Dr Eugene Chan
Eugene was born in Singapore and lived there till his early twenties. He grew up playing heaps of water sports; swimming, water polo and later on, surf lifesaving. He was in the armed forces for two and a half years before he studied Dentistry, and worked at the children’s hospital in Singapore for about 2 years before venturing into private practice.
He completed his Specialist Orthodontic training at the University of Sydney and was awarded the inaugural Professor Milton Sim’s Award for being the top graduate in Australia.
Thereafter, he obtained his Membership in Orthodontics with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Membership in Orthodontics with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, and also a scholarship to complete his PhD (Medical Science) at the University of Groningen in Netherlands.
Eugene is heavily involved with research and has published widely in international journals ranging from Biomedical Engineering to American, European orthodontics, Australian dental journals, and the Seminars in Orthodontics.
Having lectured in numerous international conferences, he has also won awards for his research and presentations in Europe, Australia and Asia Pacific meetings.
He has been on orthodontic teaching programs at the University of Sydney, Hong Kong University and the National University of Singapore. He is appointed `Clinical Consultant` to Invisalign in Australia and Asia Pacific since 2006 and is also a key opinion leader in the field of Clear aligner therapy. He has since provided Invisalign training for clinicians in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong (SAR), Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Japan and China.
He has been an invited speaker at the Invisalign Asia Pacific meeting in Hamilton Island in 2010, Invisalign Asia Pacific meeting in Phuket in 2011, Asian Invisalign Summit in Seoul, Korea in 2012, Asia Pacific Summit in Macau in 2012, Invisalign European Summit in Rome in 2013, Australian/New Zealand Invisalign Forum in Fiji in 2013, Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore 2014, the Invisalign invite event at the European Orthodontic Society congress in Warsaw, Poland 2014, the Asia Pacific Summit in Macau in 2016, and the Australian/New Zealand Invisalign Forum in Hobart in 2017.
Eugene established Orthoworx in 2007 and we have been at our Zetland offices since 2009. Our new office at Chatswood officially opened in 2017 and our team has grown from strength to strength.
He still currently teaches (part time) postgraduate orthodontics and undergraduate biomedical engineering at the University of Sydney.
Eugene enjoys the outdoors very much and tries to keep fit swimming, running and going to the gym. He currently still races swimming and surf lifesaving competitively.
Dr Emmanuel Chan
Emmanuel was born and raised in Sydney. He attended Normanhurst Boys’ High School before moving to South Australia to study dentistry at the University of Adelaide where he graduated concurrently with both Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (First Class Honours). Emmanuel returned to Sydney upon graduation and worked as a general dentist in private practice. Pursuing his interest in orthodontics, he underwent specialist training at the University of Sydney and received his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics.
In his final year of study, he was awarded the Australian Begg Society of Orthodontists Award for Best Postgraduate Clinical Case. He has been awarded Membership to the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing piano and learning guitar. He also likes keeping active with tennis and basketball.
Clinical manager – Orthoworx @ Zetland
I have been working in orthodontics since 2005 and became a part of the Orthoworx team in 2010. I lived in Chile, South America for a year in 2006 but decided there’s no place like home… Australia. I am a mum of 2, and also love my adopted boys, Milo & Yoda (Pugs!), and my exotic parrot, Cookie. I have always had a thing for teeth, and if you’re wondering if I’ve noticed yours… Yes, it’s the first thing I looked at ☺
Practice manager – Orthoworx @ Chatswood
Treatment Co-ordinator – Orthoworx @ Zetland
I was born in NZ but moved to Bangkok when I was two. After 7years, mum and dad decided to pack up and head back home where I begged them for a pony and spent many years competing in various equestrian events.
In 2010 I left NZ in search for a “busier” life and ended up on the Northern Beaches where I started my dental career and met Eugene. After 5years I decide it was time for a break and moved to Whistler, Canada for a ski season.
After an incredible 18months of snowboarding, hiking and road-tripping I have come full circle and am working with Eugene again. In my spare time you will find me at the beach, playing netball, camping, anything active and outdoors. I find everything about teeth incredibly interesting and can’t wait to see where your orthodontic journey takes you!
Treatment co-ordinator – Orthoworx @ Zetland
I grew up in Newcastle with my huge family! In 2013 I started working in the field of orthodontics which I have loved since.
In 2015 I moved to Sydney where I started working with Eugene at Orthoworx. I love meeting new patients and watching the transformation they undergo with treatment. I particularly enjoy chatting with the younger female patients and having in depth fashion discussions.
In my spare time I like catching up on the latest Netflix series, being anywhere near the beach and going home to Newcastle to visit all my little cousins. (and catch up on the family goss!)