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Meet the talented team of Specialist Orthodontists who have over 20 years of experience shaping stunning smiles for their patients.

Specialist Orthodontist

Dr Spiro Pazios

Dr Pazios is the Director of Embrace Orthodontists (EO) and is a US-trained orthodontist. He received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from Adelaide University in 1988 and had a successful dental practice for 10 years. He then pursued his orthodontic training in the US, where he received his Master of Science degree in orthodontics from Saint Louis University.

Dr Pazios has been providing orthodontic treatment for patients in Canberra and surrounding regions for over 15 years. He keeps up-to-date with the latest techniques and technology through ongoing education and is a member of several professional associations. These include the Australian Society of Orthodontists, Australian Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists.

Passionate about creating beautiful smiles and giving his patients the confidence of a natural and healthy smile, Dr Pazios believes in providing a level of service beyond expectations and in creating a positive orthodontic experience for our patients.

Dr Spiro Pazios

Specialist Orthodontist

Dr Thomas Ethell

We're excited to welcome Dr. Thomas Ethell to our team at Embrace Orthodontists in Manuka and Belconnen. Dr. Tom’s return to Canberra represents a full-circle journey— having grown up in the area. He is passionate about giving back to the local community through his professional services.

Expert Qualifications

Dr. Tom completed his schooling at Canberra Grammar School, before furthering his academic journey at Charles Sturt University, with a Dentistry degree in 2016 (BDSc). With a commitment to furthering his expertise, he continued his education at the University of Sydney, obtaining an Orthodontic specialist degree (DClinDent Ortho) with a distinction average. He was also awarded the Australasian Orthodontic Board clinical award, for best treated case. This blend of rigorous academic training and practical experience equips Dr. Tom with the latest in orthodontic care and innovative treatment approaches.

A Passion for Orthodontics

Dr. Tom is dedicated to providing comprehensive orthodontic care to patients of all ages. His treatment repertoire includes interceptive growth modification, aligner therapy, and sophisticated approaches such as temporary anchorage devices and lingual orthodontics. Dr. Tom is particularly interested in the management of obstructive sleep apnoea and enjoys employing strategies aimed at reducing the need for extractions and surgery where appropriate.

Personal Touch

Moving back to Canberra with his family, Dr. Tom is more than just an Orthodontist; he's a neighbour and a familiar face in the community. He's passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of his patients, not just through exceptional orthodontic care but also by being a relatable and caring practitioner.

We're delighted to have Dr. Thomas join our team and look forward to the expertise, innovation, and care he brings to our practice and patients. Welcome to a place where your smile is in expert hands.

Dr Thomas Ethell

Come meet our Specialist Orthodontists!

Our talented doctors can’t wait to put a smile on your face. Come see what the team at Embrace Orthodontists can do for your smile with our cutting-edge treatments in Canberra.

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