Milton Dental Centre Otago

Meet Our Team

Milton Robert
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

Milton Michael Shortt
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.

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Dentist

Dr Peter Tang

Peter studied a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Auckland before embarking on his journey to become a dentist. In 2019, he graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Doctor of Dental Medicine.

Peter is passionate about providing holistic treatment and helping people achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, particularly preventive and minimally invasive dentistry. He loves talking to his patients and just getting to know each patient individually, creating an environment where both the patient and dentist can relax.

In his free time, Peter likes exploring and going for treks and is excited to see all the natural beauties the south has to offer.

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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.