Ray grew up in Bunbury and attended South Bunbury Primary School and Newton Moore Senior High School. His highlight during his schooling was election to the Student Executive in Year 12.
He relocated to Perth where he completed his basic dentistry degree and orthodontics specialisation at the University of Western Australia. Ray was also engaged in teaching and research having completed a Doctor of Philosophy as well as fulfilling a part-time position as Senior Lecturer at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia.
Ray was awarded numerous prizes and awards during his university studies. He graduated with honours and dux of his graduating year in dentistry winning the Wynn Needman Memorial prize and the Pierre Fauchard Undergraduate Award of Merit. For his PhD, he was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award with his thesis containing 11 published papers. His paper on dental trauma is currently one of the most cited articles in the Australian Dental Journal. In orthodontics, he was awarded the Headley-Cook award for the most outstanding research dissertation. He also won the Australasian Orthodontic Society Foundation for Research and Education Best Poster and the Australasian Begg Society of Orthodontics Best Presentation as an orthodontic resident. More recently, he is the recipient of the Milton Sims Medal, awarded to the most meritorious graduate in Australia and New Zealand during 2020-2022 based on academic, research and clinical excellence.
During his spare time, he enjoys jogging, racquet sports, watching movies and spending time with his family. In what seems like another life, Ray was training to be an elite badminton player and is a former Grade A Reserve Singles State Champion.
He looks forward to serving the community where he grew up at South West Orthodontics.
Dr Angela Ross (Angie) spent her childhood living in rural southern New Zealand before moving to Canada in her early teens. Once completing high school in Canada, she moved back to New Zealand and studied at the University of Otago.
In 2006 she received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery and was awarded the Burt Medal in Orthodontics. After working for 3 years as a general dentist in New Zealand and Australia, Angie made the move to Perth and pursued her orthodontic training at the University of Western Australia. In 2012, she completed her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics. Angie holds professional memberships in the Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO), the Australian Dental Association (ADA), has been certified by the Australian Orthodontic Board (AOB). She has also completed examinations leading to specialist membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MOrthRCS Ed) and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS).
Angie loves getting to know patients and their families during treatment. She remembers the difference orthodontic treatment made to her as a teenager, and enjoys knowing that she’ll have the same positive impact on her patients. Outside of work Angie likes nothing more than spending her time in a pair of running shoes, and regularly competes locally and interstate. She also enjoys cycling, hiking adventures and is an avid traveller.