Meet our Federal Council

President – Dr Andrew Toms Dr Andrew Toms

Dr Andrew Toms MSc, BDS, FDS.RCS, M.Orth.RCS, LDS.RCS, D.Orth.RCS, MRACDS (Ortho) gained his dental qualifications from Kings College Hospital Dental School in London and his specialist degrees following a three year full-time postgraduate programme at the Royal Dental Hospital also in London. He was awarded the Royal Dental Hospital Phillippe Walter prize in Orthodontics and was also awarded the European Orthodontic Society essay prize for his postgraduate research.  He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a Member of the Royal Australasian College as well as being a Specialist Examiner in Orthodontics for both Colleges. He has worked in the UK and the Middle East before settling in Australia over 30 years ago.

Dr Toms is based in South Australia working in private orthodontic practice with his son Simon. He was a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Orthodontic Unit at Adelaide Dental School, a visiting Orthodontic Consultant at the Adelaide Dental Hospital and a visiting Consultant at the Cleft Lip and Palate Unit at the Flinders Medical Centre.

He has worked with the ASO at both State and Federal levels. Positions held include SA Branch Secretary and President, Federal Secretary, SA Federal Councillor and membership of the Constitution and Adelaide ASO Congress committees.

Dr Toms has four children and enjoys cycling, trekking and travelling.

Treasurer – Dr Simon Freezer  

Dr Simon Freezer MDS (Adelaide), FICD, FPFA graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1981 and subsequently completed his Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics in Adelaide in 1984. In 1988 he was awarded the ASOs most prestigious research award, the PR Begg Research Award. Since graduating Dr Freezer has primarily worked in his own specialist orthodontist practice in  Adelaide.  He is currently a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Orthodontic Unit at the Adelaide Dental School and an orthodontic research supervisor at the University of Adelaide.

Dr Freezer has been committed to further orthodontic research and has been published in orthodontic textbooks as well as national and international Scientific and Orthodontic Journals. He has lectured extensively both in Australia and overseas and continues research into 3d cranio-facial modelling as well as forensic 3d facial reconstruction. 

His involvement with the ASO includes ten years on Federal Council since 2000, four of those as ASO Federal Treasurer. He has been involved in organising a number of ASO and other Congresses including being the SIOCC Congress Treasurer and then undertaking the PR role for the successful 2010 Sydney WFO Congress. He has also been active in the ASO SA Branch and has served as branch President on a number of occasions. 

Dr Freezer is also a Past President and an Honorary Life Member of the Australasian Begg Orthodontic Society. He is married with two children. His interests include classic cars, making guitars, being with his family and playing golf.

Secretary – A/Prof Maurice Meade 

DClinDent (Ortho), MDPH, LLM (Med law & ethics), BDS, MFDS RCS(Eng), MOrth RCS(Edin), FDS RCS(Edin) 

A/Prof Maurice Meade graduated in dentistry and completed his orthodontic training from University College Cork, Ireland. In between, he practiced general and hospital dentistry for many years in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Australia. In 2013 he emigrated from with his Adelaide born wife and two young daughters to South Australia. 

In 2021, he was appointed to the PR Begg Chair in Orthodontics at the University of Adelaide. He is also a visiting orthodontic consultant to the Adelaide Dental Hospital. Previously, he has served in many different membership capacities of the ASO SA State Branch Council and the ASOFRE committee. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, most sports (especially playing soccer and supporting Manchester United), music and the great South Australian outdoors. 

 

Vice-President/President Elect – Dr Igor Lavrin

Dr Lavrin completed his dental training at the University of Adelaide. After working in Melbourne as a general dentist for several years, he completed a three year orthodontic specialist programme and Master's at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, USA.  He has been invited to lecture in Australia, Canada, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Fiji, New Zealand and the US. 

Dr Lavrin is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics at the University of Western Australia and is also a teaching staff member in the Orthodontic Department at the University of Melbourne. He conducts a number of research projects in his Orthodontic practice in conjunction with university Orthodontic departments. He is a past Federal Treasurer of the Australian Society of Orthodontists and is the Business Manager for the Australasian Orthodontic Journal as well as a reviewer. 

Dr Lavrin is in private orthodontic practice at L&L Orthodontics with his wife, Dr Sarah Lawrence in Melbourne. They are the proud parents of three daughters. 

 

Treasurer Elect - Dr Francis Wong

Dr Wong graduated from dentistry at the University of Melbourne in 2006. He worked for several years as a general dentist in Bendigo before returning to Melbourne to undertake specialty training in Orthodontics, which he completed in 2012. He has been inspired by his own experiences with braces as a young teenager and with orthognathic surgery in his early adolescence, and this is reflected in his caring approach to patients.

Dr Wong is also involved in teaching and has lectured dental students at both La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne in the past. He is currently a clinical supervisor for orthodontic specialists-in-training at the University of Melbourne. He joined the ASO Vic Branch council in 2014.  He served as Secretary from 2017-19 and President from 2020-current.

Outside of work, Francis is kept busy by his newborn and toddler! Otherwise, he enjoys the occasional round of golf and tweaking things around the practice and home when time permits.

 

Secretary Elect - Dr Roslyn Mayne

BDSc(Hons) DCD MRACDS(Orth) MOrthRCSEd

Dr Mayne graduated from dentistry at The University of Melbourne with honours. During her undergraduate study, she underwent officer cadet training with Melbourne University Regiment and received the S.A.F Pond scholarship.  Dr Mayne was awarded the Ernest Joske Best All Round student award, Dean’s Honours List, John Illifee prize and Rowden White prize for highest aggregate marks in 2002.

Originating from country Victoria, Dr Mayne returned to her community to work in public and private practice as a recipient of Victorian Rural Healthcare Undergraduate Scholarship. Dr Mayne is an active member of her local ADAVB group and state committees, holding many positions over the years. After completing the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons primary exams with commendations, Dr Mayne returned to The University of Melbourne for three years full-time specialist orthodontic training. Her research in demineralised enamel damage caused by debanding procedures was awarded the Elsdon Storey Research Award from ASOFRE. Dr Mayne received the John McDonald medal for best international candidate during Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) MOrtho exams in 2009.

Dr Mayne has been a hearing panel list member of AHPRA’s Professional Standards Panel since 2007 and has completed numerous panels and independent opinions regarding patient care and practitioner performance.

Dr Mayne is in private practice at Goulburn Valley Orthodontics in regional Victoria with her husband, Dr Robert Mayne. She enjoys raising their three children together and the adventures that it brings.

New South Wales Councillor – Dr Sam Whittle  

Dr Whittle BDS, MDS (Adelaide), FICD graduated in dentistry from The University of Adelaide and completed his orthodontic training there, after practising as a dentist for eight years in the Royal Australian Navy. He later retired as Fleet Dental Surgeon after 13 years of Navy service. He was involved in clinical teaching of both undergraduate and postgraduate students at The University of Adelaide.

Dr Whittle practices in the ACT. He travels from Canberra to Sydney voluntarily each month to teach clinical orthodontics to the postgraduate orthodontic residents at The University of Sydney. Dr Whittle has three children and enjoys sport, particularly cricket, rugby union and snow-skiing. He is an active senior rugby referee in the ACT, coaching and mentoring school-age referees, and is Secretary of the ACT Rugby Referees Association.

Queensland Councillor – Dr Marcus Tod 

Dr Marcus Tod BDSc(Hons) MDSc FRACDS completed his BDSc with first class honours at the University of Queensland. He then worked for six years in private general practice in Melbourne and Brisbane. During this time, he completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons by examination. After further study, Dr Tod gained his MDSc in Orthodontics from the University of Queensland and for over 27 years has worked in specialist practice in Brisbane.

Dr Tod has been active within the profession. He has been Federal Secretary of the ASO, President of the UQ Dentistry Alumni Special Interest Group, President of the Australian Society of Orthodontists QLD branch, Secretary of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (QLD) and a current member of the ASO CIC.  He has acted as External Examiner for the MDSc post-graduate students in Queensland and a reviewer for the Australian Journal of Orthodontics. Dr Tod has three sons with his wife Christine and when not at work he can be found at his cattle farm, on his bike or in the wilderness.

 

Western Australia Councillor - Dr Gosia Barley 

Dr Barley is the principal orthodontist and director of Smile Time Orthodontics. Dr Barley received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Western Australia, where she was awarded numerous prizes including the Dr F J Simpson Prize in Dentistry, the UWA Graduates Association Prize for the student of the year, the Australian Dental Association Prize for the highest achieving student, and the Kenneth S G Sutherland Prize in Preventive Dentistry.

Dr Barley pursued her orthodontic training at the University of Sydney, completing her Masters in Orthodontics with Honours. She was awarded the Elsdon Storey Research Award from the Australian Society of Orthodontists Foundation for Research and Education, for the best research paper in Australia.

She is committed to continuing education, having lectured locally and nationally on numerous occasions, as well as attending national and international conferences regularly. She is particularly committed to advancing technologies within orthodontics and implementing them within her practices for the benefit of patients.