The Experts Who Create
Keeping up with the latest in technology and techniques should come standard at any dental practice. We believe what makes a dentist great is how you feel at the end of every visit. That’s why our entire practice is built around making sure you feel confident, comfortable and relaxed.
Our small, friendly team of NZ dentists have a combined experience of over one hundred years. You could say we’re in this for the long term, so it’s not surprising that some of our patients have been coming back for decades – and bringing their children and grandchildren too.
Meet The Team
- Brent WillDentist, BSc, BDS (Otago)
After training at Otago University, Brent worked for several years in London, then returned to Auckland where he’s been treating patients for more than 25 years. He’s always at the forefront in adopting new dental technologies like implant replacement of teeth and the pioneering CEREC technology. Brent has three sons with his wife Bronwyn, and is addicted to fishing and skiing.John HaleDentist, BDS (Otago), MSc (London) FICD
John has a Master’s degree in restorative dentistry from the University of London and has been part of our practice for 35 years. He is also a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. John’s lived on the North Shore since 1981, has three children and enjoys golf and fishing.Bill BennisonDentist, BDS (Otago), MGDS RCS (Eng)
Bill gained his BDS from Otago and his MGDS from the Royal College of Surgeons in London. He works with a focus on implants, CEREC technology, restorative and cosmetic dentistry and is a founding member of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentists. He’s married to Nikki with whom he has four children, two cats and a Labrador.
- Jeremy BywaterDentist, BDS (Otago)
Jeremy graduated from the Otago School of Dentistry in 2000. After working in private practice in New Zealand, he spent ten years working in England, returning home with his wife and two young sons last year. Jeremy focuses on comprehensive dental care to create beautiful smiles that are functional whilst preserving natural tooth structure, that patients can maintain for years to come.Nicole SmithHygienist Dip. D.H. (Otago)
Nicole has worked in dentistry for more than 18 years – starting her career as an assistant in this practice, before graduating as a hygienist from Otago University in 2001. She returned to our practice in 2006 and has become known for her friendly and outgoing personality as well as educating patients not only on dental care, but maintaining overall health. Nicole spends her spare time with her young son, enjoys paddle boarding and activities with her family and friends.Caron SavageHygienist
Caron joined our team in March 2015 and quickly impressed us with her excellent skill sets. Graduating from Otago in the original NZ Hygiene courses, Caron brings over 20 years of Hygienist experience. After working long term in Christchurch and Orewa, she is a great asset to our Hygiene Department here in Takapuna. In Caron’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, exploring the outdoors and fishing.
- Cherie ArnetDental Assistant
Cherie brings to the practice more than 20 years’ experience, and assists in all aspects of dentistry and implant surgery. Cherie is also our most experienced chairside assistant and does most of the training for new staff members. Outside of work, Cherie enjoys reading, walking, spending time with her teenage sons and family.Leanne RiddellDental Assistant
Leanne is the resident Australian at our practice. She joined us after many years’ working as a Registered nurse, and her experience in different health professions makes her a great asset to the practice. When Leanne is not at work she enjoys reading, walking, gardening and spending time with her family.Angie CaldwellOffice Manager
Angie has over 10 years’ experience as a medical practice manager and joined us three years ago, to work closer to her home on the North Shore. In her spare time, Angie catches up with friends and family, including her four grandchildren, or tries to catch a movie.
- Ashley LynchReceptionist/Dental Assistant
Ashley was born in the US, where she worked as a Dental Assistant before moving to New Zealand over 10 years ago. She worked for us for several years before taking maternity leave, and returned to us in 2016 as a receptionist. Ashley has two children, and she and her husband also own a CrossFit gym on the North Shore.