Catherine studied at Otago University, New Zealand’s only dental
school, for five years, gaining a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 1986.
Whilst studying at Otago she
had orthodontic treatment, cementing her interest in orthodontics. On graduation she practiced dentistry
in New Zealand and London. After having two children she continued practicing part-time in New Plymouth
and Auckland. When her youngest child was three she decided to specialise in Orthodontics and returned to
Otago University obtaining a Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Orthodontics in 2003, after three years of
She has been practising as a specialist orthodontist since April 2004. She is a member of NZAO,
NZDA, ADA. Catherine is also the honorary secretary of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO).
Catherine is married with two teenage children.
- (1) Catherine Porter
- (2) Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
- (3) Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Orthodontics
- (4) Specialist Registration Certificate in Orthodontics