Mr Wayne Gillingham


Wayne has an outstanding academic record, with qualifications in Dentistry, Medicine and Surgery. He has specialist qualifications in medical and surgical problems affecting the face, jaws and mouth. See the “Patient information” section for more information.

Training and Experience

Wayne has formal training in the full range of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and has gained 3 years experience in the United Kingdom as well as his years spent in hospitals throughout New Zealand. He is trained to a specialist level and has been formally recognised by his colleagues and government regulatory bodies to provide Specialist care since 2004.


Keeping up to date with new technologies, procedures and therapies is a continual process. As well as weekly multidisciplinary interaction Wayne participates in more than double the required continuing medical education activities. He has regular speaking engagements to educate other health professionals on new developments.


Wayne has excellent working relationships with his colleagues. He participates in regular multidisciplinary clinics with other specialists for

  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Facial Deformity and Craniofacial Syndromes
  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Complex dental cases

Wayne meets with the other OMFS surgeons from the central region and upper South Island on a regular basis for ongoing Clinical Audit and case reviews.  He regularly consults with experts from around the world regarding complex cases.

If he feels you would benefit from multidisciplinary input then he is familiar with what is available and you can be assured he is able to arrange this in both the public and private health systems.