At South East Orthodontics we have 3 fully qualified Orthodontists; Dr Kip Homewood, Dr Theresia Sudjalim & Dr Thomas Lo.
An orthodontist is the most qualified person to diagnose, prevent and treat any problems you might have with the alignment of your teeth and jaws.
The Orthodontists at South East Orthodontics are all qualified Dental Practitioners with further Specialist training and registration to practice as Orthodontists. This means that you can rest assured that the treatment planned and provided for you and your family is thorough, accurate and individualised to your needs.
Kip completed his Bachelor of Dental Science degree from the University of Melbourne. He then completed a Doctor of Dental Surgery in Canada. Following this he practiced general dentistry for 20 years before returning to complete a Masters in Dental Science degree specialising in orthodontics. He has been a specialist orthodontist since 2000.
Kipis a widely respected lecturer at local, national and international level and an honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne where he teaches the postgraduate orthodontic students. Kip has examined for the University of Melbourne at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Australian Dental Course. He is a Member of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Kip’s hobbies include swimming, cycling, skiing, golf and triathlon. Kip has been married to his wife, Leah, since 1987. They have three children together; Matt, Laura and Renee. Kip has recently become a grandpa to Noah for the first time and enjoys spending time with the entire family; old and new. The household is filled with two dogs, Cody and Nala, and two cats, Gucci and Dior.
Kip has an intense passion for his work. He loves orthodontics and the results achieved from treatment. He is always happy to see how pleased his patients’ and their families are with the results and how treatment can improve a patient’s confidence. You’ll be comfortable with his easy-going nature and sense of humour. He’ll treat you like a member of his family and your children as if they were his own.
Theresia joined South East Orthodontics in 2006 after practicing general dentistry for 8 years. She completed her Bachelor of Dental Science degree from The University ofMelbourne in 1998 and then completed her Fellowship at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, where she was awarded the Kenneth J.G. Sutherland prize in 2004. Theresia completed a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry degree specialising in orthodontics from the University of Melbourne in 2007 and was awarded the Dean’s Medal from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons, Edinburgh. Theresia is a clinical demonstrator at the University of Melbourne.
Theresia enjoys travelling, hiking and skiing. She has two children, Ava and Elliot. She is particularly interested in orthodontics after having braces as a teenager. She believes orthodontics can be life changing; providing positive long term changes with beautiful, healthy smiles. Theresia embraces innovative new technologies and particularly enjoys practicing lingual orthodontics and Invisalign.
Dr Thomas Lo joined the South East Orthodontics team in 2013. He graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science degree in 2005, after which he practiced as a general dentist for 4 years. Looking for a further challenge and exciting career change, Thomas was accepted into the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry postgraduate program at The University of Melbourne and graduated in 2012. After three years of specialist Orthodontic training, Thomas was welcomed into our work family in 2013. Thomas is a visiting lecturer to the Melbourne Dental School at The University of Melbourne as well as a tutor at Latrobe University Dental School. Thomas was married in 2014 to the lovely Julie and together they have one pet dog, Cooper.
He enjoys golfing, skiing and has a passion for cooking and fine cuisine. Thomas enjoys overcoming the challenges presented to him in Orthodontics, seeing the lives and smiles of his patient’s transformed and being part of their growth process. By keeping up to date with current technologies and appliances, Thomas is always striving to achieve the best possible results for his orthodontic patients, which to him is the same quality of care he would provide for his family members.