Auckland Periodontics + Dental Implants
Dr. James Dawson graduated with his dental degree from the University of Otago in 2009. After undertaking a position as a dental house officer in Auckland, he worked in private practice in Newcastle, Australia. He returned to New Zealand in 2014 to undertake his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry and gain specialist registration as a Periodontist.
James’ doctoral research was in the use of diode lasers for the management of dental implant surface decontamination. Whilst in Dunedin, James was involved in the undergraduate dentistry teaching program, and he also provides continuing education to dentists both in New Zealand and Australia.
James works in specialist practice in Auckland, is actively involved in the profession, and is on the executive committee of the Auckland Dental Association.
Dr. Poppy Horne graduated BDS (Distinction) from the University of Otago in 2010. She then worked at Auckland District Health Board and in private practice before returning to Otago in 2016 to undertake her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontics.
Poppy has been the recipient of more than fifteen awards and scholarships in dentistry. She has published several papers in the international dental literature and has been involved in the clinical teaching of dental students at the University of Otago. Poppy’s doctoral research topic investigated patients’ experiences during their diagnosis and treatment for periodontal disease. The insight gained from her research has been invaluable in understanding patients’ perceptions and expectations of periodontal treatment. Poppy is passionate about improving the experiences and clinical outcomes for her patients as they undergo periodontal and implant treatment.
For information on periodontics please visit the Periodontics website.