The Team

Introducing Tony York – Dentist

  • Principal of the practice, Tony graduated from Otago with his dental degree in 1977.
  • After 18 months working in South Canterbury, Tony moved to his home town of Christchurch to commence practice in Lincoln Road.
  • Tony has offered 38 years continuous service to his Hoon Hay patients.
  • Tony also holds his qualification in Intravenous Sedation!

Introducing Leigh Stevenson – Dentist

  • Leigh has been in the practice for 25 years.
  • She graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology in 1991 and a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1994.
  • Leigh holds her certificate in Intravenous Sedation.

Introducing Dawson Young – Dentist

  • Dawson graduated from Otago University with an Honours degree in Chemistry and (in 1999) his Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
  • Dawson was first with our practice as a locum after graduation and returned after 2 years of OE in London to practice in Hoon Hay.

Introducing Helen Yan – Dentist

  • Helen joined the practice in January 2009
  • Educated at Avonside Girls High, Helen graduated from Otago Dental School in 2008.
  • Helen’s sons Louis and Leon occupy most of her time outside practice hours.

Introducing Charlotte Moir – Clinical Dental Technician

  • I graduated from University of Otage Dental School in 2009, after gaining work experience at the Christchurch Oral Health Centre and working in the North Island.
  • In 2011 I graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology (Distinction).
  • I enjoy working with Duchenne at their various branches and with the dentists in their practices.
  • But especially I enjoy the creation of new smiles!

Introducing Renee Ford – Dental Hygienist

  • I graduated with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene from Otago in 2003.
  • Since then I have worked throughout New Zealand and Australiia, including Otago, Central and Wellington.
  • I moved to Christchurch 3 years ago with my husband and 2 children to rejoin Dentistry with a Smile.