Bell Hill Dental

Dr Ally Dunning, BHSc, BDS


Ally is a dual-qualified registered nurse and dentist, graduating from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2010.

Since graduating, Ally has worked in both public and private practice, including two years at Dunedin Public Hospital as a dental house surgeon, where she acquired skills in both surgical and emergency dentistry. Ally practices all areas of general dentistry, including cosmetic and restorative treatment. However, she is interested in oral surgery, the removal of 'hopeless' teeth, including wisdom teeth.

Another area of Ally's interest is in tethered oral tissues, also known as tongue and lip ties. As a trained breastfeeding peer supporter and dentist, Ally aims to support and encourage the breastfeeding relationship by educating her patients on the causes and treatment of these conditions.

In her spare time, Ally enjoys being at home with her husband and two young daughters, as well as travelling and exploring our beautiful country.