Samuel Carrington

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Māori Oral Health



Samuel (Hāmiora) Carrington (Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao) is the Manupiki Māori (Associate Dean Māori) and Pūkenga mo te Oranga Niho (Lecturer in Oral Health) at Te Kaupeka Pūniho Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago.

Samuel is a registered oral health therapist who has experience in the public and private dental sectors in Aotearoa. He is an Executive member of Te Ao Mārama (NZ Māori Dental Association) and an Executive member of the newly formed Te Ohu Pūniho Ora o Aotearoa - NZ Oral Health Association. He also sits on the Oral Health Clinical Advisory Network, the DCNZ’s Clinical Advisory Network and the National Oral Health Equity Group.

His research interests lie in oranga niho, Hauora Māori, dental health equity, oral health workforce and qualitative research.

Samuel advocates nationally and internationally for the oral health therapy profession, particularly around reducing oral health disparities in Aotearoa. Samuel remains committed to Te Ao Mārama’s vision of hei oranga niho mo te iwi Māori, good oral health for Māori, for life.