Oral Health

Working in Oral Health in the Auckland region includes working across all three DHB's and therefore it is a regional service with significant utilisation of short stay theatres.

Joining the Oral Health training programme facilitates a House Officer to gain a general introduction into basic hospital based dentistry and special needs patients.

Oral Health positions are highly competitive; there are only up to 5 positions for House Officers a year which comprise of a 12 month rotation with 4 sub rotations.

The rotation enables the House Officer to gain experience in a variety of patient cases in Maxillofacial, Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, Emergency relief pain and the Special Needs Clinic.

A House Officer can work across sites which include the following:

  • Greenlane Clinical centre
  • Auckland City Hospital
  • Starship Children's Hospital
  • Middlemore Hospital and
  • Buckland's Road Dental Clinic


Dr Caitlin Agnew, Oral Health Doctor at Auckland Hospital

Interview - Dr Caitlin Agnew

Dr Caitlin Agnew is a House Officer in the Oral Health team. She talks to us about the enjoyment that working in this team has brought her and discusses her experience so far...
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How to train as an Oral Health Medical Specialist

Training in Oral Health is very different to training in Medicine or Surgery, There is currently only one registrar position and that is in Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery which requires a medical qualification and registration with both Medical and Dental Councils.

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Who can I talk to and where to next?

For more information on working in the Auckland region, contact:

Dr Neil Croucher - Clinical Director - Oral Health
Greenlane Clinical Centre
+64 9 631 0707
Anne Comber - Team Leader Oral Health
Greenlane Clinical Centre, Greenlane, Auckland
+64 9 631 0707 ext 26339
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PO Box 112147,
Auckland 1642, New Zealand
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581-585 Great South Road
Penrose, Auckland 1061