About us

At Wilkinson Orthodontics we take pride in every created smile with a personalised approach with the aim of leaving each patient feeling they have been listened to and looked after.

Our vision is to treat each patient like a member of the Wilkinson Orthodontic family. Our goal is to look after the needs and expectations of the individual to establish trust and confidence in their orthodontic treatment.

Please come and visit us at Wilkinson Orthodontics Helensvale and Benowa. No referral is necessary and we can treat the whole family. We will take the time to answer all of your questions and personalise your treatment to suit your particular needs.

Every person is different and we will customise the treatment to give you the best smile possible.

Wilkinson Orthodontics is an established Gold Coast Orthodontic practice based in Benowa and Helensvale servicing the north, central and southern parts of the Gold Coast.

Our highly trained and professional staff ensure our patients receive optimum orthodontic care. Our two practices, Helensvale and Benowa are headed by two highly qualified orthodontists with support staff including Oral Health Therapist, Qualified Dental Technicians and Certified Dental Assistants. 

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The Helensvale and Benowa clinics are supported by two in-house laboratories with our very own Dental Technicians working hard ensuring we offer the latest up to date advances in the dental industry. In addition our experienced Oral Health Therapist, Dana who specialises in Paediatric dentistry, will demonstrate her passion for helping younger children.

Our team prides themselves in continuing education to advance themselves in their represented fields, regularly attending conferences to ensure they are current with the latest developments in their areas of expertise.

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We are passionate about creating a perfect, confident smile for you and strive to make your visit an enjoyable one. Our friendly team is there to ensure your experience at Wilkinson Orthodontics entails great service, is informative and supporting the best outcome for every person. We know that most people are time poor, so we pride ourselves on running on time.

Every patient has different orthodontic needs. Our Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Wilkinson will assess your individual orthodontic needs and after a detailed discussion will tailor your treatment to suit your specific requirements. There are many different treatment options available at Wilkinson Orthodontics including Invisalign® aligners , inside Incognito braces and clear outside braces. Our team will make sure you come away from your consultation informed and understanding which treatment would suit you best.

Even if you are unsure if you require orthodontic treatment, please make an appointment to see us and we will assist you in the orthodontic journey to a healthy, confident smile. We offer treatment for all ages, not only offering treatment for children and adolescence but also specialising in Orthodontic treatment for adults. Some of our patients start seeing us when they are in early primary school. If these patients are not ready for treatment, which can sometimes be 12 months or longer, we see them regularly for reviews appointments at no charge to monitor growing teeth and jaws.

Dr Wilkinson: Gold Coast Orthodontist

Dr Wilkinson, Orthodontist

Dr Wilkinson completed his degree in Dentistry in 1989. After 8 years of working in general dentistry, he completed a three year Master’s Degree in Orthodontics at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

Dr Wilkinson has worked extensively in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia in the public and private dental sectors and has been working on the Gold Coast since 2001.

Dr Christopher Franco

Dr Franco, Orthodontist

Dr Christopher Franco completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2014 in North Queensland at James Cook University. He later completed a full-time 3 year orthodontic residency to achieve specialist registration, obtaining a Doctorate in Orthodontics in 2018 from the University of Queensland.

Dr Franco has previously worked in private practice on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane before joining Wilkinson Orthodontics.

Dr Franco ensures his patients are provided with a high standard of orthodontic treatment. He prides himself on attention to detail and going the extra mile. It is essential to him that his patient’s orthodontic concerns are addressed and their treatments catered specific to their individual needs.

Dr Franco continually works to maintain the highest level of orthodontic expertise, education and training in order to provide not only the latest in orthodontic technologies and materials, but also evidence-based practice.

Dr Franco is a certified member with the Australasian Orthodontic Board (AOB). He holds membership with the Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO), American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) and Australian Dental Association (ADA).

Some of Dr Franco’s undergraduate and postgraduate research can be found at here.

When Chris is not looking after his orthodontic patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. If Chris is not reading, he is travelling, walking his dogs or finding that next cafe with great coffee.

Every person is different and we will customise the treatment to give you the best smile possible.

Dr Wilkinson is a member of the Australian Dental Association and Australian Society of Orthodontics and regularly attends orthodontic conferences and continued professional development training to stay current with the latest advances in orthodontics.

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When Dr Wilkinson isn’t busy helping patients create perfect smiles, he enjoys spending time with his family, getting involved in various water sports and his children’s activities.

Our Orthodontic team is dedicated to giving you the healthy, beautiful smile that you’ve always dreamed of.

Dana McColl

Dana McColl: Oral Health Therapist

Dana has worked in the dental industry for over 12 years. She gained her Certificate III in Dental Assisting on the Sunshine Coast before heading overseas working as a Dental Assistant in Edinburgh.

After several years as a dental assistant, she returned to Australia to study Oral Health Therapy at Griffith University. Since graduating in 2008, Dana has been working with Dr Wilkinson helping patients achieve their ideal smile. Dana is also qualified in Dental Radiography assisting our practice with onsite access to diagnostic records for patients.

Dana also works with a Paediatric dentist 2 days a week and enjoys working with children.

Debbie Hemmings
Debbie Hemmings: Financial and Human Resources Manager

Debbie has been with Wilkinson Orthodontics since the beginning and has been an integral part of the growth and development of Wilkinson Orthodontics.

With qualifications of advanced Certificate in Business Accounting and a Diploma Accounting coupled with 15 years in banking including lending and customer service, and facilitating Human Resources. Debbie’s passion is travel and with her family has been to Japan, New Zealand, USA and Europe.

Angela Wilkinson

Angela Wilkinson: Marketing Manager

Angela is the Marketing Manager and has extensive experience in business management.

She has an Arts Degree from the University of Queensland.

Wilkinson Orthodontics takes great pride in supporting and sponsoring many worthy causes in our community. Angela has played an integral part in bringing the community and Wilkinson Orthodontics together, with her many volunteering roles throughout the years at schools, charity and sporting clubs. Angela enjoys this community based contact and connecting with new families at various events around the Gold Coast.


Candice: Treatment Coordinator

Candice has been working in Orthodontics since 2008, both clinically and as a Treatment Coordinator. Our Treatment Coordinator assists the Orthodontist at the initial consultation; communicating the treatment required to the patient, costs involved and coordinating the necessary appointments.

Candice enjoys meeting new people and helping them feel informed and comfortable about their Orthodontic Treatment. It is very rewarding for Candice to see both children and adults achieve their confident new smile.

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Monika: Practice Manager

The Assistant Practice Manager is there to ensure the needs of the staff and patients are met– assisting in managing the daily running of the Clinic, Laboratory, and Reception, with a focus on business development and staff training.

Monika has previously worked in Business Development and Sales and Marketing, incorporating her previous skills, passion for people and helping them reach their potential.

J'aime: Dental Technician

J’aime is a born and raised on the Gold Coast; who brings over 10 years’ experience to the Wilkinson Orthodontics team. J’aime is a qualified Dental Technician who has a keen interest in Orthodontic, and TMJ appliances. J’aime has deferred her Master’s Degree in Dental Prosthetics to pursue her keen interest in Orthodontics and patient care.

J’aime specialised in Orthodontic Appliances and work within our practice to facilitate a prompt and convenient service for our patient.

J’aime is a activate member of the East Coast Roller derby Team. When J’aime isn’t skating on track you can find her exploring and travelling with her partner and her little dog Rosie.

Our clinic team are highly trained and experienced staff. They attend regular training days to remain current in orthodontic practices.

They will make you feel comfortable and relaxed and provide the best care possible during your treatment.

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Our friendly receptionists will answer any of your questions and ensure you are well cared for.

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ADA Dental Practice Accreditation