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At Ferntree Orthodontics –



Individual patient rooms are the core of our practice. While this may seem standard, multiple chairs side-by-side are now the most common set-up. While there is nothing wrong with shared rooms, we feel that individual rooms give our patients more privacy and encourage more open and detailed discussions of their treatment.


We have undergone several years of rigorous university training and keep up to date with the latest best evidence. We are constantly improving our treatment approaches if better techniques are proven by the evidence. At the same time, we are well-trained at detecting bad evidence and unproven claims. It is unacceptable to recommend treatment based on marketing claims alone.


We practice environmental conservation and buy Australian if a quality option is available. We have maximised our solar power generation, recycle where possible (of course we do not recycle treatment materials), and use several suppliers local to our area.


Both Dr. Annie Tong and Dr. Mohammed Basheti teach the postgraduate students (orthodontists-in-training) at the University of Melbourne. We have had our research published in high-quality journals, and have received prestigious national and international awards for our research. As always, we are committed to continuing education and attend numerous orthodontic conferences and lectures.


We participate in the Give a Smile program. This is an initiative of the Australian Society of Orthodontists aimed at helping disadvantaged children receive orthodontic treatment.


While we provide excellent care during treatment, what happens after treatment is almost just as important. All our patients can return to see us for retainer monitoring for 2 years after treatment is finished. However, we are more than happy to see our patients at any stage in their lives if they need us again. Please do not feel shy to contact us regardless of what happens, even if it is that you stopped wearing your retainers (against your better judgement!).

Ferntree Orthodontics


Orthodontic Specialist

Dr Annie Tong

BDSc(Hons) DCD(Orth) AOB Cert MRACDS(Orth) MOrth RCSEd
Dr Tong completed her dental and postgraduate orthodontic education at the University of Melbourne, where she gained her general dental qualifications with first class honours (BDSc Hons), and specialist qualifications in orthodontics (DCD Orth). She is also certified with the Australian Orthodontic Board (AOB Cert). She holds membership by examination in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS Orth) and the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (MORth RCSEd).

Orthodontic Specialist

Dr Mohammed Basheti

BDS MFD RCSI ADC accredited DCD(Orth) AOB Cert MRACDS(Orth)
Dr Basheti finished his dental education at the Jordan University of Science and Technology passing with honours. He then completed the examinations of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MFD RCSI) and the Australian Dental Council examinations. Dr Basheti undertook his specialist qualification in Orthodontics at the University of Melbourne and is now certified with the Australian Orthodontic Board (AOB Cert) and holds membership with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS Orth).

Dental Hygienist


All our patients will see Carmen at various stages to have dental photos and impressions taken to make models of the teeth. Carmen also performs tasks such as placing separator rubbers prior to to braces being fitted. The actual treatment visits where the braces are placed and adjusted are with Dr Tony or Dr Annie.


Specialist orthodontics involves careful consideration of long term success. Our patients now bring their own children to see us. That is the highest compliment we can get and we love that we are part of their family, their community.


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