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ABOUT DR. HAYLEA BLUNDELL

OUR ORTHODONTIST

Dr Haylea Blundell is a local to Bendigo and completed her masters of Dentistry at La Trobe University (Bendigo). Haylea has always had a passion for orthodontics and after working for three years as a general dentist, relocated to Brisbane to complete her specialist Orthodontic training (Doctor of Clinical Dentistry - Orthodontics) at The University of Queensland. Haylea was selected as a Resident Student Scholar applicant at the American Association of Orthodontics conference (2021), won third prize at the International Orthodontic Conference in Japan (2020) or her post-graduate research and was also awarded the Elsdon Storey Award through the Australian Society of Orthodontists (2021) for having the most meritorious research paper. Haylea has also obtained her Membership in Orthodontics by examination with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and is certified with the Australasian Board of Orthodontists.

During her youth, Dr. Haylea was an elite gymnast in Bendigo (Palmer's Gymnastics) and competed at state, national and international levels, taking Haylea to compete in New Zealand and the World Championships in Germany. Her gymnastic career has provided Haylea the ability to get along well with patients from all walks of life.

Dr. Haylea has a strong passion for orthodontics and not only enjoys creating beautiful smiles for her patients, but providing a personal approach to treatment, to ensure her patients feel welcome and comfortable in her practice. Dr. Haylea is also an Honorary Adjunct Senior Orthodontic Lecturer at La Trobe University and is proud to give back to the university where her dental career began. 

In her spare time, Haylea enjoys spending time with her husband, family (especially her beautiful nieces), practicing pilates and walking her two dogs Murphy & Nelson.

Associations:

Australian Society of Orthodontists

American Association of Orthodontists

World Federation of Orthodontists

Australian Dental Association

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons

Awards:

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

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Publications:

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 (October, 2021)

Presentations:

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

Australian Clear Aligner Society conference, Melbourne, 2021

Committees:

ADA Victorian Branch committee member

Media:

https://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/7134054/orthodontist-hopes-treatments-can-be-more-accessible-to-rural-patients/

https://www.goldcentralvictoria.com.au/podcast-player/show/7825675-dr-haylea-blundell/wake-up-call

https://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/7172775/surge-in-regional-students-studying-dentistry-in-bendigo/

https://www.aso.org.au/2021-elsdon-storey-winner