Meet Our Team
At Ocean Orthodontics, our entire team are dedicated to transforming the smiles of our patients.
What being an employee of the Ocean Orthodontics team really means…
- Do fabulous work and be known around the country for our innovativeness and the benefits we provide our guests.
- Attract exciting people – some of whom are a little off beat.
- Constantly question the way things are and never, ever rest on our laurels (today’s laurels are tomorrow’s compost).
- Make sure that those who leave us, voluntarily or involuntarily, can testify to having learned a lot, having had a special experience, and having made fast friends while they were with us.
- Have a supportive, stretching, zany, laughter-filled environment where people support one another and politics is as absent as it can be in a human (ie: imperfect) enterprise.
- Ensure that no question or innuendo ever surfaces about our ethics.
- Dot the “i’s” cross the “t’s” answer the phone within 3 rings (no interrogation, no “can I take a message,” but offer genuine help), and in general never forget that success is in the details.
- Work with committed guests (and other team members) who turn us on and stretch us from whom we can learn, and with whom we enjoy associating.
- Grow via quality services and guests, not via growth for growth’s sake.
Dr Patrick Hannan
Dr Pat cares about his patients and has fun doing what he does best which is creating a winning smile for you or the most important person in your life – your child.
Dr Pat attended Aquinas College Southport, Queensland. He completed year 12 in 1975 as the Dux of the School. He completed his B.D.Sc (Bachelor of Dental Science) through the University of Queensland in 1980. He then worked as a District Dental Officer in the School Dental service from 1981-1986.
- A certified member of the Australian Orthodontic Board
- Registered with the Dental Board of Australia and as a Specialist Orthodontist
- A Member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists
- A Member of the World Federation of Orthodontists
Dr Pat has held several positions within the Australian Dental Association sub-branches and currently holds the position of Vice-President of the Australian Society of Orthodontists. Dr Pat has presented several lectures to various groups all over Australia.
Dr Pat is a keen sailor and has competed in the annual Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race on several occasions. He also enjoys playing the guitar and learning French in his spare time.
View Dr Patrick Hannan on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/patrick-hannan/48/75b/944
Debbie is one of our Treatment Co-Ordinators, a role we have specifically created with Ocean Orthodontics patients in mind. Treatment Co-Ordinators are highly experienced team members who provide new patients with all of the information they need to make informed choices relating to their or their child’s treatment. Our Treatment Co-Ordinators are with you every step of you or your child’s journey to achieving a beautiful smile.
Debbie has been with Ocean Orthodontics since 1998 and has been a registered nurse, midwife and dental nurse. She has completed her Diploma of Management as well as various different courses in Human Resource Management and Business Management.
Our Practice Manage Karen is here to co-ordinate our office and oversees our entire terrific team. She works directly with our orthodontists and clinical director to ensure all aspects of Ocean Orthodontics are run effectively. Should you have any questions our admin team can’t assist you with, please let our practice manager Karen know and she will be sure to address your concerns.
Karen has been at Ocean Orthodontics since 2002 and has a Diploma of Management and is completing her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She is a highly experienced Practice Manager and attends various practice management conferences throughout the year. She also regularly attends various Human Resource Management and Business Management conferences throughout the year. Karen has worked in the administration and management field for over 20 years and is an expert in both business’s and dental practices.
Karen enjoys cooking and spending time with her loving family.
Joanne is one of our Treatment Co-Ordinators, a role we have specifically created with Ocean Orthodontics patients in mind. Treatment Co-Ordinators are highly experienced team members who provide new patients with all of the information they need to make informed choices relating to their or their child’s treatment. Our Treatment Co-Ordinators are with you every step of you or your child’s journey to achieving a beautiful smile.
Joanne has experience in both the administration and clinical side of orthodontics, making her a perfect fit for our treatment Co-Ordinator role. Joanne has completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and has been a devoted Ocean Orthodontics employee for over 10 years.
She has two beautiful girls that keep her busy in her time off and loves to spend time fishing and swimming at the beach with them.
An Oral Health Therapist is an expert in diagnosing oral health concerns and is qualified to clean and maintain orthodontic braces and assist the orthodontist in various procedures.
Ai-Vi started at Ocean Orthodontics in 2010 and has a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Queensland and is very experienced through her work with various dental practices throughout Australia.
In her free time she enjoys fishing, adventure sports and trying out all kinds of unique foods.
Clinical Director/ Senior Dental Assistant
As the Clinical Director, Emily oversees all aspects of our clinical team and ensures every patient receives the high level of service they should expect at Ocean Orthodontics. She helps put in place procedures that make Ocean Orthodontics a leader in setting the highest standards of service, communication and clinical results.
Our Dental Assistants are imperative in assisting the orthodontist during patient’s treatments. They are also qualified to perform basic procedures and address some of patients dental concerns. Emily joined our team in 2012 and has since completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. She has over 7 years orthodontic dental assisting experience and is passionate about advancing & up-skilling in the dental field.
Besides liking Piña coladas & getting caught in the rain, Emily enjoys playing touch football, swimming and the beach.
Senior Dental Assistant
Our Dental Assistants are imperative in assisting the orthodontist during patients’ treatments. They are also qualified to perform basic procedures and address some of patients dental concerns. Jess is not only a qualified dental assistant but also a qualified lab technician.
Senior Dental Assistant
Our Dental Assistants are imperative in assisting the orthodontist during patients’ treatments. Georgie is the newest member of the OO team, coming from a dental background she holds a Cert III in Dental assisting with over 10 years experience. Goergie has a passion for healthy teeth and beautiful smiles.
In her spare time Georgie loves spending time with her family, walking the dog on the beach and supporting her son who plays soccer.
Senior Dental Assistant
Our Dental Assistants are imperative in assisting the orthodontist during patients’ treatments. Chrissy joined our team in 2016 and is currently studying her Certificate III in Dental Assisting.
Chrissy is passionate about the environment and loves the outdoors. In her spare time she loves to do walking trails and has done many around the world
Our administrative team are patients’ first point of contact both on the phone and in person. Our administrative teams are highly knowledgeable in both patient concerns and dental procedures. Tahlia started at Ocean Orthodontics in 2008 and has completed both her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Frontline Management.
Tahlia has a passion for food and enjoys dining out and going to the movies in her free time.
Our administrative team are patients’ first point of contact both on the phone and in person. Our administrative teams are highly knowledgeable in both patient concerns and dental procedures. Karla has over 10 years experience in the dental industry and has her Certificate III in Dental Assisting.
Karla likes to spend her free time outdoors taking her dog for walks along the beach.