Dr Mark Pinkerton

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Orth-Otago), MOrth RCSEd (Edinburgh), MRACDS (Orth-Australia)

Mark left high school with an interest in science and eventually decided to pursue a career in dentistry at the University of Otago. After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental surgery (BDS), he worked as a dental house surgeon at Dunedin Public Hospital for a year prior to entering private practice in Auckland. His career changed direction when he decided to follow the oral and maxillofacial surgery training pathway. A prerequisite for this was a medical Degree. Towards the end of his medical degree at the University of Auckland he was accepted in to the University of Otago Clinical Doctorate program in Orthodontics. After graduating from the orthodontic program Mark divided his time between Takapuna Orthodontic Group and the craniofacial unit at Middlemore Hospital. These days Mark dedicates all of his time to the provision of specialist orthodontic care at Takapuna Orthodontic Group. Mark enjoys living in Auckland, where he is close to his family and friends. He uses martial arts as way to stay fit and healthy.



Dr David Wescott

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Orth-Otago), MOrth RCSEd (Edinburgh), MRACDS (Orth-Australia)

David realised the huge difference that orthodontic treatment made to his own smile after having orthodontic treatment as a teenager. This motivated David to pursue a career in orthodontics and now he enjoys achieving the same results for his own patients. David graduated with a Bachelor Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Otago in 1999 and the following year he commenced work at Auckland Hospital for a two year period as a dental house surgeon. After leaving the hospital he worked for four years as a dentist in private practice. In 2006, David started training to become a specialist orthodontist and completed his Clinical Doctorate in Orthodontics at Otago University in 2008. To ensure that his training met international standards, he voluntarily completed a series of examination in orthodontics held by the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. David was formerly a committee member on the New Zealand Orthodontic Association (NZAO) Executive and he continues to maintain an active interest in professional standards and the future direction of the orthodontic profession. David lives on Auckland’s North Shore with his wife and three children. He keeps fit by attending the local gym. He tries his best to reduce his carbon foot print by travelling to work on his Vespa.



Orthodontic Auxiliary

Yen is a qualified dental therapist and has been a registered orthodontic auxiliary for more than 10 years.

As an orthodontic auxiliary, Yen's role is to assist the specialists in implementing treatment through placement, adjustment and removal of appliances. She enjoys her role in patient's orthodontic treatment and the reward of helping patients achieve a great smile. She also has a keen interest in the latest advancements in orthodontic technology.



Orthodontic Auxilliary

Cleo graduated from Dunedin University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. She is currently working in the clinic as an Orthodontic Auxiliary. Cleo is also fluent in Korean.



Front Office Co-ordinator

Denise has an extensive background in customer service. As part of the reception team, she prides herself on the friendly service she offers patients and their families. Having had braces herself as a teenager, she understands first-hand the positive impact orthodontic treatment can have. When not at work Denise enjoys the outdoor Kiwi lifestyle, crafts and spending time with friends.



Front Office Co-ordinator

Sian has a background in the Tourism industry. She is part of the front office team but you may also see her in the clinic as she is currently training to become an orthodontic assistant.