MEET THE STAFF

Our amazing team

DR TIM LITTLE

BDS Otago
Dentist

Tim has been highly involved in the Auckland Dental Association, serving in the past as President for a year. He continues his involvement by supporting the current President and executive committee. His experience has also meant he was called on to assist the chairman on the peer review committee. Tim is now involved with the Dental Council and Health and Disability helping to resolve Dental complaints.

He is also a foundation member of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and also has a keen interest in continuing with further education on implant surgery. Outside interests includes spending time with his family and their three teenage children. He is a keen skier and in the summer month windsurfs, cycles and supports his kids with their sailing and rowing.

DR VICTOR YOUNG

BDS Otago
Dentist

Victor graduated from the University or Otago in 1985 and has been a partner at Avondale Dental since 1990. He is an Auckland Dental Association Welfare Officer, helping his colleagues in times of need. Victor is also an Auckland Dental Association Mentor, helping other dentists with the business and clinical aspects of dentistry. He is a Foundation Member of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He enjoys delivering high quality dentistry with a caring, personal approach to all his patients. Victor loves to relax with a game of tennis, is a keen skier, golfer and an avid All Blacks supporter watching as many matches as he can. He is married to Liz and have two teenage children.

DR PRIYA SINGH REID

BDS Otago
Associate Dentist

Priya graduated from University of Otago in 1997. She has been in private practice since and is a member of the Auckland Dental Association and the Auckland Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is passionate about providing high quality, long term, reliable and friendly care for her patients.

DR AMY WHITE

BDS Otago
Associate Dentist

A highly skilled and professional dentist, Amy has a strong academic and hard working background. She graduated from Otago University with first class honours and multiple prizes and scholarships. Amy previously worked as a Dental and Maxillofacial House Surgeon in Christchurch Hospital where she gained a great deal of extra surgical experience and knowledge. She enjoys the continual learning needed for dentistry, as well as the artistic and surgical hand skills, and helping people take control of their oral health. She is a highly skilled, gentle and kind dentist.

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TONI READ

BHSc Oral Health
Hygienist

Toni Read is a registered Dental Hygienist. She trained at The University of Otago, graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Health Science endorsed in Dental Hygiene.

Toni began her hygiene career working with Avondale Dental in 2007 through to 2009 when she left to further her knowledge and skills training with a specialist in periodontics and implant surgery. Following this skills based time Toni re-joined Avondale Dental bringing with her additional skills, greater knowledge and expertise in implant care and management of advanced periodontal cases.

Toni is managing hygienist services from our satellite clinic – Horizon Dental, a ground floor dental practice in Avondale, located within Avondale Integrated Healthcare.

Toni looks forward to meeting patients who are new to the practice as well as seeing familiar faces. Bookings for Toni are available via Avondale Dental’s friendly reception staff.

JELENA WILSON

BHSc Oral Health
Hygienist / Therapist

Jelena is a dual qualified dental hygienist / therapist. While practicing at Avondale Dental the main focus of Jelena’s work has been to achieve excellent results from patients that have presented with gum issues. Jelena is skilled in sharing with patients on how to prevent oral disease to maintain a healthy mouth.

SANDRA WATERFIELD

Practice Manager

I have been the Practice Manager at Avondale Dental for 13 years. I have always loved the challenges that come along with the running a very busy practice and where all the staff enjoy working together as a team.

Getting to know most of our patients on a first name basis always makes the day enjoyable when they arrive for their dental treatment.

SHANAE CANTELL

Dental Assistant

I started working for Avondale Dental in 2010 as a dental assistant working for Tim Little. After my first year I studied with the NZDA where I passed and achieved my certificate as a qualified dental assistant. I continue to learn many more skills with full encouragement from Tim Little.

NATASHA ROSE

Dental Assistant

I started working with Avondale Dental in March 2012 and work as a dental assistant for Victor Young. I love working with all the modern technology and meeting our great patients. I like to think that our great team make our patients feel that visiting the dentist can be a surprisingly pleasant experience.

JASMINA LUETICH

E4D Technician

I have been part of the Avondale Dental team for the last 10 years. For the first few years I assisted with Victor Young as his dental assistant. I am also a Certified NZ Dental Assistant.

When the practice purchased a state of the art CAD CAM Crown Design and Milling Centre, I was put in charge of this.

I am a certified technician of the E4D CAD CAM design and one of the most experienced operators of this technology in New Zealand.

I get great satisfaction is seeing the high quality crowns that the E4D machine produces and the huge smiles that our patients walk out with.

RAJESHNI KUMAR

Charge Nurse in Sterilising

I have been at Avondale Dental for the last 13 years as an Associate Assistant and Sterilising Nurse. I got my NZDA qualification while working at this practice. I also help out with assisting Tim Little, Victor Young and the hygienist. Variety is what makes my job interesting.

ANNA WILLIAMSON

I started with Avondale Dental in 2004 as the full time receptionist. I left in 2006 to start my family when the chance arose to come back part time, I jumped at the chance to work with this amazing team again.

CHONTELLE BARTLETT

Sterilising Nurse

I have recently started working for Avondale Dental in the sterilising unit I have found the process very interesting. There is continued training on-site and we are always kept up to date with the importance of a high standard of sterilisation procedures. During my spare time I complete and train horses and have the luxury of owning 3 horses myself.

RHIANNON FISHER

Sterilising Nurse

I began working at Avondale Dental as a sterilising nurse in 2015. While working here I have enjoyed being trained to a very high standard in the sterilising process. Outside of work I enjoy going to the movies and catching up with friends.