Free and no obligation first appointment and no Dentist referral required.


Our Specialist Orthodontists

Dr. Bruce Sokel

Dr. Bruce Sokel is founder of the original Orthodontic practice in Bendigo nearly 30 years ago.

He is an avid golfer, passionate soccer player and karate black belt.

Dr. Sokel is a karate instructor and is the proud father of three and married to Fran.

Dr. Sokel is a member of the TIO (The Invisible Orthodontist) Group which is the leading provider for Invisalign in Australia.

Dr. Bruce Sokel
Dr. Tissa Jayasekera

Dr. Tissa joined the practice in 1990 after moving to Bendigo with his wife Philippa.

They have five children with Dr. Tissa being very involved in coaching local soccer at Spring Gully United Soccer Club.

He is also a keen road cyclist and can be seen in his Bee Happy lycra most weekend mornings around Bendigo.


Dr. Tissa Jayasekera

What is a Specialist Orthodontist?

Many Dentists are now offering some basic forms of orthodontic treatment through various organisations, with many taking a short, two-weekend course in one type of treatment.

Specialist Orthodontists have a university degree to initially become a qualified Dentist with a further three years of full-time studies at an accredited University with supervised training.


They are fully qualified to offer a range of treatment to suit the patient, rather than the one proprietary treatment promoted by a particular company.


Bee Happy Orthodontics has two specialists who service patients from a wide geographic area in Central Victoria with offices in Bendigo, Kyneton, Echuca and Kerang.


They are both members of the Australian Society of Orthodontists and are the only registered Orthodontic Specialists in Central Victoria.  Our Specialist Orthodontists not only ensure that patients have straight teeth, but also look at jaw and teeth alignment.


Orthodontic Treatments

Bee Happy Orthodontic Specialist Orthodontists offer a full range of treatment options  to ensure you have straight teeth and proper jaw alignment. These include;