One of Australia’s oldest orthodontic practices celebrates 60 years
One of the most enduring businesses in South Australia has marked 60 years of unparalleled quality and caring service in the field of orthodontics.
Smart Orthodontics has treated over 60,000 patients during its 60 years and has established a reputation as the leading orthodontic provider in SA.
Smart Orthodontics has practices in North Terrace, in suburban Adelaide and also in five rural locations.
“We have always had the view that people living in rural areas should have equal access to quality orthodontic care as the people who live in Adelaide,” said Dr Marie Reichstein of Smart Orthodontics.
Smart Orthodontics practices are located in Gawler, Clare, Kadina, Port Lincoln and Port Pirie as well as suburban branches in Woodcroft, Blackwood, Hallett Cove and Newton.
The centrally located North Terrace practice is the principle location, where a full range of x-ray and laboratory services are performed.
The practice was established in 1957 by Drs Lawrie Smart and Des McKinnon. Over subsequent years they were joined by Dr Keith Grave, Dr Damian Gallagher, Dr Marie
Reichstein, Dr Richard Salmon and Dr Linda Curl. Sadly, Dr Smart is no longer with us, but all of the other partners were delighted to enjoy the celebrations for the Platinum anniversary, held at the South Australian Museum on 27 October.
Smart Orthodontics are not just creators of beautiful smiles, the Orthodontists are also involved in the treatment of some very complex issues, including cleft lip and palates and craniofacial abnormalities. The practice Orthodontists have made significant contributions to the broader dental and orthodontic communities, continuing the legacies of the founding partners.
Dr Smart was an innovator and played a key role in the establishment of treatment for cleft palate patients in SA. He was made a member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to dentistry.
“Smart Orthodontics has been at the forefront of high quality Orthodontic care for 60 years. We are set to continue our fine tradition of providing the best Orthodontic treatment for a long time to come,” said Dr Marie Reichstein