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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 above).


Claire is a familiar face you will probably recognize as she has worked with Steve for about 17 years. She grew up in the district. Claire performs the “work / life juggling act” by combining the role of orthodontic receptionist with the responsibilities of being wife to Stephen and mother to her four children. She is highly experienced and has worked duties in every area of the orthodontic surgery.


Belinda is a local girl and helps Steve chairside. She has had braces and can give you some tips to make your treatment proceed well. She has a golden Labrador pup, Mia. Belinda got her "P" plates in June 2013, and is enjoying being mobile and independent going to the gym and beach. Belinda also enjoys painting and drawing.


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 prcatice before joining Active Orthodontics. Outside work hours, she enjoys spending time with her twin sister..


Rebecca has returned to Bundaberg after five years working for a general dentist on the Gold Coast. She has recently married Andrew and enjoyed a honeymoon at the Maldives. She keeps fit with dancing and netball. She is a receptionist with skills to also help out in other areas at the practice..


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.


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