Dr DJ Zanicotti

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Mastering crown lengthening

This lecture will explore the anatomical considerations, indications, and current techniques required/used for successful crown lengthening procedures.

Healthy implants “for life”

This lecture will explore the diseases affecting implants and strategies for treating and maintaining healthy implants.


DJ is the leading Periodontist at Wellington Periodontics and Dental implants. DJ has specialist degrees in both Periodontics and Implantology (Brazil), a Masters Degree in Clinical Dentistry – Implantology (Brazil), and a PhD from the University of Otago (New Zealand).

He is an active member of numerous national and international dental organisations including the American Academy of Periodontology, The New Zealand Dental Association, New Zealand Society for Sedation in Dentistry, and Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists.

DJ has presented lectures, seminars, and surgical training programmes in New Zealand and Internationally. His literature contributions include scientific articles and textbook chapters.

His areas of special interest are dental implants, soft tissue grafting, and bone grafting.

DJ is also a passionate advocate of sustainability in Dentistry.