Dr Karen BrookDr  Karen  Brook  graduated  as  a  dentist  from  the  University  of  Otago  in  1977, gaining  her Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction. In 1981 she became a specialist orthodontist after completing  the  orthodontic  post-­graduate  programme  at  Louisiana  State  University  in  New Orleans. Karen moved to London and spent the following 2  years working at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Kingston Hospital. In  1984  Karen  returned  to  New  Zealand  and  in  1995,  Karen  opened  the  specialist orthodontic practice in Rothesay Bay that is now known as “Brook and Timmins Specialist Orthodontists”. Karen  is  a  past  president  of  the  New  Zealand  Association  of  Orthodontists  (NZAO)  and  is currently a committee member of the NZAO Mentoring Committee. Karen has been actively involved in developing the NZAO Wish for a Smile Trust which provides orthodontic treatment to patients who would otherwise be unable to access orthodontic care.

Karen is married with three adult children and in her spare time enjoys singing in the Auckland Welsh Choir, tramping and travelling.