John has been working alongside Paul at Kumeu Dental for over 20 years, experiencing so many changes in Kumeu, the growth of The Practice, and in Dentistry itself.
John qualified in 1986, after 5 years in the Dental School at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK – Coincidentally Paul’s hometown!
He has spent most of his working life in New Zealand and has embraced the multitude of advances in his profession, whilst still drawing on his depth of experience to set his patients at ease, and to focus on their individual needs and concerns.
John loves the variety of general practice, and especially enjoys the broad spectrum of people and their dental needs that Kumeu has to offer. Many of John’s long-term patients had previous experiences which led to anxiety and lack of dental care for many years, resulting in sometimes being too embarrassed or upset to even consider seeing a dentist.
The extensive dental problems, and potential costs, that this can create can all be overcome, and John’s caring and relaxed approach has led to many happy outcomes for patients who are now proud of what they have been able to achieve, and are relaxed, regular, welcome visitors to us, with confidence in their appearance, their smiles and their treatment.
Outside the practice, John has always loved outdoor pursuits – sailing, cycling, skiing, diving, and exploring New Zealand’s beautiful environment. His partner works in a Specialist Practice and keeps him on his toes and very happy! Between their four children, and the constantly expanding number of pets, the time left for outdoor pursuits is diminishing fast. A nice evening rustling up great food and relaxing at home is the perfect way to end a busy day in Kumeu!