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Dr Charlotte Leabourn Dentist

Originally from Auckland, Charlotte has recently graduated from the University of Otago and relocated to the Bay of Plenty to join the team in Rotorua.

She is a friendly and passionate dentist, interested in all aspects of general dental practice. She practices minimally invasive patient-centred care with a focus on patient education and prevention to effectively meet the needs of each of her patients. She is striving to create a positive contribution to her community as her passion for dentistry continues to flourish.

Outside of dentistry Charlotte loves live music, and traveling throughout New Zealand and beyond, as well as cooking and exploring different cuisines with family and friends. She is looking forward to discovering everything the Bay of Plenty has to offer.

Dr Natasha Manuson Dentist

Kia ora: Welcome to The Dentists. I was born and raised in Auckland, however, after moving out of the city I discovered the prolific culture and beauty of Aotearoa.

I was awarded the Royal New Zealand Dental Corps Prize for Oral Surgery when I completed my Bachelor of Dental Surgery and the R.C. Tonkin Scholarship to research cross cultural interactions of migrant populations of New Zealand. My approach to dentistry is gentle, evidence-based and precise. I believe in actively listening to your concerns so we can together make the best decision for your oral health!

My passion outside of work is painting nature which merges seamlessly with my other interests: tramping New Zealand's lush outdoors. I am here to help, and my patients are my main priority!

Dr Danny Lee Dentist

Hi, I am Danny. I graduated BDS with distinction from University of Otago in 2015 and moved to Rotorua in 2016.

I was born and bred on the busy streets of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia for the past 20 years before deciding to move to Otago to study and pursue a career in dentistry.

I have always believed in the old adage that prevention is better than cure. The philosophy of dentistry has changed over the years from the typical “drill-and-fill” mode to a medical model which emphasises preventative treatment and a more conservative approach. It is very important to me that patients understand the different types of dental diseases and adopt lifestyles and habits that improve their oral health. I have special interests in wisdom teeth extraction with/without sedation and cosmetic rehabilitation. Aesthetics is very important to me as I believe it will open up a multitude of possibilities in life.

Outside work, I live and breathe football, or rather what is known as soccer in NZ. I have supported Arsenal football club since I was 7 years old. Locally, I used to play/train for Rotorua United until I suffered a serious shoulder injury which prevents me from playing competitive games anymore. Nowadays, I often work out my strength at Flex Fitness or completing strava run challenges in the Redwoods and Blue Lake.

Dr George Hermans Dentist

I grew up in the South Waikato before heading to the University of Otago to complete my Bachelor of Dental Surgery. I graduated in 2018. I was awarded the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Prize for obtaining the best aggregate grade in my final year.

I appreciate the influence healthy teeth have not only on general health, but on self-confidence and the social aspects of living. I strive to have all my patients walk out of my room with not only healthier teeth, but also with more confidence.

I am a member of the New Zealand Dental Association, and the New Zealand Institute of Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

Outside of work, you’ll find me in the Redwoods, on the lakes or up a mountain.

Dr Shu Jin Ee Dentist

Kia Ora  

Born and raised in Malaysia, I moved to Dunedin to study and fell in love with this beautiful country I now call home. I graduated from the University of Otago in 2015 and joined the team at Wanganui before moving to Rotorua in 2017.  

I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and am very passionate about delivering high quality patient-oriented care. I believe being able to smile confidently makes a huge difference in someones life and those around them. Therefore, that is what I aspire to do, putting smiles back on peoples faces. With the availability of various dental technology here at The Dentists, I strive to make your time here an enjoyable and educational one.  

Outside of dentistry I enjoy going for outdoor walks and tramps, travelling, cooking and enjoying a home cooked meal with friends and family.  

         

Cindy Receptionist

Hi I'm Cindy

I originally come from Darwin Australia and in May 2000 I packed up and moved myself and my two children to Rotorua to start a new life with my amazing husband of 18 years, Des and his three children. In August 2019 I decided to become a NZ citizen as all that hold dear to my heart is firmly rooted here.

I joined The Dentists as Receptionist in February 2012 as a complete “newbie” to the dental industry and over the years have come to understand the importance of dental care.

I love my job and the wonderful relationships that have evolved between myself and our patients. The trust they place in us as a team, knowing that our practice provides a friendly, comforting and compassionate environment in circumstances that, at times can be very stressful to them. I know we make a real difference to their wellbeing.

When I'm not at work I love spending time with my family which now includes two grandchildren whom I adore. I also love going to the beach and surfcasting with Des, or hitting the road with him in our bus travelling around seeing the beauty of New Zealand. Also if time allows I enjoy spending time in my garden.

Kelsi Receptionist

Hi, my name's Kelsi. I was born and raised in Rotorua and have lived here most of my life. I moved down to Franz Josef Glacier in the South Island when I was 18 to live for 8 months but moved home to be with my friends and family again.

I joined The Dentists team in August 2018 knowing nothing about the industry, but have come to love it completely. I started my job as a dental assistant, loving the challenges it brought and the relationships I got to build with the patients. It was those relationships that made moving to reception a breeze. I enjoy that, in my job I am able to support and help patients to make sure they have the best and most welcoming experience possible.

When I’m not working, I enjoy walking my dogs in forest, spending time with my family and friends or chasing the cold weather.

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