Scott Clinic is an integrated specialist centre for oral, maxillofacial and skin cancer surgery.

The clinic is a purpose built surgical facility utilising modern diagnostic and surgical equipment. High standards of medical care are important to us and we have a dedicated team of specialist surgeons, doctors and nurses providing evidence based treatments focused on obtaining the best outcome for patients.

The clinic employs a multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare and has links with the Hawke’s Bay regional hospital, Royston Hospital, physiotherapists, radiologists, pathologists and other respected national and international head and neck surgeons.

We are an affiliated provider with Southern Cross Healthcare and accredited by DAA Group to provide day stay surgery.


Derek Goodisson

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Derek is the principal surgeon in the region for head and neck cancer, facial deformity surgery both accident related and congenital, and oral surgery. He also has a sub-specialty interest in skin cancer management. Derek is an active member of a number of College committees, including Australia and New Zealand Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons ( ANZAOMS) and the British equivalent (BAOMS).  He is an AOCMF Faculty member and works nationally on the Dental Council and Medical Council of New Zealand advisory panels.

Lloyd Peterson


Dr Lloyd Peterson graduated from Otago University in 1991. He is a GP with special interest in skin cancer medicine. Dr Peterson is a member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia (SCCA) holding their Diploma in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery and the Diploma in Dermatoscopy for which he received a distinction.

Hamish Cameron

Oral Surgeon

Hamish attended the University of Otago, graduating in 2003, BDS with Credit.  In 2009 Hamish returned to Dunedin to undertake the conjoint MDS/MBChB programme. During these five years he trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery and completed medicine, graduating in 2013, MDS with Distinction, MBChB.

Registered Nurses

Amanda Martin

Practice Manager

Amanda is a Registered Nurse. She  is responsible for running the clinic and steps in to assist with surgical procedures as required.

Cynthia Garrity

Registered Nurse

Cynthia is a Registered Nurse who works with Dr L Peterson. She assists with his skin surgery, supports patients during skin examinations and provides post-operative wound care.

Gemma Jeffery

Registered Nurse

Gemma works with all the clinicians at Scott Clinic providing care of the patients having intravenous sedation and assisting with skin surgery. Gemma does the majority of the postoperative care for our patients including phone calls, wound checks and follow up in clinic.

Support Staff

Megan Pitt

Oral Surgery Assistant

Megan trained as a School Dental Nurse. Megan assists the clinicians with oral surgery procedures and is also responsible for coordinating the dental implant service offered at the clinic.

Angela Hastie

Oral Surgery Assistant

Angela is a qualified Dental Assistant.  She assists the clinicians with  oral surgery procedures.

Nicole Verhoeven


Nicole is the first contact for all enquires and ensures the administrative side of the practice runs smoothly and our patients are well looked after at reception.