Dr. Katie Xu obtained her general dentistry degree from the University of Melbourne in 2013, graduating with first-class honours. While there, she has received numerous scholarships and awards including the Cato Graduate Scholarship and the Des Crack Memorial Prize for the highest marks in Paediatric dentistry and Orthodontics.
She practiced as a general dentist for many years serving the wider Melbourne community before undertaking further study in a 3-year Master’s Degree in the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry specialising in Orthodontics at the University of Melbourne. She has since, presented at numerous national orthodontic conferences and has research publications in the Australian Orthodontic Journal and the International Journal of Oral Science. She is an active member of the Australian Dental Association, the Australian Orthodontic Society, and is also an examiner for the Australian Dental Council.
Dr. Katie’s interests lie in clearly understanding her patient’s orthodontic concerns, their wants and their lifestyle requirements. Together with a detailed assessment, she will provide the most appropriate treatment plan to achieve a beautiful smile. She is skilled in all types of orthodontic treatment, including early preventative orthodontics and aesthetic treatment options such as Invisalign® Clear aligners and clear, ceramic braces. Dr. Katie is particularly great with our younger patients, and anyone wanting a calm, gentle approach.
Dr. Katie is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
In your first visit, you will have a comprehensive assessment, set of photos and a 3D scan of your teeth. She will often provide 2-3 different options including comprehensive treatment and also express treatment for those with time limitations. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you like. A comprehensive orthodontic report will be emailed to you within 2 weeks highlighting her findings, treatment plan, and relevant information.