Orthodontist

Adjunct Associate Professor Mark Cordato

BDS, MDSc, MRACDS (Orth.), FICD, FADI, FPFA

Associate Professor Mark Cordato BDS, MDSc, MRACDS, FICD, FADI, FPFA. Orthodontist at Lithgow valley Smiles.

Dr Mark Cordato is our practice principal, but prefers to be called Mark!

Mark is the only resident orthodontist in the Central West. Residing in Bathurst, he provides the service that only a full time practice can. Mark has been established in Bathurst for 25+ years. He opened his Lithgow practice in 2015, to better accommodate our Lithgow & Blue Mountains patients.

Mark being a university professor, senior lecturer, and member of many orthodontic and dental organisations requires him to be up to date and well informed about all aspects of orthodontics and dentistry. Mark lectures at universities and major conferences nationally and internationally, and has been Head of teaching Orthodontics for undergraduate students at Charles Sturt University's Faculty of Dentistry for 6+ years.

In Australia, Mark has lectured at Sydney and Adelaide Universities and as an invited speaker at two national conferences. He presented a lecture at the 2016 Australian Dental Association, NSW, Conference and internationally at the 2014 Asia Pacific Orthodontic Congress (APOC). Mark continues to travel to keep up to date with new methods and technologies.

The Australian Orthodontic Society (Federal) gave Mark the responsibility for being the scientific program chair and organising scientific lecturers both nationally and internationally for the 2018 Orthodontic Congress in Sydney. Mark used his knowledge of state of the art orthodontics and his global contacts to build the 2018 program.

Appointments & Awards

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, The University of Sydney (1981)
  • Master of Dental Science, The University of Sydney (1991)

Awards

  • John Reading Award 2011 - Best case (in NSW)
  • John Reading Award 2015, second place (equal first on first count) - Best case (in NSW)

Positions

  • Secretary, Australasian Orthodontic Board 2006-2008
  • Secretary, Australian Society of Orthodontists (Federal) 2008-2010
  • Editor, Australian Society of Orthodontists newsletter 2008-2011
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Reviewer, Australasian Orthodontic Journal
  • Member of The Australian Society of Orthodontists; American Association of Orthodontists; World Federation of Orthodontists; The Australian Dental Association.

Professor

  • Head of Orthodontics at Charles Sturt University Dental School
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Charles Sturt University, (Bathurst, Orange, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo and Albury)
  • Visiting lecturer, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

National Dental Discussion Group

In the early 1990's, Mark and former Cowra dentist, Dr Poe Lim, established an email discussion group 'OZDENT' for dentists in Australia. It has proved a powerful force to advocate for patients and dentists.

Australian Society of Orthodontists profile

  • Secretary, Australasian Orthodontic Board 2006-2008
  • Secretary, Australian Society of Orthodontists (Federal) 2008-2010
  • Editor, Australian Society of Orthodontists newsletter 2008-2011

Mark Cordato

Published work

Mathematical model of anterior dental relations Part 1

Mathematical model of anterior dental relations Part 2

Mathematical model of anterior dental relations Part 3

Discussion of Begg's attritional occlusion

University Teaching Positions

Memberships & Fellowships