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Patient Testimonials

“From my initial consultation with Dr Ian Cathro, I knew I was in safe hands. Ian's easy-going attitude, his obvious wealth of knowledge and his expert hands were all things I was reassured by. All up, it was smooth sailing all the way and I have already recommended him to friends."

Stuart M.

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Neil Luyk

Neil has had extensive training in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. After completing his dental degree at Otago University (NZ) in 1979, he then went on to spend the next six years completing specialist training, three years in England and three years at Ohio State University (USA). Neil graduated Ohio State with a Master of Science in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He completed his specialist Fellowship at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1988.

Upon his return to New Zealand in 1988 he was appointed as a senior lecturer in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Otago University. After three years in Dunedin he returned to Auckland where he has been in private practice since 1992. Neil continues to work as a part-time consultant for the Auckland District Health Board.

Neil is a past Chairman of the New Zealand members and a full member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Ian Cathro

Ian was raised in Auckland, and completed his first degree in dentistry at the University of Otago in 1993. He then spent several years working in Auckland Hospitals before completing his medical degree and masters in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2002.

He extended his training by working in both Christchurch and Auckland and was awarded the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, achieving the medal for the highest mark in the final exam through out New Zealand and Australia.

Ian has since worked as a consultant at the Auckland Hospitals as well as working in private practice in both Auckland and Christchurch.

Neil and Ian have a very dedicated team to ensure that your experience is as pleasant as possible