Max + Beresford Orthodontists Remuera

Meet Our Team

Orthodontist

Dr Robert Max

Dr Robert Max attended Otago University, in addition to the Royal Dental Hospital in London. After completing his internship in paediatric dentistry and orthodontics, he started his formal courses in orthodontics. Today, as well as providing orthodontic treatment, he gives lectures to both dental and orthodontic audiences and the general public.

Dr Max has been in practice for more than 30 years and is a member of numerous organisations, such as the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists, the New Zealand Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Australian Society of Orthodontists.

Dr Max is the past President of…

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Dr Robert Max attended Otago University, in addition to the Royal Dental Hospital in London. After completing his internship in paediatric dentistry and orthodontics, he started his formal courses in orthodontics. Today, as well as providing orthodontic treatment, he gives lectures to both dental and orthodontic audiences and the general public.

Dr Max has been in practice for more than 30 years and is a member of numerous organisations, such as the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists, the New Zealand Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Australian Society of Orthodontists.

Dr Max is the past President of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists and Founding member of the Executive of the World Federation of Orthodontists.

Dr Max is married with four children and five endlessly fascinating grandchildren. He enjoys boating, reading and spending time with his family.

Orthodontist

Dr Shaz MacAvoy

Originally from Auckland, Dr Shaz MacAvoy started her career as a pharmacist but went on to become a dentist also. After working as a dentist in private practice and teaching dentistry at the University of Sydney, Dr MacAvoy decided it was time to pursue her dream of becoming a specialist in orthodontics. To become a specialist she spent an additional 3 years at the University of Otago undertaking specialist training in orthodontics to become a registered specialist orthodontist. She did this while concurrently pursuing a research degree in orthodontics at the University of Sydney.

Dr MacAvoy is highly qualified in…

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Originally from Auckland, Dr Shaz MacAvoy started her career as a pharmacist but went on to become a dentist also. After working as a dentist in private practice and teaching dentistry at the University of Sydney, Dr MacAvoy decided it was time to pursue her dream of becoming a specialist in orthodontics. To become a specialist she spent an additional 3 years at the University of Otago undertaking specialist training in orthodontics to become a registered specialist orthodontist. She did this while concurrently pursuing a research degree in orthodontics at the University of Sydney.

Dr MacAvoy is highly qualified in orthodontics and has an impressive list of qualifications behind her name. These include:

  • Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) - University of Otago
  • Master of Philosophy (Orthodontics) - University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Dentistry - University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) - University of Auckland

Dr MacAvoy enjoys keeping up to date with the latest in orthodontic literature and science, and has published articles in the New Zealand Dental Journal and the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation.

Dr MacAvoy is also an active member of the following organisations:

  • New Zealand Association of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • European Orthodontic Society
  • World Federation of Orthodontists
  • New Zealand Dental Association

In her spare time, Dr MacAvoy likes to spend time with her husband, son and family. She enjoys relaxing, playing tennis, reading and swimming.

Practice Manager

Jennifer Copeland

Dental Technician

Thomas Park

Dental Technician

Joon Young Kim

Orthodontic Auxiliary

Suzanne Time

Orthodontic Auxiliary

Kayleigh Martin

Orthodontic Auxiliary

Natasha Thomson

On Maternity Leave

Orthodontic Auxiliary

Claudia Pico-Smith

Orthodontic Auxiliary

Angela Li

Orthodontic Auxiliary (Part-Time)

Yen Tran

Dental Assistant

Melinda Martin

Dental Assistant

Marsha Kuiper

Orthodontic Auxiliary

Nidhi Vyas

On Maternity Cover

Receptionist

Stevie Johnston