Hutika Bourke grew up in New Zealand, where she completed her Diploma of Dental Therapy. During her degree, Hutika studied at the Otago University until 2003.
After graduating, Hutika continued to work in Queenstown. It wasn’t until later, she decided to move to Australia and continue her Dental Therapy career.
In Newscastle, Hutika Bourke continued to further her education in dentistry. In 2008, she completed a Bachelor of Oral Health at Sydney University. At the same time, she also completed an Adult Scope in Dental Therapy.
Hutika’s passion for dentistry started through her parent’s experience with their local dentist. She enjoyed watching their smile transformations unfold and saw firsthand the results of dental work. Not only in appearance, but also as an improvement in quality of life.
Hutika enjoys treating children and adults who have reservations about seeing the dentist. This is because she enjoys changing their opinions. Her goal is always to make her patients feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
Improving her patient’s oral health is also a very satisfying component of her profession. Hutika understands good oral health is a key component of living a healthy life. In her words, “life is so much easier without illness and disease”.
Outside of work, Hutika Bourke is usually spends most of her time with her family. Together, with her husband and four children, Hutika enjoys spending time at the beach. Hutika leads a healthy lifestyle and likes to take time to visit the gym and eat wholesome foods.
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