Dr David Penn graduated from Sydney University in 1978 and has been in private practice ever since then. He founded Southern Cross Dental Laboratories in 1983, which grew to become one of the largest dental laboratories in the world.
Dr Penn is currently heading The Postgraduate School of Dentistry and teaches extensively, principally in the areas of aesthetic orthodontics and facial aesthetics. He has taught more than 1000 postgraduate students in the use of Sequential Aligners and Aesthetics.
In 2011, he won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, one of the most prestigious business awards in Australia, in the services division. The judges called him “the quintessential entrepreneur and commented that he” transitions fluidly between academia and business.
Dr Penn established Penn College in 2014 and a specific faculty, The Postgraduate School of Dentistry in 2015, which provides accredited niche post graduate qualifications.
Dr Penn also featured in the NBC Universal TV series, Changing Faces, which showcases the latest aesthetic dento-facial procedures and presents a unique Australian interpretation to aesthetics.