Meet our Doctor
Bayside Orthodontists in Albert Park are passionate about providing you with the best orthodontic care so you achieve excellent results. Our orthodontic team, are committed to ensuring you and your family are relaxed and comfortable whenever you have orthodontic treatments with us.
(Nicol) MDSc. (Melb), FRACDS, WFO.
Dr Brittany Shearn
Dr Brittany Shearn graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1998 with a Masters of Dental Science, after working in general Dentistry for 4 years. Brittany started working in clinics in Port Melbourne and Brighton whilst also consulting at the Royal Children’s Hospital in the Cleft lip and palate and cranio-facial abnormalities speciality.
In October 2001, Brittany opened Bayside Orthodontists in Albert Park. By building the practice from the ground up, Brittany was given a blank canvas with which she used to develop the open plan clinic you see today. This allows for a relaxing, friendly and free-flowing environment for both staff and patients.
In 2003, Brittany relocated to Dubai with her family where she joined a large international practice with 50+ dentists and specialists.
Consulting as an Australian orthodontist in Dubai, Brittany learned to embrace forward-thinking orthodontic practice concepts from a global dental community.
Whilst in Dubai, Brittany maintained Bayside Orthodontists remotely and would fly back every six weeks to continue seeing and treating her patients.
To supplement her regular commutes back to Melbourne, Brittany utilised the continuing advances in digital technology both in clinic and practice management software.
Brittany has continued to embrace and adopt the digital advancements occuring within orthodontics and has utilised these to make orthodontic treatment more accessible and convenient for her patients. Through the use of Dental Monitoring, Brittany has been able to minimise the number of face-to-face appointments needed for patients resulting in less disruption to everyday life and has made communication with clinical staff more efficient and approachable.
In 2022, Brittany celebrated 21 years at Bayside Orthodontists surrounded by her family, friends, patients, staff and referring dentists. After being a part of the community for such a long time, it offered a fantastic opportunity to thank and celebrate with those who have supported Bayside Orthodontists.
Brittany loves working in the Albert Park community and the village feel it brings with it. She is an avid contributor to the local community and is actively involved both personally and through Bayside Orthodontists in fundraising for the local schools and promoting dental health to the students.
At the beginning of 2018, Brittany embarked on a new adventure through the opening of Countryside Orthodontists - our regional Victorian clinic located in Stawell. Servicing the Wimmera region, Countryside Orthodontists has fast grown into the local community. Brittany sees patients once a month and with the use of Dental Monitoring she manages patients remotely. There is a staff member in Stawell 4 days a week for pickups, scanning or additional support if needed.
When not making Bayside and Countryside Smiles, Brittany loves spending time with her husband, 2 son’s, 2 cats and 1 dog. She loves gardening, running, listening to inspirational podcasts and traveling. Brittany and the Bayside team are avid bakers and they are often sharing baked goodies, recipes and treats to get them through the afternoon rush.
Brittany is a member of the following organisations:
- Australian Society of Orthodontics
- Give A Smile
- Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons
- Australian Dental Association
Like to meet our orthodontists?
If you would like to meet our fabulous Bayside Orthodontists, book your consultation today and come into the clinic. We’re here to help you achieve the best orthodontic treatment with us.