Qualifications: BDS MBChB FDSRCPS, FRACDS (OMS) ORAL MAXILLOFACIAL
Areas of specialisation: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist training: UK, Australia, New Zealand
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. 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.
Chris 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 advanced 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 is a consultant in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Auckland City and Middlemore Hospitals and is the Auckland supervisor of training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of special interest include teaching, dental implant surgery, management of benign pathology of the jaws, jaw-joint surgery and management of facial trauma.
Chris also consults at Quay Park Health in the City and Southern Dental Specialists, Manurewa.