About Us

The Orthodontic Clinic is a small specialist practice, where patients receive one on one care with Dr. Mark Savage. Treatments are not carried out by auxillary staff, the clinic uses lower dose digital radiographs and the most up to date treatments to ensure high quality, maximum comfort and speed of treatment.

Meet the team:

Dr. Mark Savage is our clinic Orthodontist. Mark obtained his basic dental degree in Otago in 1973, graduating with commendation, before specialising in orthodontics at the University of Washington. Mark has also lectured at the University of Western Australia and has presented on orthodontics in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Savage returned home to Wanganui in 1989 and has been in practice here ever since. As well as caring for patients in the Wanganui and Marton districts, he also sees patients on a monthly basis in Lower Hutt Hospital, dealing with cleft palates and other facial bone problems.

Christine Lourie is our Orthodontic Auxiliary. Christine is responsible for taking X-Rays, video imaging, making models, and removing braces. As well as working directly with patients, Christine also does laboratory work. Christine qualified as a Dental Therapist in 1982 and is a registered Orthodontic Auxiliary. Christine also works with the School Dental Service.

Jacqui Brennan is our receptionist and chair side assistant. Jacqui ensures the office always runs smoothly and efficiently by dealing with client queries, arranging appointments, and handling the financial side of things.