Dr Fred Calavassy
Clinical Advisory Board Chair & Clinical Director
Fred graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 1989. He has some 30 years of clinical experience. This includes starting his own private practice in Castle Hill, Sydney, in 1997. He grew this practice considerably and it went on to become a facility widely-known for clinical excellence. Today, Fred maintains part-time clinical hours at the practice, alongside his role as Clinical Director for both Lumino and Maven Dental Group (Abano Healthcare Group’s Australian dental practice brand). In this key role for the company, he provides clinical oversight across both sides of the Tasman.
Before becoming Clinical Director, Fred was a highly sought after dental educator. He was well known for his inspirational, honest, and enthusiastic presentations, which focused on achieving continuous improvement in clinical excellence. Fred’s intuitive understanding of the clinical environment and his passion for providing a high standard of patient care connected with his audience and empowered them to take up the challenge. Fred considers himself a lifelong learner and continues to devote time to ongoing education and sharing his knowledge and expertise. He is considered an industry thought leader and has lectured in Australia and internationally on numerous dental and non-dental topics.
Fred was an active member of the part-time teaching faculty at the University of Sydney where he was involved in the undergraduate programme teaching fixed prosthodontics, tooth conservation and oral health courses. He was awarded clinical associate at the university. He has held memberships of several dental industry associations. Fred is also a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD).
Fred originally joined the board because of his desire to help in the growth of the dental industry. More importantly though, he wanted to realise his passion for delivering excellence in patient care, on a daily basis. In his clinical leadership role, Fred is able to do just that. He has a huge impact and influence on clinical care standards and outcomes for two of the largest trans-Tasman groups of dental practices. He brings to the board and the company a solid foundation of experience with the fundamentals of outstanding clinical practice – excellence in patient care, a commitment to the satisfaction of clinicians in the provision of excellence, and authentic collaboration in its pursuit.