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Dr Ko Vasan

Sponsored by NZDA Benevolent Fund

NZDA24 Kaushik Vasan

Dr. Ko Vasan, a graduate of Otago University in 1997 with over 25 years of experience, currently practices privately in St Heliers, Auckland. He holds esteemed positions as the President of the New Zealand Institute of Minimal Intervention Dentistry (NZIMID) and Treasurer of the Auckland Dental Association (ADA), he has established himself as a respected figure in the dental community.

Driven by his experiences navigating the complexities of personal finance, Dr. Vasan developed a strong passion for imparting financial literacy knowledge. His dedication led him to pursue further education, culminating in the attainment of an N.Z. Certificate in Financial Services and certification as a Financial Adviser (FA) in 2021. Furthermore, in 2023, he became the first New Zealander to complete the U.S. based Money Quotient financial life planning training.

Since then he has conducted numerous seminars and webinars for organisations such as New Zealand Dental Association, ADA, Waikato/Bay of Plenty Dental Association and Canterbury Dental Association. Additionally, he founded "The Financial Dentist," a specialised financial planning and investment advisory firm catering exclusively to dental professionals, accessible at

Furthermore, he offers a complimentary book titled "Retirement Planning For Dentists" to established practitioners, details of which can be found on his website.

Dentist Programme

Financial Wellbeing for Dentists

Money can often be a significant source of stress in our lives and relationships. This presentation will cover the latest financial wellbeing model and provide practical insights and guidance on how to enhance your financial health.

Dentist Programme

Financial Planning for Women in Dentistry

Research indicates that women predominantly shoulder domestic duties, maternal and childcare responsibilities, and/or elderly parental care while pursuing their dental career. In this lecture, we delve into the financial impacts of these responsibilities and offer practical tips to navigate them effectively.

Young Dentist Day Programme

The Dentist and their Finances (Being Good with Your Money)

In this lecture, we go through practical financial information you need to know before and when you graduate. We will go through key financial concepts and tips for your future. This includes:

  • The predictors of financial success.
  • Protect your future income.
  • What KiwiSaver shall I choose?
  • What to do with your student loan.
  • Employee versus contractor
  • Tips on your first job
  • The best investment I can make.

Make sure you are awake for the best lecture of your year, and no exam is required!