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Meet Dr Ken Joyes, Dentist

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Dr Ken graduated from Otago University in 1982 and worked as a Dental House Surgeon at Kew Hospital Invercargill, where he met and married his wife Wendy. In early 1985, they moved to Nelson where Dr Ken went to work for Dr Geoff Candy in Stoke to gain some general practice experience. In 1989, he was invited to join the team establishing the Hospital Dental Department for the NMDHB.

Whilst working at Nelson Hospital, Dr Ken was elected onto the National Executive of the New Zealand Hospital and Community Dental Surgeons Association (NZHDCDA) and served as National President of the NZHDCDA for 2 years. He has also twice served as President of the Nelson Branch of the New Zealand Dental Association.

In 2001,Dr Ken returned to general practice in Stoke. Dr Ken’s special interest areas in dentistry include managing patients with complex medical conditions, i.e., those with physical and developmental disabilities and patients who are apprehensive about receiving dental care.

New Name, Same Location

You may remember Dr Ken from when Fresh Dental was known as Joyes Dental Practice. Dr Ken remains a senior practitioner at Fresh Dental following the change in ownership.

Outside of the Practice

Ken and Wendy have four adult children and are involved in volunteer service within the community. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, tramping, taking the dog for long walks, gardening, mucking around with an old car, and spending time with people.

Reserve Your Appointment Today

Get to know more about Dr Ken when you contact us to book your first appointment with at Fresh Dental. We can’t wait to welcome you into our care.


Dr Ken Joyes | 03 547 6799