Welcome to Bee Happy Orthodontics for Children and Adults
Our two Orthodontists are the only Registered Specialists Orthodontists in Bendigo and surrounding areas. We do not require a Dentist referral and offer free first interviews without obligation.
Bee Happy Orthodontics was established in 1985 in Bendigo with one Orthodontist, two Dental Nurses and one administrative support staff.
Today we have two Specialist Orthodontists, Dr. Bruce Sokel and Dr. Tissa Jayasekera.
Our Specialist Orthodontists provide treatment options to ensure straight teeth, and recommend treatment to ensure proper jaw and teeth alignment as required.
They know all the latest treatment techniques, forms of braces and treatment options that best suit each patient.
We have four offices in country Victoria, Australia in the towns of Bendigo, Kyneton, Echuca, and Kerang.
We also provide dental x-rays on site that are bulk billed through VDIG. No appointment is necessary and available Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm in Bendigo.
Our Clinical Staff
Our mission is to provide innovative and caring orthodontic treatment to create beautiful smiles for life.
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. 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.
Bendigo staff travel to our branch practices – both Orthodontists work in Bendigo and Echuca.
Dr. Tissa travels to Kyneton and Dr. Sokel travels to Kerang.
Our Lab Staff
Our Dental Hygienists/ Our Administration
Erica - Receptionist
Erica was born and raised in Bendigo. She completed year 12 at Bendigo Senior Secondary College and joined the workforce for a year before completing a Beauty Therapy Course. Erica finished her Diploma and worked nights and weekends in Beauty whilst also working in Real Estate and in a wholesale business. Erica saw our ad for a Receptionist and was keen to broaden her skills and applied. She works at Bee Happy 3 days per week and at a wholesale business 2 days per week whilst also completing a Bookkeeping Course, "I am keen to keeping developing new skills," Erica said.
Erica enjoys working at Bee Happy, especially the contact with patients as they come in to the practice. She loves to travel and hopes to walk the Kokoda Trail with her dad in the the next 12 months.
How Long at Bee Happy: 4 months
Fav. Colour: Blue
Fav. Food:: Pizza
Fav. Actor: Ryan Reynolds
Fav. Movie: Bridget Jones Diary
Fav. Musician: Taylor Swift
Fav. Season: Summer
Star Sign: Capricorn
Interests: Playing netball, travel, sports in general and spending time with her pet dogs.
Dental Assistant/Treatment Co-ordinator
Dental Lab Tech
Dental Lab Tech