Director of Great Smiles / Practice Principal
Birth Place: Christchurch, New Zealand
Qualifications: Bachelor of Dentistry Otago, Sedation and anaesthetic training, ACC accredited surgical implant dentist, Nobelbiocare implant crown and bridge training
Experience: General practice, covering all aspects of Dentistry in the 70s, 35 years since as founding Director of The Smile Company, Christchurch
Interests: Golf, Yachting, DIY, Gardening and Music
Favourite Food: Crayfish Salad and Bluff Oysters
Favourite Drink: NZ Sauvignon Blanc, Australian Cab Sav. and NZ Pinot Noir
Favourite Spot: At the helm of a 50 foot yacht in a 15 knot breeze somewhere in the Mediterranean
David has been practicing general dentistry with an emphasis on sedation techniques, implant surgery and cosmetic dental care for over 40years.
Aside from maintaining patients’ smiles at The Smile Company, he has numerous hobbies including golf, yachting, DIY gardening and music.
“I never get bored and there are always a number of projects on the go. Presently restoring a 1939 Zeiss Ikon 16mm movie projector and finishing earthquake repairs around the house, interspersed with regular golf keeps me on my toes! There doesn’t seem like much time left for dentistry, but working with such an enthusiastic bunch of people, and seeing the delight from people who I treat, keeps me coming back. The self-satisfaction in all these activities is enormous.”