NZSHCD - New Zealand Society of Hospital and Community Dentistry

Executive Committee

President : Dr Kathryn Fuge

Dr Fuge is a Senior Dentist at Hutt Valley DHB and was elected as a North Island representative in July 2010.

Dr Fuge has a BSc in Physiology and BDS from Otago University and is currently in her final year of a Masters in community dentistry. She is a specialist in children and special needs dentistry.

Immediate Past President: Dr Rose Mary Jones

Dr Jones is a consultant in Oral Medicine for Capital Coast DHB at Wellington Hospital. Dr Jones graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne gaining fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and then fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists. She is a founding fellow of the faculty of Oral Pathology of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

She has worked at Wellington Hospital since 1985, first as a pathologist, and for the last 14 years as a consultant in Oral Medicine.

Vice President: Dr Anna Dawson

Dr Dawson is a new addition to the NZSHCD executive team.

Dr Dawson qualified with a BDS from Otago University in 1999 and has worked in special needs and hospital based services in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom for the last 12 years.

She is a dentist for the Auckland District Health Board, where she has worked for more than three years.

Secretary: Dr Phil Marshall

Dr Marshall is Clinical Director of Dental Services for Mid Central DHB.

Dr Marshall has been associated with the NZSHCD since 1994 and has held the position of Secretary/Treasurer for the last nine years.

Graduating BDS from Otago University in 1980, in 1998 Dr Marshall completed a post graduate diploma in Public Health from Otago University, Wellington School of Medicine.

Dr Marshall is also the Dental Advisor to the Wairarapa DHB and currently holds the position as Vice President of the New Zealand School & Community Oral Health Services Society (NZSCOHSS).

North Island reps:

Dr Ellen Clark, Dr David O’Brien, Dr Andrew Sutherland.

South Island Reps:

Dr Tule Fanakava Misa

Dr Misa is a public health dentist working as a community dentist for Community Dental Services at Canterbury DHB. She has been a South Island representative on the executive committee for more than a year.

Dr Misa graduated BDS in 1998 from the University of South Pacific and worked as a dentist in Tonga for four years, she attended Otago University in 2002 where she earned a postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry and set his NZREX in 2003, Dr Misa completed her MComdent in 2010.

She has worked part time in private practice for two years and for Canterbury DHB for over six years.

Dr Roby Beaglehole

Dr Beaglehole has been a member of the executive committee since July 2012. He is Principal Dental Officer and Senior Dentist for the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB).

Dr Beaglehole specialises in dental public health and has worked in dental services for more than 15 years. He has earned a BSc in Physiology and a BDS from Otago University. He also holds a MSc in Dental Public Health.

Chair of the Oral Health Advisory Group to the NMDHB, he is also a member of the NZDA political lobby group and is the Tobacco Control Advisor to the NZDA.