John Shennan - Registered Specialist in Orthodontics
BDS (Otago), MFGDP(UK), MScD (Cardiff), M.Orth RCS (Edinburgh)

John graduated from Otago University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Dentistry. After graduation, he spent time at Lower Hutt Hospital, gaining valuable experience as a Dental House Surgeon.

John then went on to join the NZ Defence Force as a Dental Officer working across both the Army and Air Force before leaving for the UK where he practiced general dentistry in a cosmetic dental studio in Harley Street, London.

John then embarked on three years of full-time specialist training in Orthodontics at Cardiff University in Wales. During this time he gained a Masters degree and the Membership of Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).

John worked in a number of Orthodontic practices in London before returning to New Zealand to set up North Shore Orthodontics in Takapuna in 2006.

John is currently involved in the Wish For a Smile Chariable Trust, which provides orthodontic treatment for those that could otherwise not afford it. He is part of a small team responsible for assessing the suitability of candidates for treatment, and volunteers his services to provide treatment for the successful candidates.

Outside of orthodontics, John enjoys running and mountain biking to keep fit and loves getting out on the Hauraki Gulf for a spot of fishing!

John is married, with two daughters.

What sets us apart?

If you’re looking for a meticulous and conscientous orthodontist in Auckland’s North Shore, he’s right here in Takapuna.

At North Shore Orthodontics, John ensures you never feel like a number.

Many practices employ orthodontic auxiliaries - people trained to work in the mouth under the supervision of the orthodontist - but at North Shore Orthodontics, John prefers to see everyone himself, every time.

This way he’s in full control of your treatment and the process of getting those perfect teeth becomes a lot more efficient. As you’re being seen by a Specialist Orthodontist, you can be sure you’re receiving quality orthodontic care at the most appropriate time.  

Clear communication with patients and parents is essential, and John always takes the time to explain things.  Let’s start talking about your treatment today.