Our highly experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, together with our passionate and caring team, deliver high quality surgical dental care. We specialise in wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, surgical treatment related to the replacement of full mouth, missing or unfixable teeth and surgical repair of teeth with failed root canal treatment.

Dr Sam Goldsmith

BDS (Otago), Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery, Otago)

Dr Sam Goldsmith

Specialist Oral Surgeon, Director

BDS (Otago), Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery, Otago)

Memberships:

  • Registered Specialist Oral Surgeon, Dental Council of NZ (DCNZ)
  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral Surgeons
  • Member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS)
  • Member of the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA)
  • Member of the Auckland Dental Association (ADA)
  • Member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry
  • Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Dr Goldsmith graduated from the University of Otago with a Clinical Doctorate in Oral Surgery after spending nine years in Dunedin studying and conducting doctoral clinical research.  He has a special interest in reducing pain and swelling after wisdom tooth removal through the implementation of various techniques.  Dr Goldsmith also specialises in dental implant treatment including analogue as well as digital fully guided single and multiple implant placement. He performs surgeries for Implant Supported Overdentures, Implant supported full fixed dental replacement including All-On-4 and Straumann Pro Arch (Full mouth implant rehabilitation).

Dr Goldsmith is a fully registered, Otago trained Specialist Oral Surgeon. He has been a director and Oral Surgeon at NSOMS since 2015.  Prior to practicing on the North Shore he practiced for 5 years in Hawkes Bay as a Specialist Oral Surgeon both in private practice and contracting for Hawkes Bay Hospital. Dr Goldsmith has practiced and tutored students at the Dunedin Public Hospital and the University of Otago.

During these roles he acquired a wealth of experience in the management of oral diseases and disorders, the removal of wisdom teeth, apical surgery, dental implant surgery and associated procedures, among other oral surgical procedures.

Dr Goldsmith after hours

Dr Goldsmith was brought up in Auckland, he is married and currently a father of one. He enjoys spending his down time with friends and family, fishing and relaxing at the beach.

Dr Goldsmith consults and operates in our rooms at Akoranga Drive as well as operating at North Harbour Southern Cross Hospital when required.

Dr Han Choi

BDS (Otago), MBChB (Otago), MDS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with Distinction, Otago)

Dr Han Choi

Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Director

BDS (Otago), MBChB (Otago), MDS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with Distinction, Otago)

Memberships:

  • Registered Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dental Council of NZ (DCNZ)
  • Associate member of ANZAOMS (Australia & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons)
  • Member of International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member of Australian Society of Implant Dentistry
  • Speaker for Nobel Biocare
  • Director of Training for Osstem Implants, NZ
  • Key Opinion Leader for Henry Schein and 3 shape

Dr Choi graduated with BDS, MBChB and MDS (with distinction) from University of Otago, School of Dentistry in Dunedin. His clinical focus is in wisdom teeth extractions and simple to advanced dental treatment. In particular, he has a special interest in advanced bone grafting procedures, full mouth implant rehabilitation (All-on-4 and Zygoma implants) and digital implant dentistry.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr Choi lectures and presents extensively, both at national and international conferences, symposiums and meetings. Dr Choi is a well-respected speaker for world leading implant manufacturers and digital dentistry such as NobelBiocare, Osstem and 3 Shape. He also presents numerous hands-on training programs including live surgical demonstrations.

At NSOMS Dr Choi runs interactive learning and training courses for his colleagues in wisdom teeth extractions, basic implantology, bone grafting, All-on-4 and Zygoma implants. All-on-4 procedure is one of the major scopes of practice procedures performed routinely by Dr Choi. Dr Choi is one of the surgeons that have performed the most of All-on-4 procedures in New Zealand to date and he is teaching, sharing his knowledge and experience with other clinicians nationally and internationally.

Dr Han Choi after hours

Dr Choi grew up on the North Shore before moving down to Dunedin for his training at University of Otago and Dunedin Public Hospital. After spending more than 10 years in Dunedin, he feels privileged to return to North Shore and look after patients from his home town where he lives today with his lovely wife Jae and his two kids.

He loves playing tennis and skiing with his family. Dr Choi is also a keen golfer which keeps him physically fit and mentally refreshed. His other interest, when the weather is not cooperating for outdoor activities is digital technologies innovation and its implementation in dental healthcare.

Dr Alan Payne

BDS MDent (Witw) DDSc (Otago) FCD (SA)

Dr Alan Payne

Specialist Prosthodontist

BDS MDent (Witw) DDSc (Otago) FCD (SA)

Memberships:

  • Registered Prosthodontist, Dental Council of NZ  (DCNZ)
  • Member of New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA)
  • Member International College of Prosthodontists (ICP)
  • Member International Team for Oral Implantology (ITI)
  • Member European Association of Osseointegration (EAO)
  • Speaker for NobelBiocare, NZ
  • Speaker for Osstem Implants, NZ

Dr Payne has 40 years of experience across private practice, university teaching and senior management. Being the specialist prosthodontist at NorthShore Oral and Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeons, Dr Payne works alongside Dr Choi and Dr Goldsmith completing rehabilitation of mutual patients and changing their quality of life and self-esteem.

His focus with the NSOMS surgeons is with cosmetic makeovers in younger adults missing a few teeth, as well as All-on-Four / Zygoma approaches on older adults missing all their teeth using fixed implant bridges and removable implant overdentures. Having worked in implantology since the 1980’s in numerous countries worldwide, Dr Payne has experienced the evolution of treatment options for patients with missing teeth from multiple historical analogue approaches to a state-of-the-art full digital workflow. Dr Payne also consults and treats patients needing complex crown and bridgework as well as those with temporomandibular disorders. He is well known for his expertise in implant overdentures.

With his surgical colleagues at NSOMS, Dr Payne provides robust prosthodontic input to interactive learning, didactic courses, and hands-on training programs. This includes lecture and live prosthodontic demonstrations to supplement similar comprehensive surgical components.

Dr Payne after hours

Dr Payne established Northland Prosthodontics Ltd in Whangarei, Northland where he spends weekends enjoying life keeping fit with regular walking and exercising locally and in the nearby world-renowned Bay of Islands. He is always busy with commitments for ongoing clinical research in oral implantology as an independent researcher.

He still serves as a reviewer and member of editorial boards for numerous peer-reviewed journals in prosthodontics and implantology. Also working for the Cochrane Collaboration, Manchester, UK, he is an author of several systematic reviews on implantology which require regular updates.

Zaneta Schumann

Executive MBA with distinction (Massey), PG Dip Rehabilitation (Otago) Dip Pleoptics & Orthoptics (Belgrade)

Zaneta Schumann

Chief Operating Officer

Executive MBA with distinction (Massey), PG Dip Rehabilitation (Otago) Dip Pleoptics & Orthoptics (Belgrade)

Zaneta is an accomplished executive leader, having held leadership roles in private, not-for-profit and public sector organizations prior to joining NSOMS. She is responsible for the strategic direction, people leadership, financial and contracts management, governance, compliance, business transformation and coordination of operations across all Auckland sites.

She has received awards and public recognition for her transformational leadership style and is a distinguished alumna of Massey University’s MBA program, where she continues to inspire new students that embark on their journey through the program.

Zaneta`s work (“Tomorrow`s Power Today” – Harvard Business Review) has been shared widely by respected leaders who recognize the need to lead by example and work in partnership with their staff driving cultural change for best employee engagement results. Being proactive at creating and communicating a clear vision, Zaneta achieves meaningful results whilst supporting and encouraging growth and development in her teams.

Her passion for delivery of high-quality health services and exceptional patient experiences is evident in the company`s high Net Promoter Scores (NPS) resulting from developing and implementing various systems and change management programs to continuously improve work processes.

Building, developing and maintaining executive level stakeholder relationships with providers and suppliers is the key to her partnership work for the best patient outcomes and she continuously extends her network of key industry partners.

Zaneta after hours

Her interests outside work include art – oil painting, swimming, gardening and travel. On a rainy weekend she is most likely to be found reading on the latest leadership, business, medical and digital innovations, or planning the next business improvement for the week ahead.

Zaneta also shares her professional and innovative skills, capabilities and experience as a pro-bono business mentor to local SMEs.