Category: Vice President
It 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 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!