Tom – Conductor of the team
Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Qualifications: BDS Otago, BSc Canterbury
Experience: Christchurch Hospital Dental Department. Numerous private practices in Australia and New Zealand
Interests: Dental Cosmetics, Aesthetics and Artistic Implanting, Dental Engineering and Science, combining modern dental technologies with a gentle soft handed touch.
Favourite Food: Fish and Chips
Favourite Drink: Iced Christchurch Tap Water (pre quake), but Pinot Noir (now!)
Favourite Spot: Victoria Park, Christchurch, overlooking the plains to the Southern Alps
Tom completed his BSc in Canterbury before deciding that he really wanted to be a dentist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from Otago in 1985. Since then Tom has collected substantial experience as a dentist. After leaving the Christchurch Hospital Dental department, where he was a House Surgeon for 18 months he moved on to private practice in numerous centres in Australia and New Zealand. In 2000 Tom settled back in Christchurch when he took up a directorship with The Smile Company. This long established practice provided just the environment Tom was looking for to advance his interests. Tom has continued his professional development in general dentistry with a special focus on providing modern solutions for people requiring advanced dental care.