Dr Michael Courtney
Mike has strong family links to the Manawatu-Horowhenua area, and though he wasn’t born here, he considers himself a local. As a newly-graduated dentist, Mike’s decision to set up his practice in Palmerston North was an easy one because it was, in a sense, coming home.
Mike practiced as a general dentist in Terrace End for 10 years before returning to Otago University, where he was fortunate to be one of three students selected to undertake the Masters Course in Orthodontics. On completion of the course in 1994, Mike returned to Palmerston North to set up his Specialist practice.