B.D.S, BSc, PhD (London) Dentist
Hello I’m Kevan Wong and I will be taking care of Dentistry on Parkside whilst Dr Michael Holdaway and his wife Mary Jo take sabbatical leave for a year to attend St Johns Theological College in Auckland as recipients of a joint scholarship.
Originally from Timaru, I attended Timaru College where I played for the first XV, and was the Head Boy some years ago. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree and a degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Otago, New Zealand. I have also been awarded a PhD from the University of London (Implant Dentistry), for my original work in dental implantology, bone grafting and sinus work and am currently listed as a Clinical Advisor and Surgical Provider to Accident Compensation Commission (ACC). I have authored several published scientific and clinical papers and have provided advanced implant training courses in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK. I was recently awarded First Prize for a Research presentation at an international Implant ICOI conference in San Francisco.
I am no stranger to Dentistry on Parkside, having worked with Dr Holdaway on many complex dental implant patients over the last few years and I am looking forward together with my wife Jan on spending some time in the South Island and getting to know Ashburton and the surrounding area. I am looking forward to meeting and helping patients at Dentistry on Parkside in 2018.
Outside of work my main interest is Adventure Motorcycling having ridden around Bolivia, Spain, and across rural America and of course New Zealand’s high country and I have plans for Europe.