Dr. David Penn graduated from Sydney University dental school and commenced practice in Sydney's eastern suburbs. He trained extensively in the United States under two of the world's leading aesthetic dentists and in 1983 he established Southern Cross Dental Laboratories, which has grown to become regarded as one of the leading state of the art dental laboratories in the world.
Dr Penn lectures and teaches globally, principally in the areas of aesthetic orthodontics and facial aesthetics. He has taught more than 2500 post-graduate students in the use of Invisalign and in January 2015, he wrote and gained accreditation for a unique post-graduate qualification in Aesthetic Orthodontics.
In 2006, he released a book "A guide to Impressions, Implants and Indirect procedures" which has been used by undergraduates and experienced dentists. Two more editions of the book have since been produced.
He also was responsible for the research and development of many unique dental appliances and devices including the Munchies, Munchies Vibe, Tee-MD Rover, Penn Composite Stent, the d.Mistify Data Capture kit and the Open Wide Dentist concept.
Dr Penn also established Penn College The Post Graduate School of Dentistry in 2015 , which provides a world class government accredited post-graduate degree program in Aesthetic Orthodontics. He continues to work in research and development in dental innovation.
He featured in the NBC Universal TV series, "Changing Faces" which showcased the latest aesthetic dento-facial procedures and presented a unique Australian interpretation to aesthetics.
In 2011, Dr Penn won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the services division. Dr Penn is a keen golfer and enjoys spending time with his family travelling and boating when possible.