Why choose Toowong Orthodontics

We offer the benefits of being at only the one practice location.

We have chosen to concentrate our efforts at the one practice location in the convenient Brisbane inner city suburb of Toowong.

This is important for patients as it means that we have all our latest high quality equipment available at all times at the location that you attend. It means that all your records and charts are available at the one location for when we need to access them for your treatment.

It also means that you can always see the Orthodontist of your choice in the one place. This is an important consideration when some treatments can take up to 18 months or more.

Most orthodontic practices have multiple suburbs that they visit, sometimes only once or twice a fortnight.

Therefore if you have a breakage or emergency they will generally ask you to travel to another suburb where the Orthodontist is working on that particular day.

RACHEL (Practice Manager)

Rachel joined Toowong Orthodontics in 1999 after graduating from the University of Queensland with a double major in ancient history. Since then she has worked in all areas of the practice but has a special affinity for assisting in the clinic (where you might still find her on occasion). In 2010 Rachel was awarded the Excellence Award from the ADAQ upon completion of her Dental Assistants Qualification. She enjoys learning, listening to podcasts and spending time with her cattle dogs and cat.

PAULA (Oral Health Therapist/Hygienist)

Paula graduated as a Dental Therapist in Queensland in 1978. She completed an academic upgrade at Queensland University in 2004. Paula has worked as an Oral Health Therapist/Hygienist in both the public and private sectors. For the past 15 years she has been working in the orthodontic field. Paula joined our team in 2016. As our hygienist for the practice, her focus in on maintaining high standards of oral hygiene for all our patients, giving help and advice when needed. She is also involved in many of the practice procedures such as scanning, adjustments and removing braces.

HOLLY (Treatment Co-ordinator/Receptionist)

Holly has been in the dental industry for 8 years. Originally qualifying as a dental nurse in Brisbane she then moved to Melbourne and worked for an orthodontic practice as the Invisalign co-ordinator. Holly is passionate about Invisalign and building relationships with patients. You will see her in all areas of the practice. In her spare time Holly enjoys spending time with her family and being a lama farmer.

ELLIE (Dental Assistant)

Ellie joined Toowong Orthodontics in June 2016 in her first dental assistant role. Her day-to- day responsibilities include assisting with procedures, sterilising, taking patient photographs and preparing the surgery for the day. Ellie’s passion in the practice is Invisalign. She is currently undergoing Invisalign treatment herself and as such is experiencing treatment from a patient perspective. Check out our social media pages to see Ellie’s Invisalign journey. Ellie is currently undertaking her Certificate III in dental assisting qualification with the ADAQ. Away from orthodontics you’ll find her spending time in the sun or op-shopping. Other interests involve travelling, patting dogs and drinking lots of tea.

COURTNEY (Sterilisation and Clinic Assistant)

Courtney joined Toowong Orthodontics in May 2017. Her role is to clean and sterilise instruments, clean down and set-up our dental chairs for patient procedures and assisting in the clinic. When she’s not working at Toowong Orthodontics she is usually working at her other job as a bar tender. She enjoys going to music festivals or planning her next holiday.

SARAH (Receptionist)

Sarah joined the Toowong Orthodontics Team in July 2017 after working in hotels. When you walk through the door Sarah is there to welcome you and help book future appointments. After having a great orthodontic experience herself, Sarah wanted to get on the other side and learn more about Orthodontics. Previously a hotel receptionist, Sarah is translating all of her reception skills into this new role. When Sarah’s not at work you can find her outdoors, playing sports or listening to music.

About Us

A Specialist Orthodontist is a person who has first studied to become a dentist and then has completed at least a further three years of full-time study at a recognised University to obtain the Master of Dental Science Degree in Orthodontics.

Dr Goodyear is a specialist in her field and completes ongoing training to ensure her clients receive the most up to date treatment available. Please click on the options below to learn more about Dr Goodyear.

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