Dr Katie Ayers

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Dental care for low income New Zealanders

Every New Zealander has the right to good oral health. While we can provide the best care possible for our patients when they attend our surgeries, we as professionals and as an Association need to be the voice for those who are not readily able to access the care they require. Katie will outline the efforts of the Association in promoting improved access to dental care for low-income New Zealanders.


Katie is a specialist paediatric dentist and holds a PhD in Dental Public health. She is the immediate past-president of NZDA, and currently the Association’s spokesperson on access to care. She is a member of both the clinical advisory group and the governance group for the National Oral Health Equity Project. Katie works in clinical practice as a paediatric dentist, and is also the approving dental officer and oral health advisor for the midland region.