Associate Professor Mark Cordato
BDS, MDSc, MRACDS (Orth.), FICD, FADI, FPFA
Dr Mark Cordato is our practice principal, but he would rather be called Mark!
Mark is the only resident orthodontist in the Central West. Therefore, he provides the service that only a full time practice can. Mark has resided and been established as an orthodontist in Bathurst for over 25 years. He opened his Lithgow practice in 2015, to better accommodate our Lithgow & Blue Mountains patients. Prior to this, he was a general dentist in Warren for 8 years.
Mark is a university associate professor and member of many orthodontic and dental organisations, therefore required 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 over 6 years. This follows years of orthodontist specialist level teaching.
Mark has been invited to lecture in Australia and overseas. In Australia, Mark has lectured at Sydney and Adelaide Universities and as an invited speaker at two national conferences. He presented a lecture to at the 2016 Australian Dental Association, NSW, conference and internationally at the 2014 Asia Pacific Orthodontic Congress. Mark continues to travel to keep up to date with new methods and technologies.
The Australian Orthodontic Society (Federal) gave Mark the responsibility for organising the scientific lecture programme for the 2018 Orthodontic Congress in Sydney. Mark used his knowledge of state of the art in orthodontics and his contacts around the world to build the 2018 programme.
Appointments & Awards
National Dental Discussion Group
In the early 1990's, Mark and former Cowra dentist, Poe Lim, established an email discussion group 'OZDENT' for dentists in Australia. It has been a powerful force to advocate for patients and dentists since it's early genesis.
Australian Society of Orthodontists profile
- Secretary of the Australian Orthodontic Board 2006-2008
- Secretary of the Australian Society of Orthodontists (Federal) 2008-2010
- Editor, Australian Society of Orthodontists newsletter 2008-2011
University Teaching Positions