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Dr Haylea Blundell, a local resident of Bendigo, completed her Dentistry masters at La Trobe University (Bendigo). With a strong passion for orthodontics, Haylea worked as a general dentist for three years before relocating to Brisbane to pursue specialized Orthodontic training at The University of Queensland, where she obtained her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry - Orthodontics degree. Haylea's dedication and expertise in the field have been recognized through various accolades. She was selected as a Resident Student Scholar applicant at the American Association of Orthodontics conference in 2021. Additionally, she won third prize for her post-graduate research at the International Orthodontic Conference in Japan in 2020. Furthermore, Haylea was honored with the Elsdon Storey Award by the Australian Society of Orthodontists in 2021 for her exceptional research paper. She has also achieved Membership in Orthodontics by examination with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and is certified by the Australasian Board of Orthodontists.

In her younger years, Dr. Haylea excelled as a gymnast at Palmer's Gymnastics, participating in competitions at state, national, and international levels. Her talents even led her to compete in New Zealand and the World Championships in Germany. Through her gymnastics career, Dr. Haylea has developed the skill of connecting effectively with patients from diverse backgrounds.

With a profound love for orthodontics, Dr. Haylea finds joy in not only creating beautiful smiles for her patients, but also in offering a personalized treatment approach to make them feel welcomed and at ease in her practice. In addition to her clinical work, she serves as an Associate Professor (specialist coordinator in Orthodontics) at La Trobe University, a role that enables her to give back to the institution where she laid the foundation for her dental career.

Haylea finds joy in spending her free time with her loved ones, including her family and her loyal canine companion, Louie.



Australian Society of Orthodontists

American Association of Orthodontists

World Federation of Orthodontists

European Society of Orthodontists

Australian Dental Association

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons


3rd prize for her research at the International Orthodontic Congress -Japan, 2020 ​

The Elsdon Storey Research Award - Australian Society of Orthodontists, 2021

William J Profitt Resident Student Scholar Award applicant, 2021

The Smart integration Award - Innovative Infection Control and Prevention, Dentsply Sirona, 2021

Rising Star Award, ACAS 2023



Orthodontic Aligner Treatment: A Review of Materials, Clinical Management, and Evidence
By Theodore Eliades, Athanasios E. Athanasiou · 2020 (Co-author of Chapter 6)​

Predictability of Overbite control with the Invisalign appliance - American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics (November, 2021)

Predictability of overbite control with the Invisalign appliance comparing SmartTrack with precision bite ramps to EX30 - American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics (August, 2022)

Predictability of anterior open bite treatment with Invisalign - American Journal of Orthodontics and
Dentofacial Orthopaedics (June, 2023)

Predicted overbite and overjet changes with the. Invisalign appliance: A validation study -
The Angle Orthodontist (September, 2023)

Invisalign Lite: a cross-sectional investigation of orthodontist treatment-planning practices - The Angle Orthodontist (February, 2024)


American Association of Orthodontists Conference, Boston (virtually), 2021

Australian Clear Aligner Society Conference, Melbourne 2023

Australian Orthodontic Conference, Sydney 2023

Royal Australasian College, Bendigo 2023

European Orthodontic Society Congress, Oslo, Norway 2023

Australian Lingual Society Congress, Sydney 2024

Australian Clear Aligner Society Conference, Sydney 2024


ADA Victorian Branch committee member since 2021

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