Drs Andrew & Tasha Mackie

NZDA Andrew Mackie
NZDA Tasha Mackie WEB

Clinical considerations for multidisciplinary oral rehabilitation

Careful Prosthodontic planning is required to initiate discussion of various treatment options for patients considering restoration of missing teeth, deranged or worn dentitions. The aim of any rehabilitation should be to restore patient confidence when smiling, speaking and chewing, which will in turn lead to a better quality of life.

Patient centric discussions will improve acceptance of the selected treatment option and help provide a successful long-term outcome. Once an appropriate treatment option is selected, stabilisation of disease processes and occlusion is crucial, followed by conservative management of supporting structures using a multidisciplinary approach.

Crown lengthening surgery and hard/soft tissue grafting will help improve aesthetics and biological integration of fixed or removable prosthetics. Definitive aesthetic and functional management will provide patients with confidence in their rehabilitation for the long-term.

Andrew and Tasha will move through clinical examples of patients treated in a private Prosthodontic and Periodontic practice. Long-term outcomes will be presented along with clinical tips to help improve management of your more challenging cases.

Andrew's biography

Andrew graduated in Otago (BDS) and obtained a Membership to the Royal College of Surgeons, London (MFGDP, RCS). Following Membership examinations, Andrew began postgraduate study in 2005 towards a Clinical Doctorate in the discipline of Prosthodontics (DClinDent) at Otago university.

In 2008, Andrew was awarded a Membership to the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS) and started private specialist practice (Mackie Dental Specialists) with Periodontist Dr Tasha Mackie.

Andrew has been an external examiner for the Otago School of Dentistry, currently runs the Graduate Professional Development programme for Waikato and has been involved with the NZDA at board level as the Specialist representative and locally as past president for the Waikato Bay of Plenty branch of the New Zealand Dental Association.

Andrew has also been past president of the New Zealand Association of Prosthodontists and Restorative Dentists and he is a member of the Academy of Australasian and New Zealand Prosthodontists and International College of Prosthodontists.

Andrew is currently in full time private practice and has an interest in the long-term maintenance burden of implant and tooth supported restorations.

Tasha's biography

Dr Tasha Mackie graduated as a dentist from Otago University in 2000. After working as a general dentist in England and Hamilton, Tasha returned to Otago to study a Clinical Doctorate in Periodontology. Tasha graduated as a Periodontist in 2007. She also obtained a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the Specialty of Periodontics; sitting the Primary examination in 2005 and Secondary exam in 2007.

Tasha is an external examiner for the University of Otago (Periodontology Department) and previously taught undergraduate students in Periodontology and Restorative dentistry. Tasha lectures nationally and internationally in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

Tasha is Past President for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Branch of the NZDA, Clinical Editor for the New Zealand Dental Journal and Secretary/Treasurer of ANZAP. Tasha and Andrew Mackie (Specialist Prosthodontist) work in private practice together at Mackie Dental Specialists, in Anglesea Clinic, Hamilton and have two children.