Dr Trudy Stewart grew up in country Queensland and initially studied a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland. After working as an occupational therapist for 3 years, Dr Stewart returned to university and completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery through the University of Adelaide in 2004.
Trudy was awarded many prizes while studying her dental degree, including the Physics prize, Malcolm Joyner Prize, T Draper Campbell Medal and Prize and the Australian Society of Orthodontists Prize. Dr Stewart was recognised on the Dean’s List on completion of her undergraduate studies and received the prestigious Moore Medal for overall academic excellence and outstanding contribution as an undergraduate student.
Following five years of general dental practice at The Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital in Western Australia and Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, Dr Steward returned to Orthodontics. She graduated in 2013 with a Dean’s commendation for excellence for her research on dental ankylosis.
Since graduation, Dr Stewart has worked in both the public and private sectors in Adelaide and more recently in private practice in Perth. Dr Stewart is a member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists and regularly attends local, national and international conferences to keep at the forefront of orthodontic knowledge.
Outside of orthodontics, Dr Stewart is interested in mid-century furniture and travel and loves spending time with her miniature dachshunds, Harvey and Milo. Dr Steward also donates prizes to Mulgildie State Primary School and Monto State High School; her former primary and high schools for the highest academic achievement in year 7 and year 11.