Dargaville Dental Practice

Meet Our Team

Mariam Bedford
Dentist

Dr Mariam Bedford

Mariam graduated in June 2003 from the University of the Western Cape with a Bachelor's degree in Dentistry. She graduated in the top three of her class winning the Dentsply award.

In 2008 she completed a two-year postgraduate Diploma in Oral Surgery and Implants. She then went on to complete a two-year postgraduate Diploma in Maxillofacial Radiology and Diagnostics.

Mariam's training didn't stop there, in 2014 she completed her Master's Degree in Maxillofacial Radiology and qualified as a Dento-Maxillofacial Radiologist (DMFR). In 2017 she completed further training to gain a postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics.

Most recently Mariam completed a Pharmacy…

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Mariam graduated in June 2003 from the University of the Western Cape with a Bachelor's degree in Dentistry. She graduated in the top three of her class winning the Dentsply award.

In 2008 she completed a two-year postgraduate Diploma in Oral Surgery and Implants. She then went on to complete a two-year postgraduate Diploma in Maxillofacial Radiology and Diagnostics.

Mariam's training didn't stop there, in 2014 she completed her Master's Degree in Maxillofacial Radiology and qualified as a Dento-Maxillofacial Radiologist (DMFR). In 2017 she completed further training to gain a postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics.

Most recently Mariam completed a Pharmacy Assistant course at the International Career Institute Australia in 2018 and her next goal is to complete her Ph.D. in dentistry.

Mariam has a keen interest in all aspects of surgery and pathology related cases. She is also very passionate about teaching dentistry, she believes knowledge is power.

Outside of work her favourite place to be is at home and she spends all of her free time with her teenage son (who believes that his mom is “uncool”). Mariam says he brings the balance to her life in that she has learned to partake in things he likes to do such as surfing and playing Playstation.

Mariam also owns and manages her own online cosmetics company.

Dargaville Chris Shorrock
Dentist

Dr Chris Shorrock

Chris originally comes from the UK, and after a spell running Lumino Dent Street, in Whangarei, Chris has relocated to our Red beach practice to be closer to his partner.

Chris' career in Dentistry has taken him from rural practice in Wales, through two years in private practice in Swaziland, Southern Africa, and back again. Chris made the move to New Zeland in 2017 for a more active, outdoor lifestyle.

Chris enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has a focus on patient centered practice, putting his patients at ease and providing high quality care in a relaxed atmosphere. He has…

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Chris originally comes from the UK, and after a spell running Lumino Dent Street, in Whangarei, Chris has relocated to our Red beach practice to be closer to his partner.

Chris' career in Dentistry has taken him from rural practice in Wales, through two years in private practice in Swaziland, Southern Africa, and back again. Chris made the move to New Zeland in 2017 for a more active, outdoor lifestyle.

Chris enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has a focus on patient centered practice, putting his patients at ease and providing high quality care in a relaxed atmosphere. He has an eye for detail and particularly enjoys the aesthetic results gained with crown and bridge work. Chris likes to keep up-to-date through regular conference attendance and professional development.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys tramping, running, and keeping fit. He has a real passion for travel, and recently completed the Mongol Rally, driving from the UK to Mongolia to raise money for DentAid.

Dr Chris Shorrock is in Wednesdays from 10.00am to 7pm, and Thursdays 8am to 3pm

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Practice Manager

Terri Drake