In 2006 Dr Laura Barbagallo joined the Exact Orthodontics team as lead dentist, bringing with her a wealth of experience. Dr Barbagallo graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours in a Bachelor of Dental Science. She spent the first years of her career working in the Royal Australian Air Force and in private practice in England. After returning home, Dr Barbagallo went on to complete her Masters of Dental Science Degree in Orthodontics (Honours) at the University of Sydney.
Over the years Dr Barbagallo has achieved a number of credentials reflecting her high standard of academic work, including:
- Wrigley's Post-graduate Prize for best overall academic and clinical performance, 2005
- Young Investigator Award
- Elsdon Storey First Research Prize, 2006
- Milton R Sims Award, 2008
- Research paper published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Dec 2007
- Research paper published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Feb 2008
Although well experienced across all areas of general dentistry and orthodontics, Dr Barbagallo has special clinical interest in Invisalign treatment, Damon braces and lingual braces. Ensuring she keeps up to date on the latest in orthodontic developments she regularly attends national and international conferences. This pro-activeness allows Dr Barbagallo to deliver the best dental and orthodontic care and treatment to her patients.
Outside of dentistry, Dr Barbagallo's interests include Tae Kwon Do, wind surfing and adventure racing/orienteering. She also loves animals and spending time with her family.
Dr Laura Barbagallo is part of the following associations:
- Dental Board of Queensland (specialist orthodontist)
- Royal College of Dental Surgeons, Edinburgh (fellow)
- Australian Dental Association
- Australian Society of Orthodontics
- Australian Society of Lingual Orthodontics
- Invisalign Study Group
- Australian/New Zealand Damon Study Club