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Norwest Orthodontics' Specialist Orthodontist

Dr Shimanto Purkayastha

BDS, MOrth(Hons), MOrthRCS(Ed), MRACDS(Ortho), AOB Cert.

Dr Shimanto Purkayastha is the only Australian Orthodontic Board Certified specialist Orthodontist in the Norwest area. Achieving Board Certification is a result of Dr Shimanto’s commitment to clinical excellence and ongoing education and to assure our patients will be treated to the highest clinical standards.

To achieve board certification a doctor must not only already be a Registered Specialist Orthodontist but also needs to have treated cases assessed by the Australasian Orthodontic Board. The cases must be nominated before starting treatment and the end results are then independently assessed. Achieving Board Certification is a result of Dr Shimanto Purkayastha’s commitment to excellence and ongoing education to ensure Norwest Orthodontics’ patients are being treated with the latest up to date techniques and technologies.

Raised in Sydney, Dr Shimanto Purkayastha attended the prestigious selective Sydney Grammar School and completed his dental training at the renowned University of Sydney. He was awarded the RG Schamschula medal for research in Orthodontics. After working as a general dentist in city and rural practices, he commenced his specialist training, resulting in a Masters of Orthodontics with Distinction, Membership to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons in Edinburgh, and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He is also the only Australian Board Certified Orthodontist in Norwest.

Dr Shimanto Purkayastha is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the Australian Society of Orthodontists, the World Federation of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Orthodontists. He also hosts lecture and education events for local doctors and dentists to share the latest advancements and techniques in orthodontics. He has taught in postgraduate specialist training programmes and has an active interest in ongoing research. Dr Shimanto Purkayastha lectures internationally on all aspects of orthodontic care with a special interest in aesthetics, orthopaedic treatment, and non-extraction treatment. He has published in international orthodontic journals. Dr Shimanto Purkayastha enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing his interests which include travel and cricket.