At The Dental Suite, our team is committed to delivering the most recent advances in general, preventive and specialist dentistry with integrity, compassion and care.
Dr. Dusan Kuzmanovic
DDS, NZREX, Dip Clin Dent (Otago), MDS (Otago)
Dusan is a Specialist Prosthodontist, a former Senior Lecturer at the School of Dentistry, University of Otago, with over 20 years experience. He strives to deliver the highest quality, affordable dental treatment to keep your teeth in maximum comfort, function and aesthetics. Dusan’s advanced training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and academic background ensure successful long term results of your dental treatment. He is committed to satisfy unique individual needs of his patients, and specialises in treating the more difficult dental issues that come with broken and missing teeth which often involve crowns, bridges, dentures or dental implants to improve the function and look of your mouth. Dusan also runs a specialist dental practice and the first and only private research centre in New Zealand (Advanced Prosthodontics). In his spare time he enjoys fishing, skiing and playing tennis.
DR. CANDACE COOLEY
Dentist BSc (Hons) BDS (Commendation) UK
Candace’s medical career spans over 15 years, initially focusing on Forensic Anthropology including work for the UK Disaster Victim Identification team and teaching Anatomy at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Candace graduated with a First Class Degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Dundee and Aberdeen. Following a highly successful period practicing in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Candace moved to Auckland in 2015 and has been practicing on the Hibiscus Coast for the last 2 years. For Candace dentistry is a passion, doing her very best for her patients, she takes the stress out of the dental experience with her caring approach; always ensuring patients have complete knowledge and control of their treatment. Candace provides the full range of general dentistry and has a particular interest in improving aesthetics. In her spare time she enjoys running, cycling and playing the piano.
Dr. Sonya Wallis
Dentist BDS (Otago)
Sonya graduated with credit from Otago University, where she spent time working at the Otago School of Dentistry and Hospital. Sonya is known for her gentle patient care and will enjoy helping with all of your general dentistry needs including check-ups, fillings, root canals, extractions, teeth whitening, cleaning or the treatment of gum disease. She enjoys getting to know all her patients and will ensure you are treated in a kind and gentle manner. In her spare time she loves reading a good book, playing tennis and appreciates good food.
Visiting surgeon Dr Peter Hill began dental training in Otago University in 1985. After developing an interest in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) as an Oral Surgery Resident in Hobart, Peter went on to train in the specialty in Melbourne and Auckland. Having attained Medical and Masters' degrees at the University of Melbourne Peter received the ANZAOMS medal as the top OMS trainee in the RACDS final fellowship examinations. He has worked in public and private practice as a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in Auckland since 2002. Peter is now in full-time private practice in Takapuna and is a credentialed surgeon at North Harbour Southern Cross Hospital in Glenfield for patients requiring general anaesthesia for treatment.
DR HAMISH CAMERON
BDS (Otago), MDS (Dunedin), MB ChB (Dunedin)
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Hamish attended the University of Otago, graduating in 2003 BDS with Credit. He completed a year as a Dental House Officer in Dunedin before joining Defence. In the Regular Force Hamish was commissioned to Captain, serving at Devonport, Waiouru and Whenuapai for almost 4 years as a Dental Officer. In 2009 Hamish returned to Dunedin to undertake the conjoint MDS/MB ChB programme. During these five years he trained in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and completed medicine, graduating in 2013 MDS with Distinction, MB ChB. Hamish completed his research thesis on “Prophylactic Third Molar Removal in NZDF Personnel” and has a particular interest in third molars and soft tissue lesions.
His first medical post was in Hawkes Bay as a House Officer completing runs in Cardiology, General and Vascular Surgery, Orthopaedics and General Medicine, then relocating to Auckland in 2015 doing General Medicine, Emergency and General Surgery runs while maintaining a healthy medical and oral surgery split.
As an Oral Surgeon Hamish provides exodontia services from simple extractions to impacted third molar removal and full clearances, biopsies and removal of lesions, pre-prosthetic grafting procedures, tori removal, dental implant therapy and apicectomies.
His interests outside work include skiing (having visited Canada, USA and Japan), running, scuba diving, travel and ethnic food. Hamish can actually tie a proper Windsor Knot!
Reception / Dental Assistant
Carly is the friendly face who will greet you when you first arrive in reception here at The Dental Suite. She has completed the NZDA certificate in Dental Assisting, which gives her insight into patient needs and care. This knowledge enables her to competently address patient queries or concerns, ensuring that their experience here is as informed, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. In her spare time, Carly is kept busy by her two sons, and enjoys live comedy and theatre.