Originally from Hampshire in South-East England, John qualified in dentistry at Glasgow University, Scotland. John practised as a dentist in Ashburton, where he met his partner, Morgan. John then travelled to the United Kingdom to train as an orthodontist. John holds Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Specialist Dental Practice and a Master of Orthodontics from Cardiff University School of Dentistry, Wales. He is also a registered orthodontist in New Zealand.
John is Consultant Orthodontist at Christchurch Hospital and provides care for patients with cleft lip and palate, craniofacial anomalies, complex medical conditions and those with severe jaw discrepancies. He has completed cleft and craniofacial orthodontic fellowships at Oslo University Hospital, Norway and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London.
John is an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, taking time out each year to set the standards for the next generation of dentists. He actively participates in the New Zealand of Orthodontists Wish For A Smile Charity work and keeps up to date with chalky teeth treatment, research and education through membership of The D3 Group for Developmental Dental Defects. Outside work, John enjoys mountaineering and skiing and spending time with his partner, Morgan. John also enjoys playing guitar.