Kieran has a strong connection to Southland. He was born and brought up in Invercargill and went to secondary school in Gore.
After graduating from Otago University he practiced general dentistry, first in Hamilton and then in Melbourne before returning to Otago University and completing his Masters in Dental Surgery in Orthodontics.
He returned to Invercargill soon after completing his Masters to give his family the same wonderful opportunities he had growing up in Southland.
Wendy started working with Kieran O’Neill in 2004 as a Registered Orthodontic Auxiliary, after working for a long period of time as a Dental Assistant (NZDA 1985).
Wendy enjoys working with patients and finds it very rewarding to see the changes that occur throughout their treatment and seeing their self-esteem grow.
Outside of work, Wendy enjoys spending time with family and friends and holidaying in Central Otago, where she goes biking, spends time at the lakes and rivers and relaxes in the sun.
Julie Erskine is part of the administration team at O’Neill Orthodontics.
She says she loves to help people and her professional goals include being part of a friendly and cohesive team, as well as helping to provide an enjoyable experience for patients.
Outside of the practice Julie most loves spending time with her family and is very involved in being a National Netball Bench Official, having travelled to three Netball World Championships representing New Zealand!
Georgina graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2012.
As an Oral Health Therapist, she has worked in various roles in the dental industry. This includes for the Southern District Health Board, New Zealand Universities as an educator in the Bachelor of Oral Health programmes, private practices in New Zealand, as well as internationally where she worked as a dental hygienist in London. She even managed to do some dental volunteering in Cambodia.
When not working, Georgina enjoys gardening and travelling around the world.
Airdrie has been working at O’Neill Orthodontics since January 2019, moving to her current role as Practice Manager in May 2021. She came to the practice after working as Office Manager for a local heating company and prior to that, 30 years in the newspaper industry.
Her goal is to run the practice smoothly and efficiently, with happy staff and a relaxed and positive atmosphere for our patients.
Outside of work, Airdrie enjoys Marching, having been involved since childhood as a competitor, coach, manager and administrator. She also enjoys weekends away in Dunedin and Wellington, spending time with her two adult children and their partners.
Jan is a clinical assistant with 30 plus years as a dental assistant in Tauranga and Invercargill.
She loves being part of a great team environment, helping improve patients' smiles.
Outside of the practice, she loves to spend time with her family and friends. Her favourite ways to relax are reading a good book, being in the garden, and any outdoor activities.
Jan has spent many years as a runner, with her biggest achievement being the Kepler Challenge. She now enjoys a much quieter lifestyle through walking and biking.