Welcome to Ortho Excellence

Ortho Excellence stands for excellent orthodontic care for children and for adults – and in a friendly, modern environment.
Dr Ted Crawford delivers treatments of the highest quality – and to suit each individual person. We take pride in our dedication to all our patients and are committed to quality orthodontic care.

Member Australian Society of Orthodontists
Certified Member Australasian Orthodontic Board
Proud Supporter of ASO's Give a Smile™ program

Ortho Excellence has offices in the City and in Malvern
Telephone 03 9650 3015 or email info@orthoexcellence.com.au

City Practice
Suite 2, 15th Floor 15 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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Malvern Practice
1 Claremont Avenue
Malvern Victoria 3144
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OUR TEAM


Dr Ted Crawford MDSc LDS
Dr Ted Crawford graduated in Dentistry in 1971 and received his orthodontic training at the University of Melbourne in 1974–75. He is a registered specialist orthodontist and conducts his private practice both in the City of Melbourne and in suburban Malverns.

He has held positions of clinical instructor and lecturer to post-graduate orthodontic students at the University of Melbourne and is a visiting lecturer to orthodontic programs throughout Australia. He was the external examiner for the Masters Degree in Orthodontics at the University of Melbourne (1987–1993) and at the University of Sydney (1993–1994). In 1998, he was part of an inaugural team which evaluated all Master’s Degree orthodontic courses in Australia leading to national accreditation.

Dr Crawford is active in many dental and orthodontic organizations and has chaired numerous committees including the 15th Australian Orthodontic Congress held in 1996. He has been a long-serving Council member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists (1982–1996 and 2002–2006), having held the positions of State Councillor, Federal Secretary, Vice-President and President from 2004 to 2006. From 2002 to 2004 he was Chairman of the Australian Orthodontic Board which promotes and administers continuing education for orthodontists.

In 2005, during his term as Federal ASO President, he founded Give a Smile™, a nationwide philanthropic program where ASO members give pro bono orthodontic treatment to the disadvantaged. Dr Crawford regularly contributes to orthodontic and dental conferences nationally and world-wide. He has lectured to audiences in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America. A highlight was a keynote lecture to the World Federation of Orthodontists Congress in Paris, 2005.

In 2000, in recognition of his contribution to society through professional activities, Dr Crawford was awarded Fellowships in the Australian sections both of the Academy of Dentistry International and the International College of Dentists. In 2007, he was granted Fellowship of the prestigious American College of Dentists in recognition of his contributions to the profession and to the community.

Dr Crawford is married with six children — and now an increasing number of grandchildren! His interests, outside his busy professional and family life include the environment, the Australian outback, music, fine arts, reading, travel, language, skiing, photography, golf, ballet and live theatre.

The Team
We're a small, dedicated and professional team that strives to provide excellent customer service to all patients and parents in our practice — maintaining the highest standard of clinical assistance and expertise. Our combined time with Dr Crawford is 47 years! Lucy has been with him since 1978...The Team We're a small, dedicated and professional team that strives to provide excellent customer service to all patients and parents in our practice — maintaining the highest standard of clinical assistance and expertise. Our combined time with Dr Crawford is 47 years! Lucy has been with him since 1978...