In his 20 plus years of Orthodontic Practice, Dr NICK has published, lectured both locally and internationally (mainly in New York), and has offered his knowledge to students at The University of Queensland Dental School.
He has travelled extensively in the pursuit of knowledge to help him achieve many wonderful smiles. He has a real passion for orthodontics and looks forward to more educational travel in the future with his wife and two sons in order to stay at the forefront of orthodontic innovation.
Dr NICK is determined to make sure that his patients are receiving the very best of care with maximum comfort and convenience. A testament to this is the fact that he is one of only a few Orthodontists in Australia to have invested in significant training and infrastructure to make SureSmile (a revolutionary 3D biodigital orthodontic technique) available to his patients. Combined with the fact that he has been an Invisalign accredited orthodontist since 2002, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
Steve started Imagine Orthodontics in 2006, having previously worked as a dentist since 1996. He completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) in 2000 and in 2001 was accepted into the Master of Dental Science, MDSc, orthodontic program at UQ in 2001. This is the three year specialist training degree to become an orthodontist.
After graduation Steve worked with an orthodontic group practice in the Brisbane area in 2004-2005. He left this practice to start Imagine Orthodontics in 2006 with a view to providing the premiere orthodontic service in Brisbane.
Throughout his dental and orthodontic careers, Dr Stephen Papas has completed all requirements to be fully qualified and Imagine Orthodontics is the only orthodontic surgery that provides the full range of orthodontic treatments. It's also one of the few that actually provides consultations with the orthodontist only - at many other practices you only see the orthodontist for a short time and the rest is taken care of by other staff.
Here's a list of Steve's impressive qualifications:
Dr Stephen Papas is also collaborating with the University of New South Wales to develop new orthodontic technologies (watch this space - coming soon!)
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