Meet John

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John did his dental technology training in Invercargill/Wellington and qualified as a clinical dental technician at the University of Otago, where he had a 28-yr career ranging from technician to lecturer including completing his Masters of Health Science. He recently sold a three clinic location business in Hawkes Bay to move back south. Having over 35 years of experience and now a resident in Southland he has opened a new Egan Dentures in Invercargill. John is looking to provide both an affordable and enjoyable experience for his Southland clients.

John exclusively specializes in:

  • Implant retained dentures
  • Full Dentures
  • Partial Dentures
  • Immediate Dentures
  • Repairs and relines

John takes particular care in listening to your requirements. He then uses the latest clinical techniques to accurately measure your mouth to create custom-made dentures that fit and work the way they should. He personally sets each tooth and manufactures your dentures in his on-site dental lab, to ensure exceptional quality and aesthetics.

John’s Memberships & Publications


  • Executive member on the Committee of The New Zealand Institute of Dental Technologists (NZIDT) 2012 – 2018, *NZIDT current registered member
  • Appointed by the Ministry of Health to the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (HPDT) Committee 2015 – 2020
  • Education Chair of the International Federation of Denturists (IFD) 2011 – 2015., co-opted and nominated by the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association (ADPA).


  • Flexible Removable Partial Denture Prostheses in New Zealand Dental Practice Lyons K, Egan J, Polyzois G, Lagouvardos P, Kranjcic J, Vojvodic D. New Zealand Dental Journal. Vol. 114, June 2018.
  • “A novel prosthodontic alternative for patients who are edentulous and have microstomia: a case report, J. G. Egan and S. A. Swindells, ” Special Care in Dentistry, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 160–164, 2012.
  • Removable prosthodontic services, including implant‐supported overdentures, provided by dentists and denturists. JG Egan, AGT Payne, WM Thomson Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Vol 35,No 4, pp. 252-258. 2008.

Reserve your consultation with John now!

Call 03 2189198

“Everyone deserves to smile with confidence and chew to the best of their ability.”