Oral Health department

The Oral Health department is part of health sciences at AUT. Our academic staff are expert professionals from different oral health groups including dental surgery assistants, therapists, hygienists, dentists and dental specialists.

We provide an innovative oral health degree that is comprehensive in both education and hands-on experience. Students work alongside qualified oral health professionals in AUT's dental clinic and gain extensive clinical experience in a wide range of external settings.

Research in health sciences

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across health sciences.

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Use our dental simulation lab

External practitioners and other clients can book our oral health simulation lab, located at the AUT North Campus.

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Get hands-on experience in our health clinics

Students work with close supervision at our North Campus clinic, Akoranga Integrated Health. Open to the public, it offers health and rehab services, including oral health.

Akoranga integrated health

Contact us

Debra Spinetto 
Programme Information Advisor
Phone: +64 9 921 9735


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Key academic contact

Daniel Fernandez
Programme Leader
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6157


Professor Max Abbott
Professor Max Abbott
Oral therapy student intake to increase
21 Nov, 2018
AUT is increasing oral therapy student intake three-fold to help meet the oral health crisis.