About Smiling Wide Orthodontics in Bundaberg


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Smiling Wide Orthodontics is a specialist orthodontic practice with practices in Bundaberg, Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

Your smile is important to you. It defines and establishes your personality. Your smile is also important to us. We are committed to achieving the best possible result for you and your family.

Since 1981, we have created individual smiles for thousands of adults and children across the Wide Bay area. A beautiful smile is something everybody wants. With our treatments, you can achieve that stunning, healthy smile you have always wanted. No case is too hard, and we can treat you at any age—as a child, teenager or adult.

If you're interested in making an appointment and starting your journey towards the perfect smile, contact one of our offices today.

Our Philosophy


1. The most appropriate treatment

The treatments we propose will be the most appropriate for you. We don't take a one size fits all approach. Our personalised orthodontic plan is geared to create the ideal result for you.

2. Quality results

Drs Paul Dever and Phil Saxby together have more than 50 years' experience in creating individual smiles for individual people. They know the most effective and appropriate treatments available. We treat all age groups from children to adults and we demand quality results. To do this, we use modern techniques, technologies and materials.

3. Relationships

Most important is the relationship we establish with our patients. We will seek to understand your concerns, answer your questions, and give you the same care that we would provide for our own families. Parents are welcome to accompany their children into the clinical area for any and all appointments.

4. Advanced technology

Smiling Wide Orthodontics uses state-of-the-art braces and aligner technology to make sure you get a result you'll be happy with.

5. Affordability

We always clearly present the full fees to every patient before starting any treatment. There are also a number of ways we can help make treatment more affordable. We have payment plans to spread the expense to suit most budgets.

Meet Our Team


Dr Phil Saxby

Dr Saxby attended Eagle Junction State and Brisbane Grammar schools, prior to graduating in 1973 from the University of Queensland Bachelor of Dental Science degree with honours. After working in Ayr, North Queensland and Leicester, England, Phil completed his Masters degree in Orthodontics in 1981, back at the University of Queensland. Phil has been exclusively practising specialist orthodontics in this region for more than 30 years.

Since starting his practice in Wide Bay, Phil has helped thousands of children and adults get beautiful smiles using the most modern orthodontic treatments. Phil's philosophy is to treat the person as an individual and use the most appropriate treatment for each individual situation. With this aim, he has an extensive range of materials and methods available to assist in delivering the perfect smile for you. Phil is a dedicated professional who actively maintains a commitment to further education in orthodontics to deliver the best results possible.

Phil is also a long-standing member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists and the World Federation of Orthodontists.

Dr Paul Dever

Dr Dever is a young and energetic orthodontist with a passion for orthodontics.

Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland in 2001 with majors in the fields of Biomedical Science and Developmental Biology. Immediately following this he moved to Sydney (with his now wife, Yesmin) so that he could undertake a Bachelor of Dentistry. He graduated with honours in 2005.

After graduation as a dentist, Paul returned to Queensland where he worked at Maleny on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast for 4 years, as a general dentist.

In 2010 Paul, Yesmin and their daughter Reagan moved to Melbourne so that Paul could commence a training position in the orthodontic programme at the University of Melbourne.

Paul achieved his Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry degree in Orthodontics, University of Melbourne 2012.

Paul is also:
  • A certified member of the Australian Orthodontic Board
  • A certified member of the Australian Dental Board
  • Registered with the Dental Board of Australia as a Specialist Orthodontist
  • A member of the Australian Society of Orthodontists
  • A member of the World Federation of Orthodontists
Paul enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and 3 young children, as well as watching any code of football. He has an interest in motorsports and flying.

Of course, our practice also consists of many friendly and helpful assistant staff who make day-to-day operations possible. When combined with our doctors, our team enables us to provide a friendly, relaxed service to patients of all ages.

Practice Manager

  • Yesmin


  • Amy
  • Renee

Orthodontic Assistant

  • Tash
  • Elliot
  • Karla
  • Madi

Lab Technician

  • Kisha
Contact us today to speak to our team or to make an appointment.


Our main practice is a modern facility in Bundaberg that is light and airy, providing a comfortable environment for your visit. Everything is designed to give our visitors a pleasing result from their experience. We also service Wide Bay and Burnett regions with practices in Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

Our practice will guarantee you a warm welcome. We recognise that choosing orthodontics is taking the first step to creating a beautiful smile. We celebrate that by ensuring you are in complete comfort at every stage of your visit and during every stage of your treatment. Our staff are focused on your well-being.


Telephone: (07) 4152 6818


Telephone: (07) 4121 4199

Hervey Bay

Telephone: (07) 4191 4549