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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.

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.

Lana Meneely

Dental Assistant

Lana has over 35 years of experience in the dental industry and made the move over to orthodontics in 2008. She loves sharing her knowledge with patients and helping them achieve a beautiful smile. When she's not int he practice you can usually find Lana hanging out with family. She also enjoys horse riding, cooking, hiking and sport.

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. 

Jennifer Jessop

Receptionist/Treatment Coordinator

Jennifer is one of the first friendly faces you'll see as you walk through the doors at Coastal Orthodontics. She loves watching smiles transform and patient confidence grow as their orthodontic journey progresses. Jennifer has been on the Gold Coast for over 30 years and loves drinking good coffee on sunny days with her husband and spoilt staffy. 

Nikki Nguyen

Dental Assistant

Nikki is the newest member of 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!

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.

Annie Hodgekiss

Dental Therapist/Treatment Coordinator

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! 

Amy Armstrong

Dental Assistant

Amy has been part of the Coastal Orthodontics family for over 8 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.  

Ricia Blair

Dental Assistant

If you hear someone singing along to the practice playlist it's Ricia. After previously working as a pharmacy assistant Ricia has spent the last 10 years working in the dental industry. She loves everything about orthodontics and enjoys meeting new people. Away from the practice, Ricia likes taking long romantic walks on the beach with her chihuahua. 

Laura Eggen

Receptionist/Dental Assistant

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!

Emily Martin


Emily is the bubbly face you’ll meet when you first visit Coastal Ortho. Email loves the fun team environment at Coastal Ortho and loves that she doesn’t stop laughing when at work! Away from the practice, she is a yoga-loving coffee enthusiast who spends her time walking her puppy at the beach.

Kelly Tandler


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.  

Ellen Kenny

Treatment Coordinator

Ellen is one of the first people you'll see at Coastal Orthodontics as she gets you familiar with the practice. Ellen loves helping our orthodontists develop personalised treatment plans and watching patients progress through their ortho journey. All three of Ellens children straightened their smile at Coastal Orthodontics so she is the perfect person to answer all your questions!

Sharon Southgate

Dental Assistant

Sharon has worked in Orthodontics for over 17 years and loves the helping our specialists create beautiful, straight smiles. She enjoys getting to know patients as they go through their orthodontic journey. She loves seeing the reaction on patients faces when they see their new smile. Away from Coastal Ortho Sharon enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren and travelling in her caravan.  

Kelley McCarthy

Receptionist/Treatment Coordinator

Kelley joined the Coastal Ortho team in 2007. She enjoys everything about orthodontics and finds working with our team of specialists incredibly rewarding. Kelley loves working in the 'caring' industry. Away from Coastal Ortho Kelley dabbles in pilates and yoga. She also loves spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and a good glass of wine. 

Milla Chittleborough 

Dental Assistant

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.

Kylie Speers

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.