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Our Rōpu

We are a collective of Māori oral health experts who provide evidence-based advice and strategic direction to relevant organisations on improving the oral health sector and advancing Māori oral health.


The rōpu is chaired by our tumuaki Dr Justin Wall BDS (Otago), DPH (Otago), Dip.Clin.Dent (Otago) and comprises representation, both clinical and non-clinical, from Māori Oral Health Providers from across the motu.​​


  • Te Hiku Hauora Hauora (Kaitaia)

  • Raukura Hauora o Tainui (Hamilton and South Auckland),

  • Tipu Ora (Rotorua)

  • Te Manu Toroa (Tauranga)

  • Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga,  Te Matua a Māui (Hawke's Bay)

  • Ora Toa, Whanganui a Tara (Wellington)



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Who are we

Our workforce comprises dentists, dental therapists, dental assistants, oral health promoters and educators, and utilises final year Bachelor of Dentistry students through a community- based outplacement programme

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