At Profile Orthodontics we provide outstanding orthodontic care for children, teenagers and adults.
As a specialist orthodontic practice, we are able to offer a full range of cutting-edge orthodontic solutions.
Through consultation, diagnosis and 3D digital planning we determine what treatment, if any, is recommended. We take the time to explain your options and find the best solution for you.
Dr Chris Wholley
BDSc (W.Aust) GradDipClinDent (Melb) MDSc (Melb) FRACDS FICD
Dr Wholley is dedicated to providing excellent orthodontic care.
After graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia, Dr Wholley worked as a general dentist in the southwest for 8 years, including 4 years in his own practice. This background proves useful when orthodontic treatment needs to be coordinated with treatment by dentists and other specialists.
Dr Wholley qualified as an Orthodontist in 2001, after completing the 3 year specialist orthodontic program at the University of Melbourne. Having obtained a Masters in Dental Science (Orthodontics) and a Graduate Diploma in Dentofacial Orthopaedics, he commenced his specialist practice at Profile Orthodontics.
Since 2007, Dr Wholley has also been a Consultant at the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, working in the Cleft Lip Palate Unit and the Craniofacial Unit.
Dr Wholley is interested in using 3D technologies for facial mapping. He has lectured at state, national and international level, and has published research articles in Australian and international journals.
Dr Sadie Sassani
BDS (Adel) MPhil(Dent) (Adel) DClinDent(Orth) (W.Aust)
Dr Sadie loves being an orthodontist and feels it is a privilege to work together with patients to transform their smiles.
Dr Sadie undertook her post-graduate training in orthodontics at the University of Western Australia, earning a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics .
Previously, Dr Sadie attended the University of Adelaide where she compled both her Bachelor of Dental Surgery and a Masters of Philosophy in Dentistry. A highlight of her dental training was a placement with The Royal Flying Doctor Service. She has also travelled to Cambodia to provide dental care to orphans with Cambodia World Family.
Dr Sadie has co-authored a number of journal articles, and has future articles in progress. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, gardening and using her Winsor & Newton’s water colour set.
To make life easier, the MyProfile App allows you to keep track of all your appointment records and information.
The Profile Orthodontics Team
It takes a team to build a smile.
The experienced and talented team at Profile Orthodontics are committed to making you smile from the moment you walk in the door. Our team approach means you are always in great hands - whether you are receiving friendly assistance and advice from our front desk and treatment coordinators, or experiencing the professional care of our dental assistants and hygienists.
Our whole team keeps up to date by regularly attending training and conferences locally, within Australia and overseas. Our in-house training ensures our services are delivered The Profile Way.
We believe professional service doesn’t always have to be serious. Our solutions that will make you smile include making your visits fun and enjoyable. We like to get to know you, answer any questions you have and let you in on the latest competitions and activities. Don’t be surprised to find us in costume for charity and theme days!
What to expect
At your full consultation, the orthodontist will conduct a thorough examination and discuss their findings with you.
There are 3 possible outcomes from this examination:
- No treatment is needed. You can be confident that we will always tell you if no treatment is required.
- Treatment is needed, but first:
• Further dental and facial development needs to occur.
Your child will join our Grow With Us™ program to monitor
their growth and ensure that treatment occurs at the
right time for them.
• or, Your overall dental health needs to be improved
- Ready to start treatment - Treatment is needed and we recommend that it is the right time for you to commence.
We may recommend diagnostic records be taken either at this appointment or at another time. Diagnostic records provide the information needed to assess dentition and facial development so that a plan of treatment can be determined.
Diagnostic records may include:
- all teeth and supporting structures
- A scanning radiograph which allows examination of all teeth and supporting structures
- A profile radiograph to assess the skeletal structure of the face
- A Trios scan to produce a 3D model of your teeth
- Digital photographs
- 3D digital photographs