Brian graduated BSc from the University of Canterbury, majoring in Zoology, in 1979. In 1983 he graduated BDS from the University of Otago.
After 2 years as a Dental House Surgeon at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, New Zealand, Brian spent 2 years as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Basingstoke District Hospital and The Royal Berkshire Hospital in the UK. He completed MDS (OMS) University of Otago in 1990 and was a Senior Registrar in Auckland in 1991 and at Waikato Hospital in 1992.
Brian completed the specialist qualification FRACDS (OMS) in July 1992 and from January 1993 until July 1994 was a Clinical Fellow at the University of Texas Health Science Centre, Houston, Texas, USA.
He has been in private specialist practice since 1994 and was a visiting specialist at Waikato Hospital from 1994 to 2013.
Brian is a former President of the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Branch of the NZ Dental Association and former Chairman of the NZ Branch of ANZAOMS, former NZ Treasurer of the ANZAOMS Research and Education Foundation as well as a former member of the RACDS NZ Regional Surgical Committee. He is on both the Clinical and Credentialing Committees at Braemar Hospital as well as the Board of Directors.
Brian is also on the Sports Medicine Waikato Executive as well as the St Peters Tennis Club Committee in Hamilton. He has lectured extensively throughout NZ as well as giving presentations in Australia, the UK, USA and Fiji. Brian is extremely active in Continuing Education and has run several courses, especially in the field of Dental Implants. He is on the Smiles for the Pacific committee and has provided volunteer specialist services in Fiji in 2014 and will continue to do so on annual basis.
- Surgical management of TMJ Disorders
- Dental Implant Surgery
- Orthognathic Surgery
- Oral Pathology
Title or Designation
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Scope of Practice
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist
Qualification(s):Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Australia, 1992, Master of Dental Surgery in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Otago, New Zealand, 1990
Scope of practice registration date:28/2/1993
Annual Practising certificate expiry date:30/9/2022
General Dental Practice
Qualification(s):Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Otago, New Zealand, 1983
Scope of practice registration date:12/4/1984
Annual Practising certificate expiry date:
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