Your Sydney Orthodontist
About Dr. Mark Peter Kebsch, Specialist Orthodontist
BDS Hons (Syd), MDSc Hons (Syd), FDS RCS (Eng), FDS RCS (Edin), MOrth RCS (Edin), MRACDS (Orth)
Specialist Assoc. Lecturer (University of Sydney)
Dr. Mark Kebsch first graduated from The University of Sydney where he was President of The University of Sydney Dental Student’s Association. His professional association with his alma mater continues to the present day, albeit now as a teacher.
Dr. Kebsch’s emphasis on precision orthodontic treatment, quality patient care, attention to detail and continuing education with respect to the latest advancements in orthodontics, enable him to provide the highest quality care in the field of orthodontics today.
Dr. Kebsch has been officially recognised as a tertiary orthodontic specialist for the care of patients with cleft lip/ palate and other cranio-facial syndromes.
Dr. Kebsch graduated with Honours in both Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the University of Sydney, having been the first person to be awarded Honours for a Master of Dental Science degree by an Australian University. Dr. Kebsch was privileged to have been invited by the Faculty Dean to sit on the panel for the selection of dental postgraduate students at The University of Sydney. He has also previously represented his dental colleagues as an Australian Dental Association Committee chairman.
Dr Kebsch worked in general dental practice in rural NSW for a number of years following graduation. He then relocated to the UK for formal Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery training under the auspices of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
This training culminated in the award of Fellowship (RCS) and promotion to Trust Fellow in Maxillo-facial Surgery at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. A keen interest in the joint collaborative treatment of oro-facial deformity was paramount in his later decision to further specialise in the field of orthodontics.
Dr. Kebsch was the first Australian to be awarded the Dental Fellowship Medal and the Faculty Fellowship Prize by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Dr. Kebsch was awarded a Dental Fellowship Diploma as well as a Diploma in Orthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to qualify him as an Orthodontic specialist in Europe.
Dr Kebsch was later privileged to have achieved partnership in the oldest orthodontic partnership in Australia, based in Macquarie St, Sydney, before independently establishing Balmain Village Orthodontics in 2008 as a unique, academic flagship model for evidence-based orthodontics.
Dr. Kebsch has been awarded an Australian Society of Orthodontics prize for best treated case and has previously achieved certification by the Australian Orthodontic Board. He has been appointed as an Honorary Clinical Associate and Honorary Specialist Lecturer in The Discipline of Orthodontics at The University of Sydney where he teaches postgraduate dental and orthodontic students.
Dr. Kebsch has contributed articles for a number of international dental and orthodontic publications. He is currently an honorary reviewer for the Australian Orthodontic Journal.
His orthodontic laboratory research and clinical inventions have been published in the oldest and most esteemed orthodontic journal in the world, “The American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics.”
Dr. Mark Kebsch’s Professional Associations:
- Honorary Faculty Member in the Discipline of Orthodontics , Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Sydney
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England;
- Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh;
- Member of The World Federation of Orthodontists;
- Member of The American Association of Orthodontists;
- Member of The Australian Society of Orthodontists;
- Member of The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (Special Field of Orthodontics);
- Member of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Specialist Orthodontic Stream);
- Member of the Australian Dental Association
Dr. Kebsch approaches his diagnosis from a modern facial perspective termed: “Orthodontic planning from the outside in”. A patient’s facial balance and harmony will ultimately guide the ideal treatment plan, not just the severity of the tooth crowding. This means a distinct bias towards non-extraction orthodontics where possible.
“As an orthodontist, it is my goal to make a smile the best it can possibly be. I come to work every day knowing that I will have the chance to use my mind and my hands to tangibly improve my patients’ lives. The professional reward of that knowledge and the appreciation that my patients have shown me over the years has made my choice to specialise in orthodontics a remarkably fulfilling decision.”