Dr. Claire Furness



Claire is originally from the UK where she trained as a dentist, graduating from the University of Bristol in 2006. She completed her Orthodontic training in 2013 at Kings College, London obtaining the Master of Orthodontics qualification and Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Claire then went on to complete a further two years of training in order to obtain her Fellowship before being appointed as a Consultant Orthodontist at Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester. In this role she gained a significant amount of experience managing children and adults referred into hospital with complex orthodontic and jaw problems. During this time Claire was also heavily involved in teaching, training and examining trainee orthodontists, dental students and orthodontic therapists. Looking for a new challenge Claire then relocated to the fantastic city of Melbourne with her family.

Claire is passionate about straightening teeth and achieving the best result for her patients. She prides herself on communicating the options and plan in ways her younger patients and their parents can understand. She takes time to explain all stages of treatment, alleviating any anxieties that her patients may have.

Outside of work Claire spends her time looking after her two active young boys, exploring the many parks and playgrounds in Melbourne. She loves to spend her time hiking, running, cycling and exploring new places.

She looks forward to welcoming you to the practices in Williamstown and Hoppers Crossing.


2001 – 2006
2006 – 2007
2007 – 2009
2008 – 
2009 – 2010 
2010 – 2013
2013 – 
2013 – 
2013 – 2015
2015 – 
2015 – 2020
Since – 2020
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) University of Bristol – UK
General Dentist – UK
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Senior House Officer – UK
2008 Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties, Royal College of Surgeons, England
General Dentist – Brisbane
Specialist Orthodontic training, Kings College, London – UK
Master of Orthodontics, Kings College, London – UK
Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Senior Specialist Orthodontic training, Dorchester – UK
Fellowship in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Consultant Orthodontist, Dorchester – UK
Registered Australian Specialist Orthodontist


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