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Dr Pine specialises in ocular prosthetics and maxillofacial prosthetics. He has over 30 years experience in New Zealand and the UK and is an approved provider for Ministry of Health subsidies and registered with ACC. Throughout his career, Dr Pine has combined facial prosthetics, clinical dental technology and healthcare management. He is a firm believer in a team approach to healthcare and maintains a high personal commitment to quality and service.

Qualifications

  • BSc. in Psychology (Auckland)
  • MBA (Auckland)
  • PhD in Optometry (Auckland)
  • Registered Clinical Dental Technician
  • Advanced Certificate in Maxillofacial Technology (UK)
  • Member, Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists & Technologists (UK)

NZ Prosthetic Eye

Career highlights

2016 Fiji prosthetic eye project

During the week of the 11th September 2016, Keith Pine spent 8 days at Dr…

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2015 Published “Clinical Ocular Prosthetics”

Published “Clinical Ocular Prosthetics”, the world’s first evidence based textbook on prosthetic eyes.

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2010 Commenced PHD Research

Keith Pine commenced a PhD research program to investigate the anophthalmic socket’s response to prosthetic…

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2008 Founded the New Zealand Artificial Eye Service

Keith Pine made and fitted prosthetic eyes alongside his other professional activities for more than…

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2006 Founding CEO & Director GVM

Founding Director and CEO, Go Virtual Medical Ltd - now known as SIMTICS

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2004 Member, Dental Council of NZ

In 2004 Keith became a Member of the Dental Council of NZ

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2003 Sold Geddes Dental Group

Sold Geddes Dental  to Australasia's largest private dental health group now known as Lumino Dental

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Restoration of NZ’s oldest surviving yacht

Jessie Logan Gaff Cutter LOA 12.34m (40ft 6in) LWL 7.62m (25ft) Designer: Robert Logan Snr…

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2000 Chairman, NZ Dental Technicians Board

Keith Pine was appointed to the NZ Dental Technicians Board in 2000 and at his first…

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2000 President, Takapuna Rotary Club

Keith Pine was a member of the Rotary Club of Takapuna for 20 years and…

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1998 Initiated NZ’s first post graduate course for CDT’s

The Dental Act introduced registration for Clinical Dental Technicians (CDTs) in 1989, but 8 years later no…

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1997 Pioneered mobile dental services to Secondary schools

In 1997 Keith Pine presented a proposal to the Health Funding Authority (HFA) for the…

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1988 purchased Geddes Dental

When the commercial property market declined in 1989 Pine turned his attention back to his…

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1987 Boat restoration

Besides his professional career Keith Pine is a keen sailor with a fascination for old…

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1981 Founded Pine Construction

The 1980s was a time of incredible change in New Zealand; business was redefined, commercial…

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1980 creating monsters

During the 1970 and 1980s Keith Pine was often called upon to create prosthetics for television,…

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1978 Dental Laboratory

Keith Pine left Middlemore Hospital in 1978 to set up Keith Pine & Associates' dental…

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1975 Prosthetist Auckland

During his 16 years with the Plastic Surgical Dental Unit at Middlemore Hospital, Keith Pine…

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