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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.

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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."

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Turoa Gallagher

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