Andrew was born and raised just up the road from Balwyn in Doncaster.
In 1978 he commenced his apprenticeship to become a dental technician in Canterbury.
After completing his apprenticeship, Andrew worked mainly for dentists in their private in house laboratories. This exposed him to not only the laboratory side of dental prosthetics, but also to the chairside part where the technician can see the end product in the mouth.
In 1988 Andrew upgraded his qualifications to become a Dental Prosthetist at the Royal Dental Hospital.
In 1993, Andrew opened his own practice at the current location.
Andrew is a member of the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association and the "special needs" study group which shares information on patients with complicated issues.
Andrew regularly attends lectures as part of his continuing education process.