Diploma of Implant Dentistry – Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (RCSEd)
Fellow of the The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
Welcome, I’m Michael, the owner and principal Dentist here at Dentistry on Parkside.
I am currently taking a sabbatical for 2018 to attend St Johns Anglican Theological College in Auckland. I will be returning throughout the year in the school holidays and will be able to see patients at this time. Kevan Wong will be seeing my patients throughout the year while I am away.
I graduated in 1987 from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Science degree in Physiology and Bio Chemistry. I have owned my own practice in Ashburton for 27 years and my aim within this practice is to provide a range of services within Ashburton that patients would normally have had to travel for.
Whilst maintaining a special interest in surgical and general dentistry, I am fortunate to be surrounded by a great team of dental experts who are all committed to continued training so that we can offer our patients the specialised services of IV Sedation, Cerec Crown, Inlay/Onlay Restorations and I personally have developed a passion for Surgical Placement of Implants.
I thoroughly enjoy working as a Dentist and find my job both stimulating and challenges me to keep up with technology which is constantly changing with what we can do, which all boils down to some great possibilities for your teeth. Implant dentistry is revolutionising many of our treatment options – now we can basically make you a new tooth that is actually fused onto your jawbone! Crowns, bridges and porcelain veneers are all things we as a team work with alot on a daily basis. Meeting and working with lots of interesting people with varying needs and technical challenges., is something that I really enjoy.
My wife MaryJo and I have three grown up daughters and we love being a part of the Ashburton community. When I am not studying or attending courses to further my training, I enjoy keeping fit and swimming.