Executive member: Mustafa Mustafa
I am an Otago graduate, class of 2009. In 2010 I completed my Post grad graduate diploma specialising in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Implantology. I worked in private practise serving my south Auckland community before joining the Waikato DHB team in 2012. In 2014, I commenced my training and post graduate diploma in Clinical Dental Technology (part time) which was completed in 2016.
During my tenure at Waikato Hospital, I have dealt with a variety of complex cases and learnt to liaise with other members of the Dental and Medical disciplines. This has helped me increase my knowledge base in applying different strategies and methods enabling me to provide the best outcome possible for my patients.
I am very passionate and motivated about all aspects of the industry especially maxillofacial prosthetics and 3D printing technology, which offers tremendous benefits such as time management and aids in predicting & improving the final outcome to our patients via virtual surgical planning tools.
Outside of work I keep a busy lifestyle; I am married, and my wife and I have two young boys who keep us on our toes. We enjoy a variety of activities such as Hiking, walking, both indoor and outdoor swimming, watching movies. I also enjoy going to the gym, which is part of my daily routine.
I am excited to join the NZIDT executive team.