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07 5443 4233
Ocean Orthodontics
Level 2
94 Memorial Avenue
Maroochydore
QLD 4558
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

Ocean Orthodontics
in Maroochydore

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

Dr Arun Shailendran

Specialist Orthodontist

Dr Arun Shailendran graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and practiced general dentistry for ten years. He began pursuing his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry degree at the University of Queensland in 2017. 

During those three years of full-time specialist orthodontic training, Dr Shailendran presented his research work at the American Association of Orthodontists conference, the Australian Society of Orthodontists meetings and at the Orthodontic Society of Ireland conference. At that conference, he also secured a podium finish at the Seamus Keating Award competition. 

Dr Shailendran has obtained additional specialist membership diplomas from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. 

He also holds the distinctions of being a:

  • Registered Specialist Orthodontist with the Dental Board of Australia
  • Member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists
  • Member of the American Association of Orthodontists
  • Member of the European Orthodontic Society
  • Member of the World Federation of Orthodontists

Dr Shailendran believes that the best patient outcomes are obtained by combining high-quality research with excellent clinical acumen. In order to continue providing this high level of care, he continues to conduct research and regularly attends both national and international orthodontic meetings.

Dr Shailendran loves to teach and has been teaching both the undergraduate dentistry students and postgraduates in Orthodontics at the University of Queensland. 

Raised in India, Dr Shailendran moved to Australia in 2009. Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his young daughter, playing backyard cricket. He also loves to travel and explore new cultures around the world.

Practicing orthodontics enables Dr Shailendran to watch his patients’ smiles transform right before his eyes. The most rewarding part, however, is becoming a part of children’s lives.

Dr Shailendran loves getting to know his patients’ families, their friends and their pets as he watches these children grow and helps them to develop healthy smiles.

Dr Arun's Bio

Dr David Vautin

Specialist Orthodontist

Dr David Vautin grew up in the western suburbs of Brisbane.  He gained his Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland in 1979. After that, he worked for Queensland Health in various capacities including Senior Dentist in Pediatric Dentistry (children’s dentistry) and later Senior Dentist in Orthodontics.  He was one of only two candidates accepted into the MDSc course in Orthodontics in 1985 and he graduated from that in 1987.

In 1989, Dr Vautin accepted the opportunity to enter orthodontic practice with Dr David Robertson on the Sunshine Coast. When Dr Robertson retired in 1990, Dr Vautin purchased the practice which eventually became a part of the Ocean Orthodontics family. 

Dr Vautin constantly strives for excellence in his practice. He focuses on delivering superior treatment and service to his patients above all else. This achievement is borne out by the fact that most of our referrals now come from patients, past-patients and their friends and family.
Dr Vautin is an active member of:

  • Australian Society of Orthodontists
  • Queensland Branch of the Australian Society of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • World Federation of Orthodontists
  • Australian Dental Association

He regularly attends conferences and seminars to make sure that he is at the forefront of advancements in orthodontics and can continue to deliver superior service and treatment to his patients.

Dr david's bio

Dr Rachel Glancy

Dental Practitioner

Dr Glancy has over 21 years of post-qualification orthodontic experience, having received her orthodontic qualification in 1998 from Oregon Health Sciences University, one of the leading US orthodontic schools.

Since relocating with her family to the Sunshine Coast in 2013, Dr Glancy has attained her dental registration and is in the process of pursuing her Australian orthodontic specialist registration.

Over her 21 years in practice, she has attended hundreds of hours of continuing education courses, treated thousands of patients and established some of the most rewarding relationships with her patients of her life.  Her goal is to provide quality treatment with education and collaboration between all those around her. She feels this allows each person to attain the ideal outcome for them specifically.

To Dr Glancy, the best reward is attaining your goals together and seeing her patients smile their brightest the day their treatment is completed.

Dr Glancy is a member of:
Australian Dental Association
American  Association or Orthodontics

Dr Glancy and her family love the sun, sand and surf the Sunshine Coast has to offer.  Coming from a cold, rainy climate, she takes advantage of the beautiful beaches as often as possible.  You just might find her trekking along Dicky Beach or having a chai latte at a local bakery.  She feels very blessed to call the Sunny Coast her home.

Dr Rachel's bio

Jan Vautin

Practice Manager

Dr Vautin and Jan have been married since 1979 and she has been involved in the practice since its inception in 1990. Prior to this, she gained extensive experience in providing administrative support services to various departments at Princess Alexandra Hospital including the Medical Superintendent. She then transitioned to managing specialist medical practices on Wickham Terrace in Brisbane.

She has a Certificate III in Dental Assisting and a Certificate IV in Dental Radiography. She regularly attends conferences and seminars with Dr Vautin to ensure that the practice is always on the cutting edge.

jan's bio

Tracey Jeffrey

Practice 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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Caroline Mellish

Receptionist

Caroline specializes in both our office management and treatment co-ordination management. She was trained in hospitality by major hotel chains in Sydney and joined our practice in 1998.

Caroline is on-hand to assist with any information you may need regarding financial or health fund arrangements or the scheduling of your treatment.

caroline's bio

Maddie Kew

Receptionist

Maddie joined our Ocean Orthodontics family in 2011 after completing Year 12 at St. John’s College and has become an integral part of the team.

Initially, she trained in all aspects of chairside assisting. She is currently involved primarily in our front desk/treatment co-ordination operations, but she occasionally returns to assist Dr Vautin in the treatment area. She is also trained in intra-oral scanning on our IteroⓇ 3D scanner. As a past patient, she is happy to answer any questions on the wearing of braces.

maddie's bio

Emma Bailey

Senior Dental Assistant

Emma, a local Sunshine Coaster, originally joined Instyle Orthodontics in 2003, but left us to explore Canada for two and a half years. She then rejoined the team on her return to the Coast and helps to ensure the treatment area is running smoothly.

Emma has attained her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and has over seven years of experience in assisting Dr Vautin. She is also available to assist with any questions regarding the care and cleaning of your braces.

emma's bio

Alli Wroe

Dental Assistant

Alli joined us at the beginning of 2013 to train as part of our clinical staff. She is very skilled in assisting Dr Vautin in all aspects of patient care including chairside assisting, sterilisation and educating patients in the care and maintenance of braces.

As a previous patient, she has undergone braces and knows exactly what is involved at every stage. She is more than happy to answer any questions you may have about wearing braces.

alli's bio

Danielle Mellish

Dental Assistant/Treatment Co-ordinator

Danielle joined our practice in 2012 after completing Year 12 at Sienna College for a “gap year.” That gap year turned into many years when she decided to postpone her university studies and stay on with our team.

Initially, Dan trained as a chairside assistant, but she is also trained in treatment co-ordination roles. She can usually be found in the treatment area helping Dr Vautin to provide a great experience for our patients.  As a past patient, she is also happy to answer any of your questions about braces.

danielle's bio

Kirby Hayes

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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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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Lucca Moolman

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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Tia Daw

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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