Steven Cave was born in the local area and attended school at Kotara High. He completed his General Dental Degree (BDS) at Sydney University in 1993 and graduated with First Class Honours and was awarded the University Medal. He then practiced general dentistry at Charlestown for four years. In 1997 he moved to Brisbane where he attended the University of Queensland where he obtained his Masters Degree in Orthodontics (MDSc). He joined the practice in 2000, and currently resides in the Port Stephens area.He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and Australian Society of Orthodontics.
His wife, Christine is a dental technician/prosthetist and they have three school aged children