Meet Our Doctors | Specialist Launceston Orthodontist | Scott Smith Orthodontics

Meet our doctors 

Dr Scott Smith

Dr Scott Smith

(BDS FRACDS MOrthRCS DocClinDent(Ortho)). 

Dr Scott Smith is our principal orthodontist here and boasts a dental career spanning over 25 years. He started Scott Smith Orthodontics (SSO) in 2008 with the aim to provide dedicated community based specialist orthodontic care in Launceston and the northwest coast of Tasmania. 

Graduating with a dental degree (BDS) from the University of Adelaide in 1992, Scott completed his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) in 1999. Scott then dedicated eight years to paediatric dental care as a hospital staff dentist, lecturer to the University of Adelaide and head of the dental unit at the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Experienced in working with children and teenagers, Scott is a fantastic communicator. 

In 2006 Scott completed a three-year, full-time postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry (DocClinDent(Ortho)), qualifying him as a specialist in orthodontics. Scott moved to Tasmania with his wife, Julianne, and their two boys to enjoy working in a smaller community and embracing the outdoor activities on offer in Tasmania. 

Scott is an avid road cyclist and mountain biker. Outside of work, you will often spot him out and about around Launceston and the north coast on his bike. 

Professional memberships

Scott is a nationally registered orthodontist and a member by examination of the following organisations: 

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS)
  • Member in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh, UK) (MOrthRCS)
  • Certified member of the Australian Orthodontic Board with his specialist practice dedicated solely to orthodontics 

Scott maintains professional registration and membership of:

  • Australian Dental Association (ADA)
  • Australian Society of Orthodontics (ASO)
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Dr Premal Patel

Dr Premal Patel

Specialist Orthodontist 

Dr Prem Patel joined Scott Smith Orthodontics in February 2019. Prem previously worked as a general dentist at Caledonian Dental (now Maven Dental) in Launceston for three years, before moving to Adelaide in 2014 to add to his orthodontic qualifications.

In 2015, Prem achieved first class honours before postgraduate study in orthodontics in 2016. He has since completed his MOrth examination, gaining Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK and a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS).

Prem is not taking new patients as he has recently relocated to Brisbane. He does continue to provide treatment to his current patients as a Locum to the practice.

Please feel free to contact our office for any further information.

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  • Launceston
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Ortho practice in Launceston

19 Brisbane Street,
TAS 7250

Phone number

(03) 6331 7117


Ortho practice in Launceston

15 The Quadrant,
TAS 7315

Phone number

(03) 6331 7117