Dame Cindy and Mrs Cynthia Wallbridge, of Auckland, MNZM for services to dental health and education
Cynthia Wallbridge is a dental therapist and hygienist who has volunteered in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and the Pacific. She co-founded Family Teeth Matters Charitable Trust. She was instrumental in developing oral health educational tools for Decile 1 primary schools and kindergartens in Auckland. She consulted on two children’s books with dental education messaging. She developed a stage show with characters from the books, which has been performed at schools. She chaired the Auckland New Zealand Dental Hygienist Association and was New Zealand representative to the International Federation of Dental Hygienists. Mrs Wallbridge organised the 2020 Global Dental Summit for Dental Hygienists, Dentists and Dental Therapists.