Dr. Mithran S. Goonewardene
Dr. Mithran Goonewardene completed his Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours from the University of Western Australia and undertook his specialist training at the Forsyth Dental Centre in Boston, USA, obtaining a Certificate in Orthodontics from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine/Forsyth Dental Centre and a Master of Medical Science degree from the Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Goonewardene has combined part-time orthodontic practice in Perth at the Subiaco and Booragoon clinics with a significant teaching role at the University of Western Australia leading the Orthodontics Department for 30 years. He has published numerous scientific papers in the peer reviewed literature and contributed to four textbooks in orthodontics. He delivers numerous lectures and courses locally in Perth, nationally around Australia and internationally and plays an active role in education and delivery of orthodontic and surgical services in Sri Lanka, where he visits regularly.
Dr. Goonewardene is an active member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Sri Lankan Orthodontic Society and the Australian Dental Association. He is a full member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Goonewardene is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Society and a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International.
Dr. Goonewardene was recently awarded the highest honour from the Australian Society of Orthodontists of Honorary Life Membership for his contribution to orthodontic education in Australia and Internationally.
Dr. Goonewardene and his wife Tania are proud parents of Jasmine and his six adult children. Roy the oldest joined the practice as an orthodontist in 2015 after training in the US. Christine is a physiotherapist who works in private practice and for the West Coast Eagles. Georgia and Katherine live and work in Perth after many years in London. Andrew is studying dentistry in the UK and Elizabeth is a chef in Perth.