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Meet the team

We're dedicated to excellent care

Torque Orthodontics team

Our team is dedicated to providing the best patient care available. Part of that responsibility is ongoing training and education to make sure each member of the team delivers the ultimate experience to every patient.

We hope the extra care we’ve taken will assure you that the treatment you or your child receives at Torque Orthodontics is the very best it can be.

We're a certified practice

We’re proud to be an AOAC team-certified practice. Achieving this level of experience is the result of countless hours of education, knowledge, and testing procedures in the specialised field of orthodontics. In fact, AOAC now use our staff to train other practices throughout Australia.


Mary - Practice manager

Mary has been working with Dr Peter Monckton and the team for thirteen years. She has a Diploma in Practice Management, and her role is to manage the practice and the team, provide support to our orthodontists and all of the staff, and ensure that they are able to provide the best possible orthodontic treatment and service to our patients and their families.

Mary enjoys working with the great team at Torque Orthodontics and the positive results we achieve for our patients.

She has lived and worked in the Mackay district for 20 years. She is married to Terry and has two teenage children. She enjoys running, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.


Alarna - Oral Health Therapist

Alarna is a familiar face at Toque Orthodontics. She’s our longest serving staff member and has worked with Dr Monckton since 1999.

Alarna has extensive training and experience in all areas of the practice and capably manages the clinic to ensure that all patients receive high quality care and orthodontic treatment.

In 2010, Alarna received runner-up in the World Champion Nurse competition held at the World Federation Orthodontic meeting in Sydney. This achievement has led to her becoming involved in training orthodontic assistants from around Australia.

Alarna has recently completed her Bachelor of Oral Health studies @ CQU Rockhampton and has now returned to our practice in the role of Dental Board registered Hygienist.


Robyn - Oral Health Therapist

Robyn is our Dental Board-registered Dental Hygienist. She qualified as a Dental Therapist in Townsville in 1978, then went back to school to complete her Dental Hygiene degree and graduated from the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health) in 2000.

Robyn started her dental career with Queensland Health where she worked extensively with children in regional and remote areas throughout Queensland.

In 2003, Robyn joined the team at Torque Orthodontics as a Dental Hygienist. You will see her assisting our doctors with various duties, such as placing braces, removing braces, cleaning teeth, taking moulds, changing archwires, fitting retainers, and taking digital x-rays and clinical photos.

Robyn continues to expand her knowledge and skills, and implements new techniques to provide exceptional care to her patients.

When not at work, Robyn loves spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. Most days, you’ll see her walking her dogs on the beach or practicing karate. She has her third dan black belt in Shotokan karate.


Corrine - Receptionist

Corrine joined Torque Orthodontics as a receptionist in 2014 from a background in retail. In 2015 Corrine married Stone and has recently purchased their first home in Walkerston. Don’t mess with Corrine as she is a black belt in Karate. Corrine enjoys reading in her spare time and spending time with her friends and family.


Danielle - Receptionist

Danielle has recently joined our receptionist team after graduating year 12 at the end of 2015. Danielle has been and still is a patient at Torque Orthodontics completing her Invisalign treatment. As a patient Danielle has enjoyed the amazing staff at Torque and was very excited to become apart of such a great team for the start of her working life. Danielle has danced for the last 12 years, she also enjoys all outdoor activities, sports and also loves spending time with her family and friends.


Meegan - Marketing coordinator

Meegan joined our receptionist team after several years in the banking sector. She is excited to be part of an amazing team and is passionate to learn all aspects of orthodontics. Meegan is married to Troy and has two young girls which keep her very busy. Meegan enjoys going to the gym, spending time with her young family and catching up with her friends.


Emma - Treatment coordinator

Emma has been part of our practice for 15 years, initially working as a chairside orthodontic assistant and lab technician. After a break to raise her 3 children who are now school age, Emma returned to work as our part time treatment coordinator and has been in this role for the past 7 years.


Monique - Treatment coordinator

Monique has joined Torque Orthodontics after working in a para legal role for several years. She loves meeting all of our new patients and their families. Monique is passionate about orthodontics and is excited to assist her patients into treatment and watch their journey towards a beautiful smile.

In her spare time Monique enjoys cooking, being outdoors, spending time with her husband, Jess and their dog- Nahla.


Lea - Senior dental assistant

Lea has been dental assisting for 21 years and has a Cert 3 and Cert 4 certification. Lea works chairside with our orthodontists, assisting with all orthodontic procedures. She has a caring approach with all of our patients.

Lea loves seeing the positive results that our patients achieve and loves being in the friendly environment our workplace offers.


Tanya - Dental assistant.

Tanya came to Torque Orthodontics from general dentistry. She currently works chairside as a hands-on orthodontic assistant and for the past few years has been working with our new patient in the role of Treatment Coordinator/ Invisalign Consultant.

Tanya has had orthodontic treatment herself, so she is great at understanding the process and the experience a patient goes through to reap the lifelong benefits of orthodontic treatment.

Tanya enjoys spending time with her partner Scott and her black Labrador (Ollie).


Liana - Dental assistant

Liana has joined the Torque Orthodontics team, having worked as a Trainee Operator at the Hay Point Coal Terminal for two years. Liana previously worked at a local dental practice completing her dental assisting course in 2012. She is enjoying learning a whole new aspect to dentistry. Liana loves spending weekends outdoors with friends, especially wake boarding.


Ashleigh - Dental assistant

Ashleigh has completed year 12 and has joined our team in 2015. She is excited to be apart of the team and keen to learn all aspects of her Dental Assistant role. Ashleigh is currently working chairside and is finalising her Cert 3 in Dental Assisting.

Ashleigh loves the outdoors, playing sports like Netball and Equestrian. She has completed at state level for Equestrian and lover her horses.


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