The Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Dental Association
Welcome to the website of the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Dental Association, the professional association for dentists in New Zealand. We are a group of over 250 dentists who, apart from a few exceptions, live and work in the Christchurch and Canterbury region.
This website has been designed with two audiences in mind, the people of Canterbury and the members of the Canterbury Branch of NZDA.
Dr Christine Bailey
A New Look
This website is approaching its tenth birthday and is celebrating with a new look.
The greatest change is that the website is now friendly to all screens which will be particularly useful to those whose primary communication device is handheld.
There is a masthead change too.
Most of the almost 250 Canterbury Branch Members experienced the 2010 and subsequent earthquakes, and are aware that the Christchurch Cathedral which featured prominently in the old masthead now exists only as a weed infested ruin. Many of our membership also found their own dental premises in ruins, and this website was able to serve our patients by keeping their dentists' contact details available and up-to-date over that difficult period. This service continues with a search tool that helps the viewer locate the practicing addresses of all the current members of the Canterbury Branch.
The Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Dental Association was founded March 28th 1901. The first President , Dr W.S. Seed, was inaugurated in 1922 and the 'About NZDA' section contains a full honour roll of all serving officers since then, through to the current incumbents.
This website also continues to provide the members with postings of Canterbury Branch notices, meeting times, the branch rules and copies of old newsletters in the 'Members Only' section. It is currently being developed to deliver and store e-copies of the monthly newsletters.
As we move closer to the centenary of the Dr W.S. Seed's inaugural presidency, this website will undoubtedly continue to evolve in the ways that it can serve both the Canterbury communities and the members of the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Dental Association.