Mark’s Resume



NZDC registration number DH0401

UK GDC registration number DH3551



  • Client centred care.
  • Behavioural change focus.
  • Minimally invasive approach using primarily oral health facilitation and gentle hand, piezo and airflow instrumentation.
  • Tongue toning and mouth breathing therapies.


2022 – Ongoing Penn Hill Dental Yeovil and Mere Dental, Wincanton, UK

  • Private practice in mixed private/NHS practices in Somerset and Wiltshire

2019 – 2022 Quin Dental, Nelson, New Zealand

  • Training in oral myofacial therapy 2021 USA online.
  • First person, living personal account of self-directed learning activities from June 2019 to March 2022, undertaken just before and mainly during COVID 19, published and accessible for free @

2014-2020 Durrheim and Associates, Blenheim, New Zealand

  • Trained in Switzerland as an EMS Swiss Dental Academy Trainer 2014.

 2013-2014 Supreme Dental Concepts, Wellington, New Zealand

  • Clinical lead hygienist and mentor between practices in central Wellington and Lower Hutt.

 2009-2013 Estetica, Horsley and Cheam Dental Private Practices, Surrey, UK

  • Key Opinion leader and Level 3 Mentorship for Philips Sonicare.
  • Evidence based peer reviewed dental health promotional articles written for dental professional publications.
  • Evidence based dental health presentations delivered to national, local and professional and academic audiences.

  2006-2009 Private Aesthetic Practice, Weybridge, UK

  • Completed aesthetic advantage courses in New York, USA

2003 – 2006 Private Practices, Whangarei, New Zealand

1997 – 2003 Private Practices, Stoke on Trent, Stafford and Leicester, UK

1988 – 1997 Royal Air Force

  • Mentioned in Dispatches for outstanding service to UK community dental health education delivered to all child age groups in West Berlin.
  • Seconded to the Foreign Office for employment at the British Embassy,
  • Produced and utilised dental health education materials for use in schools and with community groups in Germany and

 EDUCATION      1987 – Present

  • – Self-directed living workplace related reflective online publication.
  • – online dental health blog 2012 – 2020.
  • Level 3 Oro Myofunctional Therapy – Kimberley Benkert 2020.
  • Level 3 Study O’Hehir University – BSc in Dental Health Studies 2013.
  • Level 3 Mentorship Module from the University of Surrey 2011.
  • Five FGDP (UK) Key Skills in Primary Dental Care completed 2009.
  • 1988 Diploma in Dental Health. Institute of Dental Health and Training, RAF Halton.




Go Ahead - Feed the Animal

Yes, Bears do. (Can't speak for the Pope though.)

Whole Dental Health

My Ongoing First Person Living Publication Reflecting Both Personal and Professional Developmental Changes in the Life of a Client Centred Dental Hygienist

Dr. Danenberg

Nutritional Periodontist


Brewing techniques, beer and the ins and outs of running a small brewery in Northland NZ.

Pinotoriously Hoppy NZ

Pinot in all its glory, cool Kiwi craft beer plus shitz and giggles of course.

dharma shed

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts there are few – Shunryu Suzuki

The Science of Human Potential

Understanding how to be the best you can be. Professor Grant Schofield.


Conversations to take learning forward


History never really says "goodbye", it instead says "see you later".

Loire De Da - Old and New World Wine Adventures

The Land, It's People and their Wine

Off The Plot in Dorset - The Ongoing Journey

Abiding in a life rich in experiences from the leafy down lands of Surrey to the warmer climbs of Nelson

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