At Toowoomba Orthodontists in Queensland, smiles are the team’s specialty. The clinic has established a reputation as Australia’s expert Insignia braces provider and is also the only clinic in Toowoomba to have achieved Platinum Invisalign Provider status. Operating out of three clinics in Toowoomba, Gatton and Warwick, patients visiting Toowoomba Orthodontists for orthodontic treatment are in good hands.
Drs Ashley Smith, Chris Turnock and Emily Close are the three specialist orthodontists leading the team at Toowoomba Orthodontists. They are supported by experienced oral health therapists, treatment coordinators and clinic staff. Every team member of Toowoomba Orthodontists shares a passion for orthodontics and is dedicated to achieving the very best results for patients of all ages.
Insignia braces, Invisalign, and Damon braces are the orthodontic braces available at Toowoomba Orthodontists. The team also work with functional appliances, clear retainers and bonded retainers to complete a patient’s treatment. Flexible, interest-free payment plans are available for patients to help with the cost of treatment, which is dependent on the complexity of a patient’s orthodontic case.
Dr Christopher Turnock (Chris)
Chris completed his general dental training at The University of Queensland in 2002 with first class honours. In 2003 Chris commenced private practice in Ipswich. During Chris`s time as a general dentist, he successfully completed the primary examinations for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, and decided to train as an Orthodontist. Chris completed his 3 year specialist training at the University of Melbourne, gaining a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics. He also holds the British specialist orthodontic qualification. Chris is a certified member of the Australasian Orthodontic Board (AOB), and a registered specialist orthodontist with AHPRA.
Since becoming a specialist, he has worked in Hawthorne East and Malvern in Melbourne`s Southeast. In April 2010 Chris joined Ashley at Toowoomba Orthodontists. Currently, Chris teaches future dentists and future orthodontists at the University of Queensland and presents lectures locally and Australia wide. In addition to this, he is the President of The Australian Society of Orthodontists Queensland (ASO) branch, and the immediate past President of The Australian Dental Association Queensland (ADAQ) Toowoomba sub-branch.
As well as regularly attending professional conferences to ensure he continues to provide the best possible results for his patients, Chris enjoys traveling within Australia and overseas. Chris also enjoys a social game of golf, watching competitive rugby and dining out at any new restaurant he can find.
Dr Ashley Smith
Ashley completed his general dental training at The University of Queensland in 1980 with honours. In 1981 he was Australia`s `Top Dentist` as he was the hospital dentist at Thursday Island. In 1982-1983 Ashley worked as a general dentist in England, during this time he decided to train as an Orthodontist. Ashley completed his specialist orthodontic training at The University of Queensland and was the first Orthodontist in Australia to complete a 3 year Masters Degree in Orthodontics.
After graduating, Ashley commenced practice in association with Dr Reg Wenck at our current location. Ashley is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA), the Australian Society of Orthodontists, the International Federation of Orthodontists and the Australian Damon Study Group. He is a registered orthodontist with AHPRA. Ashley is passionate about keeping up to date with the art and science of orthodontic care. He regularly attends local, national and international conferences, to ensure the latest developments in orthodontics are provided to his patients. Ashley lectures locally, Australia wide and internationally.
Ashley enjoys family time with his wife and two children. When not at the practice Ashley is often found training on his mountain bike. Despite moving to Toowoomba in 1987, Ashley continued his love of competitive sailing, having represented Australia in several world championships.