B.D.Sc. (Syd Uni)
After completing his dental degree at the University of Sydney in 1963, Dr Backhouse joined the Navy as a Lieutenant Surgeon for two years and planned on going to the states to specialise in orthodontics. However, he was asked to do a locum in Coffs harbor for six weeks, which eventuated in him purchasing the practice and for forty seven years, he provided the Coffs Harbour community with the highest levels of excellence in all aspects of dentistry.
As one of the longest serving Dentists in Coffs Harbour, Robert has been very active in attending numerous courses in all aspects of general practice, particularly in the area of orthodontics. Whilst still enjoying practicing general dentistry, Robert is providing our orthodontic treatment using the latest, most advanced and effective orthodontic techniques to achieve a lasting smile for our patients.
As a keen golfer, Robert enjoys being on the golf course and spending time with his wife Sue, his five children and five grandchildren.