specialist oral surgeon dr luke adsett
Dr Luke Adsett

Oral Surgeon

Dr Luke Adsett is our primary clinician and with formal training in the field of oral surgery, is a specialist oral surgeon registered with the New Zealand Dental Council. Dr Adsett originates from Hawke’s Bay and is very proud to be an Otago graduate.

As a specialist oral surgeon, Dr Adsett is an honest, energetic clinician who enjoys working in the field of oral surgery. He has several years of work experience in Australia and New Zealand and has completed several academic publications. He is passionate about caring for the needs of others and will help in any manner possible. He strives to provide the highest level of care and believes that sound theoretical knowledge is essential to do so.


Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Otago 2002-2006

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent)
Otago 2009-2011

Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS)
Sydney 2014

Research & Publications


  • Adsett LA, Thomson WM, Tong DC, Kieser JA, Broughton JR. Patterns and trends in facial fractures in New Zealand. OUR archive, University of Otago, New Zealand, 2011.


  • Adsett LA. Assessing third molars for extraction: A review for the general practitioner. NZDA News; 2017;183: 33-40.
  • Adsett LA, Thomson WM, Kieser J, Tong D. Patterns and trends in facial fractures in New Zealand between 1999 and 2009. NZ Dent J 2013; 109(4):142-7.
  • Antoun JS, Adsett LA, Goldsmith SM, Thomson WM. The oral health of older people: general dental practitioners’ beliefs and experience. Spec Care Dentist 2008; 28:2-7.