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+64 3 479 9977
Manupiki Māori me Pūkenga Matua / Associate Dean Māori and Senior Lecturer
Dean's Office (Dentistry)
Research summary
Oral health, hauora Māori, qualitative research, workforce, dental public health
Samuel teaches into the Bachelor of Oral Health clinical papers including DEOH202, DEOH203, DEOH302 and DEOH303. He is also the Second Year Coordinator for the Bachelor of Oral Health programme.
  • Te Ao Marama – New Zealand Māori Dental Association
  • Te Ohu Pūniho Ora o Aotearoa – New Zealand Oral Health Association
  • Public Health Association of New Zealand
  • Oral Health Clinical Advisory Network (OHCAN)


Samuel (Hāmiora) is the Manupiki Māori / Associate Dean Māori and Pūkenga Matua / Senior Lecturer in Oral Health at Te Kaupeka Pūniho – Faculty of Dentistry.

Samuel is also a registered and practicing oral health therapist and has experience in both the public and private dental sectors in Aotearoa.

Samuel's research interests lie in hauora Māori (particularly oral health), oral health sector workforce, dental public health and advocacy. Samuel joined Te Kaupeka Pūniho as a Professional Practice Fellow and became a Lecturer in 2019. He completed his Master of Public Health, which focused on Māori expert views of antimicrobial resistance using a One Health approach.

Samuel remains committed to Te Ao Mārama's vision of hei oranga niho mo te iwi Māori, good oral health for Māori, for life.

Additional details

Samuel was awarded Oral Health Therapist of the Year in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2018 by the New Zealand Oral Health Association.


Clark, A., Carrington, S., & Matheson, J. (2024). A decolonizing approach to digital 3D visualizations and 3D printed models of human skeletal remains as demonstrative evidence in court: A view from Aotearoa New Zealand. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56(Suppl. 1), (pp. S184-S186). doi: 10.1080/00450618.2024.2324791 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Gunawan, V., Carrington, S. D., Choi, Y. J., & Choi, J. J. E. (2023). Air-polishing technology is an effective alternative chairside method for cleaning dentures. International Journal of Dental Hygiene. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/idh.12735 Journal - Research Article

Sinclair, D. F., Han, H., Martin, M. R., & Carrington, S. D. (2023). Left-handed dominant oral health practitioner narrative literature review: Implications for Aotearoa New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Dental & Oral Health Therapy, 11(1), 15-19. Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

Carrington, S. D., Norris, P., Priest, P., & Wyeth, E. H. (2023). Māori expert views of antimicrobial resistance using a One Health approach: A qualitative study. MAI Journal, 12(2), 170-181. doi: 10.20507/MAIJournal.2023.12.2.1 Journal - Research Article

Olson, H., Carrington, S., Tawse-Smith, A., & Adam, L. (2023). A blended approach for learning pre-clinical skills within Te Kaupeka Pūniho - the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Otago. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Festival. 213. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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