Dr Tania Hetz
Tania grew up in Germany and Mexico. She a specialist orthodontist who obtained her Bachelor of Dentistry in Germany and Mexico with Honours. After working in hospital practice for a year she started her postgraduate studies in Germany. She completed her Masters Degree in Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopaedics from the University of Aachen and received her PhD in Orthodontics from the University of Düsseldorf in 2002.
Tania has lectured internationally, which started when teaching orthodontics to dental students at the University of Aachen, Germany. Having discovered her joy for teaching, Tania lectured for 13 semesters at the postgraduate program of orthodontics and paediatric dentistry at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico while running her own private practice. In 2009 she immigrated with her family to New Zealand. Tania worked for seven years in Albany before taking over the Tooth Company Orthodontics in 2019. After a long break, she thoroughly enjoyed guest lecturing at the postgraduate program in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.