Our amazing team


BDS Otago

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.


BDS Otago

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 and serves on committees for New Zealand Dental Association Peer Review and the New Zealand Dental Council. 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 has two teenage children.


BDS Otago

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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BHSc Oral Health

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.


BHSc Oral Health
Oral Health 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Oral Health Therapist

I have been working in the dental industry for around 10 years. With a background in dental assisting, I then went on to study at AUT & graduated with a bachelor of oral health in 2014. My experience as an oral health therapist ranges from dental therapy with children and adolescents through to managing complex periodontal cases in dental hygiene. I enjoy getting to know my patients and focus on painless treatment to achieve smiles that patients will be proud of.



I have worked in various roles in the dental industry for 29 years including dental assisting, sales and reception. I enjoy meeting and greeting our patients and understand the importance of making them feel at ease.