Meet Our Team | Specialist Mackay Orthodontist | Torque Orthodontics

Meet the team

We’re dedicated to excellent care

Fun, friendly, professional, caring, and excellent at what they do – meet the team at Torque Orthodontics. As a patient of ours, you’ll be given the very best patient care by our team throughout your treatment journey.


Mary - Practice Manager

Diploma in Practice Management

Mary has been working with Dr Monckton and the team since 2002. Her role is to manage the practice and the team, providing support to our orthodontists and staff to ensure 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 over 20 years and is married to Terr. They have two children, who are both attending university, and two spoilt pets. Mary enjoys running, swimming and spending time with family and friends.

Alarna - Oral Health Therapist

Bachelor of Oral Health

Alarna is a familiar face at Torque Orthodontics. She’s our longest serving staff member and has worked with Dr Monckton since 1999. During this time Alarna worked as a Dental Assistant and gained extensive training and experience in all areas of the practice.

After a decision to further her career, Alarna completed her Bachelor of Oral Health at Central Queensland University in 2014 and returned to work in our practice in the role as an Oral Health Therapist. Alarna continues to develop her knowledge and skills, keeping up to date with new techniques to ensure all our patients receive high quality oral health care during their orthodontic treatment.

Robyn - Dental Therapist/Hygienist

Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health)

Robyn is a Dental Board-registered dental hygienist. She qualified as a Dental Therapist in Townsville in 1978 and commenced her dental career with Queensland Health, where she worked extensively with children in regional and remote areas throughout Queensland.

Two decades later, Robyn returned to university to complete her Dental Hygiene Degree. She graduated from the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health) in 2000 and joined the Torque Orthodontics team in 2003. In her role as a dental hygienist. Robyn assists our doctors with various duties and continues to expand her knowledge and skills, implementing new techniques to provide exceptional care to our patients.

When not at work Robyn loves nothing more than to spend time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. You’ll see her most days walking her dogs on the beach or practicing karate. (By the way she has her 4th Dan black belt in Shotokan Karate). “I love working here with Dr Monckton and the team at Torque Orthodontics. Our practice maintains a high level of patient outcomes which is nurtured in a warm friendly atmosphere. Our patients really appreciate this. Patients love their new smiles!”


Emma - Treatment Coordinator

Emma has been part of our practice since 2001, initially working as a chairside orthodontic assistant and lab technician. After a break to raise her three children who are now school age, Emma returned to work as our part-time treatment coordinator and has been in this role since 2009.


Danielle - Treatment Coordinator

Cert III in Business Administration (Medical)

In 2018 Danielle commenced the role of Treatment coordinator. She has loved helping patients commence their orthodontic journey and seeing them progress towards obtaining a beautiful and confident smile. Danielle enjoys meeting new patients and their families and they in turn enjoy the way that Danielle can help them and make their treatment experience a really positive one.


Jessica - Receptionist

Jess has been part of Torque Orthodontics for many years. She started working with Dr Monckton when she was 15 years old and over the years worked in reception, as a dental assistant and as Treatment Coordinator.

Jess left us when she had her first child and after 7 years and 3 children later she has recently re-joined us to work with the reception team. Patients love jess’ friendly and happy personality and her understanding of our orthodontic practice. It’s great to have Jess back with our team.


Monique - Receptionist

Monique joined Torque Orthodontics in 2015. She was initially in the role of Treatment Coordinator, but since welcoming Georgia into her and husband Jesse’s life, she has returned to work with our reception team.

Monique is passionate about the work that we do at Torque Orthodontics and enjoys assisting patients on their orthodontic journey and welcoming our patients to our practice every day.


Corrine - Receptionist

Corrine joined Torque Orthodontics as a receptionist in 2014, bringing with her a background in retail. Corrine enjoys helping all of our patients with a wide variety of questions and making their treatment as easy as possible. Corrine and her husband Stone have a young son so they are kept busy with work and family life.


India Camilleri - Dental Assistant

India joined Torque Orthodontics in 2017 as our receptionist while Corrine was on maternity leave. She has since moved into the clinic as a dental assistant. India brings past orthodontic experience and enjoys working with patients to help them achieve their treatment goals. In her spare time, India enjoys spending quality time with her partner, family, friends and especially her miniature dachshund Chip.


Ashleigh - Dental Assistant

Cert III in Dental Assisting

Ashleigh joined the Torque Orthodontics team in 2015. She enjoys being part of the team and continues to learn all aspects of her dental assistant role. Ashleigh has completed her Cert III in Dental Assisting and is currently completing a Bachelor of Oral Health Studies at CQU in Rockhampton. Ashleigh loves the outdoors, playing sports like netball and equestrian. She has competed at state level for equestrian and loves her horses.


Liana - Dental Assistant

Liana has been part of the Torque Orthodontics team since 2015. She previously worked at a local dental practice, where she completed her dental assisting course in 2012. Liana enjoys the positivity and seeing smiles change in the orthodontic industry. Outside of work, Liana loves spending her weekends outdoors with her husband, family and friends. Some of her interests are wakeboarding, camping and DIY projects.


Ophelia - Dental Assistant

Ophelia joined Torque Orthodontics in 2017 after maternity leave from her previous dental position. As a past Invisalign patient, Ophelia was excited to work in orthodontics and provide the same excellent patient care and family-feel she received during treatment. She’s passionate about what she does and enjoys learning new skills. In her spare time Ophelia enjoys spending family time with her husband and three sons.


Britney - Dental Assistant

Britney has recently joined the Torque Team after completing year 12 at the end of 2018. Britney is loving all aspects of the Torque environment and is excited to continue with the team for many years to come as she completes her Cert III in Dental Assisting. In Britney’s spare time she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family


Tara - Dental Assistant

Tara is an experienced Dental Assistant who has recently joined the Torque team. Tara enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is excited to further her skills with a great team! Tara loves travelling, camping, the beach and spending her spare time with her husband Sean and their two pups, Pepper and Archie.

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.

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