NZDA Awards

INTEGRAL. Stand outs stand up.

NZDA is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2020 Awards.

Congratulations to all finalists and those being presented with awards.

The presentation of the awards will be on the evening of Sunday 11 October.

Due to government imposed mass gathering restrictions the evening is by invitation only.

2019 NZDA Award recipients

Awards to be presented

NZDA Honorary Life Membership

Bill O'Connor

Hugh Trengrove

NZDA Honorary Membership

Deepa Hughes

NZDA Service Award

Kindly sponsored by Dental Protection Ltd

The purpose of the Service Award is to recognise members who have made an outstanding contribution and who exemplify outstanding volunteer spirit through excellence in service and commitment to NZDA.


Fiona Bailey, Waikato BOP Branch
Maurice Brown, Wellington Branch

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NZDA Branch Initiative of the Year

Kindly sponsored by Dental Protection Ltd

The purpose of this Award is to honour and recognise the contribution of NZDA branches to the activity and mission of NZDA. It is awarded to a Branch that through its effort and initiative has contributed to

  • representing dentists or dentistry
  • supporting dentists
  • advancing science, advancing people or
  • informing - galvanising into action or delivering initiatives and treatment in the community.


Auckland Branch, Wellbeing Guide
Canterbury Branch, A Unique Collaboration
Wellington Branch, Dental Dream Team

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NZDA Public Service Award

Kindly sponsored by BUPA Dental Corporation

This Award will be presented to an NZDA member who exemplifies humanitarian ideals and attributes by contributing significantly to alleviating human suffering and improving the quality of life and oral health of individuals both in NZ and/or abroad demonstrating significant leadership and outstanding volunteer accomplishments that bring honour to the profession serving as an inspiration to the dental profession, colleagues and those treated.


Kathryn Fuge, Wellington Branch
James Hannah, Auckland Branch
Hadleigh Reid, Central Districts Branch

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NZDA Outstanding Colleague Award

Kindly sponsored by Lumino the Dentists

Awarded to an inspirational role model and ambassador for the profession. A person who is supporting and encouraging of other members, involved in some type of mentoring and helps colleague's educational needs by sharing knowledge or facilitating sharing by others and at Branch level is active in welcoming members and promoting collegiality.


Juliet Gray, Canterbury Branch
Peter Gilbert, Otago Branch
Geoff Hunt, Wellington Branch

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For further information regarding the NZDA Awards contact:

Paula Kappeli | Acting Membership Services Manager
New Zealand Dental Assoc.
T: +64 9 579 8001 | E:


Megan Crum | NZDA Project Manager
Conference Innovators
T: +64 3 353 2821 | E: