Healthy teeth, healthy life: KBC Oral Surgery

There is no time like the present to seek the treatment you need for your teeth and oral health.

The condition of your teeth plays an integral role in your overall health, it is an indicator of wellbeing and quality of life. Alarmingly, dental decay is the most common chronic and irreversible disease in New Zealand.

Not only can poor oral hygiene lead to tooth cavities and gum disease, it has also been linked to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Half of adult New Zealanders don’t go to the dentist unless they’re in pain.

One piece of advice from leading oral surgeon Keira Malone is, the sooner you have your teeth checked and the necessary treatment done, the better for your overall health.

One procedure that can lead to a happier healthier mouth is replacing dentures with dental implants. “Dental implants are a particularly good option for people who may be having problems with retention and movement of their lower dentures,” says Keira.

Wisdom tooth removal is another specialist procedure that Keira performs at her rooms in Strowan under local anaesthetic or intravenous conscious sedation. For patients who require a general anaesthetic for treatment, she operates monthly out of Forte Health Hospital, in Christchurch.

Keira is highly qualified and well-regarded meaning you’ll be in one of the best pairs of oral surgery hands in the country. After training at Trinity College, Dublin, she achieved the highest grade ever in the oral surgery programme. Her clinical doctorate involved a three-year full-time research component, that she won national and international awards for.

She has continued to increase her knowledge, keeping up with the latest techniques including using cutting edge technology.

“The field I work in is both fascinating and an important area of health. I have taught postgraduate students in oral surgery and conscious sedation.
I present and lecture at local NZDA branch meetings along with local dentist study groups.”

Call Kiera’s rooms to discuss how she can improve your quality of life, 03 365 6642 or email Find the surgery at 7 Wairakei Road, Strowan, Christchurch.

Keira’s key credentials:

  • One of only two female oral surgeons in New Zealand
  • The highest achieving graduate at Trinity College, Dublin, oral surgery programme
  • National (IAOS) and International (BAOS) award winning Specialist Oral Surgeon
  • Executive member of the New Zealand Dental Association, Canterbury branch
  • ACC accredited and registered with Southern Cross and all other health insurance companies.

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