Dr Michael Skilbeck

Dr Michael Skilbeck is a dedicated orthodontist working to fulfil the orthodontic needs of the rural south Island. He has a strong passion for all aspects of the discipline which initially commenced during his undergraduate dental training in Sydney Australia, where he graduated with an honours degree in Dentistry in 2014. He then moved to rural NSW where he worked in both indigenous healthcare and private practise where he achieved the F G Christensen Memorial Prize in 2015 given to the top candidate at the primary dental sciences examination.

In 2019 he was accepted into the Orthodontic program at the university of Otago where he undertook specialist training and graduated with the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics in 2021.

He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and is certified with the Australasian Orthodontic Board.

Since graduation Michael has worked both in Australia and New Zealand before settling down in beautiful Southland to commence his own career in private practice. He is dedicated to continuing his orthodontic education and keeping up with the cutting edge of orthodontic research by attending conferences, meetings and study groups.

Outside of orthodontics Michael loves fitness and the outdoors. He often spends his free time running, cycling, skiing or swimming.