Dr F. Shane Fryer qualified as a dentist in 1980 with a BDS from the University of Sydney. He worked in private practice in Sydney for five years until returning to further full time study in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney. In 1988
Dr Fryer commenced Specialist Orthodontic practice in Wollongong, NSW where he continues to practise. In 1989 Dr Fryer became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) by examination and has also been awarded honorary fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Academy (FPFA 2000), the Academy of Dentistry International (FADI 2001) and the International College of Dentists (FICD 2002).
In 2008 Dr Fryer became a member of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons Special Field (MRACDS Orth).