Meet Our Orthodontists
Dr Bill Medland
Wholeheartedly dedicated to ensuring that the name Medland Orthodontics is synonymous with superior expertise, technological advancements and beautiful smiles, Dr Bill Medland’s passion for Orthodontics can’t be missed. Celebrated among the dental industry and local community alike, Dr Bill Medland is known for his charismatic energy, strong ambition and meticulous approach, promising a commitment toward improving the lives of his patients.
An advocate for continuous learning, Dr Bill Medland remains at the forefront of Orthodontic advancements. An expert in modern treatments such as Invisalign and Suresmile, Dr Bill Medland applies the most current developments and technologies available in Orthodontics to ensure the best individual results possible.
Raised in Queensland, Australia, and having graduated from the University of Queensland Dental School, Dr Medland then went on to study at one of the world’s most distinguished orthodontic and functional jaw orthopaedic centres at the University of North Carolina. Following the completion of his doctorate, Dr Medland spent a further two years completing a research fellowship before returning to Australia with his wife, Dr Patty Medland, to open their eponymous Orthodontic practice.
Having carved a reputation as being the Orthodontist on the Gold Coast, Dr Bill Medland shares his expertise with dental industry professionals, lecturing for Invisalign and hosting webcasts. A trusted source on a wide range of Orthodontic issues, Dr Medland seeks to share his knowledge with both peers and patients and works closely with other specialists to ensure complete and comprehensive care.
Adding to his accolades, Dr Medland was one of the first local orthodontists to use lingual braces, as well as the first Queensland based Orthodontist to include his practise in the We Fight Chalky Teeth network.
If Dr Medland isn’t with patients in his practice or staying up-to-date with the latest in orthodontic developments, you will find him by the water, making the most of his Gold Coast lifestyle.
Dr Patty Medland
Valued and respected by her patients, Dr Patty Medland helps both children and adults feel instantly at ease with her signature warm and friendly chair-side manner.
Completing her first degree in dentistry at West Virginia University, USA, Dr Patty Medland then went on to undertake specialised training in paediatric dentistry and orthodontics at the University of North Carolina; two world-class, highly-acclaimed institutions.
Having earned qualifications in both orthodontics and children’s dentistry, Dr Patty Medland brings a wealth of experience – local and international – to the practice. Her dual training provides particular expertise on the growth and development of teeth and jaws in children, positioning Dr Medland as a leader in her field. This unique skill set and highly specialized discipline has earnt Dr Patty Medland a reputation for being one of the most sought-after Orthodontists for dental treatments among children and young adults.
Passionate about education, Dr Patty Medland has held numerous teaching positions in orthodontics and paediatric dentistry, including at West Virginia University, the University of North Carolina and the University of Sydney. For over 10 years she also held a position at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, lecturing in the Graduate Orthodontic Program, and has recently acted as an Associate Professor at Griffith University, sharing her knowledge in specialised Orthodontics.
Possessing a strong belief in not only sharing education, but in remaining at the forefront of advancements in the industry herself, Dr Patty Medland works tirelessly to ensure she is not only up-to-date with the latest in orthodontic developments, but a leader in the field of modern treatments.
Akin to her husband, Dr Bill Medland, Dr Patty Medland is also an expert in revolutionary orthodontic treatments, Invisalign and Suresmile, having recently been invited to lecture students in Australia and the US on Suresmile 3D technology.
In her spare time, Dr Medland – an avid animal lover – volunteers for wildlife rescue programs and likes to keep active, travelling regularly to the USA to visit family.
Dr Melissa Nguyen
A valuable addition to the Medland Orthodontics family, Dr Melissa Nguyen’s impressive qualifications and solid industry experience are coupled with contemporary ideas and a fresh outlook.
Born and raised in Canberra, Dr Melissa Nguyen graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry. She then went on to complete a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics from the University of Adelaide. Previously, Dr Nguyen has spent time as a dentist in private practice, and as a clinical supervisor at Griffith University.
A certified specialist from the Australasian Orthodontic Board, Dr Nguyen and has been awarded esteemed memberships to the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, alongside placements within the Australian Orthodontic Society, the American Orthodontic Society, the European Orthodontic Society and the Australian Dental Association.
Adding to her achievements, Dr Nguyen’s research has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and her passion for education has led her to present lectures at both local and international orthodontic conferences.
Most recently, Dr Nguyen has undertaken research into temporary anchorage devices (TADs) – a new implant technology Medland Orthodontics is enthusiastic to adopt, seeking to provide additional treatments and better outcomes for our patients.
When she is not researching the latest in Orthodontic and dentistry developments or learning to play the acoustic guitar, Dr Nguyen enjoys traveling, Pilates and spending time with family and friends.
Dr William Luong
The newest member to the Medland Orthodontics team, Dr William Luong looks to enhance the lives of patients with a thorough understanding of the most effective orthodontic treatments and technologies, together with an unwavering commitment to excellence.
Having earned his dental degree from Griffith University, Dr Luong then spent several years practising as a dentist on the Gold Coast, as well as maintaining the role of Clinical Tutor at Griffith University. Looking to enhance his studies, Dr Luong pursued further education at the University of Adelaide, focusing specifically on Orthodontics.
Valuing the importance of continuing education, Dr Luong has fostered strong links with the University of Adelaide, aiding in establishing the Adelaide Orthodontic Alumni. He looks to share his growing knowledge and expertise, helping to guide aspiring Orthodontists during their tertiary studies.
Dr William Luong is an active member of the Australian Dental Association, the Australian Society of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, the European Orthodontic Society and is a fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists. After earning his specialist Orthodontic qualifications, Dr Luong travelled abroad, attaining a Membership in Orthodontics with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, as well as with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Adding to his long list of accolades, Dr Luong is also a certified member of the Australian Orthodontic Board.
When Dr Luong is not with his patients, he is in the garden or kitchen; cultivating home-grown vegetables and creating culinary delights for his family.