Ferrymead Dental Centre Christchurch

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Wyn Mossman

Wyn was born in Gisborne. He attended Otago University, graduating in Human Physiology & Dentistry in 1990.

Wyn began his career with a posting in the Hutt Valley Hospital, followed by 6 years working in Kent, in the UK.

He returned to Christchurch in 1997 settling in Sumner. Wyn worked as a partner at Papanui Dental Centre for 10 years before moving out to Ferrymead.

Dentist

Dr Shane Summerfield

Shane graduated in 1989 from the University of Otago and worked at the Christchurch public hospital in his first year.

He then went travelling and like most New Zealanders ended up working in the UK. This lasted several years interspersed with time back in NZ. Now Shane lives with his son and enjoys life by the beach in Sumner.

Shane’s aim in dentistry is to provide a friendly relaxed environment for patients and treatment of the highest standard.

Dentist

Dr Sarah Lovie

Sarah is a 1993 Otago graduate who began her dental career in her hometown of Wellington.

In 2000 she moved to Sydney where she worked in private practice and was a clinical tutor for the University of Sydney. In 2005 she returned to New Zealand, settling in Christchurch with her family.

Sarah is a general dentist who practices all aspects of dentistry. She has a particular interest in dental care for medically compromised patients and has been a Senior Dentist at the Christchurch Hospital Dental Service since 2005.

She is also an active member of the New Zealand Dental Association…

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Sarah is a 1993 Otago graduate who began her dental career in her hometown of Wellington.

In 2000 she moved to Sydney where she worked in private practice and was a clinical tutor for the University of Sydney. In 2005 she returned to New Zealand, settling in Christchurch with her family.

Sarah is a general dentist who practices all aspects of dentistry. She has a particular interest in dental care for medically compromised patients and has been a Senior Dentist at the Christchurch Hospital Dental Service since 2005.

She is also an active member of the New Zealand Dental Association and was President of the Canterbury Branch in 2018-19.

Like so many of our staff, Sarah lives locally and was delighted to join the team at Ferrymead Dental in early 2018. She now splits her week between the Hospital and private practice.

Hygienist

Claire Heeran

Claire moved to NZ from Ireland in 1984. She studied at The University of Otago and graduated in 2003 with a diploma in Dental Hygiene, a year later gaining a certificate in local anaesthesia at AUT. She continues to do on going oral health education.

Claire has worked full time in Christchurch since graduating and is a registered member of the NZ Dental Hygiene Association.
She enjoys helping our patients develop their oral hygiene skills.