Ockert graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2001 obtaining postgraduate qualifications in Maxillo, Facial and Oral Surgery. Ockert moved to Australia in 2004 and has worked in both the public and private sector. Relocating to the Far North in 2006, where he has been practising for the last 14 years. Ockert performs all aspect of general dentistry with a specific interest in dental implant placement and restoration. Ockert practices dentistry in a gentle and caring manner with an emphasis on making his patients feel relaxed and at ease.