Dental Association Honours Dr Katie Ayers With Life Membership

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) honoured Dr
Katie Ayers with Honorary Life Membership at the NZDA
Conference at Te Pae, Christchurch, last month.

Ayers is the Immediate Past President of the NZDA, and the
Association’s spokesperson on access to care.

Ayers is well known for her advocacy relating to improving
access to dental care for low-income adults. Katie’s work
for the benefit of the public and the Association absolutely
typifies the Association’s motto ‘for the common

Katie has provided the Association with long
and exceptional service. Her many roles include; NZDA Board
member, Executive Officer, and President (2019 –

Early acknowledgment came as the
Association’s inaugural ‘Outstanding Young Dentist’ in

Katie has also served as a Director and Trustee
of Medical Assurance Society, and is currently a Trustee and
Director at Braemar Hospital in Hamilton.

Katie works
as a Specialist Paediatric Dentist in Hamilton, and as an
Oral Health Advisor and Approving Officer for Te Whatu Ora
(Health New Zealand) in the Midland

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