Torque Orthodontics :: Meet our doctors

Meet our doctors

At Torque Orthodontics, the skill and expertise of our specialist orthodontists, Dr Peter Monckton and Dr Victoria Beck, 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. During this time, he held positions as dentist-in-charge of Longreach and Mt Isa Base Hospitals. From 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 in one of the top training programmes in the United States. Penn is the second oldest dental school in the US, opening its doors in 1852. During this time, he also gained experience in the world’s leading training centre of complex adult orthodontics.

After returning to Australia in 1995, Dr Monckton set up practice in Mackay. Over the past 23 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 is also an accredited invisalign provider, achieving Diamond status for several years. He is involved in a national Invisalign study group to ensure his speciality in Invisalign continues to develop. 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 the Australian Dental Board and is a member of the following industry Associations:

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

Excellent patient interaction

Dr Monckton is renowned for his excellent manner with his patients and for keeping his patients and parents informed throughout all stages of orthodontic treatment. Outside of the clinic, Dr Monckton enjoys running, cycling, fishing and spending time at his beach house in Seaforth (if he has time after his children’s sporting commitments). His community involvement includes Mackay Athletics and Mackay Hockey. He also sponsors Renegades Basketball, Norths Cricket, Mackay Pioneer BMX, and Lions Football.

Dr Victoria Beck

Victoria grew up in Dunedin, New Zealand. She graduated in dentistry from the University of Otago in 2005 and after working for one year as a dental house surgeon in Invercargill, worked privately for four years in Dunedin before gaining entry to Otago’s orthodontic programme. This was something Victoria had dreamed of since being an undergraduate student.

Victoria moved to Queensland in December 2013 after graduating and is committed to providing excellent treatment and care to her patients, making their treatment experience a very positive one. She is much loved by her patients and their families.

Outside of work Victoria enjoys trail running and ultra-distance races. She has really enjoyed exploring some of the local trails and getting involved with the Mackay running community.

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