Dr Patricia Medland
Job Title: Orthodontist
Patty’s warm and friendly chair-side manner will put you at ease in no time. Her primary focus is the quality, consistency and efficiency of the orthodontic treatment that you receive. She brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the practice. She graduated from Dental School at West Virginia University, in the United States, and went on to complete her paediatric dental and orthodontic training at the University of North Carolina. Patty has dual training in Orthodontics and Paedodontics, which involves the growth and development of the teeth and jaws from an early age, so she spends a lot of time working with younger patients. She has held teaching positions in Orthodontics as well as in Paediatric Dentistry at West Virginia University, The University of North Carolina and The University of Sydney. For over 10 years she was a lecturer in the Graduate Orthodontic Programme at The University of Queensland in Brisbane and she recently taught orthodontics as an Associate Professor at Griffith University here on the Gold Coast. Patty is a perfectionist and she will not settle for anything less than giving you the most brilliant smile possible. She loves straightening teeth but also receives lots of satisfaction from caring for injured and orphaned animals and has her own menagerie of rescue pets at home. Patty and Bill have two grown children currently attending university.