Helen Skudder Practice Manager/Dental Assistant
Helen is a long term resident of Queenstown having lived here in the Wakatipu area since 1981. Helen joined the practice in 2011 to cover a staff member going on maternity leave, and with no previous experience as a Chairside Dental Assistant she studied and gained the New Zealand Dental Association Certificate in Dental Assisting in 2012.
Previous administrative roles have assisted in Helen's current role as Practice Manager, and she keeps a hand in as a Chairside Dental Assistant and can also be seen helping in reception or assisting with our visiting Periodontal Specialist on occasion. Helen is known as our "Go to Girl" or Detective Skudder" due to her skills at finding things when they go missing and has a great local knowledge of the Wakatipu area.
Helens interests outside of work include keeping fit by going to the gym, attending Jit Jitsu classes, mountain biking and utilising the many walking tracks around the Wakatipu region. Helen is well known around the area for her services to the community as Candy Floss Fairy at events such as school and church fairs (which she disclosed as a conflict of dental interest at her initial interview!!!).