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Dr Paul Hanrahan
Dr. Paul Hanrahan was born and raised in Brisbane and attended St. Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace during his school years. Upon graduating from the University of Queensland with an Honours degree in Dental Surgery, he commenced study at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. Shortly after his time in the United Kingdom, Dr. Hanrahan completed a Master’s Degree in Orthodontics through the University of Queensland and has since lived in Townsville with his wife, Kaye, and their three children.
Paul is actively involved in the Australian Society of Orthodontics, serving on the Board of the Research Foundation for fourteen years. He has served as a clinical tutor to the James Cook Orthodontic programme, as well as an external examiner to the University of Queensland’s Orthodontic students. He is a current member of the American and European Orthodontic societies, participating in conferences outlining the most up to date research and modern clinical interventions.
A lifetime commitment towards continuing education in Orthodontics has ensured that all treatment plans are based on achieving the best outcomes for his patients while utilising modern and evidence based interventions.
Dr Geoff Stanton
Dr Geoff Stanton, having grown up in Adelaide, graduated from Adelaide University with his BDS (Dental) Degree in 1979. He served in the RAAF as a Dental Officer for over 10 years, enjoying many postings to various parts of Australia and Malaysia.
After leaving the RAAF, he completed his Specialist Orthodontic Training at the University of Sydney, gaining his Masters in Dental Science (Orthodontics) in 1995 and subsequently moved to Townsville joining Spry and Hanrahan (now Townsville Orthodontic Specialists).
Geoff, his wife Margot and their children have made Townsville their home, appreciating its relaxed and friendly lifestyle. He is a keen bushwalker and long distance runner as well as being our “Mr Fix-it” around the Practice.
Dr Desmond Ong
Dr Desmond Ong was born and schooled on the Sunshine Coast and was “lucky” enough to have his high school formal held at the famous Big Pineapple! Desmond completed his general dental and specialist orthodontist training at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, which involved 8 years of full-time study!
Desmond greatly enjoys helping both children and adults achieve the healthy and beautiful smile they always wanted. He is passionate about orthodontic education and in addition to working in Townsville, he has worked part-time as a Clinical Academic in Orthodontics at the University of Queensland for over 10 years. In his academic role, Desmond teaches orthodontics for dental students and also helps train new specialist orthodontists. Desmond regularly conducts continuing education courses for dentists and has published numerous articles in scientific and dental journals.
Desmond has two young daughters (Ally and Niki), therefore he is also very familiar with all Disney movies, almost every “ABC for Kids” TV show and how important it is to be on time for cheerleading practice!
In a “past life” Desmond was an avid soccer player and a former state squad gymnast. He remains a passionate supporter of the Brisbane Broncos, the Hawthorn Hawks and Manchester United.
Dr Linda Ton
Dr Linda Ton was born and raised in Brisbane and graduated with first class honours from the University of Queensland Dental School in 2000. She practiced in Sydney for a few years before returning to Brisbane to continue her study. Linda completed her 3-year Masters Degree in Orthodontics at the University of Queensland in 2006 and also attained her Membership in Orthodontics, with the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in the same year.
Linda and her three children enjoy all that North Queensland has to offer. They especially love exploring the region on frequent road trips. She loves cooking (and eating!), entertaining friends, reading, fishing and travel.
Linda loves her role as an orthodontist, loving nothing more than developing that connection between patient and practitioner.