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 Ashburton.


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.

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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.


Dr. Pandeep Kaur 

Dentist - BDS

Dr. Pandeep Kaur graduated from North India in 2016 ,soon after moved to NZ and in 2023, she passed Australian Dental Examination & joined G & E Dental Rolleston.

Pandeep is passionate about all aspect of general dentistry including Cosmetics, Root canal treatments , extractions, crowns & veneers. Her work aim is to provide safe and quality treatment to all patients and help them overcome their fear towards dentistry.

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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.


Dr Hoon Kang (Jay)

Dentist - BDS

Dr.Jay, a compassionate dentist and University of Otago graduate, brings expertise in all facets of dental care to our clinic with a warm, patient-centered approach, reflecting a genuine understanding of each individual’s needs, alongside a passion for swimming and trekking.


Dr. Francesca

Rangiora and Hornby

Francesca graduated dentistry from Griffith University, Australia and has practiced in Adelaide previous to working with G&E Dental.  

Francesca enjoys working in all aspects of general dentistry and aims to provide a comfortable and fun experience.
Outside of dentistry, Francesca loves exploring, finding local hidden gems and reading



Clinical Dental Technician

Wilson Graduated from the University of Otago with a Postgraduate Clinical Dental Technology, Wilson believes that oral health is equally important as the health of your body. Food is our energy resource which comes through the mouth, you can almost say that teeth are the key factor that keeps you healthy. Not only the health but also your social well-being, as it will be part of the presentation of yourself to others. A perfect smile can improve one’s confidence. Wilson has been working around New Zealand since 2014, including Christchurch, Invercargill and Hamilton. He is also a registered member with both Dental Council of New Zealand (DCNZ) and New Zealand Institute of Dental Technologists (NZIDT).



Clinical Dental Technician

Jimmy graduated in 2010 from University of Otago from Bachelor of Dental technology. He worked in Newcastle NSW as a dental technician for three years before returning to Dunedin to complete Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology. He enjoyed working with patients and restoring their smiles. In the last two years, Jimmy has enjoyed the new digital dentistry showing his skills in the CAD/CAM area, where he focussed on digital denture designs. He believes using the latest technology will improve oral health and restore the confidence of our patients. In his spare time he enjoys doing DIY around the house, learning new technology and spending time with his family