Our People: Gill Bird
Professional Advisor and Dental Therapist for the Oral Health and Hospital Services in Nelson/Marlborough New Zealand
After completing a post grad in health promotion and management, she became interested in dental volunteering in developing countries. Initially volunteering in Cambodia , she then joined three friends (who originally graduated together) to work in the Himalayan village of Leh India.
They then founded NZ Dental volunteers in 2015, where an extended team joined the Dental Mavericks for the first time on a trip to Morocco in 2017.
Dental Mavericks is in a class of its own, the values, fun and enthusiasm these guys provide day after day just makes you want to be involved. Its tough work but so rewarding and as always it’s the beautiful smiling children of Morocco that touch your heart, and make you feel grateful that your able to help.
Gill lives with her husband Bob on a vineyard in the beautiful Marlborough region of New Zealand, growing (and drinking) wine. They have two fabulous, grown sons that live in Melbourne.