Our Practice Philosophy

Our practice specialises in orthodontics, which is the branch of dentistry devoted to the diagnosis and correction of tooth and jaw malalignment with braces and other means.

We are committed to excellence in all our services to our patients and their families.

We pride ourselves on our high levels of care, skill, judgement and comfort. We work as a team to foster an environment that supports and encourages each other and enhances the lives of all those we touch.

Our Team

Dr Jude Aarthi

Orthodontist

Dr Jude studied a PhD in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney, as well as, 3 years of full time clinical orthodontic training to become a specialist orthodontist. She aspires to create a positive change with each and every smile she transforms.

“I strongly believe that achieving a great smile is the starting point of a great life. My commitment to this belief, together with my strong academic training will help anyone achieve that stunning smile that they can be proud of.”

Dr Jude enjoys working with children and young adults and loves seeing how confident they are after having treatment. Another one of her special interests is adult orthodontics; she sees this as an opportunity to make a positive change and to create that perfect smile. She is also an accredited Invisalign provider.

Dr Jude is very keen to further her studies and is constantly updating herself with the most recent innovations and techniques in orthodontics.

Jess

Hygienist

Jessica Graduated as an Oral Health Therapist from the University of Queensland in 2008.  Jess has been a member of our team since 2005, as a Dental Assistant prior to being our Hygienist.

You will probably meet Jess at the end of your treatment. She has the privilege of revealing your amazing smile to you when it’s time to get your braces off.

In her spare time, Jess enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and 2-year-old son.

Letitia

Treatment Coordinator/ Practice Manager

Hi! My name is Letitia and I am one of Dr Jude’s treatment coordinators. I have worked as a dental assistant since leaving school, but have had the pleasure of working at this practice since February 2005. My role is to help all our new friends get started on their orthodontic journey, but at any time during treatment feel free to catch me for a chat. I love hearing all about your treatment and seeing your smile transformation! Hope to see you soon.

Katie

Financial Coordinator/Schedule Coordinator

Hi, my name is Katie and I started working at Smart Smile Orthodontics in February 2014. I love working with such a fun and friendly team and enjoy seeing all the amazing smiles on our patients’ faces. I got married in 2012 to my husband Jamie and have a step-son, Kyle. We also have two daughters Alira and Jayla. I am an identical twin and lived in London for 2 years with my sister. We are extremely close. I love to travel, keep fit and try new restaurants.

Tracey

Office Manager

My name is Tracey. You will usually see me in reception, however, I sometimes help out in the surgery at braces off appointments. I have two fur babies Stevie and Clooney and recently in 2018 became a mum to Harlo. I was born and raised in Durban, South Africa and moved to Australia with my husband Nick in 2009. I really enjoy cooking, watching movies and hanging with my family.

Chloe

Schedule Coordinator

Hi! My name is Chloe. I am new to the Smart Smile team in 2018, however, I have been around the practice most of my life as I’m Letitia’s daughter, Nicole’s niece and Libby and Abbey’s best friend. I also had my orthodontic treatment here.

I just graduated high school in 2018 and am about to enter the big wide world of university. In between my studies, I’ll be working here booking your appointments and getting to know you all.

Allison

Clinical Manager

Hi, my name is Allison. I have been working for Smart Smile Orthodontics since 2007. I will become a familiar face during the course of your treatment, helping you choose your colours for your braces and answering any questions you may have. I make sure your appointments run smoothly and that your visit with us is an enjoyable one.

Nicole

Clinical Assistant

Hi, my name is Nicole and I have been working at Smart Smile Orthodontics since April 2005. You will see me in the surgery helping our patients through their orthodontic journey. I did a school-based traineeship to become a Dental Assistant and finished this in 2003. I have been a dental assistant ever since, although I became a mother in 2014 to my first son Owen and then again in 2016 to my second son Jenson. In my spare time I like to play with make-up and drink wine.

Libby

Clinical Assistant

Hi, my name is Libby. I started working at Smart Smile Orthodontics in August 2018. You will be sure to see me in and around the surgery and helping out on braces off days alongside Jess. I am currently in treatment so I can easily relate to all the challenges you are going through from cleaning to ulcers and everything in between.  During my time away from work I take the pleasure in looking after two small children and spending quality time with my family, friends and partner.

Abbey

Clinical Assistant

Hi, My name is Abbey. I joined the Smart Smile team as a clinical assistant after graduating high school in 2018 however I was a previous patient at the practice so I have picked up a few handy hints from my treatment. Currently, I am working part-time at the practice as an assistant whilst studying at university. I LOVE music, so let me know your favourite tunes and I’ll be sure to add them to our playlist. Make sure you say hi at your next appointment.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation, please click here to email us or call:

Strathpine: 07 3889 8355

Ferny Grove: 07 3851 0666