BDS (Lond), LDSRCS (Eng), MDSc (WA) Orth, MRACDS Orth, Grad Dip DSM (UWA)
Dr Chris Orloff is a dental graduate of Kings College School of Medicine and Dentistry (1989). In 1992, in a quest for something different, he and his wife Sarah moved from the leafy towns surrounding the River Thames to the dry remote outback town of Coober Pedy. While in Coober Pedy, Chris and Sarah enjoyed the wide open spaces, Chris’ varied career as a General Dentist and a little Opal Fever, mining underground in their spare time! They enjoyed this experience so much they decided to stay in Australia.
In 1996, Dr Chris was accepted for the orthodontic training programme at UWA, so they packed everything up again and travelled across the Nullarbor with their new baby to commence a new life in the northern beachside suburbs of Perth.
The orthodontic training programme at UWA is a three-year, full-time course which required Dr Chris to work weekends and evenings as a dentist to pay the bills, while stealing time whenever possible to spend with their infant daughter Hannah.
On completion of the training programme, Dr Chris was awarded a Master of Science in Orthodontics and later was conferred Membership in the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons.
Dr Chris worked in various positions as a specialist orthodontist before establishing Class 1 Orthodontics. Class I Orthodontics’ first clinic in Kalgoorlie opened in 1999. Rockingham followed in 2002 and the Class 1 Orthodontics name has grown from there. Since the expansion of Class 1 Orthodontics and the birth of their second daughter Maya, Dr Chris has worked tirelessly to bring modern, time-saving orthodontic techniques to the WA family practice he established.
Invisalign changed the world of orthodontics by creating the first digital patient-specific orthodontic technique with customisation for every patient. He believes the future of orthodontics is customised to each person, achieving excellent results but also simultaneously reducing the need for so many disruptive appointments affecting school and work schedules.
Dr Chris has not neglected his obligation to the profession of orthodontics, serving two-year terms as both State Treasurer and State President of the Australian Society of Orthodontists (WA Branch). He is currently a member of the Australian Dental Society and the American Association of Orthodontists.
Over the years Dr Chris has developed an interest in the impact of Sleep Disordered breathing in both children and adults and has successfully completed a Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine at UWA.
He currently holds a position as Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology. His current research projects are clinical investigations into the effects of Invisalign aligners and tele-dentistry.
Despite a very busy and rewarding professional career, Dr Chris still manages to get away from it all. His interests are boating and diving, and his growing herd of lively alpacas!
BDSc (UWA), DClinDent Orthodontics (Sydney), MRACDS (Orth), MOrth RCS (Ed), AOB Cert
Dr Naomi Kohan graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia in 2010. She has gained considerable experience in general dentistry by working in remote Western Australia and the metropolitan area in both the public and private sectors. Additionally, she was a dental registrar at the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children giving her a specialist insight into paediatric dentistry.
Dr Kohan moved to Sydney in 2013 after being accepted for the highly competitive specialist orthodontics programme at the University of Sydney. She is committed to evidence-based orthodontics and was involved in an international research project with Hiroshima University, Japan. Furthermore, she has a special interest in accelerated orthodontics and has presented on this topic at a national postgraduate meeting.
Dr Kohan enjoys providing her patients with a full scope of orthodontic treatment ranging from early growth modification treatment to adult treatment with lingual braces and Invisalign. She has a kind and caring nature and makes all her patients feel at ease in the dental chair. Dr Kohan is a certified Member of the Australasian Orthodontic Board and has also qualified as a member of both the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the specialist field of orthodontics.
In addition to orthodontics, Dr Kohan loves to keep active and is a keen swimmer. She is a volunteer Surf Lifesaver and regularly competes in open water swimming events.
Dr Gordon Cheung, the youngest of three children, grew up in north Auckland, New Zealand where he did all his primary and secondary schooling. Upon completing his secondary studies, he decided to not only embark on a career in dentistry, but have an adventure and move to Perth, Australia.
Dr Cheung completed his Bachelor of Dental Science and Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (Hons) at the University of Western Australia. After several years in general dentistry, he decided he would like to pursue further studies in orthodontics, which saw him complete the orthodontic speciality programme at the University of Sydney.
In his spare time, Dr Cheung likes to cycle and, whenever possible, travel. He and his wife also recently welcomed a new addition to their family. At 6 months, Chloeis busy keeping him occupied!
Dr Sanjana Baksi completed her Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons) at the University of Western Australia and subsequently worked as a dentist in Perth in a combination of private practice and indigenous oral health. She then undertook orthodontic specialist training at The University of Adelaide.
During the three-year programme, Dr Baksi has presented at various inter-disciplinary meetings. In 2018, she successfully completed the examinations jointly conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Dr Baksi is a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Orthodontists and American Association of Orthodontists. She has completed research in the field of landmark detection in three-dimensional soft and hard tissue imaging. In her downtime, she enjoys photography, hiking, travel and spending time with family and friends.
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