Moira Smith



Moira is a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit in the Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington; and member of the Sir John Walsh Research Institute, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago.

Moira graduated BDS in 1987 from the University of Otago, and practiced dentistry in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In 2010, Moira left private practice to undertake her doctorate in public health and has since undertaken research in the areas of: oral health, particularly of older people and Pacific peoples, oral health services, children’s health, and food environments. She led the oral health team and writing of the report for the 2012 NZ Older People’s Oral Health Survey. Moira is currently Chair of OHCAN.

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