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About Our Doctors

Have you ever wondered why Australia only has 400 orthodontists? It’s because it takes on average 12-15 years to gain enough skills to become qualified specialist.

Dr. Benjamin J. Gaffey B.D.S. (Adel) D Clin Dent (Orthodontics) (New Zealand)

Born in Nowra in 1978, Dr. Benjamin Gaffey can rightly claim that he has the Shoalhaven in his blood. He completed his initial dental training at the University of Adelaide where he received the SAFDER research scholarship. He then went on the work as a dentist with the Royal Australian Navy, deploying out on active missions as well as working on bases along the Eastern seaboard. In 2007 Ben completed a Doctorate in Orthodontics at the University of Otago (New Zealand) and returned to Australia.

Ben joined the LiveWire Orthodontics team in late 2007 where he became the only second fulltime dental specialist to work in the Shoalhaven.