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Meet Our Dental Team - G & E Dental


 
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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 Ashburton.


 
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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 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.


 
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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.


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Dr Pearl Moruti

Dentist - BDS

Works in Rangiora and Hornby Branches.

Pearl is a University of Otago graduate who is passionate about all aspects of general dentistry.   She started her career in a small town of Temuka before deciding to move to Christchurch for a more fast paced life. She is an invisalign Go provider and has a special interest in aesthetic dentistry. She hopes to make all patients feel comfortable in the chair and  at ease so that they can have a positive dental experience. 


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Dr Fay Yan

Dentist - BDS

Works in the Rolleston and Hornby branches

Member of the New Zealand Dental Association
Member of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

After graduating from the University of Otago in 2016, Fay has worked for two years in Gisborne before coming down to Christchurch.  As a dental surgeon, she strives to provide treatments that are minimally invasive and could stand the test of time. To achieve this, she keeps her skills up-to-date with regular training and courses.

"I understand the fear patients may perceive towards dentistry and it is my goal to provide appropriate education and comfortable treatments to minimise patients’ anxiety and pain."


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Dr Alister Moore

Dentist - BDS

Works in Hornby and Rangiora branches.

Alister graduated from the University of Otago School of Dentistry in 1983. Originally from Christchurch,
Alister worked for many years in Wellington in private practice.
Alsiter is gentle and had a very soothing personality. He is dedicated towards providing quality dental care to the community.


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Dr Jay Panchchiger

Dentist - BDS

Works mostly in the Hornby branch.

Jay graduated from King's College London in 2012. Since then he has been working in a busy NHS practice in England for 5 years, seeing around 25 - 30 patients per day. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, taking a particular interest in Endodontics. Jay decided to study further in this field and has completed 1 year of a 3 year Master’s course in Endodontics. Jay got married in Febuary 2017 and had his honeymoon in New Zealand, spending four weeks here. He and his wife loved the country so much they decided to move here to enjoy the amazing lifestyle. 

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Dr Marc Libeau

Dentist - BDS

Works mostly in Ashburton 

Marc graduated from Otago University in 1978 with his Bachelor of Dental Surgery. He then worked as an Assistant Dentist for two years in Dunedin, followed by the big OE to Britain for 5 years, where he gained further skills and training in all areas of dentistry. Returning to New Zealand in 1994 he established a very successful practice in Hamilton.

Marc is strongly committed to continuing education within the field of dentistry, and attends conferences and seminars regularly to keep updated with the latest research, trends, and treatments, thus providing the very best dentistry for his patients in the pursuit of excellence.

Marc’s particular interests are cosmetic dentistry, minor oral surgery, and crown and bridge treatments. He has a passion for delivering oral health education to his patients coupled with a genuine fun and caring manner to put all his patients at ease.

Outside of dentistry, Marc is a keen fishermen, cyclist, kayaker, tramper and loves going into the bush, mountains and other wild places.


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Dr Alicia Wade

Dentist - BDS (with Hons)

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

Alicia is a friendly and enthusiastic dentist with a personable approach. She likes helping you feel comfortable and confident when coming to the dentist. She takes pride in ensuring you understand all the available options so you can make the right decision for your treatment needs.

Alicia has worked within the UK’s National Health Service and at a major UK hospital within the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. In 2017 she was awarded the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (FGDP) Prize for Best Foundation Dentist. In 2016, she received three awards from The University of Manchester: The Charles Preston Prize and Medal, The Hans Krurer Prize and British Dental Association prize for highest overall performance, best clinical case and highest mark in final year exams.

Outside of dentistry, Alicia enjoys a mix of activities including surfing, salsa and swimming and her favourite place is the beach!


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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 Kerina Lynch

Dentist - BDS

Works in the Hornby branch

Hi I'm Kerina Lynch.I have recently moved to NZ from the UK with my family to enjoy the lifestyle and beauty of nature here.

I have 20+ years of experience as a dentist since qualifying in 1996 in Leeds in the UK. I am still facinated by dentistry and enjoy a variety of aspects from fillings, crowns, dentures giving advice and cleaning teeth as well as getting to know the people with the teeth!

My main passion in dentistry is prevention. I love to work with patients to reduce the number of new holes they get in their teeth over the years and to help them get healthier gums so that they are far more likely to have a healthy, happy, funtional smile later in life.