Chairman of the Clinical Advisory Board (Lumino and Maven), Dentist and Dental Educator
Dr Fred Calavassy has a history in private clinical practice for 30 years graduating as a dentist from Sydney University in 1989. Prior to his position as Clinical Director, he was a dental educator sought after for his inspiring “no-nonsense” style of education which focussed on achieving clinical excellence. His understanding of the clinical environment and the direct application of techniques in the clinical setting, combined with his passion for providing high quality patient care, engages his audiences and allows them to take the challenge of change.
As a continual student of many aspects of dentistry, Fred continues to devote time to ongoing education and is constantly striving to impart his learning in a motivating, captivating manner. He was an active member of the part time teaching faculty at Sydney University, Australia being involved in the undergraduate fixed prosthodontic, tooth conservation and oral health courses, and was awarded Clinical Associate at Sydney University. He has additionally held memberships of various dental associations and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD). He commenced his own private practice in Sydney in 1997 and this practice grew to become a centre for clinical excellence. He maintains part time clinical practice in this practice in Castle Hill, NSW, Australia which was acquired by Maven Dental Group. He has been a “Key Opinion Leader” for various dental companies and has lectured nationally and internationally on various topics both dental and non-dental. His enthusiasm is infectious, and individuals are propelled by his guidance toward applying the knowledge learnt in their own clinical environment. His current main role as the Clinical Director for Abano Healthcare group allows him to utilize years of knowledge garnered in the ‘business of dentistry’ and provides clinical oversight to both Maven Dental Group in Australia and Lumino the Dentists in New Zealand.
As a passionate dentist, Dr Fred Calavassy originally joined the Clinical Advisory Board (CAB) because he wanted to assist in not only the growth of Maven Dental Group and Lumino the Dentists, but, more importantly, the provision of excellence in dental care to all patients, on a daily basis. As the current chairman of the CAB, he doesn’t want to lose sight of the fundamentals of good clinical practice – excellence in patient care, satisfaction of the team in the provision of excellence and collaboration to further our pursuit of excellence.
Away from the practice, Dr Fred is blessed to be a father to two wonderful children and married to his beautiful wife, Sandy. His personal interests are made more enjoyable if he can share his free time with his family, often on the water either fishing, exploring or simply cruising. As a family they love to travel and experience the diversity of differing cultures, cities and natural beauty.