Lachlan qualified as a dentist in 2002 with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland. He practised as a general dentist in the town of Longreach for three years where he was employed by Queensland Health as the Senior Dentist for the Central West region.
Lachlan then moved to Sydney to pursue his passion for orthodontics. In 2008 he obtained his Masters in Orthodontics with Honours from the University of Sydney. Following graduation, Lachlan worked in Sydney and Dubbo as an orthodontist in a group specialist practice.
Lachlan returned to his home town of Brisbane at the end of 2010 to commence specialist practice. Lachlan established Edge Orthodontics with his wife Angie Phelan in June 2011. Edge Orthodontics is located in the Brisbane Southside suburb of Coorparoo. Here, Angie and Lachlan have created a family orientated practice with a focus on aesthetic braces and Invisalign.
Lachlan is also a partner in Greater Springfield Orthodontics which he founded with Peter Southall in June 2012. Greater Springfield Orthodontics is a community based orthodontic practice with a commitment to providing a specialist service to the Western Corridor of Brisbane and the nearby city of Ipswich.
Lachlan has visited Roma on a monthly basis since 2011.
Lachlan is committed to providing a high quality, personalised orthodontic service using the latest technology. Lachlan has a particular interest in expanding the boundaries of orthodontics through new technology and aesthetic appliances. He uses the digital platform of suresmile orthodontic wires to deliver precision results in reduced treatment times.
Lachlan is a Lecturer in Orthodontics at the University of Queensland Dental School. He is currently involved with teaching lingual orthodontics to the post-graduate students.
Lachlan is a member of:
- The Australian Dental Association
- The Australian Society of Orthodontists
- Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
- Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons
- Lachlan is a Give a Smile™ Orthodontist. He volunteers to treat patients selected from the public orthodontic waiting lists throughout Australia.
Lachlan is a keen cyclist and enjoys competing in triathlons.