Celebrating Smiles | 13 May, 2024

From The Dentist's Mouth - Dr Claire McCormack

Dr Claire McCormack recently joined Lumino On Cambridge Christchurch City and is also working at our Lumino Darfield practice.

What made you decide to get into dentistry as a career? 
I originally become interested in dentistry after completing a work experience in a dental clinic and then gaining part time employment in the clinic during my final years of high school. I enjoyed the problem solving of creating tailored treatment plans for patients based on their concerns, oral health needs and budget. 

How long have you been practising dentistry? 
5 years.

Tell us about your career background.
I started my career in a small town in Australia called Airlie Beach. I worked there for few years before moving to the Waikato New Zealand where I worked between Hamilton, Putaruru, and Te Awamutu. I have practiced a wide range of dental procedures working in these regional and rural communities. Recently I have moved to Christchurch where I am enjoying working in the city and in Darfield.

What is your most memorable case to date?

Helping a patient who had severe dental anxiety overcome their fear, by successfully receiving dental treatment. This resulted in them becoming confident about their teeth/appearance and becoming a regular patient. 

What do you love most about your job? 
I love being able to educate patients about all things oral health to promote preventative dentistry! 

What are your special interests in dentistry? 
I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and the variety this brings. I particularly enjoy restoring teeth and reconstructing them to be as strong as possible. 

What is the main piece of advice you give your patients? 
Regular check-ups are key! The earlier any oral disease is picked up, the easier it is to treat, less chance of developing a painful toothache, and lets face it.. the less expensive it is! 

Where would we find you outside of the practice? 
In the outdoors hiking/biking, or creating new recipes in the kitchen. 

Book a $69 Check-Up with Dr Claire McCormack

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Terms & Conditions

  • Offer is for new Lumino patients only, with Dr Claire McCormack at Lumino On Cambridge in Christchurch.

  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

  • This offer cannot be applied retrospectively.

  • Full payment is due at the time of service.

  • Available for a limited time.

  • Offer includes bitewing x-rays only. Panoramic x-rays are not included and if required will be an additional cost.