Mat Popham


Here at Mat P Dental we want to make your dental experience a positive and rewarding one. With our purpose built, modern and comfortable surroundings we offer a wide range of dental treatments for the whole family.

At Mat P Dental we aim to

  1. provide the best available dental treatments
  2. offer clear explanations, planning and options
  3. encourage preventative techniques

We believe in treating people the way we would want to be treated ourselves.

Mat Popham – Dentist/Practice Owner

Mat Popham graduated as a Dental Surgeon in 1996 from Otago University. Upon graduating he spent two years in the hospital system. This was followed by a year working in private practice in Wellington before heading off on a two year OE with wife Anna Fulton. Five years later they returned to New Zealand and settled on the Kapiti Coast, living here ever since, with their now teenage children, Holly and Toby.

‘I am a general dentist, jack of all trades and problem solver by instinct. I have special interests in minor oral surgery, Implantology and Forensic dentistry. I was privileged to be involved with Disaster Victim identification after the Christchurch earthquake, Carterton balloon crash and the Christchurch Mosque shooting.

. These trying situations bring the greatest level of personal and professional satisfaction of a job well done.

‘I enjoy going to work every day and look forward to the challenges each day brings.’

Anna Fulton – Practice Manager

Anna, Mat’s wife and Mum to Holly and Toby, is a teacher by trade but 25+ years of living with a Dentist has prepared her well for many aspects of running a dental practice.  Anna’s aims as practice Manager are to ensure a well-run practice for both staff and patients.  She hopes that every patient coming through the doors of Mat P Dental feels welcome and looked after throughout the entire process whether it be a simple exam or a more complex treatment plan taking multiple visit.  She wants to make sure all staff are supported in their jobs and know they are valued as integral parts of the team.