Dr Bill Gaudie graduated BDS with Distinction from the University of Otago in 1979 and, following five years clinical experience in the hospital dental department in Christchurch and family practice in Australia, he returned to complete a Masters degree in periodontology at Otago. Bill graduated MDS(Otago) with Distinction in 1987 and completed his FRACDS immediately after. In 1988 Bill commenced specialist practice as a periodontist in Wellington where he has practised since.
Bill has had executive positions with NZDA(Wellington) and was involved as secretary of the organising committee of the 1998 Wellington NZDA conference; treasurer and president of the NZ Society of Periodontology; Secretary/Treasurer of the Australasian Osseointegration Society; inaugural member of the Australian and NZ Academy of Periodontists; and long-time member of the American Academy of Periodontology, British Society of Periodontology and European Federation of Periodontology. At various times he has acted as consultant to the Dental Council, ACC and the Health and Disability Commissioner. Bill has lectured widely to dentist, hygienist and periodontist groups over the years and has been an invited external examiner for the specialist training programmes in periodontology at the Universities of Otago and Queensland.
Bill is an avid reader, keen walker and both enjoys listening to music, particularly classical, opera and choral.
Dr Katy McLaughlin graduated from the University of Otago in 2008 with a BDS. She worked as a house officer in Dunedin hospital and in private general dental practice in Auckland before returning to Dunedin to pursue her passion for periodontics. Katy completed her DClinDent in periodontology in 2015 and splits her time between Nelson and Wellington. She enjoys great food, exploring new places and keeping fit in the great outdoors.
Melissa graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Oral Health. She has over 11 years’ experience in the dental industry, starting initially as a dental nurse before completing her dental hygiene/therapy degree in 2012.
Mel enjoys building good report with the patients, as she believes a relaxed, trusting environment in the dental clinic helps build optimal dental health. Knowing that dental visits can be a source of anxiety for patients she strives to turn her hygiene appointments in to a positive experience.
When Mel isn’t at work she has a passion for travel, and enjoys playing and following sports.
Chanmony graduated from University of Otago with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since graduation, she has enjoyed working part-time as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist. After spending six years down in the cold South Island she has come to join our team and back home to Wellington. As a hygienist she hopes to be able to influence and encourage her patients to take pride in their oral care and health. Chanmony enjoys spending her time outdoors, playing badminton and time with family and friends around food.