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Micayela

Hunter

Our People | Dental Hygienists

 

 

Micayela Hunter

 

 

My role is that of an oral health care educator and clinician. I work with the dentists to improve oral health and help combat periodontal (gum) disease. I assess and evaluate the periodontal tissue and provide preventative advice and care (including scaling and polishing of teeth) as well as treatment of early periodontal disease.


Career History


I have many year’s experience in the dental profession. I first worked as a senior dental assistant in Christchurch for five years prior to studying as a dental hygienist.


After graduating in 1997 I worked in private practice in Christchurch as a dental hygienist for five years.


From late 2002 until 2006, I lived and worked in both London and Cambridge UK while traveling and exploring Europe and Africa with my husband.


2006-present Dental Hygienist, Duxton Dental


Qualifications

  • National Certificate in Dental Hygiene, Otago
  • 1997 Australian Dental Hygienist registration examinations
  • Faculty of Paradental Studies, Adelaide, Australia, 1999

 

My professional development and continuing education is ongoing and I regularly attend conferences, seminars and courses to keep up to date with the latest advances in dental hygiene.


Interests


I have three lovely daughters and enjoy spending time with them and other family. When time allows I enjoy Zumba and swimming.

 

Megan

Scott

 

Megan Scott

 

I became part of the Duxton Dental team in October 2008. My role along with my fellow hygienists is Oral Health Educator and Clinician. My position involves patient education, evaluation of oral health and treatment of periodontal disease.

 

Career History

 

On leaving school I trained for two years as a Dental Therapist in Wellington and worked for four years in Otago schools. In 1994 I went to the UK on my OE where I decided to change my career path slightly and trained as Dental Hygienist at Leeds Dental Institute in 1996. After four years of valuable work experience in Dental Practices in London from the NHS to the West End and various trips around Europe, Asia and Africa, I returned to New Zealand.


Since settling in Christchurch in 2000 I have worked in General Private Practice and Specialist Periodontal Practice before joining the team at Duxton Dental.

 

Qualifications

  • Certificate of Dental Therapy -1988
  • Diploma of Dental Hygiene -1996

Professional Development and Continuing Education are ongoing and I regularly attend Conferences, Seminars, Prime Practice, First Aid and CPR courses.

 

Interests


I enjoy swimming, reading, cooking, skiing and spending time with my family and friends.

Corinne

Jones

 

 

Corinne Jones

 

I work as a Dental Hygienist at Duxton Dental.


I was born in Zurich, Switzerland, after a few short stints living in France and Australia me, my husband and our first two children moved to New Zealand in 1987, starting in Raglan, then Gisborne before moving to the mainland around 1994 where I can finally admire snowy mountains again! After having two more children and everyone out of nappies and in school, I decided to do something new.


Career History


I studied ethnology and biology at Zurich University then taught maths and science off and on at secondary schools. In between teaching jobs I travelled a lot doing odd jobs in the places I visited. I even learnt to produce tofu on a commercial scale! I did my dental hygiene training in Dunedin and since 1998 have worked in two other practices before joining Duxton Dental in February 2009. I was in charge of building up the first bad breath practice in New Zealand and am glad that we offer this service at Duxton too.

 


Qualifications

  • National Certificate in Dental Hygiene, Otago, 1997
  • Australian Dental Hygienist registration
 


Interests


I like to spend my spare time in the garden, I love going to the movies and of course I still have that old travel bug!

 

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