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William Colin Mathew DURNING

BDS (NZ) 1949 (distinction in prosthetic dentistry), MDS (NZ) 1951 (2nd class hons in prosthetic dentistry), PhD anatomy (Univ Chicago) 1958, Dip. Grad (Otago) 1992

Born Timaru 18 Jan 1927

W C M Durning

Educated at St Patricks High School, Timaru

Zoller Fellow and Graduate Student, prosthetic and general dentistry, University of Chicago Clinics and Billings Hospital 1952 - 1957

Prosthetic Dentistry, Zoller Clinic 1954 - 1957

Served with the RNZDC 1950 - 1960

Lecturer in Basic Sciences, University of Otago Dental School, 1957 - 1960

Acting Head, Department of Basic Sciences, University of Otago Dental School 1960

Anatomy Department, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine 1960 - 1961

Director of Research and Associate Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Detroit 1961 - 1964

Professor of Dentistry, University of Otago Dental School 1964 - 1971

Assistant Director, Marysville Rehab. Centre, Invercargill 1971

Chemist, Glendermid Tannery 1972 - 1973

Director, Dental Services, Porirua Hospital 1973 - 1986.

Locum Senior Dental Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1973

Part-time university studies 1986 - 1993

Ordained as a catholic priest on 30/11/1996

Assistant, Holy Family Parish, Porirua 1997

Parish Priest, Elsdon Parish 1998

Parish Priest, Te Ngakau Parish, Porirua 1999 - 2003

photograph courtesy Brian Durning
Last updated 3 November 2016.