Jon has practiced in the specialty of Orthodontics since 2003. He is an expert in the field and shares the vision of creating beautiful, healthy smiles for his patients. Jon undertook his dental degree at the University of Otago (New Zealand), graduating with numerous awards for clinical and academic excellence. After spending some years in Far North Queensland, working as a dentist in the government service in Cairns and the remote areas of The Sunshine State, Jon joined the graduate program at the University of Melbourne to specialise in the field of Orthodontics.
Jon graduated from this program with a published thesis as well as numerous awards and recognition for his research. He was also awarded the prestigious prize for Clinical Excellence from the Australian Society of Orthodontists for presenting the best clinical cases as a student.
He regularly attends Australian and international meetings and conferences to keep him at the forefront of modern orthodontic treatment and technology.
Although Jon is highly dedicated to the specialty of Orthodontics, he has always recognised the importance of a balanced lifestyle. He always looks forward to spending time with his wife, Krystel, and their children, Eva and Angus, as well as the family’s Scottie and Westie.
Dr Jon Skilton is an Australasian Orthodontic Board certified orthodontist who is published in the dental literature and has presented at numerous events. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA), Australian Society of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists and the American Society of Orthodontists.
As Jon believes in continuing the quest for new knowledge and skills, he has acquired several additional qualifications, including a Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Orth), Membership in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Membership in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
A member of the ADA’s Third Party Committee, Jon is also on the teaching staff at both Melbourne and La Trobe Universities. He is a proud Give a Smile™ orthodontist and is also an accredited Lingual and Invisalign™ Orthodontist.