Peter graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and undertook specialist orthodontic training in the UK which included a Master's Degree in Orthodontics from the University of London, a Diploma of
Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and a Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons, England.
He also completed a Fellowship in the specialist field of Orthodontics from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. More recently he is undertaking a part-time PhD from the Paediatric Department at the University of
Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
Peter is a Fellow of the New Zealand Dental Association, a fellow of the International College of Dentists and an Honorary Member of the Taiwanese Orthodontic Association. He is also a Final Fellowship examiner for
Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Otago. Discipline of Orthodontics. He has also been awarded a Membership in the Faculty of Dental Trainers from the Royal
College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Peter is Board certified with the Australasian Orthodontic Board and is accredited with the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists Practice Accreditation Programme. He is a strong supporter and actively participates in the New Zealand of Orthodontists Wish For A Smile Charity work. He works one day a week at the Christchurch Hospital with children have who cleft lip and palate and special needs. He also undertakes orthodontics for adults who have dentofacial deformities that require orthognathic (jaw) surgery, and keeps up to date about "Chalky Teeth" through membership of The D3 Group for Developmental Dental Defects. He travels annually to Cambodia for voluntary work with cleft and craniofacial clinics and underprivileged children, providing support and instruction.Peter has three sons. He enjoys tramping, skiing, hunting and fishing as well as participating in multi-sports.
Peter has three sons. He enjoys tramping, skiing, hunting and fishing as well as participating in multi-sports.