Your smile has the power to transform your face, so it’s important to make sure you’re in expert hands. Dr Siva Vasudavan is our Orthodontist-in-Chief and is qualified as a Specialist Orthodontist. As his office wall attests, he has undertaken more than 10 years advanced clinical training at world class tertiary institutions. Dr Siva grew up in Perth and is a graduate of the UWA School of Dentistry. He then worked for several years as a full-time Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry at Princess Margaret Hospital, where he was enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma of Child Health and Advanced Paediatric Life Support Programs. Dr Siva was then accepted into the prestigious Specialist Orthodontic Training Program at the University of Sydney, with clinical training completed at the Sydney Dental Hospital and Westmead Centre for Oral Health. After completing the rigorous, three year full-time Specialist training program in orthodontics at the University of Sydney, he graduated with a Master of Dental Science (Orthodontics) Degree in 2006.
Dr Siva was selected as the inaugural Fellow in the Craniofacial and Cleft Lip and Palate Orthodontics program at Harvard University, and Boston Children’s Hospital, in Massachusetts, USA. He completed this clinical Fellowship program over two years and concurrently completed a Master of Public Health Degree at Harvard University, graduating in 2009. Dr Siva continues to contribute to academic endeavours in orthodontic education and research. He was a Faculty Member and Visiting Lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Dentistry for more than six years, and currently holds an academic appointment as a Senior Research Fellow at UWA. Dr Siva is active in the academic field and has contributed more than 22 published articles in leading peer-reviewed research and scientific journals and has co-authored two text-book chapters– learn more >
Dr Siva is a member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists, American Craniofacial and Cleft Lip/Palate Association, Australian Dental Association, Harvard Society for the Advancement of Orthodontics and the Tweed Edgewise Orthodontic Society. He is a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists, and has completed examinations leading to specialist membership and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Dr Siva is the Chairman of the WA Regional Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He is regularly invited to lecture at local, national, and international meetings.
Not only does Dr Siva have the educational qualifications to care for your family, he has the patience. As the Father of three young children, Chase, Stella, and Allegra, he is a master at making even his littlest patients feel at ease. Whilst his past recreational pursuits included competitive basketball, and snowboarding, he spends much of his spare time with his young family. Dr Siva enjoys running and has completed the Chicago, Boston, and Berlin Marathons.
"The end result of your orthodontic treatment is ultimately determined by the skill of your Orthodontist."