Morton Dentistry Christchurch

Meet Our Team

Morton John Morton
Dentist

Dr John Morton

John trained at Otago University, and has spent the past 27+ years practising in Christchurch, and has built up a loyal following of patients.

Before opening Morton Dentistry with wife Kristin, John’s last permanent pre-quake dental surgery was in the BNZ House, overlooking Cathedral Square as a member of the Christchurch Dental Group.


John gained experience in London, where he went after university to indulge his love of cricket, gave John both advanced skills and a strong interest in complex restorative procedures such as crowns and bridges, as well as everyday dental health.

“Dentistry is something that is so personal, and dental health so dependent on what happens in the rest of a person’s life, that you can’t be doing good work if you’re treating teeth in isolation.”

Morton Kristin
Dentist

Dr Kristin Morton

Kristin trained at Otago University and has worked many a Christchurch dental clinic in her twenty years-plus as a dentist. Before the earthquakes she was in practice with John at the Christchurch Dental Group in Cathedral Square.

Loyalty, caring and mutual respect are some of the reasons Dr Kristin Morton loves working with long term patients.

Kristin is firmly on the side of preventive care, and planning for good oral health.

“We like to ask people ‘where do you want to go? Teeth can have such a big impact on overall health, as well as peoples’ confidence and ability to really feel good in the world. I love nothing more than to see somebody really shine as a result of great cosmetic dentistry.”

Morton Ellen
Oral Health Therapist

Ellen Dawson

Ellen graduated from the University of Otago in 2010 with a Bachelor of Oral Health.

She is interested in improving the conditions of the oral cavity and encouraging positive changes in her patients home care habits/behaviour. She also enjoys helping patients get one step closer to loving the appearance of their teeth and making them sparkle!
 
When not busy in the practice Ellen enjoys mountain biking, wake boarding and playing the guitar. 

Morton Michelle
Oral Health Therapist

Michelle De Thierry

Michelle de Thierry graduated from the University of Otago in 2011 with a Bachelor of Oral Health.

Michelle says she loves being part of a team with her patients to help them achieve optimal oral and general health. 

Her main dental interests lie in the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease. 

Michelle calls Central Otago home, and it’s her favourite place to be. Outside of the practice, she enjoys capturing beauty through photography. 

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Hygienist

Ashley Foley

Ashley graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in 2013. 

Her interests include oral pathology and improvement in gingival health. She plans to continue her professional development while working at Morton Denistry.

Her goals are to establish oral health relationships with her patients so they are happy to continue to maintain their oral health at home and at their hygiene appointments.

When a patient comes in with years worth of heavy built up calculus, Ashley enjoys showing them what their teeth look like after it's been removed - as it's always an amazing reveal. She is motivated by…

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Ashley graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science in 2013. 

Her interests include oral pathology and improvement in gingival health. She plans to continue her professional development while working at Morton Denistry.

Her goals are to establish oral health relationships with her patients so they are happy to continue to maintain their oral health at home and at their hygiene appointments.

When a patient comes in with years worth of heavy built up calculus, Ashley enjoys showing them what their teeth look like after it's been removed - as it's always an amazing reveal. She is motivated by having a positive impact on her patients' oral health.

Ashley couldn't live without her family and iced chai lattes. She loves practising photography - her favourite subjects are her dog and her baby!

Outside of the practice, Ashley enjoys going on adventures with her family, whether it's to the beach, museum, parks, Willowbank or for brunch. She also loves being home with her 16 month old daughter, her husband and her dog, Chuppy.

Her favourite place in the world is Mauna Kea Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. She was born in California and raised in Hawaii.

She is excellent at Foosball and is teaching herself how to sew.