Central Dental is a growing practice that is looking forward to the future, and how we can best serve the community.
We took over in 2016, and if you haven’t been in for a while you may notice some changes. We are committed to improving our service. You will see a few new faces as we expand our team.
Our principal dentist is Dr Amelia Paterson. Amelia graduated with her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago in 2009. She spent one year as a house surgeon at Hutt Valley DHB where she got extensive experience in minor oral surgery, relief of pain and trauma dentistry. While in Lower Hutt Amelia also worked part time at a cosmetic dental practice to round out her skill set. After a year of working long hours she moved to Australia to work for a rural university practicing regular private dentistry and teaching dental students in practical clinics. Amelia is experienced in all types of general dentistry including but not limited to restorative dentistry (fillings), oral surgery (extractions), endodontics (root canals), prosthodontics (crown and denture), periodontics (gum disease) and paediatric dentistry (children).
Our practice manager is Ben Paterson. Ben is a local bloke, he grew up in Ranfurly, attended the area school then completed his education in Dunedin then Christchurch. Ben’s parents, Allan and Eris Paterson live in Ranfurly. His brother and sister-in-law Simon and Sarah Paterson run Armidale Station.
Amelia and Ben have two young boys, Oscar is 5 years old, and Henry is 3 years old.
The Paterson family have moved here for good, they have purchased a beautiful property in Earnscleugh and are loving the spectacular lifestyle Central Otago has to offer.
Simon’s two auxiliary staff, Diane and Donna, have continued to work at Central Dental Alexandra and have been joined by Anel and Sue.
Victoria Ryan, an oral health therapist and Dr Maxim Stephenson, a dentist, have joined our team this year to help us keep up with this lovely growing community.