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Meet The Team

Lisa Sakzewski | Brisbane Orthodontist
Lead Orthodontist

Dr Lisa Sakzewski

Originally from North Queensland, Lisa moved to Brisbane to study dentistry at the University of Queensland.  Lisa was awarded the Deans Commendations for high achievement and graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science (with Honours) in 2006.

After working for a number of years in as a general dentist in private practice, Lisa returned to UQ in 2010 to pursue her passion for orthodontics. After 3 years of full-time specialist training, she graduated with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in the specialist field of Orthodontics. Lisa also undertook further examinations in Adelaide and was awarded Membership with the Royal Australasian…

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Originally from North Queensland, Lisa moved to Brisbane to study dentistry at the University of Queensland.  Lisa was awarded the Deans Commendations for high achievement and graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science (with Honours) in 2006.

After working for a number of years in as a general dentist in private practice, Lisa returned to UQ in 2010 to pursue her passion for orthodontics. After 3 years of full-time specialist training, she graduated with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in the specialist field of Orthodontics. Lisa also undertook further examinations in Adelaide and was awarded Membership with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (in the special stream of Orthodontics) in addition to the Membership in Orthodontics through the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

In 2013, Lisa was awarded the Australasian Orthodontic Board UQ student prize for her clinical cases presented as a post-graduate student. Her postgraduate research regarding ergonomics in dentistry resulted in two scientific publications. Lisa is a registered specialist orthodontist and is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) as well as the Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO).

In addition to private practice, Lisa has worked in Government clinics as a specialist orthodontist where she primarily treated complex cases. She also volunteers her time as the Queensland Liaison Officer for Give a SmileTM - a charitable branch of the ASO.

Lisa enjoys learning new orthodontic techniques and keeps up with the latest in orthodontics by attending local and international conferences, study group meetings, lectures and webinars.

When not practising orthodontics, Lisa enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and three boys usually running, riding and swimming. They also enjoy holidays at the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Victor Lalieu | Brisbane Orthodontist
Orthodontist

Dr Victor Lalieu

Although Dr Lalieu’s surname originates from France, he was born in South Africa. He graduated as a Dentist at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1981. He was joint recipient of the Dental Association of South Africa‘s Bronze Medal awarded to the best student in operative dentistry in his final year.

After working for two and a half years as a general dentist, he commenced a three-year full-time postgraduate Masters degree at the University of the Witwatersrand and graduated with a Master of Dentistry (Orthodontics) degree in 1986. During this time, he was twice awarded the Henry Bradlow Scholarship…

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Although Dr Lalieu’s surname originates from France, he was born in South Africa. He graduated as a Dentist at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1981. He was joint recipient of the Dental Association of South Africa‘s Bronze Medal awarded to the best student in operative dentistry in his final year.

After working for two and a half years as a general dentist, he commenced a three-year full-time postgraduate Masters degree at the University of the Witwatersrand and graduated with a Master of Dentistry (Orthodontics) degree in 1986. During this time, he was twice awarded the Henry Bradlow Scholarship for academic excellence. In addition, Dr Lalieu won the Colgate Palmolive Prize of the International Association of Dental Research (I.A.D.R. South Africa branch). Dr Lalieu was invited to present this winning research paper (on Functional Orthodontic Appliances) at the 1987 I.A.D.R. International Conference in Chicago, U.S.A.

Dr Lalieu is registered as a Specialist Orthodontist with the Dental Board of Queensland. He is a Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dentists. In addition, Dr Lalieu is Board Certified by the Australian Orthodontic Board. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the Australian Society of Orthodontists, and the Queensland Orthodontic Study Group. For more than 18 years, Dr Lalieu was the visiting specialist/orthodontic consultant for the Royal Australian Air Force at its base in Amberley.

Dr Lalieu is committed to continuing education; he enjoys a particular interest in Insignia / Damon and Lingual Braces (Incognito Invisible braces), as well as in clear aligner treatment (Invisalign & Spark aligner systems). Dr Lalieu regularly attends both national and international conferences to keep up with the latest developments in orthodontics.

In 1987, Dr Lalieu and his wife, Alison (a Physiotherapist, Counsellor and now an Executive Coach), immigrated to Brisbane. They have four children (three girls, a son and three grandchildren) When not in the practice, Dr Lalieu plays (often not very well!!) golf and tennis (Dr Lalieu represented his State at tennis as a Junior). He enjoys supporting his beloved Reds and Wallaby rugby union teams and loves cooking (and eating!). But most of all, he enjoys spending time with his growing family.

Laura Barbagallo | Brisbane Orthodontist
Orthodontist

Dr Laura Barbagallo

Dr Laura Barbagallo joined Exact Orthodontics in February 2006, bringing with her credentials of the highest standard. She is originally from Innisfail in North Queensland. Dr Barbagallo completed her Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with First Class Honours at the University of Queensland. She then spent several years of general dental practice in the Royal Australian Air Force and in private practice in England.

Laura completed her Masters of Dental Science Degree in Orthodontics with Honours at the University of Sydney. She has also become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, in Orthodontics. When graduating from her…

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Dr Laura Barbagallo joined Exact Orthodontics in February 2006, bringing with her credentials of the highest standard. She is originally from Innisfail in North Queensland. Dr Barbagallo completed her Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with First Class Honours at the University of Queensland. She then spent several years of general dental practice in the Royal Australian Air Force and in private practice in England.

Laura completed her Masters of Dental Science Degree in Orthodontics with Honours at the University of Sydney. She has also become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, in Orthodontics. When graduating from her Masters Degree, Laura was awarded the Wrigley’s Post-graduate Prize for the best overall academic and clinical performance of all the Master of Dental Science students at the University of Sydney in 2005. She also received the Young Investigator Award, presenting her Masters Thesis at the Biological Mechanisms Conference in Phuket, Thailand. Due to her high level of experience with orthodontic research at the University of Sydney, Dr Barbagallo is a regular reviewer of scientific articles submitted for publication in the Australian Orthodontic Journal.

In April 2006 Dr Barbagallo was awarded the Elsdon Storey First Research Prize from the Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) for the best research thesis of all the 2005 orthodontic graduates throughout Australia. In March 2008 Laura won the Milton R Sims Award from the ASO. This award is bestowed on the most meritorious student in Australia who has completed an Orthodontic Masters programme from 2005 to 2007. The decision was based upon Laura’s outstanding clinical ability, university achievements and published university research. Laura’s research has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Feb 2008 and the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Dec 2007.

Dr Laura Barbagallo is registered as a specialist orthodontist with the Dental Board of Queensland. She is also Board Certified by the Australian Orthodontic Board and is a fellow member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons (Edinburgh). Dr Barbagallo has memberships with the Australian Dental Association, the Australian Society of Orthodontists and the Pogonian Dental Study Group.

Dr Barbagallo also regularly attends national and international conferences to keep up-to-date with new orthodontic developments. As with Dr Lalieu, Dr Barbagallo has a particular interest in orthodontic treatment with Insignia custom braces, Damon braces, lingual braces and Invisalign and Spark clear aligners treatments. 

Laura’s other interests include Tae Kwon Do (she has her 3rd Dan Black Belt), Barre Pilates and long distance running. You may occasionally see Laura at Park Run on a Saturday. She is married to Matt, who is an aeronautical engineer, working at RAAF Base Amberley with Super Hornets.

Annie Lim
Oral Health Therapist

Annie Lim

Born and raised in Brisbane, Annie Lim graduated from Griffith University at the Gold Coast in 2009 in a Bachelor of Oral Health in Oral Health Therapy.  She endeavoured to see Queensland the best she can by starting her career up in North Queensland of Innisfail, where Dr Laura Barbagallo is from.

Annie and Laura often share stories about their time in North Queensland.  Annie then moved back to Brisbane to work in Toowoomba and around Brisbane, focusing on preventative dentistry in both adults and children.

Annie has always had an interest in orthodontics having gone through the process herself…

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Born and raised in Brisbane, Annie Lim graduated from Griffith University at the Gold Coast in 2009 in a Bachelor of Oral Health in Oral Health Therapy.  She endeavoured to see Queensland the best she can by starting her career up in North Queensland of Innisfail, where Dr Laura Barbagallo is from.

Annie and Laura often share stories about their time in North Queensland.  Annie then moved back to Brisbane to work in Toowoomba and around Brisbane, focusing on preventative dentistry in both adults and children.

Annie has always had an interest in orthodontics having gone through the process herself when she was a teenager and wanted to impart her own wisdom and experiences of it all to the patients we see here at Exact.  Having been a nervous patient when she was younger, you will feel at ease as she keeps you entertained with bad jokes, irrelevant trivia and a cheerful demeanour.  

Joining us in 2019, she returned from raising her daughter Chloe with her husband Justin and is now currently expecting another baby early 2021.  In her downtime she spends her time cooking and experimenting with food while spending time with her family.   

Coralie Main Waring
Practice Manager

Coralie Blinco

Coralie Blinco is the enthusiastic practice manager at Exact Orthodontics. Prior to joining the specialist practice, Coralie spent a number of years in Toowoomba working as an assistant to the Board of Management of the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where she gained extensive business and event management skills. In 2010 she relocated to Brisbane and joined the Exact Orthodontics team where she has since gained experience across a number of roles, including reception, admin management and her current role of practice manager.

As a highly motivated and passionate practice manager, Coralie is passionate about delivering exceptional patient care…

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Coralie Blinco is the enthusiastic practice manager at Exact Orthodontics. Prior to joining the specialist practice, Coralie spent a number of years in Toowoomba working as an assistant to the Board of Management of the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where she gained extensive business and event management skills. In 2010 she relocated to Brisbane and joined the Exact Orthodontics team where she has since gained experience across a number of roles, including reception, admin management and her current role of practice manager.

As a highly motivated and passionate practice manager, Coralie is passionate about delivering exceptional patient care and building strong relationships. She takes great pride in providing exceptional customer service and strives to ensure each and every patient has an enjoyable orthodontic journey and experience. Coralie particularly finds it fulfilling to watch as patients' smiles transform and being able to assist them throughout the process.

Away from the practice Coralie enjoys singing, song writing and spending quality time with her family.