NZSHCD - New Zealand Society of Hospital and Community Dentistry

Executive Committee

President : Dr Tule Fanakava Misa

Dr Misa is a Public health dentist working for Community Dental Services at the Canterbury District Health Board. She has been a South Island representative on the NZSHCD executive committee since

Dr Misa graduated with a 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 completed her Masters in Community Dentistry in 2010. She set her New Zealand Dental Registration Exam (NZDREX) and passed in 2003.

Dr Misa has worked part time in private practice in Christchurch for two years and for Canterbury DHB for over 14 years. She’s passionate about improved oral health for all New Zealanders and especially
those in the vulnerable communities.

Dr Tule Misa lives in Christchurch and married with 5 children.

VP / President Elect: Dr Anna Dawson

Dr Dawson has been a member of the executive committee since July 2012. She graduated BDS from Otago University in 1999 and has worked in special care and hospital based services in New Zealand,
Australia and the United Kingdom.

She works for Auckland Regional Hospital and Specialist Dentistry, Auckland District Health Board with special interests in paediatrics, intellectually disabled adults and patients undergoing treatment
for head and neck cancer. She is currently completing a Master of Health Leadership part-time through the University of Auckland.

Immediate Past President: Dr Kathryn Fuge

Kathryn is a specialist in dental public health and the clinical director of the Wellington regional dental service. She has a special interest in addressing the inequalities that manifest in children's oral health status and finding innovative ways of reaching at risk children and preventing and managing dental disease. She also has a special interest in treating adults and children with special needs.

Secretary / Treasurer: 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).

South Island Reps:

Graeme Ting, Mary Livingstone

North Island reps:

Ellen Clark

Ellen Clark is the Clinical Director of the Northland District Health Board oral health service. She graduated with a BDS in 2008 and Masters in community dentistry with distinction in 2017. She has worked for Northland Disctrict Health for 10 years as a house officer in 2009 now as the clinical director and public health specialist. She was awarded NZDA young dentist of the year 2013/14, and has served as a committee member on the NZSHCD since 2014.

Penny Malden

Dr Penny Malden joined the executive committee in 2018. She graduated BDS from Otago University in 1995 and works as a Senior Dentist at Capital and Coast District Health Board where she has had many years’ experience in hospital dentistry. Penny is a specialist in Public Health Dentistry, completing her MComDent in 2006. She has had previous experience working with the Ministry of Health’s Oral Health team and at Regional Public Health based at Hutt Valley DHB.

Andrew Sutherland

Andrew graduated from the University of Otago with a BDS in 1989. He has worked in Palmerston North Hospital for over 20yrs working with
special needs patients.

Recently he decided he needed a change and took the plunge into private practice. It has its challenges for him.

He is still very passionate about public health/special needs dentistry and has found it satisfying passing on his experience to his private practice colleagues. He is married with two adult sons, enjoys travel, mountain biking, skiing and reading. He has only suffered broken bones twice in the last 10yrs.