Dr Mithran Goonewardene completed his dental degree at The University of Western Australia in 1981 and completed his orthodontic training at the Forsyth Dental Centre/Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1987. Dr Goonewardene joined the Orthodontic Department of The University of Western Australia  in 1987 and is currently Head of Orthodontics and is Visiting Consultant Orthodontist at the Dental Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is an active member of the North Atlantic Component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists.