Born in a tiny town on the West Coast of Scotland, Dr Dobby wanted to be “one of those people who got to wear a medical mask” and originally thought he might be a brain surgeon! He decided to take a different path however and became a dentist instead. He moved over to Cairns in 2006 from Western Australia to take up a volunteer post at Wuchopperen, eventually deciding to live in the beautiful town permanently.

In 2010, after 12 years of working in general dentistry, Dr Bobby decided he wanted to go a step further and study to become an orthodontist, fully pursuing his passion. He successfully graduated with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (D.Clin.Dent) degree in Orthodontics in 2014, and now has his very own practice in Cairns; Sunbird Orthodontics.