Annabelle McGettigan BDS NZDA

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Annabelle is a qualified general dentist who joined our team in early 2013. She brings a fresh, young perspective and is already becoming a popular choice amongst our female and younger patients.

A Canterbury girl, originally from Methven, Annabelle grew up the youngest of 6 children with a GP for a father and a nurse for a mother; so healthcare was certainly in her genes. She studied dentistry at University of Otago and after graduating in 2011, Annabelle began her career in Nelson as a hospital dentist for the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board. Here she gained valuable experience dealing with dental trauma and emergencies as well as general dentistry. Annabelle has been a valuable member of the Riccarton Dentists’ team since the beginnig of 2013 and is happily making Christchurch her home.

“Being a nervous dental patient myself, I understand how difficult it can be for some people to even walk through the door of a dental clinic. For this reason I always strive to provide dentistry in a very gentle manner to ensure it is a painless experience for my patients and that they feel as comfortable as possible at all times. Often what is scary about dentistry is a fear of the unknown; I want to provide you with the power and understanding to help you make the right decisions about your oral health to suit you and your budget.”

Features of my practice delivery include:

  • Experienced delivery of oral sedation
  • Skilled in wide variety of modern restoration techniques and materials.
  • Modern technically advanced equipment such as CAD/CAM ceramic restorations, rotary endodontics (root canal therapy), and digital xray-imaging.
  • Currently undertaking further study for advanced sedation techniques.

Tessa Flynn – dental assistant

Tessa is Annabelle’s dental assistant and although she’s the youngest in our team she has a very mature approach to patient care. Already adept at reassuring patients, she recognizes that her key role is helping patients overcome their fears. Her warm, friendly style means she’s a natural!

If you’d like to register with Annabelle please get in touch and we’ll schedule you an appointment.