Adel), DClinDent (Orth)
Dr Seerone is a Registered Orthodontic Specialist with the Dental Board of Australia and has achieved Australasian Orthodontic Board (AOB) Certification. He holds professional memberships in several organisations, including:
- The Australian Dental Association
- The Australian Society of Orthodontists
- Australian Orthodontic board
- The American Association of Orthodontists
- The Australian Orthodontic Begg Society
- The Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons.
Dr Seerone moved to Adelaide from Brisbane in 2004 to pursue a career in dentistry and has since used his qualifications and experience to compliment his passion to improve the smiles of his patients. Dr Seerone achieved honours in Bachelor of Science in Dentistry and was awarded with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in 2015, with his post-graduate research presented both nationally and internationally, as well as published in various international orthodontic journals.
Dr Seerone mentors undergraduate students in the area of Orthodontics at the University of Adelaide. He also enjoys keeping up to date with the latest techniques and innovations in orthodontics, and prides himself in not only being able to provide high quality treatment to his patients, but also making the journey to a wonderful smile as enjoyable as possible.
When not creating beautiful smiles at the Straight Smile Centre, Dr Seerone enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching the Adelaide Crows. His cooking skills are questionable, but he still tries anyway.
Dr Laura Duncan
BDS (Aus), MSc Ortho (Can), MOrtho RCSEd (UK), RCDC (Can), ABO (US)
We are thrilled to introduce Dr Laura Duncan, our new specialist orthodontist at Straight Smile Centre (Norwood & Mount Barker). After spending a decade overseas, Dr Duncan is returning to her hometown of Adelaide with her three young children to join our team from May.
Dr Duncan will be working alongside our existing Doctors to provide the highest level of orthodontic care to our valued patients.
Dr Duncan is an experienced orthodontist and specialist in Invisalign treatment. She follows in the footsteps of her father, Dr Grant Duncan, who is an internationally recognized Invisalign provider. With more than 12 years of experience in creating over 1,500 stunning Invisalign smiles, Dr Duncan has been awarded with the Diamond Apex status, which is awarded to the top 1% of providers. You can have confidence that your smile is in good hands with her.
With her vast experience treating patients on three continents and working alongside and being mentored by orthodontists from around the world, Dr Duncan is well-equipped to plan orthodontic treatments for children, teens, and adults to help them achieve the smile of their dreams.
Dr Steven Farrer
Our senior orthodontist Dr Steven Farrer has been serving the Adelaide Hills for over 25 years. Married with four children, Steven is also a Hills resident. His general dental and specialist orthodontic training was at the University of Adelaide. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
He is a past president of the Australian Society of Orthodontists (SA Branch). He has presented at clinical and scientific meetings in Australia and internationally and keeps up to date with current technology and scientific advances in orthodontics.
For over 10 years, Steven has been actively involved in clinical tutoring in the postgraduate orthodontic training program in the University of Adelaide.
See us online or in the clinicBook a free consultation
WHO WILL I MEET?
- One of our Treatment Coordinators, all of whom are specially trained to assess and discuss your treatment options. They are happy to see you online for a virtual consultation or in the clinic.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- We'll listen to you as you explain what you'd like to achieve from treatment.
- We will take a look at your mouth, teeth and smile to assess your orthodontic needs.
- We will explain all your treatment options and get some photos of your teeth. We may also take x-rays if we are seeing you for a consultation in the clinic, at no cost.
- Our orthodontist will create a bespoke treatment plan just for you.