Anne has worked as our receptionist/administrator since I started in 2009. Her helpfulness to patients, dental knowledge and administration skills are what makes her an important cog in the wheel that helps to keep this practice running smoothly. During her spare time she likes to spend her days more often than not pottering round the garden in the Wairarapa with her husband and pets.
Vanessa has been a Dental Hygienist for 20 years. Having worked in various private and specialist periodontal practices she has been at the forefront of the growth in popularity and importance of Dental Hygiene. During her years of experience Vanessa has worked on many challenging yet rewarding oral health issues and is adept and helping her patients feel at ease and supported when they visit her. She keeps up to date with the latest techniques in her field and studied in Melbourne to complete her local anesthetic qualifications.
Vanessa is always encouraged when her patients return with much improved oral health having taken on board the importance of looking after their gums as part of the holistic approach to oral hygiene. In her leisure time Vanessa is a keen gym goer, teaches spin classes and enjoys sewing, being a member of the Australasian Sewing Guild.
Susan is our newest team member, a real people person and a senior Dental Assistant with excellent chair side manner and patient focused skills. She began her dental career volunteering at the Wellington People Centre where she completed her NZDAA Dental Assistant qualification, now the Downtown City Mission where she still volunteers providing dental care for the most marginalised in the community. Since then she has gone on to complete an IV Sedation course, Level 4 Resuscitation Certificate, Implant Course in Shanghai and a live Implant Placement Course in Wellington. She went onto train and work as a digital workflow technician undertaking intraoral digital scanning for implant placements using the latest digital technologies. When not at work she can be found moaning at her husband, avoiding her three grown up children and walking her two Daschunds, Frank and Sally along the Wellington waterfront.