As you can see I am no newcomer to Dentistry having a career spanning almost 35years.
Time has not diminished my passion for this challenging and dynamic profession.
I am absolutely enthused over the modern advances that help me deliver a standard of workmanship we could only dream about a few years ago.
I am a GP Dentist with special interests in reconstruction of broken down and lost teeth with crowns, bridges, veneers and implants.
When not looking into mouths I love nothing more than to go sea kayaking or hiking.
Brought up in Wairoa, I first graduated as a microbiologist from Massey University in 1975. When a good friend suggested I should join him in Dental school I started talking to a few dentists. I soon realised I had found my calling and my life career.
From my times as House surgeon, I retained my interest in paediatric, special needs dentistry and minor surgery (e.g. Wisdom teeth). I now contract to “Mobile Surgical Services” around 6 times a year, carrying out these procedures on the Mobile Surgical Bus in Wairoa.
What attracted me to this practice is that Gary Winter has kept his equipment, materials and techniques right up-to-date and he has the same passion and drive for excellence in dentistry I have.
As you can see I am no newcomer to Dentistry having a career spanning almost 35 years…
When a good friend suggested I should join him in Dental school I started talking to a few dentists…
I am originally from Sweden but have made NZ my home. I love what NZ has to offer in the way of outdoor activities as mountain biking is a big part of my life. I previously worked at Dental on Raffles as a dental assistant for 7 years before I decided to study Bachelor of Oral Health in Otago. I was fortunate to get this great opportunity to come back to work in this awesome dental practice as a qualified Dental Hygienist/Therapist. I chose this career because I believe having a healthy mouth is an important part of our overall well-being and being able to help people achieve this is fantastic.
“Promoting oral healthcare & wellness through gentle teeth cleaning & effective periodontal care” that’s Masdie’s Moto!
Maddie been in the HB from Colorado USA, 2.5 yrs now & really is enjoying living here with her family.
A graduate of UCLA, this experienced Dental Hygienist has a skill set that offers the highest quality dental hygiene services one could achieve.
When you ask Maddie what it is she likes about her line of work, this is her reply…..
“I enjoy helping individuals achieve optimal oral health through effective gentle dental care; tailoring each patient’s treatment to their specific needs. It’s quite a challenge though I enjoy what I do very much. When you are passionate about your job it isn’t work anymore.”
With 27 yrs experience working with the dental team & patients; this dental hygienist can’t help but raise the bar for all those she has the opportunity to care for.
Some of her other interested are Gardening, the Ocean, fine wines & cuisine. Hobbies are tramping, biking & officiating roller derby.
Maddie looks forward to brightening your smile at Dental on Raffles!
I chose this career because I believe having a healthy mouth is an important part of our overall well-being…
“Promoting oral healthcare & wellness through gentle teeth cleaning & effective periodontal care”
Well many of you would have seen my face around here by now as I am practically part of the furniture and if you haven’t I am the one that never stops talking!
I have been working alongside Gary as his dental assistant for a number of years now and some days I feel I am HIS boss, as I am known to order him around a wee bit!
We have a fantastic team and this place is never short of a good chuckle.
You could call me the face of Dental on Raffles, I am the number one receptionist here! After years of working in retail I have finally found my niche. Currently I am studying to become a qualified dental assistant which is fantastic! The best part of my day is getting to know our wonderful patients and seeing them leave smiling.
After travelling and living in Europe for some years I am happy to be back in my hometown and working for a community based dental practice. I enjoy working at Dental on Raffles as Gary’s fulltime dental assistant where I get so much pleasure from helping people and being part of such a vibrant team.
I have recently qualified as a Dental Chairside Assistant. I worked in hospitality for a few years which allowed me to travel and work in Europe. Dental Assisting alongside Garth Forbes is an absolute joy and I love being able to comfort people when they are feeling afraid and vulnerable. All of the team at Dental on Raffles are great to work with and we can honestly say we are never bored!
We have a fantastic team and this place is never short of a good chuckle…
I thoroughly enjoy the diversity of my position and am thrilled to be part of such an energetic team…
The best part of my day is getting to know our wonderful patients and seeing them leave smiling…
After travelling and living in Europe for some years I am happy to be back in my hometown and working…
Dental Assisting alongside Garth Forbes is an absolute joy and I love being able to help & support people.
Carmen is one of our Dental receptionists. She is very professional, caring and positive.
Jamiee our lovely dental assistant is here to ensure you have a restful and enjoyable dental visit.
Shonnie works alongside Dr Gary Winter as his Dental Assistant.