The Tooth Wear Programme at a glance...

Tooth wear is the third most common oral pathology after caries and periodontal disease.  It is often overlooked in practice, yet creates daily challenges for most general dentists and can lead to long term implications for the longevity of your dentistry.  

Using a systematic approach to diagnosis, and an inter-disciplinary planning approach, the programme builds a structure for assessing and managing tooth wear in your office, using the latest evidence and digital tools.  This exclusive 6 month mentoring programme aims to help dentists develop the necessary design, diagnostic and restorative skills to diagnose and treat cases of tooth wear and apply occlusal and reconstructive concepts to any case, with greater confidence and predictability.   

Full of practical skills and evidence-based advice, you will start to look at your patients differently and expand your range of care.  Supported by her knowledgable team, there will be take-home applications for the entire dental office.

Geared for both analogue and digital practices, Dr Shepperson will share her extensive knowledge of Digital Smile Design, Risk Assessment based planning, occlusal concepts and an inter-disciplinary approach to care.  Become more confident, expand your services and deliver better long term outcomes for your patients.

Registration Fees

Flexible Payment Options

Early Bird Full Course Payment

NZ $12,290   Discounted Earlybird rate for full payment prior to March 15. GST Inclusive

Full Course Payment

NZ $12,936    Full course fee including taxes. 

Course Fees Paid in Instalments

NZ $6210 deposit, with $1121instalments for 6 months.  GST Inclusive

A first payment deposit secures your place.   Monthly payments thereafter, with the final payment due 2 weeks prior to the final hands-on event. 

Listen to what our past attendees have to say about our course.


This programme will run for 6 months.
Dr Shepperson will host attendees at her training facility for two 2-day intensive hands-on events, combined with online learning & personalised mentoring throughout the programme. 


Receive three weekly 1:1 mentoring with Dr Shepperson via Zoom. Select a case to treat in your own office. Walk through a case together, step by step. Follow up and review your own cases at critical stages.   


With over 35 years experience in dentistry, Dr Shepperson is one of NZ's best known and recognised dental speakers.  Her practice treats tooth wear cases on referral. 


Have access to regular live webinars, resources and clinical technique videos from the comfort of your own home or practice.  Receive support material for your team and clinical resources for use in your office. 


Limited to just 15 dentists, join like-minded New Zealand dentists who are working to grow and expand their knowledge. Learn through others' experiences as cases are shared.


How do I get to Waiheke Island?

We make this easy for you. We provide all ferry tickets between Auckland to Waiheke Island. Arrange your Uber to downtown Auckland, or park in several nearby city parking buildings. One of our staff will meet you at the ferry terminal and guide you onto the ferry.

Are meals included in the Hands-on events?

Yes, all our courses include a continental breakfast and 2-course lunch, alongside morning and afternoon tea crafted by our private on-island chef. For Managing Tooth Wear hands-on events, we treat our course attendees to a special restaurant dining experience on the Friday evening.

How is transport arranged on-island?

We provide premium taxi transfers on the island between your accommodation and our education facility every morning and afternoon.

Are alternative payment plans available?

We understand that individual circumstances may vary, and therefore, please contact Sharon at to find an option that suits you.

Waikehe Island Training Centre

2-Day Lecture & Hands-On

Join Dr Shepperson at her new training centre on Waiheke Island - the perfect place to step away from the pace of practising life, learn new skills and recalibrate in a beautiful environment. 

Architecturally designed and custom built, the centre sits on 10 acres in the heart of Church Bay, Waiheke Island, with panoramic vistas of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City. Surrounded by established New Zealand native bush, birdsong, vineyards and only 5 minutes drive from the Fullers ferry it is a unique venue which is the perfect location for recalibration, creative thinking and new strategies.

Dr Andrea Shepperson

Dr  Andrea Shepperson is an internationally recognised clinician, thought leader and educator. Author of Managing Tooth Wear: A Comprehensive Guide for General Practice, one of Australasia’s best known general dentists, she graduated from the University of Otago in 1984.  A practicing clinician in Auckland, she understands the day-to-day challenges of general practice. 

Andrea is New Zealand's only Digital Smile Design KOL and Master, running New Zealand's first DSD Clinic. She is an Honorary Life Member of the NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Mentor and Alumni of the internationally renowned Kois Center in Seattle, USA. She is a sought-after speaker who has always enjoyed being at the forefront of dentistry, and runs a practice focused on digital dentistry.  In 2020 she opened her own dental training facility on Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand.  


Exceptional quality dentistry, an eye opener to approach treatments to such a high standard, helps dentists see the various multifactorial issues to treat patients holistically. 


A comprehensive and thought-provoking course. Andrea’s knowledge on the subject is second to none. Highly recommend!


Dr Andrea has created such a stunning facility.  Her knowledge and skill is world-class, and her passion for teaching and dentistry is contagious.  I feel invigorated to return to my clinic and apply these skills. The facility is so welcoming and is set in one of the most beautiful surroundings in the world. 


Exceptional content delivered with passion in a stunning venue. 


The course content and pace are ideally suited to consolidating all the principles taught, and give you the confidence to move ahead with treating patients in a comprehensive manner. I loved it. 


Absolutely brilliant course, Andrea is so knowledgeable and the presentations online and in person were invaluable. The weekends on Waiheke were great too.


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