Northside Orthodontics, Chermside

Meet The Team

Michael Bowes 202X202 Northside
Lead Orthodontist

Dr Michael Bowes

Dr Michael Bowes originally graduated from the University of Queensland with a biomedical science degree before moving to Sydney to pursue his dental qualifications in dentistry. After graduating with honours from the University of Sydney in 2005 he spent a year abroad in the United Kingdom practicing in a maxillofacial hospital in the areas of oral and reconstructive surgery. Upon his return to Australia, he obtained his orthodontics degree through the University of Queensland.

Dr Bowes is committed to his professional development and regularly attends continuing education courses to remain up to date with the latest advances in orthodontics. In…

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Dr Michael Bowes originally graduated from the University of Queensland with a biomedical science degree before moving to Sydney to pursue his dental qualifications in dentistry. After graduating with honours from the University of Sydney in 2005 he spent a year abroad in the United Kingdom practicing in a maxillofacial hospital in the areas of oral and reconstructive surgery. Upon his return to Australia, he obtained his orthodontics degree through the University of Queensland.

Dr Bowes is committed to his professional development and regularly attends continuing education courses to remain up to date with the latest advances in orthodontics. In addition to his other services, Dr Bowes is an accredited Invisalign orthodontic treatment provider.

Outside of work, Dr Bowes spends quality time with his family. When time permits he keeps active through bushwalking and surfing and has a passion for travelling the world.

Dr Michael Bowes is part of the following associations:

  • Australian Society of Orthodontists
  • Australian Orthodontic Board (certified orthodontist)
Tom Oliver 202X202 Northside
Orthodontist

Dr Tom Oliver

Northside Orthodontics welcomed Dr Tom Oliver to the team as an associate dentist. Dr Oliver originally graduated from the University of Queensland in 1998 with a dental degree (honours) and the beginning of his career working private practices across Brisbane and the United Kingdom. After discovering his interest in orthodontics, he went on to complete his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) at the University of Queensland becoming a registered specialist in orthodontics.

Dr Oliver regularly attends orthodontic conferences to ensure he remains up to date with the latest in technologies and treatment philosophies. This continual professional development ensures he only…

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Northside Orthodontics welcomed Dr Tom Oliver to the team as an associate dentist. Dr Oliver originally graduated from the University of Queensland in 1998 with a dental degree (honours) and the beginning of his career working private practices across Brisbane and the United Kingdom. After discovering his interest in orthodontics, he went on to complete his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) at the University of Queensland becoming a registered specialist in orthodontics.

Dr Oliver regularly attends orthodontic conferences to ensure he remains up to date with the latest in technologies and treatment philosophies. This continual professional development ensures he only provides his patients with treatments that are based on the best available scientific evidence.

Outside of the practice, Dr Oliver participates in a range of hobbies including tennis, sailing, cycling and music. He is also a doting father to three wonderful children, who he is enjoys spending quality time with.

Dr Tom Oliver is part of the following associations:

  • Australian Society of Orthodontists
  • Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
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Orthodontist

Dr Vanessa Brown

Joining the team in 2019 Dr Vanessa Brown is an experienced Orthodontist with a wide skill set. She is comfortable treating patients of all ages and loves helping her patients achieve their ideal smile!

Vanessa grew up in Brisbane and where she enjoyed riding horses and family holidays on North Stradbroke Island. In 1992, she completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Hons) at QUT and began working as a hydraulic & coastal engineer. After a few years, she was drawn to continue the family tradition and enter the dental industry. In 2000, Vanessa graduated from dentistry at the University of Queensland…

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Joining the team in 2019 Dr Vanessa Brown is an experienced Orthodontist with a wide skill set. She is comfortable treating patients of all ages and loves helping her patients achieve their ideal smile!

Vanessa grew up in Brisbane and where she enjoyed riding horses and family holidays on North Stradbroke Island. In 1992, she completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Hons) at QUT and began working as a hydraulic & coastal engineer. After a few years, she was drawn to continue the family tradition and enter the dental industry. In 2000, Vanessa graduated from dentistry at the University of Queensland (Hons) and started practicing both publicly and privately around Brisbane. During this time she also spent a few years living in Hong Kong.

Dr Brown’s Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics was also completed at the University of Queensland. As a registered Orthodontist and a member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists, she values continuing education and regularly attends conferences and courses to maintain and develop her skills with advancing technology.

Beyond Orthodontics, Vanessa continues to enjoy horse riding, competing in dressage and eventing. It is a family affair, with her two daughters also competing, and her husband is an Eventing Official with Equestrian Australia. She also still loves spending time at Straddie with her family, getting over there as often as they can, and also traveling further afield.

Michelle 202X202 Northside
Hygienist

Michelle Baxter

Michelle Baxter joined the Northside Orthodontics team as a dental hygienist. After graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Oral Health) in 2003 she has gained a wealth of experience in both private and government practices across Sydney and Brisbane. Ensuring she provides the latest in technology and treatment to her patients, Michelle regularly attends furthered education courses to keep across the latest developments within the industry.

Away from the practice, Michelle loves spending quality time with her family, traveling, reading and arts/crafts.

Kelly Doohan 202X202 Northside
Practice Manager

Kelly Doohan

Kelly joined the Northside Orthodontics team in 2014 and has since become our Practice Manager. Kelly adores seeing her patients smile transformation’s and working alongside her hardworking team. When Kelly isn’t helping at the front desk, you’ll find her socializing with friends over long lunches and getting stuck into a good TV series.