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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.

Leanne Holland

Practice Manager

Leanne has been part of the Coastal Orthodontics team since 1998. After working in the Northern Rivers for 10 years Leanne and her family made the move to the Tweed Coast to join Coastal Orthodontics. Leanne lives in Casuarina where she loves relaxing at the beach with her husband. Her family are avid AFL fans and she volunteers with her son's team during winter. When she is not baking, you can also find Leanne and her husband taking long rides on their motorbike.

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.  

Sally Cowan

Dental Assistant

Sally has over 6 years of experience in the dental industry but has also previous experience in the health industry. after previously working as a dermal skin therapist, Sally completed her Cert III in dental assisting and joined the team at Coastal Ortho. She loves all things ortho and is planning on continuing her studies to become an OHT. When she's not in the practice Sally enjoys keeping active in the great outdoors. She also loves spending her days off with family and friends.

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. 

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 Christoph Bottoni

Specialist Orthodontist

Dr Christoph Bottoni joined the Coastal Orthodontics team in January 2020 as a specialist orthodontist. Dr Bottoni’s caring and nature and high attention to detail help him provide his patients with high-quality treatment plans that are tailored to their unique needs. Dr Bottoni has almost 20 years of experience in the dental industry.  Being Swiss, Dr Bottoni is multi-lingual speaking Swiss German, Italian, German, French, and a little bit of Spanish. Living on the Gold Coast with his young family, you’ll find Dr Bottoni surfing, windsurfing, cycling and sometimes sailing our beautiful coastlines in his spare time. Dr Bottoni is also an Olympian, representing Switzerland in Laser Sailing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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.

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.  

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. 

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. 

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.  

Lana Meneely

Treatment Coordinator

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. 

Maddie Hammett

Dental Assistant

Maddie joined the team at Coastal Ortho in 2019 after previously being a patient with us. Maddie loves greeting new patients and getting to know them as they progress through their treatment journey. Her favourite part of her job is seeing the before and after pictures, and the joy patients get from their new smile. Away from Coastal Ortho Maddie spends her spare time hanging out with her family and friends at the beach. She also loves travelling and is always planning her next adventure!

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