Dr Trudy Stewart

BDS (Adel), BOCCTHY (Qld), DClinDent (Adel)

Dr Trudy Stewart grew up in country Queensland and initially studied a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland. After working as an occupational therapist for 3 years, Dr Stewart returned to university and completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery through the University of Adelaide in 2004.

Trudy was awarded many prizes while studying her dental degree, including the Physics prize, Malcolm Joyner Prize, T Draper Campbell Medal and Prize and the Australian Society of Orthodontists Prize. Dr Stewart was recognised on the Dean’s List on completion of her undergraduate studies and received the prestigious Moore Medal for overall academic excellence and outstanding contribution as an undergraduate student.

Following five years of general dental practice at The Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital in Western Australia and Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, Dr Stewart returned to the University of Adelaide and undertook her Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics. She graduated in 2013 with a Dean’s commendation for excellence for her research on dental ankylosis.

Since graduation, Dr Stewart has worked in both the public and private sectors in Adelaide and more recently in private practice in Perth. Dr Stewart is a member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists and regularly attends local, national and international conferences to keep at the forefront of orthodontic knowledge.

Outside of orthodontics, Dr Stewart is interested in mid-century furniture and travel and loves spending time with her miniature dachshunds, Harvey and Milo. Dr Stewart also donates prizes to Mulgildie State Primary School and Monto State High School; her former primary and high schools for the highest academic achievement in year 7 and year 11.

Dr Gavin Lenz

Dr Gavin Lenz works both on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane and enjoys helping patients achieve a terrific smile as comfortably, efficiently and economically as possible.
He worked in the Royal Australian Air Force for 6 years as a dentist. In 1996, he was awarded Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and then in 1997 commenced his orthodontic training at the University of Melbourne finishing in 1999.

Gavin has worked as an orthodontist for short periods of time in Rockhampton, Queensland; Wellington, New Zealand; Cambridge, U.K.; and Toronto, Canada. In Toronto he worked at the Hospital for Sick Children, aiding in the treatment of complex patients including those with Cleft Lip and Palate, and other craniofacial anomalies. He recently finished working at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital where he was part of the team treating patients within this specialised area.
He is married with 2 sons and a daughter and besides uninterrupted sleep, he enjoys bushwalking, cycling, surfing and reading. They currently reside in Alexandra Headlands on the Sunshine Coast.