The orthodontic experts

Dr Kip Homewood.

South East Orthodontics, which has been servicing and supporting Casey for more than 20 years, is excited to announce it has moved to a new, purpose built practice on Clyde Road.

To ensure the new premises are Covid safe, South East Orthodontics sought the advice of Professor Laurie Walsh from Queensland University and Steven Kent from the Doherty Institute.

South East Orthodontics offers clinical excellence using the latest orthodontic developments and techniques.

Dr Kip Homewood and Dr Nishan Fernando are assisted by a highly trained team who ensure the best possible treatment outcome for all patients.

Training is vital in achieving these goals, so great emphasis is placed on continuing the education for all of the staff.

Dr Kip Homewood

Dr Homewood is a highly trained specialist orthodontist.

Kip completed his Bachelor of Dental Science degree at the University of Melbourne. He then completed a Doctor of Dental Surgery in Canada.

Following this, he practiced general dentistry for 20 years before returning to complete a Masters in Dental Science Degree specialising in orthodontics. He has been a specialist orthodontist since 2000.

Kip’s a widely respected lecturer at local, national and international level and an honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne where he teaches the postgraduate orthodontic students. Kip has examined for the University of Melbourne at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Australian Dental Course. He is a Member of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Kip’s hobbies include swimming, cycling, skiing, golf and triathlon.

Kip has been married to his wife, Leah, since 1987. They have three children together; Matt, Laura and Renee. Kip is a grandpa (KipPa) to Noah and Orlando and enjoys spending time with the entire family; old and new. The household is filled with a dog Nala, and two cats, Gucci and Dior.

Kip has an intense passion for his work. He loves orthodontics and the results achieved from treatment. He is always happy to see how pleased his patients and their families are with the results. You’ll be comfortable with his easy-going nature and sense of humour. He’ll treat you like a member of his family and your children as if they were his own.

Dr Nishan Fernando

Dr Nishan Fernando, is from the deep south of New Zealand. He completed a Bachelor of Science in physiology, and Post Graduate Diploma in Science, in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Otago. His area of research was in hypertension, and he also published a Poisons Information Monograph for the World Health Organisation.

Nishan later travelled to South East Asia where he completed his Bachelor in Dental Surgery at Hong Kong University. It was during this time his keen interest in orthodontics and facial growth developed.

With his successes in the undergraduate dental program, Nishan was employed in the Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at Prince Philip Dental Hospital as a House Officer. The position involved treating complex cases and medically compromised children, as well as orthodontic patients under the supervision of his orthodontic professor.

During this time he volunteered his time with a cleft lip and palate team which went to Cambodia. He also volunteered his time to the Warehouse Project, which was set up to provide a safe and fun environment for young teens to socialise in Hong Kong.

Upon returning to New Zealand, and a few more examinations, he registered with the New Zealand Dental Council and The General Dental Council (UK). After a few years in private general dental practice in New Zealand, Nishan attended the University of Adelaide to complete his Doctoral in Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) in 2005. His area of research involved the investigation of dental, skeletal and facial complex changes with extraction orthodontic therapy, and assessment of the resultant aesthetic changes of the face . He also underwent further examinations to be a Member of the Royal College of Surgeon. This organisation has the primary function of providing continued education conferences for orthodontists with world class speakers, and is also the primary supporter of the Cleft Lip and Palatal Project in East Timor.

Being from New Zealand, Nishan loves mountain biking, skiing and more recently has taken up snowboarding. He has also jumped off a few bungy bridges.

When he gets the chance, Nishan returns back to Queenstown to visit his extended family and partake in his outdoor pursuits.

South East Orthodontics is located at Suite 5, Level 1, 18-24 Clyde Road, Berwick. .Phone 9330 0702 or visit the website at