Gavin trained as a dentist in South Africa and was awarded the distinguished Orthodontic Medal by the Dental Association of South Africa when he graduated. Wishing to pursue his passion for the specialty, he commenced a three-year training programme in Orthodontics in 2001 at Guy’s Hospital, London, and the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.
In 2003 he attained a Master’s degree in Orthodontics (MSc), followed by his Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2004.
To further broaden his experience in treating complex and multidisciplinary orthodontic patients, Gavin decided to further his training. He became a senior registrar at the esteemed Eastman Dental Hospital (UCL) and Kingston hospitals, where he was awarded his Fellowship in Orthodontics (FDS Orth) in Edinburgh in 2006.
Gavin’s specialist areas of interest include dentofacial aesthetics in adult and paediatric orthodontic patients, cosmetic and lingual (behind the teeth) orthodontics, provision of multidisciplinary treatment (restorative, periodontal and oral surgery/orthognathic), as well as working with patients of all ages with cleft lip and palate. He was awarded the Gilbert Scott Bursary to gain experience in nasoalveolar moulding in cleft babies at the renowned Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in New York, USA in 2014.
Gavin has been a Consultant Orthodontist for over 10 years, and is currently a NHS consultant at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and William Harvey Hospital in Ashford. Here he provides specialist orthodontic treatment for a variety of complex and high priority patients. Alongside treating these cases, he is involved in teaching, training and research with trainee orthodontists and foundation dentists, and frequently provides advice for dentists and specialist orthodontists.
In addition to his NHS Consultant role, Gavin works in specialist private practice in the West End and in the City of London.
Gavin is actively involved in local clinical networks, and is a member of the British Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists.