Our team of Geelong orthodontists
Meet Vanessa, our orthodontist
Dr. Vanessa Hawkins was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. She completed her Bachelor in Dental surgery at the University of Otago, Dunedin. Following graduation in 2008 she moved to Auckland to work for two years as a dental registrar at the Auckland hospital where she worked alongside many specialists undertaking complex treatments. She developed an interest and passion for Orthodontics and improving smiles.
She moved to Australia to the surf side town of Torquay and practiced general dentistry where she continued her interest in the specialty of Orthodontics. Vanessa pursued her passion and returned to full-time study at the University of Sydney to complete her Doctorate of Clinical dentistry (Orthodontics) while simultaneously obtaining Membership to the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, certification to the Australian Orthodontic Board, and completed the examination to become a member of the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She is currently a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Australian, American and European Society of Orthodontics. She has recently published her research about accelerating tooth movement in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (2021).
Her orthodontic treatment includes both children and adults and is passionate about all aspects of Orthodontics and loves making her patients smile. Vanessa enjoys maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of the latest technology and current practices in orthodontics and likes to explain all aspects of treatment with her patients.
Outside work, Vanessa enjoys socialising with friends and traveling overseas to visit family. She enjoys water sports and keeping exploring the many walking and running tracks Geelong and Victoria have to offer.