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The Team

Dr Richard Longbottom

Dr Richard Longbottom

Periodontist
Dr Richard Longbottom is a renowned specialist in Implant Dentistry, Perioscopy and Periodontology. Richard completed his undergraduate education at Otago University in 1981, and continued his postgraduate trainIng at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, in the United States. He has been working in New Zealand since 2001 to bring healthy and beautiful smiles to patients. Dr Longbottom is well regarded amongst his peers, and lectures in New Zealand and abroad on advancements implant dentistry, periodontology and perioscopy. Recognising the importance of keeping up with the latest advancements in his field, he continues to devote considerable time to attending conferences and seminars.

Dr Longbottom is a member of numerous professional organisations including the New Zealand Dental Association; American Academy of Periodontology; Academy of Osseointegration; and the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also a Fellow of the International Team of Implantology.

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Richard Longbottom went to the USA with his parents for 15 years and returned to Dunedin to commence his tertiary education. He was an associate dentist in Christchurch for 2 years and then returned to Auckland where he set up a clinic in the Eastern Suburbs where he lives with his wife and family. As the practice continues to grow, he looks forward to providing his world-class services to people across multiple locations.

Dr David (Seung Young) Ko

Dr David (Seung Young) Ko

Periodontist
Dr David Ko graduated from University of Otago in 2010 and worked as a general dentist in a private practice for a couple of years. In 2013, he returned to Otago for his three year doctoral degree in Periodontology and became a registered periodontist in New Zealand. He is currently working at TopGums as an associate periodontist together with Dr Longbottom and the team of hygienists.
Dr Dawn Tan

Dr Dawn Tan

Periodontist
Dawn graduated BDS (Otago) in 1999. After practicing for 6 years, she returned to Dunedin - graduating MDS in Periodontology in 2005. She has since worked in various specialist periodontal practices, and is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Periodontology and past Treasurer of the New Zealand Society of Periodontology.
She is a busy mum, and in her limited spare time enjoys baking, watching movies or lounging in the sun with a good book.

“I love the state-of-the-art equipment that we have here at ADIPC. This makes for more efficient diagnosis, planning and treatment.”
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