Luke graduated from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom in 2011 with honours. After undertaking a year of being a Maxillofacial Senior House Officer, he moved to Australia, where he underwent surgical training at the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital for 2 years. Since then, he has worked in both Perth and Melbourne, where he honed his surgical training. He became a member of the International Team of Implantology (ITI), undertaking their 12-month implant course in 2020, and started placing implants soon after. He has been working in private practice in Melbourne since 2015, being exposed to multiple different scenarios, and building up a wealth of knowledge of how to listen to patients’ concerns, and wishes, and treat them with the best possible outcome.
Throughout his career, and after completing his implant training, Luke became interested in facial aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry and undertook multiple restorative courses throughout Australia. He wanted to incorporate implant placement into not only a patient’s function but also their smile. He became a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and regularly keeps up to date with modern treatments.
Along with his implant and cosmetic interest, Luke loves to remove wisdom teeth, offering both local and general anaesthetics. Although sometimes a daunting experience, he will make you feel as relaxed as possible, always with a smile. In Luke’s view, the most important part of a patient’s smile makeover is the initial consultation. Luke is a strong believer of listening and loves to spend time with the patient, discussing everything they have to say and taking on board all concerns that they might be bringing to him. He believes this is the foundation of a successful smile makeover, with the treatment thereafter flowing on from this.
In his spare time, Luke loves to keep fit by swimming, cycling, and running, and is a tragic Newcastle United fan. He is a proud father and husband to his daughter Lottie and wife Taryn, and spends as much of his spare time with them.
The simplest act of caring about the patient and your skill can bring about fantastic results.