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Gold Coast Orthodontists - Coastal Orthodontics Tweed Heads & Burleigh
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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.

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Rose McLaughlin

Oral Health Therapist

Rose McLaughlin is your Oral Health Therapist at Coastal Orthodontics, holding a Bachelor of Oral Health from CQUniversity Rockhampton, which she completed in 2017. Rose began her career as a Dental Assistant in 2013 and has extensive experience in central Queensland before relocating to Burleigh in 2021.

Rose is passionate about orthodontics and prefers its fast-paced environment over general dentistry. She finds great satisfaction in seeing patients through their orthodontic journeys and witnessing their dreams come true.

Outside of work, Rose enjoys working on her tan at the beach, cooking with her husband Steve, and indulging in food and drink. She loves to travel and is the proud owner of a cat named Migaloo. Her spirit animal is a raccoon, and her star sign is Cancer.

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Lucy Tandler

Dental Assistant

Lucy is a dedicated Dental Assistant at Coastal Orthodontics. With a diverse background in hospitality and disability support care, she excels in providing exceptional service. Lucy is passionate about expanding her knowledge and skills in healthcare, currently studying Nursing at university. She finds fulfilment in witnessing patients' personal growth and smile transformations. Outside of work, Lucy enjoys the stunning beaches, invigorating surf sessions, and cherished moments with friends. She embraces her adventurous spirit through travel, gym sessions, and surfing.

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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.

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Jackie McKenzie

Dental Assistant

Jackie, currently pursuing a Cert III in Dental Assisting, brings a dynamic approach to Coastal Orthodontics. In the clinic, Jackie is particularly intrigued by extractions and surgeries and is keen on learning all aspects of dental care. What Jackie enjoys most about her work is witnessing the transformation of patients' smiles and the multifaceted nature of dental care. In her personal life, Jackie treasures quality time with her wife, teenage son, and two beloved cats. Her interests are wide-ranging, from gaming on her PS5 to enjoying tranquil rainforest walks. An avid lover of music and movies, Jackie also enjoys binging TV shows, delving into new culinary experiences, and savouring coffee.

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Kaite Irvine

Receptionist

Kaite Irvine is one of your friendly receptionists at Coastal Orthodontics, bringing over five years of experience in the dental industry. She holds a Certificate III and IV in Dental Assisting and a Certificate II and III in Business Services.

 

A local to the area, Kaite is known for her compassionate approach and dedication to her patients. She takes great pride in being part of her patients' orthodontic journeys, helping them achieve their best smiles.

 

Outside of work, Kaite enjoys spending time at the beach, camping, and cherishing moments with her family. She is also the proud owner of a beloved Border Collie.

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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.

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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. She also loves spending time with her husband and two children at the beach.

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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.

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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.

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Koa O'Loughlin

Dental Assistant

New to the dental world, Koa has joined the team at Coastal Orthodontics as a Dental Assistant. Koa brings a special enthusiasm to our team, driven by her passion for helping people and creating a comfortable environment for all patients. She is fascinated by the dynamic nature of the dental field, where each day brings new learning opportunities and experiences. Beyond the clinic doors, Koa loves travelling with her boyfriend and their two dogs, Oats and Brownie. Her culinary skills are another highlight of her personality, as she finds joy in cooking up delicious dishes in her spare time.

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Phoebe Kane

Dental Assistant

Phoebe is a self-described ‘surfer girl’ living in Tweed Heads. Born with a cleft lip and a palate, she’s had plenty of dental work over her life and is eager to give back to the oral health of patients at Coastal Orthodontics.

 

Before starting Dental Assisting, Phoebe worked in retail, hospitality, content creation, surf instructing, and surf competition judging. She now enjoys working with a beautiful team of kind and supportive women with whom she can learn something new every day, all while helping patients achieve smiles they are proud of.

 

For Phoebe, starting a new braces journey with a patient is the first step closer to a new smile and something she finds particularly rewarding. Conversely, removing braces allows her to see the finished result after a long period of work. “It’s always nice to get a beautiful smile, and have another happy patient,” she says.

Outside the clinic, Phoebe loves to travel, surf, hit the gym, go to festivals, and spend time with friends and family.

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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.  

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Amy Armstrong

Practice Coordinator

Amy Armstrong has been a vital part of the Coastal Orthodontics team for over 12 years, holding a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. As Practice Coordinator, she ensures the clinic operates smoothly and loves seeing patients' smile transformations.

Amy enjoys spending time with her work family and values the positive environment at Coastal Orthodontics. Outside of work, she is a devoted wife and mother of two, enjoys taking family walks with their Labrador, Chloe, and catching up with friends. Working alongside her sister Jayde, Amy's dedication to family and her role at the clinic shines through in everything she does.

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Hannah Brown

Treatment Coordinator/ Dental Assistant

Hannah, our skilled Dental Assistant, brings expertise and passion to Coastal Orthodontics. Alongside her NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing, she brings years of experience from the UK. Hannah enjoys helping people achieve beautiful smiles and finds joy in transformative smile moments. Outside work, she embraces adventure, from diving to exploring, and seeks adrenaline-fueled fun. Hannah's vibrant spirit shines through her active lifestyle and cherished moments with friends.

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Mia Singleton

Receptionist

Mia completed a Cert III in Business Administration, Medical in 2021 before becoming Head Receptionist at Ascending Psychology. As our receptionist, she is passionate about creating relationships with patients, making them feel comfortable, and ensuring each visit is an enjoyable one. She loves going out for meals with family and friends, travelling, and camping with her partner.

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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!

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Cassidy McKenzie

Dental Assistant

Cassidy is an enthusiastic Dental Assistant at Coastal Orthodontics. Before transitioning to the dental field, Cassidy spent three years as a home loan manager and holds a Certificate III in Business and a Certificate IV in Finance & Mortgage Broking.

An avid reader and aspiring author of fantasy novels, Cassidy also enjoys watching anime, weightlifting, and spending time with her cat, Krum. In her downtime, you can often find her immersed in a book or working on her own novel.

Cassidy is passionate about dentistry and is interested in expanding her knowledge within the field. She finds great joy in seeing the progress patients make and witnessing their increased confidence and happiness.

Outside of work, Cassidy loves going to the gym with her fiancé, hanging out with friends, and working on her writing projects.

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