Who is our local orthodontist?

Adam Wallace is a specialist orthodontist who has had more than 17 years of experience in the dental profession. He was born and raised in Arawata, South Gippsland. His mum owned the Quilter’s Barn in Loch and his dad worked with Graham Rowe at Vin Rowe Farm Machinery of which he has had many fond memories as a kid!

Adam attended Chairo Christian School (Leongatha campus) and went on to complete both his Dentistry and Orthodontic specialist training at the University of Melbourne. He has continued to lecture, demonstrate and examine at the University since graduating in 2005. Additionally, he examines overseas trained dentists at the Australian Dental Council. As much as Adam loves teaching, the majority of his career has been spent at a practice in Heathmont, Melbourne.

Adam’s undergraduate research was quite apt coming from a dairy farm. He studied the casein proteins in milk and the protective effect on teeth to help reduce plaque formation. Milk is important for teeth and funnily enough, it seems to be an integral part of the family with his cousin’s husband being one half of the team running the awesome local business, Gippsland Jersey! Adam went on to graduate the Bachelor of Dental Science degree as valedictorian with honours and received a total of ten scholarships, prizes, awards and special achievements throughout his undergraduate degree.

Following graduation, he went onto his Masters, researching the effects of bisphosphonate use on treatment of benign bone disease and impaired dental healing. His passion for academics pursued and he has held several academic roles including the Clinical Practice and Specialist Areas in Dentistry (Orthodontics) Convenor for the Bachelor of Oral Health program. Recently, his doctoral thesis was an important clinical study on the treatment outcome between Invisalign and traditional braces which intends to be published soon.

Adam is passionate about orthodontics and thoroughly enjoys creating beautiful smiles for his patients. He likes to provide a personalised approach to his treatment to ensure that patients feel welcome and comfortable. Further to this, specialist orthodontic training and certification with the Australasian Board of Orthodontists has allowed him to appreciate the finer attention to detail in treatment.

Outside Adam’s passion for his work and devotion to his patients, he is kept busy with a farm in the Strzelecki ranges where he has been living for the last 10 years. He currently has angus cattle, sheep, alpacas and two border collie x kelpie dogs. Family is also really important, and he looks forward to being able to spend more time with his family in the local areas of Drouin, Jindivick, Inverloch and Sale.

Adam aims to provide specialist care for all his patients with a kind, gentle nature and looks forward to seeing several generations of patients in the future.

Dr Adam provides treatment for all ages with affordable interest-free payment plans at Gippsland Orthodontics.

Traditional braces

Clear braces

Invisalign and clear aligner treatment

Early intervention orthodontic treatment

Teen and adult treatment