Our mission

The New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is one of the largest dental organisations in New Zealand and is the largest which is specifically devoted to the field of Cosmetic Dentistry. Our goal is to facilitate excellence in the art and science of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Executive committee

Dr Loyola Correa

Dr Loyola Correa

Loy graduated in 1978 at the University of Mumbai, India, and went onto achieve a Master’s degree in Oral Surgery. He had an excellent practice in Mumbai prior to moving to Auckland in 1994 to start a part time general dental practice in Epsom.

As patient numbers grew, Loy expanded the practice in the same location under the name Caring 4 Smiles Dental Group providing comprehensive Preventive and Cosmetic dental solution to his patients.

Loy is the NZACD Treasurer, and has been an Executive Committee member since 2009.

Mobile telephone contact: (027) 226 9959

Website: www.caring4smiles.co.nz

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Dr Rob Ashman

Dr Rob Ashman
Membership and Symposium planning director

Every day Rob renews youth and beauty at his leading Aesthetic Dental Practice in Christchurch. He has devoted his life to Cosmetic Dentistry and specialises in revolutionising smiles.

Rob is a foundation NZACD member and has joined the executive because he believes in the Academy’s good work nurturing the interest, education and profile of Cosmetic Dentists throughout New Zealand.

Mobile telephone contact: (03) 366 2912

Website: www.drrobashman.com

E-mail Dr Rob Ashman here

Dr Dalia Gabb

Dr Dalia Gabb
Executive Committee member

Dalila has been a dentist for the past 10 years and owned her own dental practice from 2002-2007. She now works as lead dentist for Lumino, Takapuna. She has worked for the ADA Executive for 2 years and has been an executive committee member of the NZACD for 5 years.

Dalila is a member of the AACD; has been on the International Board Council and attended numerous continuing education seminars and conferences mainly in the US over the past 7 years.

Mobile telephone contact: (021) 523 424


E-mail Dr Dalia Gabb here

Dr Gerard Skinner

Dr Gerard Skinner
Academy production

Fellow of World Congress of Microdentistry. Graduated 1990 Otago University. Currently working in private practice on North Shore.

Been member of NZACD Executive for past 5 years.

Mobile telephone contact: (021) 323 911


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Dr Richard Otley

Dr Richard Otley
Membership SubCommittee and Bay of Plenty Executive Director

Richard graduated B.D.S from Otago in 1984. He has worked in general practice in Whakatane since save for a stint in London in 1989-90. He bought his fathers\' practice in 1987 and has been employing dentists for more than 20 years including a number of new Otago graduates over the past 7 years.

A foundation member of the Academy, Richard enjoys treating patients with specific cosmetic and wear problems and both places and restores implant cases . He also sees his experience with mentoring newer graduates as an advantage and hopes to bring this insight to help the board to amplify the NZACD appeal to younger dentists.

Mobile telephone contact:


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Dr Clarence Tam

Dr Clarence Tam

Clarence Tam, HBSc, DDS, joins us from Toronto, Canada, where she was a top-ranked dental graduate of the University of Western Ontario. During undergraduate dental studies, she had the privilege on completing a competitive oral surgery externship at Harvard University under Dr. Leonard Kaban at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Following this, she was accepted into a General Practice Residency in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Tam currently maintains a general private practice focusing on Restorative and Cosmetic dentistry in Newmarket, Auckland.

She is Chairperson and Director on the Board of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Clarence is a member of the Auckland Dental Association, New Zealand Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association and Canadian Dental Association. Special interests include anterior rehabilitation post-trauma, and complex composite veneers. She does not really have any free time and subsequently, as an extension, any free time activities. Pretty boring, really. =)

Mobile telephone contact: 021833543

Website: www.clarencetam.co.nz

E-mail Dr Clarence Tam here

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