BDS (Otago) DipClin Dent (Perio)
BDS (Otago) DipClin Dent (Perio)
I am happy to say I grew up in rural NZ.
I enjoyed my education mainly, but Otago University really has cemented my love of my occupation. I graduated in 1987 from the school of dentistry with my Dental degree then went back to do a Clinical Diploma in Periodontal Diseases.
I have played a role in the NZ Dental Association and still run a Graduate program.
I have had many years in the Defence Force and now own my practice.
Dr Helen Gibbons has a BDS and BSc in Microbiology. She graduated from the University of Otago in 1985.
Her interests include treatment planning for older patients, taking an holistic approach to the treatment of dental disease and carrying out minimally invasive treatments. Helen’s end goal is to empower patients to take responsibility for their own oral health.
She attends a monthly study group and joins NZDA and other industry seminars to keep abreast of the new techniques, technologies and treatments available in dentistry.
Dr Gurpinder Singh graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry in 2003. After leaving dentistry overseas, Gurpinder began working in dentistry in New Zealand, and has been working in the Wellington region for the past 10 years.
Gurpinder enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a special interest in CAD/CAM dentistry. By attending regular dental conferences, Gurpinder keeps up to date with advances in dental technology.
When not working Gurpinder loves to travel and explore New Zealand’s wonderful hotspots.
Dr. Yvonne Chai graduated from University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree. She had won an academic award in university for her overall performance in class.
Yvonne is very passionate about dentistry and her ultimate goal is to make every visit a pleasant experience for her patients, focusing on preventative dentistry. Yvonne always aims to make sure her patients leave the clinic feeling relaxed and with a healthy smile.
When she’s not at the clinic, Yvonne can be found food hopping around restaurants or sipping coffee at the local cafes. Yvonne considers herself to be quite a foodie and coffee lover as most Malaysians tend to be! Yvonne is also an avid reader and enjoys spending time outdoors relaxing in New Zealand’s beautiful nature.
Yvonne graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Yvonne’s background is rural and medical with more than 30 years of working in the public sector.
Yvonne wants to see her patients in good health and enjoys working with them to help them obtain good oral health. She believes that a healthy mouth leads to a healthy body. Yvonne has a special interest in patients with dental anxiety and those involved in sport.
When Yvonne is not working, she can be found working on her lifestyle block in the Wairarapa with her her husband, dog, and alpacas.
Tracey graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Oral Health. As an oral health therapist, she can practice within the scopes of dental hygiene and dental therapy.
Prior to graduating as an oral health therapist, she has also graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Technology.
Tracey is passionate about helping her patients to improve and maintain optimal oral health.
Tracey decided to study to become a dental hygienist due to her interest in community health and because the hygienist role allows her to have great connections with her patients.
In her free time, she likes to travel (particularly Asia), try new foods and spend time with her family and friends here in Wellington. Tracey endeavours to build long lasting relationships with her patients to ensure ongoing oral health.