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Meet Our Dental Team - G & E Dental


Dr. Meena Chawdhry

Dentist - BDS NZDREX

Founder and lead dentist at G & E Dental.

Meena graduated in the year 1979 from The Guru Nanak Dev University of India where she was awarded a gold medal for being the best graduate. She has 20 years of experience working in a referral district hospital catering to emergency and general patients. 
After moving to New Zealand with her family, she did further study from the University of Otago before registering with the
Dental Council of New Zealand.

Prior to setting up G&E Dental she has worked in private practices in both the North and South Islands.
Meena is passionate about dentistry in general with special interests in cosmetic dentistry including Crown and Bridge, Veneers and Fast Braces. She is also an expert in surgical extractions ensuring minimum trauma to the patient.
Her vast experience over the years has enabled her to deal with various dental complications, keeping her patients at ease during treatment.
Meena, besides being the clinical director of the company also works as a dentist at Rolleston, Hornby and Methven.


Dr. Yasmin Akrum

Dentist - BDS MSc (Periodontics) FAMS (Periodontics)

Works primarily at the Hornby Branch of G&E Dental.

Yasmin graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1992 and attained postgraduate qualifications, from the Eastman Dental Institute, University of London in 1995, in the field of Periodontology.

She has worked in Singapore for 8 years involved with advanced speciality training, research and teaching. Her advanced speciality training has honed her clinical skills to not only stabilise patients with gum disease via conservative and surgical treatment but to also restore the function and aesthetics of patients utilising various soft and hard tissue grafting techniques and implant surgery.

Yasmin obtained her Fellowship of The Academy of Medicine (Singapore) in 2007 and is presently a member of the Singapore Board of Dental Specialists. She is also a Visiting Specialist at the National Dental Centre (Singapore) and a senior adjunct lecturer at the National University of Singapore for the dental undergraduate programme.

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Dr. Mike Shortt

Dentist - BDS

Works primarily at the Methven and Rolleston branches of G&E Dental.

Mike Graduated from Manchester University in 2002. He has worked in the UK and Australia, and more recently in Westport New Zealand. He places a strong emphasis on informed consent, and works to make each patient aware of all their options and the consequences of each one. He aims to help the patient keep a sense of control within the surgery, to reduce fear and anxiety, and to demystify dental procedures.


Dr. Alham Jeong

Dentist - BDS

Works primarily at the Hornby branch of G&E Dental

Alham graduated from the University of Otago School of Dentistry in 2012 and immediately joined G&E Dental where he has grown professionally to be an extraordinary dentist. He is proficient in all forms of general dentistry. 
He is soft spoken and caring towards his patients. Alham works primarily at Hornby.


Dr. Kathy Moon

Dentist - BDS

Works primarily at the Hornby branch of G&E Dental

After graduating from the University of Otago, Kathy joined G&E Dental in 2013. She has a passion for periodontal work and takes pride in the quality of work she produces. She is a perfectionist and her patients love her for that.


Dr. Graeme Shaw

Dentist - BDS

Works primarily at the Rangiora branch of G&E Dental.

Graeme graduated from The University of Dundee in June 2014. Subsequently, he completed the Scottish NHS’ renowned Vocational Training program in a busy general dental practice in Perthshire, Scotland, gaining a good grounding in all aspects of general and emergency dentistry. Graeme then pursued further training, spending time in the Community Dental Service, working with anxious and medically compromised patients before working as a House Officer in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department in a busy general hospital. There he gained knowledge of orofacial deformities, head & neck cancer, and improving his skills in managing acute dental emergencies and oral surgical procedures. Graeme enjoys all aspects of dentistry, particularly minor oral surgery.


Dr. Rebecca Manson

Dentist - BDS

Works primarily at the Rangiora branch of G&E Dental.

Rebecca graduated with commendation from the University of Dundee in 2015. Since then Rebecca has gone on to complete her post graduate NHS Vocational training in Dundee. Rebecca enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a particular interested in helping nervous patients overcome their dental anxiety. 


Dr. Suman Kavooru

Dentist - BDS MPH

Works primarily at the Rolleston and Hornby branches of G&E Dental.

Prior to moving to New Zealand, Suman has worked as a general dentist in Australia. He has valuable experience and has also worked as a Research and Health Promotion Coordinator in Australia.Suman has great interest in Aesthetic dentistry, Crown and Bridge, Root Canal, Fast Orthodontic treatment and Wisdom teeth extractions. He likes to play cricket in his free time and is an avid traveller.

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Dr. Su Chun Lee

Dentist - BDS

Works primarily at the Rangiora branch of G&E Dental.

I graduated from the University of Otago in 2012 and spent some time working in Hamilton and Auckland before coming down to Christchurch. I place strong emphasis on making sure each patient is aware of all the possible options and the consequences of each option. I have a passion in restorative and minimally invasive dentistry and am a big proponent of maintaining the patients autonomy and self-sufficiency.


Tu Nguyen

Dental Therapist

Works across all practices of G&E Dental.

Tu graduated from the University Of Otago School Of Dentistry in 2007 with a Bachelor of Health Science endorsed in Dental Therapy. As a Dental Therapist he helps children and adolescents to improve and maintain good oral health and provide them with routine dental care.

When Tu is not in the dental clinic, he likes to spend time with his family, go for walks or stay at home watching movies.