The Ortho Practice, Maroubra

Meet The Team

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Lead Orthodontist (Clinical Advisory Board Member)

Dr Theo Baisi

Dr Theo Baisi graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Master of Dental Science (Orthodontics). Dr Baisi began his orthodontic career working alongside the highly respected orthodontists, Dr J F Reading and Dr D J Bradley. After a number of years, he went on to acquire the business with visions to develop it into a practice of distinction and excellence. In 2001 Dr Baisi established The Ortho Practice where he continues to deliver his patients the best in orthodontic treatment.

Boasting a fun and energetic personality, Dr Baisi enjoys developing strong, long-term relationships with…

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Dr Theo Baisi graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Master of Dental Science (Orthodontics). Dr Baisi began his orthodontic career working alongside the highly respected orthodontists, Dr J F Reading and Dr D J Bradley. After a number of years, he went on to acquire the business with visions to develop it into a practice of distinction and excellence. In 2001 Dr Baisi established The Ortho Practice where he continues to deliver his patients the best in orthodontic treatment.

Boasting a fun and energetic personality, Dr Baisi enjoys developing strong, long-term relationships with his patients. Ensuring they receive the best in orthodontic care he takes great pride in his professional development and ensures he keeps up to date with the latest industry advancements.

Dr Baisi's devotion to the field of orthodontics has also seen him hold a number of teaching positions at the University of Sydney, including lecturing/tutoring undergraduate and postgraduate students (currently Appointed Lecturer (part-time) in the Discipline of Orthodontics).

Dr Theo Baisi is part of the following associations:

  • Australian Society of Orthodontists, New South Wales branch (past president)
  • Australasian Orthodontic Board (treasurer)
  • Australian Society of Orthodontists, National (treasurer elect)
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Dentist

Dr Gustavo Vivaldi

Hailing from Brazil, Dr Gustavo Vivaldi has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the dental industry. Following the completion of a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2001, Dr Vivaldi opened his own private practice in Brazil whilst also studying a Masters in Orthodontics (graduating in 2004). After successfully running his private practice in Brazil for 12 years, Dr Vivaldi relocated to Australia with his family.

After qualifying as a doctor in Brazil, Dr Vivaldi endeavoured to further his development, including a Mini-Residency in Orthodontics at the University of Michigan, and a Residency in Dental Implantology. Due to his Brazilian…

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Hailing from Brazil, Dr Gustavo Vivaldi has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the dental industry. Following the completion of a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2001, Dr Vivaldi opened his own private practice in Brazil whilst also studying a Masters in Orthodontics (graduating in 2004). After successfully running his private practice in Brazil for 12 years, Dr Vivaldi relocated to Australia with his family.

After qualifying as a doctor in Brazil, Dr Vivaldi endeavoured to further his development, including a Mini-Residency in Orthodontics at the University of Michigan, and a Residency in Dental Implantology. Due to his Brazilian and Australian Registration, Dr Vivaldi also holds memberships to the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), Brazilian Association of Orthodontists (ABO), and the Australian Dental Association (ADA).

Dr Vivaldi has a passion for treating patients with complex Invisalign® cases. His passion for the treatment has allowed him to achieve a prominent position within the Invisalign® community in Brazil, becoming an Invisalign® presenter and visiting teacher at the University of Maringá in the Masters of Orthodontics program. He has also been invited to the Invisalign® primary facility in Costa Rica in 2012, and founded the first study group in this field in South America not long after.

Away from the practice, Dr Vivaldi has two beautiful daughters that he enjoys spending time with. He also loves wining and dining, as well as plenty of exercise.

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Hygienist

Larissa Knodler

Dental hygienist, Larissa Knodler, was welcomed to The Ortho Practice in April 2014. Larissa completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Sydney in 2000 and has since gone on to work across both general and specialist practices here and in London. Her career has also seen her gain extensive experience working as a general dentist. Within the practice, Larissa's passions lie in orthodontics, periodontics and working with both children and adults.

Outside of dentistry, Larissa spends quality time with her young family and is kept busy by her three children. She also enjoys travelling, catching up with friends and regularly keeping up to date with the latest information in the dental industry.

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Practice Manager

Laura Davies

The Ortho Practice welcomed Laura Davies to the team in November 2012 as practice manager. Originally from London, Laura brings with her over 11 years' experience of managing orthodontic practices. Over the years her career has seen her working in practices across North Queensland and London. After traveling internationally for eight years for work she decided to settle in Sydney in 2012. Taking great pride in her role as practice manager she oversees the day to day management of the practice, implementation of operational strategies, and patient relations. Laura is passionate about her work and enjoys contributing to the success…

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The Ortho Practice welcomed Laura Davies to the team in November 2012 as practice manager. Originally from London, Laura brings with her over 11 years' experience of managing orthodontic practices. Over the years her career has seen her working in practices across North Queensland and London. After traveling internationally for eight years for work she decided to settle in Sydney in 2012. Taking great pride in her role as practice manager she oversees the day to day management of the practice, implementation of operational strategies, and patient relations. Laura is passionate about her work and enjoys contributing to the success of the practice.

Outside of work, Laura loves the Australian lifestyle, getting outdoors and enjoying a number of activities including snorkelling, fishing, boating and heading to the beach. She also has a keen interest in cooking and spends her spare time baking in the kitchen.