North Shore Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

North Shore Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (NSOMS) is a specialist practice located at 08/3 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand. Our experienced team provide an excellent care for patients undergoing oral surgery.

Dr Sam Goldsmith and Dr Han Choi deliver high quality surgical care specialising in wisdom teeth surgery, dental implants, surgical treatment related to the replacement of full mouth missing or unfixable teeth and surgical repair of teeth with failed root canal treatment

Meet Our Team


Dr Han Choi

Dr Han Choi is a fully registered Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. Dr Choi graduated from dentistry (BDS, with credit) at University of Otago in 2004. He then moved to Kenepuru Hospital in Wellington for a year to work as a house surgeon. Following this he worked in a private dental practice in Auckland for a year.

His long journey to become an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon started in 2007 when he successfully gained entry to the conjoint programme at the University of Otago, which involved a medical degree (MBChB), master degree (MDS) and residency training in Dunedin Public Hospital. He completed the programme in 2011 with top achievement gaining a distinction award in MDS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery).

Dr Choi moved back to Auckland in 2011 and resides in the North Shore where he grew up. At the end of 2011 he began to work part-time as a surgeon at NSOMS. During this period, he also worked at North Shore Hospital and Middlemore Hospital- gaining further experience in general medicine and other surgical specialties.

At the end of 2013 Dr Choi came on board to join our practice full-time. He has a special interest in dental implant treatment including full mouth rehabilitation, using All-on-4™ concept and Zygoma implants, and various bone grafting procedures.


  • Registered Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dental Council of NZ (DCNZ)
  • Registered medical practitioner, Medical Council of NZ (MCNZ)
  • Associate member of ANZAOMS (Australia & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons)
  • Member of International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member of Australian Society of Implant Dentistry
  • Member of AOCMF

Dr Sam Goldsmith

Dr Goldsmith is a fully registered Oral Surgeon.  He has been operating out of NSOMS since 2015.  Before starting on the North Shore he practiced for 5 years in Hawkes Bay as a Specialist Oral Surgeon, and prior to this at Dunedin Public Hospital and the University of Otago.

Dr Goldsmith graduated from the University of Otago with a Clinical Doctorate in Oral Surgery after eight years of study and research.

During these roles Dr Goldsmith has gained much experience in the management of oral diseases and disorders, the removal of wisdom teeth, dental implant surgery and associated procedures, surgical management of other impacted teeth, surgical treatment of teeth with failed root canals (Apical surgery, Apicectomy), biopsy procedures, release of tongue and lip ties (Frenectomy) and other oral surgical procedures.

He has a special interest in wisdom tooth removal and dental implant treatment including Clip-OnDentures and All-On-4 as well as singles or multiple implants.

Dr Goldsmith consults and operates in our rooms on Shakespeare Road as well as operating at North Harbour Southern Cross Hospital.


  • Registered Oral Surgeon, Dental Council of NZ (DCNZ)
  • Member of the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA)
  • Member of the Auckland Dental Association (ADA)
  • Member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS)
  • Member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry
  • Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists