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Special Needs dentist in New Zealand...

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Further to recent posts. Asking if Gordon or the other dentists on here know of any special needs dentists here in NZ? Needing a face to face second opinion (re recent posts-valid concerns raised, thankyou Gordon). Needing a dentist who is very sensitive to complex less common mental health dx's, physical health in general and the implications of these for any dental/medical care. Needing a trusted, highly recommended dentist, any thoughts please? *recent posts will fill you in if needing further info*
 
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Hi K.M., whereabouts in NZ?
 
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Hi K.M., whereabouts in NZ?
Nelson, South Island. Have googled, but to no avail or clarity (on websites) if they are special needs dentists (complex cases).
 
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There's a Health & Disability Advocacy Service based in Nelson (phone: 035444116). Perhaps they would be able to advocate for you and/or help refer to services or a second opinion of an appropriate standard.

You could also try emailing the University of Otago, where they have a course in special needs dentistry (the only one in NZ). Graeme Ting seems to be the one who specialises in mental health among other things; his contact email address is provided on the page:


Maybe he knows of someone in Nelson who would be suitable - always worth a try.
 
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There's a Health & Disability Advocacy Service based in Nelson (phone: 035444116). Perhaps they would be able to advocate for you and/or help refer to services or a second opinion of an appropriate standard.

You could also try emailing the University of Otago, where they have a course in special needs dentistry (the only one in NZ). Graeme Ting seems to be the one who specialises in mental health among other things; his contact email address is provided on the page:


Maybe he knows of someone in Nelson who would be suitable - always worth a try.
Thankyou kindly for this information, very helpful and appreciated. So very grateful for this forum; thankyou to all.
 
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