Dr Chris Fitzpatrick
Chris grew up in the North West of England, in a small town called Lancaster, not too far away from the Lake district. After finishing high school he went straight to the University of Liverpool to study dentistry, of which he graduated with Honours in 2006.
He was awarded the HR Williams prize in Oral surgery, and also the University Prize in Dental Surgery, for overall highest academic achievement in dental school.
Soon after graduating he spent valuable time as a Senior House Officer gaining experience in oral medicine, oral surgery and restorative dentistry, working alongside esteemed consultants at the local hospitals in Merseyside. During this time he attained post graduate qualifications, to become a member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Prior to his move to Australia in 2013 he spent time working in General practice in the UK. What started out as a temporary visit to Australia, became permanent in January 2015 when he attained his residency. After spending time in both Queensland and Victoria working in Private practice; Chris decided that Queensland was where his heart lay. This lead to a move to the beautiful Sunshine Coast and joining Avenue dental Caloundra in November 2016.
Chris practices all aspects of general dentistry. He prides himself on his communication skills and likes his patients to always feel comfortable in the dental environment.
Lifelong learning is very important to Chris, and he likes to keep up to date with the continual changes within dentistry.
Outside of dentistry Chris has an active lifestyle and can be found most days training Crossfit with his partner Michelle. At other times you will find him in a local coffee shop, drinking coffee whilst reading a book. He is never short of a book recommendation if you need one…
The only real things he misses about the UK are his family (of course) and Everton football club, he will definitely have a spring in his step if the result has gone their way of a weekend!