Tania Stuart

inah-mundy-adaTania graduated from Otago in 1984. Initially she worked on the North Shore before owning a practice near her home, then worked in a central Auckland practice, followed by two glorious years in Central Otago. Returning to Auckland, she is again in private practice as well as working for the NZ Defence Force. Tania has also worked as a clinical examiner in 2 studies by the Ministry of Health, namely the Oral Health Survey in 2009 and the Study of Older People's Oral Health in 2012. She has been the Consumer Affairs Officer for ADA since 2004 and is involved with the teaching of sedation to dentists. Tania represents ADA on the NZDA board.Married with 3 sons, she is a keen gardener and enjoys fine wines.

Usha Narshai

Usha-Narshai-ADAIt made sense for me to join the ADA Executive Committee (2014) as I love both dentistry and Auckland. I am currently Vice President for the Branch. In addition, I am the Auckland Branch Board Representative for the NZDA. By being active in these roles, it is my way of giving back to a profession and a city that has given me so much. I am proud that I was made a Fellow of the International College of Dentists last year (2016).

I graduated from Otago University in 1991. My dad has retired but he was also an Otago dental graduate (1967). He had only 1 female in this class, whereas 60% of my class were female!

Aside from my 5 years of study in Dunedin, I have always lived in Auckland. I own and work in my private general practice in the unique, colourful, city-fringe suburb of Grey Lynn. I have practiced for over 25 years and gained a lot of experience and knowledge along the way.

I am passionate about continuing dental education. I have taken on the role of ADAce Logo Mini Coordinator and ADA mentor within the branch. Internationally, I am the New Zealand Representative for DentalED Global – they focus on running premium dental hands-on courses worldwide. I was on the NZACD for 5 years and was a founding member.

My most challenging role was Chairperson for the Northern Region of Peer Review for the NZDA. I was involved in Peer Review for 8 years. It is in this role coupled with my own experiences which has inspired me to look into the challenges and stresses that affect our wellbeing as dentists.

Beyond dentistry, I love reading, travelling and meeting people from all walks of life and lifestyles!

Derek Barwood

derek-barwood-adaDerek is an orthodontist in Howick, with a branch in Thames. He graduated BDS from Otago in 1980 and MDS (Ortho) from Otago in 1996. Prior to becoming an orthodontist he had experience in hospital dentistry, general dental practice in London, and then owned a practice in Belmont, on the North Shore. In 1994 he began specialist orthodontic training at Otago University and graduated in 1996. He has also been a councillor on the executive of the NZAO before joining the ADA executive in 2013. Derek is also arepresents ADA on the NZDA Board.

Les Chan

Les-Chan.jpg-adaI was born and raised in Auckland and was on track to complete a BSc in Auckland before having a change of heart (about being confined to a research lab) and transferred to the University of Otago, graduating with a BDS in 1997.
Starting out as a dental house surgeon in Christchurch, private practice and then moving onto the NHS as a locum
I now find myself back in Warkworth working in a big, friendly and relaxed semi-rural practice. Always striving to achieve an ideal work-life balance you may find me out on the golf course or riding my mountain bike(s).
Whilst on the ADA committee I hope to add more value to your membership with respect to the services that we provide and to make it a rewarding and worthwhile association to belong to.


Pulkit Kinra

Pulkit-Kinra-adaPulkit considers himself a borderline extrovert. He moved to New Zealand from India, and has worked as a dentist in Auckland for 3 years. Since becoming a member of the ADA, he has been continually impressed by how welcoming the group is towards its new members. In order to take the feeling of collegiality and inclusivity within the Association further, he accepted the opportunity of joining the Executive.While on the Committee, he will strive to reach out to new members to make them feel more welcome.
He also plans to work with other members on the Executive Committee, and contribute to the organisation of various activities and continuing education initiatives.

Mowfaq Amso

inah-mundy-adaIt's fantastic to have been a part of the big family of Auckland dentists over the past five and half years. I did my dental training at Otago University and was quite privileged to have had a year at Wellington Hospital as a house officer. Following on, I moved back to my hometown Auckland and began work in both a private clinic and a community centre. I did that for three years during which my passion for community dentistry grew. Over the past three years, I have been working full time for The Fono, a charitable Pacific Trust based in Auckland and was recently appointed Clinical Director.It's great to be part of the executive team this year and I hope I can bring a community focus to ADA. Being a relatively "young" dentist, I hope to connect with other young dentists and help provide support where needed. I am also a big foodie, and quite excited about the social events planned for this year. See you there!

Inah Mundy

inah-mundy-adaAfter graduating with Distinction from Otago University in 2011, Inah worked as a dental house officer for Auckland DHB, where she provided treatment at Auckland, Greenlane and Middlemore Hospitals. Inah believes the foundations built on public dentistry have been a valuable stepping-stone into her dental career. From there she began working in a private practice in East Auckland before joining the Dentalcare West practice in early 2013. Inah believes strongly in ongoing education and is a published author in multiple journals. She presented her award winning research at the International Association of Dental Research conference in Iguassu, Brazil in 2012.

Lance Mundy

Lance Mundy ADALance graduated from the Otago University School of Dentistry in 2010 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. The following year he worked at Waikato Hospital as a Maxillofacial house surgeon, and in 2012 moved into private practice in Auckland. He currently works in Newmarket, splitting his time between general dentistry and orthodontics. Lance is a proud member of the NZDA (New Zealand Dental Association) and the NZACD (New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry). Outside of work, Lance’s interests lie in anything outdoors. Last year he ran his first marathon. He has been an avid mountain biker and skier for many years, and also enjoys bush walks, gardening, and rock climbing.

Abdul Aziz

Abdul-Aziz-ADAAbdul graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 1995. Following a successful 11 year career in general practice in New Zealand and Australia, Abdul completed Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) in Endodontics at the University of Otago. Abdul has been practicing as a specialist endodontist in Melbourne before choosing to return to NZ and setting up a practice in Highland Park, Auckland.
He has presented internationally at the European Society of Endodontology meeting in 2009. He has also published articles in international and local endodontic journals. Abdul has authored a chapter in Methods of Molecular Biology text book. Abdul enjoys cooking and most forms of sports but his passion lies in hunting and fishing.

Jocelyn Logan

Jocelyn-Logan-ADAAn Otago graduate who worked in the UK for a number of years. During that time she gained a Diploma in General Dental Practice and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. As well as owning her own practice she worked as lecturer and course coordinator for the UK Dental Vocational Training Scheme.Dental Adviser to two Primary Care Trusts (NZ Health Board equivalent) and Associate Dento-legal adviser for Dental Protection Limited. Ethics, the dentist-patient relationship, clinical governance and practice management are her particular areas of interest.

Contact Info

Auckland Dental Association

Manager: Margie Ecroyd
ADA Head Office
1/195 Main Highway
P.O. Box 28-084
Auckland 1541
Phone: 09 580 0081
Fax: 09 580 0010
Email: admin@ada.co.nz
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