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 MEET THE TEAM 
 

MEET OUR TEAM

At Coastal Orthodontics we are dedicated to providing orthodontic care in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you and your family can develop a long-lasting relationship with our team. Our team of specialist orthodontists have decades of industry experience working and are passionate about creating healthy, beautiful smiles. 

Dr Charlotte Boardman

Lead Orthodontist

Dr Charlotte Boardman joined the team at Coastal Orthodontics in 2013 as an associate orthodontist before taking over as lead orthodontist in 2019. Charlotte has almost 20 years of experience in the dental industry practicing in the UK and Australia. She is a passionate orthodontist that loves seeing her patients’ smile and self-esteem transform thanks to orthodontic treatment. Dr Boardman grew up in the small seaside town of Lytham St Annes in North West England. After practicing as a specialist orthodontist in the UK, Dr Boardman made the move to Australia to start a new chapter in her career. Dr Boardman goes above and beyond for her patients and still gets excited about every day, every patient and every smile she can help at Coastal Orthodontics. Away from the practice Charlotte is very family orientated. She is a mother to two young girls and loves spending time with them in the beautiful local area.

Dr Charlotte Boardman Lead Orthodontist Burleigh Gold Coast

Jayde Brown

Practice Manager

Before becoming one of our practice managers Jayde was a patient at Coastal Orthodontics as a teenager. Jayde joined the team in 2007 prior to finishing school. She loves meeting new people and watching patients' smile transformations boost their confidence. Jayde is a coffee and wine aficionado. She also loves spending time with her husband and daughter at the beach.

Jayde Brown - Coastal Orthodontics - Gold Coast Orthodontist

Madeline Gent

Treatment Coordinator

Madeline has been a part of the Coastal Ortho family since 2012. She has Since completed her Cert 3 in Dental Assisting and Cert 4 in Dental Radiography and has worked within the orthodontic industry for ten years. Madeline brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice. Madeline is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology. As much as she loves working in orthodontics, she has been inspired to continue to work with kids in the future as a children’s psychologist. Madeline finds great pleasure in being apart of her patient’s orthodontic journey and loves meeting new patients. Outside of the practice, Madeline enjoys spending time with family, the beach, pottery, art, and pilates classes. 

Madeline Gent - Tratment Coordinator - Coastal Orthodontics - Gold Coast Ortho

Kylie Speers

'Treatment Coordinator/ Dental Assistant

Kylie is a bubbly Californian that loves to bake! Before joining Coastal Ortho she worked as a hygiene assistant in San Clemente where she loved comforting patients and making sure they got the care they needed! In her free time Kylie is usually praying for rain so she can snuggle up on the lounge and watch movies all day.

Kylie Speers Dental Assistant - Coastal Orthodontics - Gold Coast Ortho

Freya Swinbourne

Dental Assistant

Freya joined the Coastal Ortho family in 2021 as a dental assistant. She has worked within customer service and dental assisting for a general dentist and also holds a Bachelor of Aviation from Griffith University. Freya enjoys working alongside kids and always ensures to brighten her patient’s day! Outside of work Freya enjoys spending time at the beach, hiking and she never misses a day at the gym!

Freya Swinbourne Dental Assistant - Coastal Ortho - Gold Coast Ortho

Dr Seema Manek

Specialist Orthodontist

Originally from the UK, Dr Seema Manek joined the Coastal Orthodontics family in 2012 just after moving to Australia. Dr Manek is a passionate orthodontist that loves making beautiful smiles for her patients. Her relaxed personality is welcomed by her patients and helps her create a comfortable environment in the practice. Dr Manek has in depth knowledge in all aspects of dentistry with previous experience working in general dentistry, oral surgery, paediatric dentistry, special care dentistry, and orthodontics. When she is not at Coastal Orthodontics Dr Manek is a professional snack holder, story teller and chauffer to three energetic sons.

Dr Seema Manek Coastal Orthodontics Orthodontist - Gold Coast Ortho

Amy Armstrong

Assistant Practice Manager

Amy has been part of the Coastal Orthodontics family for over 10 years. The best part of her job is getting to see the look on a patient's face when they see their new and improved smile for the first time! Away from Coastal Ortho Amy enjoys baking, going for walks and spending time with family and friends.  

Amy Armstrong - Coastal Orthodontics - Gold Coast Orthodontists

Laura Eggen

Receptionist

Laura joins the team at Coastal Orthodontics with loads of experience in the dental industry both in Australia and in her home country of Canada. She loves seeing the smile transformations and the joy they bring to patients. Laura has called Australia home for 7 years and moved to the Gold Coast from Sydney in 2018. She loves soaking in the sun at the beach with her dog Molly, going on weekend road trips and keeping centred by doing Yoga!

Laura Eggan - Coastal Orthdontics Gold Coast

Milla Chittleborough 

Clinic Supervisor

Milla started at Coastal Orthodontics in September 2020. She has been thoroughly enjoying meeting all of our amazing patients, learning about orthodontics, and seeing all of their incredible smile transformations. Away from the practice, Milla enjoys taking her dog ‘Loki’ for a walk along the beach and hanging out with her friends and family.

Milla Chittleborough - Coastal Orthodontics - Gold Coast Ortho

Tayla Kenny

Dental Assistant

We are so excited to have Tayla join our team at Coastal Ortho as an enthusiastic junior dental assistant! Tayla is currently studying a Bachelor of Nursing at Southern Cross University. She is a sterilization pro, loves learning new things and will always lend a helping hand. Outside of the practice Tayla enjoys taking her dog ‘Chewy’ for walks on the beach and hanging out with friends and family.

Tayla Kenny - Coastal Orthodontist - Gold Coast ortho

Heidi Boyd 

Dental Assistant / Receptionist

Heidi has recently joined the Coastal Orthodontics team as a Dental Assistant. Heidi grew up in South Australia and spent a few years traveling around the world before she established herself on the Gold Coast. She has worked as a redial massage therapist for 8 years and in aged and disability care for 3 years before joining the Coastal team. Heidi loves joining her patients on their smile journey and seeing how happy they are with their smile transformations. Outside of work Heidi spends most her time at the beach with her husband and dog, playing AFL, going on camping trips and traveling overseas!

Heidi Boyd Dental Assistant and Receptionist Coastal Orthodontics - Gold Coast Ortho

Kelly Tandler

Hygienist

Kelly joined the Coastal Orthodontic team in 2008 as part of our hygiene team. Kelly has almost 30 years experience as a hygienist with 18 years in specialist practices. She loves helping patients achieve a long-lasting smile with long term retention techniques. Kelly is passionate about all things dentistry and is always looking for opportunities to learn new techniques to provide better outcomes for her patients. When she is not taxiing her 15 year old around the coast Kelly can be found at the beach. She also loves travelling in her campervan.  

Kelly Tander - Hygienist - Coastal Orthodontics - Gold Coast Orthodontics

Annie Hodgekiss

Dental Therapist

Annie joined the team at Coastal Orthodontics in 2018. She graduated from Westmead College of Dental Therapy with Distinction in 2000 and spent the next 17 years working in paediatrics for NSW Health. Annie enjoys working with the happy, motivated patients that visit Coastal Orthodontics. Annie enjoys training, taking her kids to the beach and is a regular at the local gelato shop! 

Annie Hodgekiss - Coastal Orthodontics - Gold Coast Orthodontist

Jamaica Appo

Dental Assistant

Jamaica joined the Coastal Ortho family in 2015 as a dental assistant. She loves interacting with patients and meeting new people. When she's not in the practice you'll find Jamaica hanging with her family and friends or at the beach. She also loves going on long walks and bike rides. 

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Nikki Nguyen

Dental Assistant

Nikki recently joined our Coastal Ortho team. Nikki is currently studying her Certificate III in Dental Assisting at TAFE. You will see her training in our clinic. Make sure you say hello and let her know how great she is doing!

Nikki Nguyen - Dental Assistant - Coastal orthodontics - Gold Coast Ortho

Emily Warner

Dental Assistant

Emily has been apart of the Coastal Ortho team since 2021. She is passionate about the healthcare industry and is currently studying Psychological Science. Emily enjoys meeting a wide range of patients and loves being apart of their smile journey. Outside of the practice you'll find Emily spending time with loved ones and getting creative!

Emily Warner - Dental Assistant - Costal Orthodontics

Charli Singleton

Dental Assistant

Charli is the friendly new dental assistant at Coastal Orthodontics. Charli has completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting at Kingscliff Tafe and has spent time working alongside a general dentist before joining our team. She loves getting to know each of her patients! Outside of the practice Charli loves hanging out with friends and family and taking her pup 'Ziggy' to the beach.

Charli Singleton Dental Assistant Coastal Orthodontics