Originally from Canada, Dr. Stuart Patton initially completed a Bachelor of Science in zoology prior to following in his father’s footsteps studying dentistry in London, England. Upon completion of his training in 2010 and after doing an internship and working in the UK, he was given an opportunity to work in Cairns, Australia practising general dentistry as well as supervising students at the James Cook University dental school.
In 2014, Stuart moved to Singapore to pursue his interest in implantology, oral surgery, general and cosmetic dentistry, completing many educational courses. In 2015, he completed the Osstem Implant Course, Osstem Prosthetic Training course as well as an intense live implant surgery course hosted by the implant company MiS.
In 2017, Stuart returned to Australia to live on the Gold Coast having been offered a job with Oasis Dental Studio. Since Joining Oasis Dental Studio, he has continued pursuing his passion for continuing professional development in the field of implants and has taken full advantage of the state of the art facilities provided by Oasis Dental Studio.
In 2018, Stuart completed his Diploma of Implantology at James Cook University under the supervision of the renowned Professor Neil Meredith.
Dr. Patton is also a provider of orthodontic treatment using Invisalign® technology. He finds that in many cases, using Invisalign® technology can help achieve superior results, especially when then combined with implants as well as bonding technology afterwards. He finds this approach maximises the conservation of tooth structure whilst achieving a beautiful natural smile.
Outside of dentistry, Stuart is a keen downhill skier and enjoys the great water sports that the Gold Coast has to offer.
Get to know Stuart!
The exact moment that I decided I wanted to become a dentist was…
My father was a dentist and my mother a hygienist, so I suppose having been very familiar with the industry, it seemed like a logical career path. During the summer holidays back in Canada, I used to work as a dental assistant for my father which gave me in-depth insight into the profession. This really helped when I got to Uni and we started treating patients. I still remember all of the clinical tips he showed me to this day!
What I love most about my job is…
That moment when the patient looks in the mirror after a smile makeover, and you can tell, that this is something that they have been waiting for and looking forward to in a very long time. It can get really emotional for everyone in the room at that moment in time.
My favourite type of dental treatment is…
If I wasn’t a dentist, I would be…
I love to travel, so maybe a travel writer? That or a ski bum in the Rockies !
My favourite thing to do on the Gold Coast in my spare time is…
As there are no snowy mountains on the Gold Coast for me to ski down, most of the activities that I enjoy – kitesurfing, surfing, snorkeling – involve the beach. I also really appreciate all of the walking trails throughout the hinterland in the many national parks, absolutely beautiful!
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