Dr Michael Woods has Bachelor, Masters and Research Doctorate degrees from the University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in the Special Field of Orthodontics and has a Diploma in Orthodontics from The Royal College of Surgeons of England, a Certificate of Specialty from the University of Oklahoma and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is a full member of the Edward H Angle Society and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. He received the Australian Society of Orthodontists’ Distinguished Service Award in 2008 and the ASO’s PR Begg Research Award in 2014.

Dr Woods has combined an academic career with specialist private practice. He was the Inaugural Professor and Chair of Orthodontics at the University of Melbourne and, for 25 years, has been the Consultant Orthodontist to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is involved in a wide range of academic, research and clinical pursuits. He has examined widely in Australia and abroad and has served on a number of state and national committees and councils. He has reviewed for all the major journals in the field and has been a member of the Editorial Boards of the Australian Dental Journal, Australasian Orthodontic Journal and the Japanese Orthodontic Journal. He has most recently been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists. He has presented more than 150 invited lectures world-wide and has made more than a 100 contributions to the clinical and scientific literature. During his career, he has especially introduced new concepts in late mixed-dentition treatment, orthognathic surgery and the clinical implications of different underlying vertical facial patterns.