Junior Vice President
Dr Paul Dever
Dr Paul Dever grew up in the northern suburbs of Brisbane and has completed his tertiary education in several locations along Australia’s eastern coastline, completing a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Queensland with majors in the fields of Biomedical Science and Developmental Biology in 2001, before moving to Sydney to accept a place in the University of Sydney’s post-graduate Bachelor of Dentistry program. Paul graduated from the BDent program with Honours in 2005 and returned home to Queensland to work in private general dental practice, initially at Maleny for two years followed by Petrie for two years. In 2010 Paul, his wife Yesmin and their young family relocated to Melbourne so that Paul could pursue his dream of completing specialist orthodontic training. In 2012 Paul completed his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) at the University of Melbourne as well as successfully becoming a Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in the field of orthodontics.
On his return to Queensland, he worked in private orthodontic practice on the Sunshine Coast. In late 2015, Paul and the family moved to Bundaberg where they have been busily running three specialist orthodontic practices (satellites in Hervey Bay and Maryborough). Paul thoroughly enjoys lecturing locally and internationally on a variety of topics, which he has the pleasure of doing multiple times a year.
Paul joined ADA Queensland State Council in November 2022 as the Regional Councillor for Burnett and was invited to Chair the Asset Management Committee. He is a strong advocate for equal access to all services, but especially dental services in regional Queensland. Paul’s mission is to highlight the deficiencies in service provision, while at the same time supporting the hardworking clinicians who are giving so much in these regions.