scott turner endodontist

Dr Scott Turner

scott turner

Dr Turner was born in Christchurch and attended Otago University where he received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1995. Following this, he worked in Hamilton for two years, the first as a maxillo-facial house surgeon in Hamilton and then in private practice.

Dr Turner then moved to the UK, where he worked in private practice in Kingston, Surrey for the next 4 years. He developed his passion for endodontics throughout this period, attending many courses and lectures by leading endodontists while focusing on his endodontic techniques and skills.

He returned to New Zealand to undertake the Master of Dental Surgery programme at Otago University and graduated MDS with Distinction in Endodontics in 2003. Scott worked in Christchurch for two and a half years at a specialist endodontic practice before moving to Wellington to set up his own practice.

Dr Vinni Fernando

Vinni is our Practice Manager and is Scott's wife. Vinni is a dentist, born and raised in Southland, and who graduated from Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1994. Vinni met Scott while working in the UK.

Since returning to New Zealand, Vinni has worked in private practice in Dunedin and then Christchurch. She gained a Masters in Business Administration in 2006. She and Scott moved to Wellington in 2006 to open the practice. Vinni also works part time as a dentist in Eastbourne.

Anna Coltman


Our receptionist Anna has been working in the dental industry for 3 years, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Otago. Anna has excellent administration skills which all serve her extremely well in answering and attending to all your queries.

Sarah Blank


Our dental assistant Sarah has been with us since April 2008.  She brings many skills from her previous positions and has been working in the dental industry for approximately 4 years. Sarah also has her dental assistant's qualification.

Sarah is an excellent endodontic assistant and will look after your needs and comfort at all times when you are in the surgery.