Frankton Dental

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!!!).

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Thank you for your ongoing support, we hope you are safe and well in this uncertain time.
This week we have our reception staff working from home with remote computer and phone access at Level 3. We will be able to respond to your voice message within 24 hours and we are starting to take bookings for an anticipated level 2 from Monday the 18th of May.
Existing bookings will be honoured and missed appointments will be prioritised according to urgency. This week for existing patients, we will be offering complimentary booked telephone consultations with your dentist for any concerns that cannot be answered by our friendly reception team. We understand that there may be a bottleneck for patient appointments once we descend into level 2 and want to assure you that we will be working hard for everyone to be triaged and seen in a timely manner.
Thank you again for the continued support, we all can’t wait to be back in the clinic properly to care for you again.
Please call 034422711 or email frankton.dental@xtra.co.nz to make a booking at level 2.