Dr. Anita Nolan

Specialist in Oral Medicine

For an appointment:
Auckland: 094412750
Christchurch: 02108540217
Dunedin: 034640640


I completed my specialist training in oral medicine in 1994, at the Eastman Dental Institute in London, after graduating in medicine and dentistry in Ireland. Much of my career has been spent working as a clinician and clinical academic in centres of excellence in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. Most recently, I held the role of Professor of Oral Medicine and Head of Oral Health at Auckland University of Technology; previously I was Head of the Discipline of Oral Medicine at the University of Otago, School of Dentistry.

In addition to my work as a clinician I am actively involved in research and teaching and have held appointments on a number of national and international committees, regulatory bodies and patient support groups. I am a Fellow of the British Society for Oral Medicine and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In my role as a clinical academic I have lectured internationally and published widely in peer reviewed journals and also acted as an external examiner in dentistry and oral medicine to a number of overseas universities.

Professional Qualifications, Memberships and Registrations

  • Medical Degree

    • Bachelor of Medicine (MB)
    • Bachelor of Surgery (BCh)
    • Bachelor of the Art of Obstetrics (BAO)

    University College Dublin, National University of Ireland 1985

  • Research Higher Degree

    • Doctor of Medicine (MD)

    University College Dublin, National University of Ireland 1996

  • Dental Degree

    • Bachelor of Dental Science (B Dent Sc)
    • Bachelor of Science (BA)

    Trinity College Dublin 1989

  • Fellowship

    • Fellow of the Faculty of Dentistry (FFDRCSI)

    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1992

  • Specialist Training

    • Certificate of Accreditation of Specialist Training in Oral Medicine

    Awarded by the Joint Advisory Committee of Additional Dental Specialties 1994. Conferred by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • Law Degree

    • Master of Law (LLM) (Medical Law)

    Northumbria University 2002

  • Teaching

    • Certificate of Teaching & Learning

    University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1996

  • Membership of Professional Societies

    • The British Society of Oral Medicine
    • The European Association of Oral Medicine
    • Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • The New Zealand Dental Association
    • The Dental Protection Society

  • Registrations

    • Medical Council of New Zealand - Registered Medical Practitioner – Registration No: 59940
    • Dental Council of New Zealand – Registered as Specialist in Oral Medicine – Registration No: DD4678
    • General Dental Council, UK – Full Registration – Registration No: 65175
    • General Dental Council, UK – Oral Medicine Specialist Register - Registration No: 65175