Our Team

Active Orthodontics

Team Active Orthodontics

Dr Steven Cook (BDSc MDSc FRACDS)

Steve graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science degree (First Class Honours) from the University of Queensland in 1983. He worked as a general dentist in Brisbane and also studied for his Fellowship examinations with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS).

Steve returned to the University of Queensland in 1988, to undertake his Masters degree (specialist training) in Orthodontics and moved to Bundaberg in 1990 and has practiced at the current location since then. He married a Bundaberg girl, Helen, in 1995 and they now have two children, Matthew and Nathan.
Helen is a qualified accountant and  works behind the scenes in the practice ensuring that we are up to date with our legal and financial obligations. Their boys attend Avoca State School, where Helen is also a teacher aide.

Steven loves to have a hit of tennis, was a competitive swimmer and now enjoys being caddie for the boys at junior golf (as seen left).


Mikaela is a local girl and you'll see her working at reception. She will be only too willing to assist with appointments and advice about appointments. Mikaela worked as a dental assistant in general dental practice before joining Active Orthodontics. Outside work hours, she enjoys spending time with her twin sister..


In her spare time she loves, camping, fishing and spending her money shopping.


Karla has returned to the practice after previously working with Steve from 1997 to 2001. In the meantime she has been busy furthering her laboratory career on the Sunshine Coast, marrying Michael and is proud mum to Eva and Riley. She hangs out in the Lab making retainers and appliances.


She assists patients at the front desk and also helps out chairside.

Shay loves experimenting with make-up, cooking, hanging out with friends and family.

Watching Netflix is her passion.


She helps out chairside with Steve. In her private time, she like the Bundaberg beaches and visiting family.