Dr Phil Sanford

Wish for a Smile

Philip graduated as a Dentist B.P.S Otago in 1972. On graduation he worked for the Auckland Hospital Board as a Dental House Surgeon and Registrar for 2 years. It was during this time in particular as a Registrar based at the cleft palate Middlemore Hospital that Philips interest in Orthodontics grew. After a year working as a Dentist in United Kingdom, Philip returned to Otago University for 3 years further study in Orthodontics and graduated in 1979 with M.D.S (Orthodontist).

Philip sold his Invercargill practice in 2014 and now works solely in Queenstown, 2 days per week – Thursdays and Fridays. At the start of 2023 Philip stopped going to Te Anau after 40 years of making the trip every 6 weeks. His lovely Te Anau patients now come to Queenstown to see him.