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Alumni profiles

Browse the profiles of some of our Dental Technology, Dentistry, and Oral Health students and staff.

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Andrew Lamb

"The training is very hands-on from the get go, which is hugely beneficial for us graduate dentists."

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At the front

Soldier, surgeon, academic - Associate Professor Lieutenant Colonel Dr Darryl Tong is combining all three roles for his PhD on face-and-jaw surgery in the context of warfare.

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Candice Gracie

After seven years working as a dental surgery assistant Candice Gracie itched to take a more active role in patient care, so she trained as a dental hygienist.

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Hamish Milmine

For Hamish Milmine, dentistry offers everything he ever wanted in a career.

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Janine Jattan

“Otago prepared us well for the ‘real world’. We got trained in best practice so our standards are exceptionally high."

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Joanne Choi

Dental Technology offers graduates a host of career choices, says Joanne Choi, who is now lecturing at Otago while she completes her PhD.


Paris Potaka-Goossens

What I love about the course is that you can do both hygiene and therapy rather than having to choose one or the other.

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Robert Mane

“It’s a pretty intense course, but if you work hard you get the benefit from it."


Turoa Gallagher

We would like to encourage Māori students to apply for Dentistry as more Māori dental graduates are needed.