Peter Foote was the first dentist to practice in Havelock North and he had his surgery at 9 Napier Road. He was a well-known and respected Havelock identity; a keen swimmer and skier and was generous in his hours of coaching at the local pool. He was instrumental in bringing fluoridated water to the Hastings district in the 1950’s.
In 1984, he sold his practice to Paul Scott, the son of now retired Wellington dentist, John Scott. Paul was looking to settle in Havelock North with his wife, Hawkes Bay local, Mary-anne Watson.
9 Napier Road is now the ASB bank in Havelock North.
In 1999 Paul Scott bought the physiotherapy rooms in Middle Road off Peggy Clayvanger and converted them into a dental surgery and he is still based there now. In 2004 dentist, Sarah Hall came to work with Paul and they have worked well together since then.