Torque Orthodontics :: Meet our doctor

Meet our doctor

At Torque Orthodontics, the skill and expertise of our specialist orthodontist, Dr Peter Monckton, ensure our patients receive the highest level of orthodontic care available.

Dr Peter Monckton

Dr Peter Monckton was born in Mount Morgan, raised in Baralaba and completed his schooling in Rockhampton. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1985 and spent three years as a flying dentist in the outback. In 1989 to 1992, Dr Monckton practiced general Dentistry privately in Goondiwindi.

Trained in top orthodontic programme

In 1992, Dr Monckton was accepted at the University of Pennsylvania where he undertook postgraduate training in Orthodontics. Penn is the second oldest dental school in the US, opening its doors in 1852.

After returning to Australia in 1995, Dr Monckton set up practice in Mackay. Over the past 26 years, the practice has grown from one chair and one staff member to the successful practice that it is today. Dr Monckton is proactive in providing is team members with the ongoing training required to deliver a high level of quality orthodontic treatment and service to our patients. Some of his staff have been with him for the entire time he’s been in practice.

Current specialisation and advanced technology

Dr Monckton is a leader in technological advances in his practice. This includes the use of laser technology and a 3D cone beam imaging machine. Dr Monckton uses this technology to provide patients with individualised and detailed treatment plans involving Braces, Invisalign or early intervention Orthodontic Treatment. He also stays on the cutting edge of orthodontics by participating in a variety of continuing education.

Professional memberships

Dr Monckton is a registered dental specialist with AHPRA and is a member of the following industry Associations:

  • Australian Dental Associated Queensland
  • Australian Society of Orthodontists, and
  • American Association of Orthodontists

Excellent patient interaction

Dr Monckton has an excellent manner with his patients and keeps his patients and parents informed throughout all stages of orthodontic treatment. Outside of the clinic, Dr Monckton enjoys exercising, fishing and sailing with his family and friends. His community involvement includes Mackay Athletics and Mackay Hockey. He also sponsors Renegades Basketball, Norths Cricket, Mackay Pioneer BMX, and Lions Football.


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