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Our Warana practice

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We are located just off Nicklin Way on the picturesque Lake Kawana with gorgeous waterfront views.

Our practice is easily accessible from the south via Kawana Way or from the north using the Sunshine Motorway and Nicklin Way. We offer free on-site parking.

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07 5493 3200
Ocean Orthodontics

5/3 Kawana Island Blvd
Warana
QLD 4575

Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

Ocean Orthodontics in Warana

We look forward to welcoming you to our Warana orthodontic practice! The smiling faces shown below are the team members you will meet when you visit us here.

Dr Melissa Nguyen

Specialist Orthodontist
Invisalign® Diamond Provider

After growing up in Australia's capital, Canberra, Dr Nguyen initially relocated to Queensland to pursue her tertiary studies and has spent several years working as a specialist Orthodontist on the Gold Coast.

Dr Nguyen is an advocate for treating patients in both clear aligners and traditional braces. She understands that patients want the highest level of care delivered in the most convenient manner, which is why Dr Nguyen attends conferences, both nationally and internationally, to stay at the forefront of orthodontic developments and technology. Dr Nguyen believes in providing contemporary and modern orthodontics utilizing the latest technologies available.

At our Warana practice location, Dr Nguyen is an Invisalign® Diamond Provider. She also offers Dental Monitoring for InvisalignⓇ treatment, a remote treatment monitoring software that enables Dr Nguyen to check on the progress of her patients’ InvisalignⓇ treatment.

Underpinning Dr Nguyen's contemporary and modern approach to providing orthodontic care is her extensive research, experience, and qualifications which include:

  • Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science – Griffith University 
  • Graduate Diploma of Dentistry – Griffith University
  • Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry – University of Adelaide 
  • Membership diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthodontics) 
  • Membership Diploma from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
  • Published research in the American Journal of Orthodontics and dentofacial Orthopaedics, and the European Orthodontic Journal
  • A reviewer of the European Orthodontic Journal and Australasian Orthodontic Journal

In addition to her glowing professional qualifications and experience, Dr Nguyen has a passion for sharing her expertise and skills with others, leading her to hold a teaching position in Orthodontics at Griffith University. Dr Nguyen has also presented lectures at the local and international level, showcasing her skills, knowledge and specialism in Orthodontics.

Outside of work, you will find Dr Nguyen learning how to play the acoustic guitar, enjoying Italian food, at a Pilates class, spending time with family and friends or attempting to beat her personal best time completing a Rubix cube, which is 2 minutes!

Dr melissa's bio

Debbie Hannan

Treatment Co-ordinator

Debbie is one of our treatment co-ordinators, a role we have specifically created with Ocean Orthodontics patients in mind. Treatment co-ordinators are highly experienced team members who provide new patients with all of the information they need to make informed choices relating to their own or their child’s treatment. Our treatment co-ordinators are with you every step of the way as you work towards achieving a beautiful smile.

Debbie has been with Ocean Orthodontics since 1998 and has been a registered nurse, midwife and dental nurse. She has completed her Diploma of Management as well as various different courses in Human Resource Management and Business Management.

debbie's bio

Karen Brodbeck

Practice Manager

Karen co-ordinates our office and oversees our entire terrific team. She works directly with our orthodontists and clinical director to ensure that all aspects of Ocean Orthodontics run efficiently. If you have any questions that our admin team cannot answer, please let our practice manager Karen know and she will be sure to address your concerns.

Karen has been at Ocean Orthodontics since 2002 and has a Diploma of Management and is completing her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She is a highly experienced practice manager and attends various practice management conferences throughout the year. She also regularly attends various Human Resource Management and Business Management conferences throughout the year. Karen has worked in the administration and management field for over 20 years and is an expert in dental practice management.

Karen enjoys cooking and spending time with her loving family.

karen's bio

Joanne Lameree

Treatment Co-ordinator / PM

Joanne is another one of our valued treatment co-ordinators, here to help your treatment plan unfold seamlessly.

Joanne has experience in both the administration and clinical side of orthodontics, making her a perfect fit for our treatment co-ordinator role. Joanne has completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and has been a devoted Ocean Orthodontics employee for over ten years.

She has two beautiful girls that keep her busy in her time off and she loves to spend time fishing and swimming at the beach with them.

joanne's bio

Ai-Vi Nguyen

Hygienist

An oral health therapist is an expert in diagnosing oral health concerns and is qualified to clean and maintain orthodontic braces and assist the orthodontist in various procedures.

Ai-Vi started at Ocean Orthodontics in 2010 and has a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Queensland and has gained extensive experience through her work with various dental practices throughout Australia.

In her free time, she enjoys fishing, adventure sports and trying out all kinds of unique foods.

ai-vi's bio

Emily Ball

Clinical Director/ Senior Dental Assistant

As Clinical Director, Emily oversees all aspects of our clinical team and ensures every patient receives the same high level of service they should expect at Ocean Orthodontics. She helps establish procedures that make Ocean Orthodontics a leader in setting the highest standards of service, communication and clinical results.

Our dental assistants are vital in assisting the orthodontist during patient treatments. They are also qualified to perform basic procedures and address some of our patients’ dental concerns. Emily joined our team in 2012 and has since completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. She has over seven years of orthodontic dental assisting experience and is passionate about advancing and up-skilling in the dental field.

Besides liking piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, Emily enjoys the beach, swimming and playing touch football.

emily's bio

Jessica Anderson

Senior Dental Assistant

Jess is not only a qualified dental assistant but also a qualified lab technician.

jessica's bio

Georgina Dwyer

Senior Dental Assistant

Georgie is the newest member of the Ocean Orthodontics team. She still has a solid dental background with a Certification III in Dental Assisting and over ten years of experience. Georgie has a passion for healthy teeth and beautiful smiles.

In her spare time, Georgie loves being with her family, walking her dog on the beach and supporting her son who plays soccer.

georgina's bio

Chrissy Rossell

Senior Dental Assistant

Chrissy joined our team in 2016 and is currently studying for her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Chrissy is passionate about the environment and loves the outdoors. In her spare time, she loves to visit walking trails and has travelled over many around the world.

chrissy's bio

Tahlia McMahon

Administration Manager

Our administrative team is our patients’ first point of contact with Ocean Orthodontics, both over the phone and in person. Our administrative teams are highly knowledgeable in addressing patient concerns and explaining dental procedures. Tahlia started at Ocean Orthodontics in 2008 and has completed both her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Frontline Management. Tahlia has a passion for food and enjoys dining out and going to the movies in her free time.

tahlia's bio

Karla Grevers

Treatment Coordinator

Karla has over ten years of experience in the dental industry and has her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Karla likes to spend her free time outdoors taking her dog for walks along the beach.

karla's bio

Alli Hayden

Administration/ Receptionist

Karla has over 10 years of experience in the dental industry and has her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Karla likes to spend her free time outdoors taking her dog for walks along the beach.

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Cecilia Becus

Administration Manager

Our administrative team is our patients’ first point of contact with Ocean Orthodontics, both over the phone and in person. Our administrative teams are highly knowledgeable in addressing patient concerns and explaining dental procedures. Tahlia started at Ocean Orthodontics in 2008 and has completed both her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Frontline Management. Tahlia has a passion for food and enjoys dining out and going to the movies in her free time.

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Deanne Shogren

Administration/ Receptionist

Karla has over 10 years of experience in the dental industry and has her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Karla likes to spend her free time outdoors taking her dog for walks along the beach.

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Laura McCreadie

Receptionist

Our administrative team is our patients’ first point of contact with Ocean Orthodontics, both over the phone and in person. Our administrative teams are highly knowledgeable in addressing patient concerns and explaining dental procedures. Tahlia started at Ocean Orthodontics in 2008 and has completed both her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Frontline Management. Tahlia has a passion for food and enjoys dining out and going to the movies in her free time.

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Louise Towler

Oral Health Therapist

Karla has over 10 years of experience in the dental industry and has her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Karla likes to spend her free time outdoors taking her dog for walks along the beach.

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