Dr. Shaz MacAvoy

Specialist orthodontist

Experience the benefits of a beautiful smile that complements your lifestyle with the expertise of our lead specialist orthodontist, Dr. Shaz MacAvoy.  She is one of only two specialist orthodontists in New Zealand to hold four clinical university degrees.

With dual registration with the Dental Council of New Zealand and the General Dental Council of the United Kingdom, Dr. MacAvoy brings a wealth of knowledge to our practice. Originally from Auckland, Dr. MacAvoy started her career as a pharmacist before transitioning to general dentistry. She then went on to teach dentistry at the University of Sydney while also practicing in private practice. After being selected for specialist orthodontist training, Dr. MacAvoy spent an additional three years at the University of Otago, where she gained the qualifications and expertise to become a registered specialist orthodontist. Concurrently, she pursued a research degree in orthodontics at the University of Sydney, demonstrating her dedication to staying at the forefront of her field.

Trust your smile to Dr. MacAvoy's exceptional qualifications and experience.

  • Doctor of Clinical Dentistry – Orthodontics – University of Otago
  • Master of Philosophy – Orthodontics – University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Dentistry – University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy – Honours – University of Auckland
  • Membership in Orthodontics – Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons

Dr. MacAvoy is passionate about staying at the forefront of orthodontic research and regularly keeps herself informed about the latest developments in the field. As a testament to her dedication, she has authored articles in prominent publications such as the New Zealand Dental Journal and the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Additionally, Dr. MacAvoy has demonstrated her expertise in orthodontics by completing two theses on the subject.

Her commitment to the field is also reflected in her membership in several prestigious organisations, where she actively participates in professional discussions and collaborates with other top experts. Dr. Shaz MacAvoy holds memberships in the following organisations.

  • New Zealand Association of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Auckland Dental Association
  • World Federation of Orthodontists
  • New Zealand Dental Association

Dr MacAvoy is registered with the following bodies.

  • Dental Council of New Zealand
  • General Dental Council, United Kingdom

When not practicing orthodontics, Dr. MacAvoy enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones, including her husband, children, and extended family. She loves to unwind through various leisure activities such as playing tennis, swimming, and reading.