Tasha Mackie - Periodontist
Tasha graduated as a dentist (BDS) at Otago University in Dunedin, in 2000. Tasha then worked in England and Hamilton as a general dentist before returning to study as a Periodontist at Otago. Tasha graduated as a Specialist Periodontist in 2007 with Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontology). Tasha’s interests include microbiological aspects of Periodontology, implant placement and treatment of peri-implant infections. Tasha also gained a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons - FRACDS(Perio) in 2007. Tasha has been an external examiner for the University of Otago (Periodontology Department), has previously taught undergraduate students, gives lectures nationally and is currently Treasurer for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Branch of the NZ Dental Association. Tasha and Andrew have two children.
Andrew Mackie - Prosthodontist
Andrew is passionate about continuing to advance his dental knowledge, clinical skills and professional development. To this end, Andrew is a member of numerous international and national specialist associations to help stay up to date with best clinical practice and new techniques. Andrew graduated in Otago as a general dentist (BDS) in 1999. After practicing and studying in Cambridgeshire, England for three years, Andrew was awarded a Membership to the Royal College of Surgeons, London. Andrew moved back to New Zealand and worked in Hamilton before beginning postgraduate study to obtain a Clinical Doctorate in the field of Prosthodontics in 2007. In 2008, Andrew was awarded a Membership to the Royal Australasian College of Dental surgeons and Mackie Dental Specialists was established. Andrew has been an external examiner for the Otago School of Dentistry and is past president of the Waikato Bay of Plenty branch of the New Zealand Dental association. Andrew is also currently President of the New Zealand Association of Prosthodontists and Restorative Dentists (link).