Dr Nicholas Cole
Nicholas Cole graduated from the University of Otago with his undergraduate dental degree BDS in 1981. In 1987 he gained a Master of Science degree in Periodontology from the University of London. Between 1987 and 1997 he was in general practice with a special interest in periodontics. In 1997 he returned to the University of Otago to complete his Master of Dental Surgery degree with distinction and gained specialist registration. Since 2000 he has practised at 5 St Marks Road.
His implant experience spans 1991 through to the present day. He attended early Branemark training courses in Australia and America and received more formal training as part of his Masters degree.
He is a member of the Australia & New Zealand Academy of Periodontists, the British Society of Periodontology as well as the American Academy of Periodontology.
He has been involved in peer support and mentoring as well organizing and providing continuing education courses for dentists over the years.
Each of our hygienists has been chosen for their communication skills and their ability to provide supportive maintenance care to patients who have completed their initial treatment. They are also involved, in some cases, in helping patients prepare before having complex treatment. Teamwork is paramount in specialist practice, with hygienists providing the interface between patients and their periodontist.
She has worked in a number of practice environments, and for the last five years in our practice. She is a highly experienced and skilled clinician.
Since graduation Petria has worked in both specialist and general practice. Her particular interest is in specialist practice, providing long-term maintenance or supportive care for patients.
Yvonne is passionate about her job – she can enable you to achieve optimal oral health and help by offering information and education tailored to your individual requirements.