A University of Otago graduate, Ray has owned a practice in Gisborne for over 25 years. He obtained a post graduate diploma in Clinical Dentistry (periodontics) in 1988 and is a Fastbraces Senior Master Provider. He has a special interest in implants and oral surgery. Before owning Dominion Road Dental Care (now happily known as Flash. The Dentists on Dominion Road), Ray was a long term locum in Onehunga, Avondale and Whangaparoa. He has been involved with providing voluntary dentistry in Cambodia, Fiji and Thailand. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities and is a keen fisherman.