Meet our Team
Dr. David Vautin
Dr David Vautin grew up in the western suburbs of Brisbane. He gained his Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland in 1979, following which, he worked for Queensland Health in various capacities including Senior Dentist in Pediatric Dentistry (children’s dentistry) and finally Senior Dentist in Orthodontics. He was one of only 2 Candidates accepted into the MDSc course in Orthodontics in 1985, graduating in 1987.
The opportunity to enter Orthodontic Practice with Dr. David Robertson in what was then the original practice on the Sunshine Coast was presented in 1989 which was eagerly accepted. He proceeded to purchase the Practice from Dr. Robertson on his retirement in 1990 and continues to practice Orthodontics on the Sunshine Coast.
In 2011, to keep in line with current trends, the practice was renamed Instyle Orthodontics with Dr. Vautin still at the helm. His aim has always been to have a practice which is focused on delivering superior treatment and service to his patients above all else. This achievement is borne out by the fact that most of our referrals now come from patients, past-patients and their friends and family.
Dr Vautin is an active member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists, the Queensland Branch of the Australian Society of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists and the local Australian Dental Association. He regularly attends Conferences and Seminars to make sure that he is at the forefront of advancements in Orthodontics and can continue to deliver superior service and treatment to his patients.
Jan Vautin – Practice Manager
Dr. Vautin and Jan have been married since 1979 and she has been involved in the Practice since its inception in 1990. Prior to this, she had extensive experience in providing administrative support services to various departments at Princess Alexandra Hospital including the Medical Superintendent. She then moved to managing Specialist Medical Practices particularly on Wickham Terrace in Brisbane.
She has Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Dental Radiography. She regularly attends Conferences and Seminars with Dr. Vautin to ensure that the practice is kept at the cutting edge.
Caroline Mellish – Office Manager/Treatment Co-ordinator
Caroline specializes in our Office and Treatment Co-ordination management. Having been trained in hospitality by major hotel chains in Sydney, she joined Instyle Orthodontics in 1998 and has now been with us for over 16 years.
She is on hand to assist with any information you may need regarding financial or health fund arrangements or treatment scheduling.
Maddie Kew – Treatment Co-ordinator/Dental Assistant
Maddie commenced employment with Instyle Orthodontics in 2011 after completing Year 12 at St. John’s College and has become an integral part of team.
Initially, she trained in all aspects of chairside assisting but now is mainly involved in our Front Desk/Treatment Co-ordination operations, but from time to time, she returns to assist Dr. Vautin in the Treatment area. She is also trained in intra-oral scanning on our Itero machine. As a past patient, she is happy to answer any questions on wearing of braces.
Emma Bailey – Senior Dental Assistant
Emma, a local sunshine coaster, originally joined Instyle Orthodontics in 2003 but left us to explore Canada for 2½ years. She then rejoined the team on her return to the Coast and helps to oversee the smooth running of the treatment area.
Emma has attained the Certificate III in Dental Assisting and has over 7 years experience assisting Dr. Vautin. She is also available to assist with any questions regarding cleaning and caring for your braces.
Alli Wroe – Dental Assistant
Alli joined us at the beginning of 2013 to train as part of our Clinical Staff and you will find her very ably assisting Dr. Vautin in all aspects of patient care including chairside assisting, sterilization and guiding patients in the care and maintenance of braces.
As a previous patient, she has undergone braces and knows exactly what is involved at every stage. She is more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding what is involved in wearing braces.
Danielle Mellish – Dental Assistant/Treatment Co-ordinator
Danielle joined Instyle Orthodontics in 2012 after completing Year 12 at Sienna College for a “gap year”. However, she has decided to defer her University studies and remain part of the Instyle team.
Initially, Dan trained as a Chairside Assistant but is also trained in Treatment Co-ordination roles. She can usually be found in the Treatment area assisting Dr. Vautin to provide a great experience for our patients. As a past patient, she is also happy to answer any questions on wearing of braces.