Receptionist

Kathleen grew up in South Auckland and attended Manurewa High. In between being married for a while and producing a couple of now teenage children, she has lived in Auckland, Australia, England, and Nelson. Kathleen has worked at front desk positions in medical offices, A and E clinics, and in optometry and audiology clinics. Now…

Oral Health Therapist

Smruti [SD for short] arrived in New Zealand as a young child and grew up in Auckland. When she finished school at Mt Roskill Grammar, she flew off to India to look after her grandparents. She stayed longer than intended, partly because she went to Dental School in Mumbai and then worked for two years…

Lab technician

Peter has been a dental technician with us [on and off] for many years. Now he ferries over from Waiheke for a couple of days a week to work in the lab with Sam and make all the little plastic things that help straighten teeth or recover patients’ smiles. He used to make glass eyes…

Sharlene

Oral Health Therapist

Sharlene is our Oral Health Therapist which means she is a School Dental Nurse [the old title] and a Dental Hygienist rolled into one. She received her Bachelor of Health Science at AUT and graduated in 2016. So she is very competent at fixing children and teenagers teeth and, as well, she has an excellent…

Teana

Clinical assistant

You could find Teana anywhere around the building. She is a receptionist, she assists the dentists, processes our xrays and CT scans, and even helps with the cleaning and tidying and doing the dishes

Sam

Lab technician

Sam is really Samantha, but she likes to be called Sam which is fine by us. She is usually the first person you see when you nervously shuffle in the front door. That’s why Sam has a great smile to make you feel more relaxed.

Patricia

Clinical assistant

Patricia was born in Colombia. She finished school and headed off to qualify as a dentist at El Bosque University in Bogota in 2001. But she wanted to travel so, in 2007, Patricia was in Brisbane perfecting her English and studying to become a dental technician.

Alana

Clinical team leader

Alana Costley started working with John way back in 1997 when they were both young. She took a lot of time off in those days because she represented New Zealand in international trampolining competitions in faraway places like Bulgaria, Outer Mongolia, and Hokitika.

Dr David Arias, Dentist located in Epsom.

Dr David grew up in Costa Rica and graduated top of his dental school class at the University of Costa Rica in 2016. He spent the next few years furthering his dental knowledge by completing courses in orthodontics, TMJ treatments, Invisalign techniques, Botox therapies, and oral surgery. He has lectured on clear aligners in Russia,…

Dentist

Dr Chin was born in Malaysia. He came to New Zealand as a young lad and attended school in Tauranga before heading off to Otago University to complete his dental degree in 2000. So he has had over 23 years of helping patients which means he is very experienced, as well as being a thoroughly…