In 1956 Drs Des McKinnon and Lawrie Smart established our practice, inspiring several of their patients, including Drs Damian Gallagher and Marie Reichstein, to become orthodontists. The practice has since expanded to include Drs Keith Grave, Damian Gallagher, Marie Reichstein, Richard Salmon and Linda Curl. While Drs McKinnon, Smart and Grave have now retired, the practice has continued to grow and now has ten separate locations around South Australia, servicing the city, south and mid north.
In 2014 the practice became known as Smart Orthodontics in honour of one of our founding partners, Dr Lawrie Smart. Dr Smart was an innovative and highly regarded member of the orthodontic community, playing a key role in the establishment of treatment for cleft palate patients in South Australia. He has been made a member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to orthodontics. His longstanding dedication, devotion and expertise built the foundations of what our practice is today.