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Dr Arjuna Rajasingham Dentist - Co-Director
Hi, my name is Arjuna Rajasingham. I’m proud to be born and bred in Rotorua. I graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1999.
I am grateful to write that I am happily married to Jade and she has given me two beautiful children, Yuvani and Zev. I love the outdoors and have taken it upon myself to learn the great New Zealand past time of Hunting. I am also a bit of a motor head and enjoy jumping on or in anything motorised.
I bring to ‘the dentists’ a wealth of knowledge from all my extensive training in all disciplines of dentistry from all over the world. I have developed a special interest in the field of facial aesthetics, which involves Botox, Facial fillers and non-surgical facelifts.
I firmly believe in ‘the dentists’ motto “Oral health is fundamental to lifelong well-being”
So, I not only keep your teeth healthy and give you a beautiful smile, but I will teach you how this is linked into your overall health and longevity.
I am a member of the New Zealand Dental Association, New Zealand Dentists Orthodontic Society, New Zealand Institute of Minimally Invasive Dentistry (founding member), New Zealand Society of Sedative Dentistry and The World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry (lifetime member and diplomat). I have now completed my 3-year residency in Full Face Orthodontics and achieved a diploma from London City University in Orthopaedic and Orthodontics. I am also a member of the Australian society of dentofacial orthopaedics. I am proud to have been admitted as a fellow of the International Congress of Continuing Education in Dentistry and I have a fellowship pending in the prestigious Pierre Fauchard Academy.
I regularly travel nationally and internationally forever trying to increase my knowledge and skills in dentistry so I can pass this expertise on to your treatment.
I, along with Dr Adam Durning and Dr Regan Leslie are the directors of The Dentists Dental Group.
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 Shu Jin Ee Dentist
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.
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 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 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.
Cindy Office Manager
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 Office Manager 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.
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.
Monica Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Monica. I've been living in Rotorua my entire life. I've been part of The Dentists team since September 2018.
I really enjoy my job as each day is different, it brings new challenges and its very rewarding. I am committed to being caring towards our patients so they can reach their goals with ease and have the best experience possible.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and two new kittens. Anything outdoors when the sun is shining also interests me.
Reo Dental Assistant
Hi, I’m Reo. I was born in Auckland but have done all my schooling here in Rotorua and have been here since. I’ve been working here with the team at The Dentists since November 2018 and enjoy the job I’m in.
Working at The Dentists I have learned and am still learning so many new things everyday. I love having the opportunity to meet and interact with every person that walks through the door and to be able to help them in any way that we can.
It's a pleasurable experience working here with the other wonderful staff in our team. I'm looking forward to continuing to provide a safe and warm-welcoming environment for all of our patients.
Outside of work you can find me at home spending quality time with my family or making the most of my weekend out and about with friends.
Shoko Dental Assistant
Hi, I'm Shoko. I'm originally from Japan and worked as a dental hygienist there for 7 years. I travelled to NZ to have a break from Japans busy work life and once discovering NZ I never looked back.
I met my Kiwi husband, started a family and we now call Rotorua home. I love the beautiful nature within the region and overall the Kiwi way of life!
Getting into the Dental Industry in New Zealand has been amazing. I’ve been a Dental Assistant for 3 years and I love helping people and promoting dental hygiene.
Long term I’m working towards having my Hygienist qualification from Japan recognized here in New Zealand.
Maia Dental Assistant
Hi, my names Maia. I’ve lived in Rotorua for the last 10 years. I have been part of The Dentists team since early 2020.
I really enjoy my job as a dental assistant as every day I learn something new, I’m always faced with new challenges that with the help of the team here I always overcome!
I enjoy being able to build relationships with our patients and ensure that they have the best experience possible.
When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my family, friends and making the most of my weekends.
Sophie Martin Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Sophie. I have lived in Rotorua majority of my life. I have been dental assisting for a year now and started working at The Dentist since November 2020.
With such an amazing team of staff here at The Dentist it makes work an enjoyable time. I wish to provide a warm- welcoming environment for our patients, helping them have the best experience possible.
In my spare time I enjoy taking my dog for walks, spending time with family and watching tv.