Associate Professor Mark Cordato

Associate Professor Mark Cordato, orthodontist at Creating Great Smiles, Bathurst


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


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



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


  • 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
  • A member of The Australian Society of Orthodontists; American Association of Orthodontists; World Federation of Orthodontists; The Australian Dental Association.

Associate Professor

  • Head of Orthodontics at Charles Sturt University Dental School
  • 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, 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

Mark Cordato

Published work

University Teaching Positions

Memberships & Fellowships

Mark is a member of the Australian Society of Orthodontist

Mark is a member of the Australasian orthodontic Board

Australian Dental Association Member

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. This registers all Australian Dentists and recognised appropriately trained dentists as specialists such as orthodontists

Mark is a long standing Invisalign Certified Provider

Mark is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. The largest organisation of orthodontists in the world.

World federation of orthodontics. The world body for specialist orthodontists.

Mark is a member of the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society. He has lectured at their congress.

mark is a Member of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons

Mark is appointed as a Fellow of the International Academy of Dentistry

Mark Cordato is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. This group is an invitation only honour society.