Milton Dental Centre Otago

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Rob Wilton

Rob has been practising in Milton for over 40 years. He enjoys being part of a smaller rural community where people do care about each other.

His dental interests are wide however, Rob has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and the restoration of worn teeth.

Outside of the practice Rob and his wife Gretel enjoy spending time with their family. Rob also has a real love for tramping and music

Dentist

Dr Michael Shortt

Michael grew up in Northern Ireland, but after receiving his degree in Manchester and working in the UK for a few years he came to New Zealand in 2005 for a working holiday.

He enjoyed his time here so much that he returned in 2010, originally working on the west coast and finally settling in Otago. 

Within the surgery he places a strong emphasis on informed consent, and work to make each patient aware of their options and the consequences of each one. He aims to help patients to keep a sense of control within the surgery, to reduce fear and anxiety, and to demystify dental procedures.

Dentist

Dr Chuen Lin

Chuen graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction from the University of Otago. She is passionate about all aspects of dentistry, in particular restorative dentistry. She loves getting to know her patients and when they leave with a smile on their face, it truly makes her day. 

Chuen is committed to keeping up to date with the ever evolving dental industry, its technologies, and practices. Currently she tutors at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Otago and is also a member of a research team within this Faculty. 

In her free time, Chuen enjoys spending time with family, playing badminton, and reading. 

Dentist

Dr Warwick Ross

Dr Warwick Ross graduated from the University of Otago in 1972 and enjoys all aspects of dentistry.

He says he enjoys meeting and getting to know all of his patients, their varied stories and their lives.

Outside of the practice, Warwick enjoys spending time in his garden – growing vegetables and exploring ways of preserving them.

His favourite place to be is at home - although he did spend the summer of 2016/2107 walking the length of New Zealand with his wife!

Oral Health Therapist

Samantha Buchan

Samantha is a registered Oral Health Therapist, graduating from the University of Otago in 2010 with the dual degree in the Bachelor of Oral Heath. She has lived in Dunedin her whole life, working in the Milton practice since 2011.

Sam enjoys getting to know her patients and building a relationship with them so they feel comfortable in an environment that can sometimes feel a little scary. She is passionate about educating and promoting good oral hygiene to help you achieve your healthy bright smile. Sam also loves promoting good oral hygiene with her adolescent patients and working with them to…

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Samantha is a registered Oral Health Therapist, graduating from the University of Otago in 2010 with the dual degree in the Bachelor of Oral Heath. She has lived in Dunedin her whole life, working in the Milton practice since 2011.

Sam enjoys getting to know her patients and building a relationship with them so they feel comfortable in an environment that can sometimes feel a little scary. She is passionate about educating and promoting good oral hygiene to help you achieve your healthy bright smile. Sam also loves promoting good oral hygiene with her adolescent patients and working with them to make good decisions to achieving an overall good outcome with their oral health.

Sam likes to attends yearly dental conferences to make sure she is keeping up to date with the latest research. She then applies this to her practice where appropriate.

In her spare time Sam enjoy spending time with her family and friends and is never afraid to try something new.