Qualifications: BDS, MBCHB, FDSRCPS (OMS)
Specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Chris completed his dental degree (BDS) at Otago in 1982. He worked as a dental house surgeon and junior lecturer before heading to the UK in 1985 to pursue training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. (OMFS)
He completed the dental fellowship (FDSRCPS) in Glasgow in 1988 before returning to Otago to study medicine. He gained his medical degree (MB ChB) in 1991.
He then spent three years at Tauranga hospital and sought experience in General surgery before moving to Adelaide, South Australia,for three years, to complete his advance training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He gained his Australasian Fellowship (FRACDS in oral and maxillofacial surgery) in 1998.
Chris has been involved in private and public oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in Auckland since 1998. He works for the Auckland District Health Board as the Clinical lead OMFS, is the Director of training for the New Zealand training programme in OMFS, and is an examiner for the RACDS final examination in OMFS.
He has special interests in
- Dental Implant Surgery
- Orthognathic Surgery
- Jaw Joint Surgery
- and Management of Facial Trauma.