About Us:

Welcome to Coastal Orthodontics. We are passionate and dedicated to providing the locals in Northern NSW and the Gold Coast, orthodontic care in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Just as no two people are alike, we believe in maintaining a personalised approach to our treatment for every patient and we strive to exceed your expectations in all areas of orthodontic care. We have only the most highly trained orthodontists and hygienists, whose years of patient experience combined with the most advanced orthodontic technology are here to help you.

We appreciate the opportunity to provide NSW and Gold Coast orthodontic care, and look forward to welcoming you to our family of satisfied patients.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr Stephen Herriott graduated from University of Queensland (UQ) in 1977 with honours(Bachelor of Dental Science) – second in his class.

After graduating from UQ, Dr. Herriott worked as a general practitioner in outback Queensland and then Northern suburbs of Sydney before establishing his own modern practice in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales. This was a general dental practice with special emphasis in the treatment of children, orthodontics and dental facial orthopaedics, oral surgery, pain anxiety control and aesthetics of the smile. Whilst practicing as a general practitioner, Dr Herriott also studied part-time to achieve by examination a fellowship in the Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

In 1990, Dr Herriott moved to the USA with his family and completed a Masters of Science in Oral Biology, along with his specialist Orthodontic Degree, from the University of Louisville in Kentucky, USA. He also successfully completed his Phase II examinations for the American Orthodontic Board.

Since then he has practiced specialist orthodontics only, with special emphasis on growth and development of the growing face and dentition. He has a keen interest in adult treatment modalities.

Dr. Herriott is a full member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists and a member of the Australian Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics and World Federation of Orthodontics. He is an active member of the Gold Coast, Northern Rivers and Brisbane study groups, having held positions both federally and locally with professional dental associations.

Dr Herriott maintains an active social life outside of his orthodontic practice with his wife and four boys, enjoying rowing, cycling, surfing, boating, fishing and golf. He also has an interest in wine appreciation and orchid growing.

Charlotte qualified with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery from the University of Manchester in 2000. Over the next 3 years she worked in a variety of posts in general dental practice, maxillofacial surgery departments and dental hospital gaining knowledge and experience in all aspects of dentistry. During this time she achieved her Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians (MFDS).

Following this success she made the decision to specialise in the discipline of Orthodontics. She was accepted onto a full time, 3 year, postgraduate training programme at The University of Leeds and graduated with Masters in Dental Science. She was also awarded the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons (London) and was awarded a prize from the British Orthodontic Society for best treated exam cases.

Charlotte has been working in Orthodontics for many years now and continues to feel excited every day about the job. She finds tremendous job satisfaction seeing smiles transform and people’s self-esteem increase dramatically. She enjoys being able to treat patients of all ages and tailoring their treatment in order to deliver outstanding results and meet their expectations. She frequently attends courses and conferences to stay up-to-date with the current research and treatment modalities.

Charlotte grew up in a small seaside town of St Annes on the North West Coast of England. She relocated to Australia in 2007 and settled on the Gold Coast in 2012. She is the mother of 2 young girls and has a busy family life outside of the practice. She also enjoys keeping as fit as possible and enjoys the beautiful hinterland and the beaches.

She is registered with AHPRA as a Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentistry, and is a member of the Australian Dental Association and British Orthodontic Society.

Dr. Seema Manek completed her degree in Dentistry at Guys’, Kings’ and St Thomas’ School of Medicine and Dentistry in London, the leading dental school in the UK. She worked as a general dentist and as a hospital dentist in the fields of Oral Surgery and Restorative dentistry. She also worked in Special Care dentistry, treating children and patients with special needs, medical complications and those with dental anxiety.

She completed three years of specialist training in Orthodontics at the prestigious Barts’ and the Royal London Hospital, where she treated a high volume of patients with complex orthodontic needs as well as those with facial deformity and cleft lip and palate. During this period she also carried out research in the treatment of patients with Sleep Apnoea, which has been published in scientific literature.

She has obtained a Masters degree in Orthodontics. She is a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons as well as a Member in Orthodontics, within the Royal College of Surgeon of England and Glasgow. She is a registered dentist and Specialist in Orthodontics in Australia.

She is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the South Gold Coast Dental Study Club and is the Chairperson for the Amara Womens’ dental association. She regularly attends local, regional and international meetings and conferences.

Dr. Manek moved to the Gold Coast with her Australian husband, and how has a son. She is pleased to escape the doom and gloom of the UK and is delighted to find that Australia can brew a good cup of tea.

She is enjoying the challenges of being a mum of two boys, as well as continuing her passion for running, cooking and sketching (when she has leisure!). She is a keen trekker, and has scaled peaks in Patagonia, Mount Kilimanjaro and Everest base camp. She hopes to one day, play her piano properly and reach the summit of Everest- although not necessarily at the same time.

Dr. Manek has a caring manner and works well with anxious patients. She enjoys creating a fun and relaxing environment. She believes in hard work, evidence based practice and above all else, high quality treatment for her patients. Dr Manek practices all areas of Orthodontics, including fixed and removable braces, Invisalign and jaw surgery. She is available at both Tweed and Burleigh Waters clinics.

Meet Our Staff

Leanne Holland joined Coastal Orthodontics in 1998 as a chairside assistant and receptionist, taking on the role of practice manager in 2002.

Leanne enjoys being part of a vibrant, motivated team who shares her passion for creating beautiful smiles. She most enjoys seeing young patients grow in confidence as their beautiful smiles emerge during treatment.

Outside of her busy working life, Leanne enjoys spending time with her family (including two beautiful children and two fur babies!), motorbiking with her husband and she is a fanatical AFL fan who never misses a Gold Coast Suns game.

Jayde was initially a patient of Coastal Orthodontics. She eventually joined our team in 2007 and has loved working alongside her passionate colleagues ever since.

Jayde enjoys spending time with her friends and family, shares a travelling passion with her husband and is always looking for the next adventure!

Amy has been a part of our amazing team since 2011

As clinic supervisor she loves being part of a vibrant, fun team and seeing the amazing results we achieve through orthodontics and the beautiful smiles we create.

In her spare time you will find her enjoying time with her friends and family.

Madeline has been a part of our amazing team for over 5 years.

In her role of orthodontic dental assistant and treatment coordinator, she enjoys being part of a vibrant, fun team and seeing the amazing results we achieve through orthodontics and the beautiful smiles we create.

In her spare time you will find her at the beach, at Pilates or enjoying time with her family.

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Meet Jamaica!

Jamaica is our newest team member, having joined us as a chairside assistant in 2015 whilst also being one of our patients!

Jamaica loves working in orthodontics and watching the amazing transformations of beautiful smiles.

She enjoys painting, drawing and spending time with her family and friends.

Kelley joined Coastal Orthodontics in 2007 as a Chairside Assistant. You will now see Kelley at our reception area in her role of Receptionist and Treatment Coordinator.

Kelley says... "I love working at Coastal Orthodontics because of the wonderful people I work with. There’s never a dull moment (mainly because of my actions??!!), and the days are filled with interesting patients and parents who end up becoming our friends."

In her spare time Kelley loves gardening, walking and spending time with her family and puppy dogs.

Hi, I’m Ellen, I have 34 years experience in the dental field. I joined Coastal Orthodontics in 2005, previously working in general dental performing chairside duties and then reception and practice management.

I am one of the New Patient Coordinators at Coastal Orthodontics and I have the best job in the world! I meet new people every day and look forward to introducing them to our practice.

I am one of the first people you meet at Coastal Orthodontics. I assist our orthodontist in the initial consultation, gather records necessary for the initial consultation, work closely with the orthodontist to create a customized plan, help explain the treatment required, cost involved and further appointments required.

I enjoy answering any questions about orthodontics and assisting patients on their orthodontic journey to great smiles. I strive to do my best to help relax and put our patients at ease so that they realise that visiting the orthodontist is, in fact, fun.

My husband and I live locally and we have three beautiful children (age 25, 20 and 15). I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and our great outdoors.

My children have been lucky to have experienced their orthodontic treatment here at Coastal Orthodontics.

A resident of the local area for 15 years, Lana has been dental assisting for more than three decades in the public and private sectors.

After completing her training in Brisbane, Lana relocated to the Gold Coast to pursue her dental career in Orthodontics as a Treatment Coordinator.

Lana describes Coastal Orthodontics as "relaxed and casual” yet professional atmosphere.... a key reason why people feel so comfortable as soon as they walk in the door.

Treatment is more than just braces and I understand that every patient is different so it's important I make them feel relaxed and comfortable about starting their orthodontic journey.

Lana is interested in health, nutrition and sport. I want the best our body can provide for us and it all starts with good teeth.

Kelly Tandler graduated as a Dental Hygienist in 1991 in Adelaide. She has worked extensively in most areas of general and specialist dentistry over the past 20 years. Kelly joined the Coastal Orthodontics team in 2008 and has gained additional qualifications in the area of orthodontics. She finds the field of orthodontics extremely satisfying and is excited to be a part of making such an incredible difference to people’s lives through the gift of an amazing smile.

Kelly also puts in many volunteer hours to assist other practices in developing dental hygiene programs and trouble shooting. She has also lectured to her colleagues throughout Australia and New Zealand on varying areas of her expertise. When not at work you will find Kelly at the beach with her family enjoying watching them surf.

Debbie is one of our wonderful treatment coordinators at Coastal Orthodontics, who you will meet when you arrive for your first consultation.

Debbie has been at Coastal Orthodontics since 2005 and she enjoys being part of a team that inspire each other and embraces growth and innovative ideas.

Debbie loves helping our patients, both children and adults, start their journey towards a beautiful smile and greater confidence.

Away from the practice, Debbie loves spending time with her family, especially her five beautiful grandchildren.