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 assists the Dental Council in assessing dental practices with regard to them keeping up with current dental standards.

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 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 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 children.

DR AMY WHITE

BDS Otago | 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 surgical experience and knowledge. Following this, Amy joined the Avondale Dental team and loved it so much that she became a permanent part of the Practice as part owner in 2018. Amy 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.

DR REBECCA NEWBOULD

BDS Otago | Associate Dentist

Rebecca is a fellow University of Otago graduate and joined our team at Avondale Dental in 2020. She has previously worked as a Dental and Maxillofacial House Surgeon at Christchurch Hospital where she completed her Part 1 examinations for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons with commendations.

Rebecca prides herself on delivering thoughtful, thorough and high quality care. She aims to empower her patients to take charge of their oral health and enjoys the ongoing professional development that accompanies dentistry. She is a member of both the New Zealand Dental Association and the Auckland Dental association. Outside of work Rebecca loves to get outdoors and explore - usually skiing, running or biking.

NIKKI

Dental Assistant

Nikki has worked as a dental assistant for eight years and gained her certification in Dental Assisting in 2016. She joined Avondale Dental in 2019 and works as dental assistant to Dr Tim Little. She loves doing implant work the most and likes getting to know our patients and their families.

NATASHA

Dental Assistant

Natasha joined Avondale Dental in March 2012 and works as a dental assistant for Victor Young. She loves working with all the modern technology and meeting our great patients. She likes working within a great team and making patients feel that visiting the dentist can be a surprisingly pleasant experience.

RAJESHNI

Dental Assistant

Rajeshni has been with Avondale Dental since 2002 and over that time has enjoyed a variety of roles including Charge Sterilising Nurse, Associate Assistant, and now Dental Assistant to Dr Amy White. She gained her dental qualification at The Fiji School of Medicine and a NZDA Qualification in Dental Assisting while working at Avondale Dental. Her many years of experience means that she can easily assist in any sort of procedure.

Although Rajeshni works full time with Dr Amy White she still loves helping out the rest of the team wherever she can to keep the clinic well organised and everyone happy.

CHELSEA

Dental Assistant

Chelsea has worked at Avondale Dental since May 2018 as sterilising nurse. She came in new to the dental industry and has since broadened her knowledge of sterilisation and dentistry.

She is now working as a fulltime dental assistant to our associate dentists.

JELENA KNEZEVIC

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.

JUSTINE BORCOSKIE

Dental Hygienist

Justine is an experienced Dental Hygienist, graduating from the inaugural New Zealand class of 1995. Initially, after graduation she returned to Christchurch where she worked in private practice for two years before relocating to Auckland.

Her primary role as a Dental Hygienist is in preventative oral health and non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease. Thereby helping her patients create a healthy mouth, free of active gum disease.

Over the course of her career, Justine has been an active member of the New Zealand Dental Hygienist's Association (NZDHA), holding the positions of Chairperson of the Christchurch Branch and Secretary of the NZDHA.

MELISSA YEW

BHSc Oral Health | Oral Health Therapist

Melissa graduated from AUT as a Dental Hygienist in 2009. The people are what she loves the most about having a career in oral health.

She loves educating her patients on their oral health and believes that creating a healthy oral environment leads to better overall health.

She also stays current on new technologies, hygiene products and attends continuing education programmes regularly

REBECCA

Sterilising Nurse

Rebecca began working in Avondale Dental in 2019. She is excited to start a career in the dental industry and enjoys working in a challenging but rewarding environment with a supportive team of professionals. Rebecca looks forward to learning other skills in the practice.

RACHEL

Sterilising Nurse

Rachel joined Avondale Dental in 2021. Rachel has a background in healthcare and is looking forward to enhancing her skills in dentistry and enjoys working with our close knit team.

JASMINA

E4D Technician

Jasmina has been part of Avondale Dental team since 2004. For the first few years she assisted Victor Young as his dental assistant and is also a Certified NZ Dental Assistant.

When the practice purchased a state of the art CAD CAM Crown Design and Milling Centre she was put in charge of this. She is a certified technician of the E4D CAD CAM Crown design and one of the most experienced operators of this technology in New Zealand.

Jasmina has great satisfaction in seeing the high quality crowns that the E4D machine produces and the huge smiles that our patients walk out with.

SANDRA

Finance Administrator and Practice Manager

Sandra has been the Practice Manager at Avondale Dental since 2004. She has 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.

Over the years, Sandra has got to know a lot of the patients on a first name basis and enjoys chatting with them while waiting for their appointment.

SHARON

Head Receptionist and Practice Manager

Sharon started working in Avondale Dental in November 2018 after completing Post Graduate studies. She feels privileged to be given the opportunity to work with an amazing team of professionals and enjoys getting acquainted with patients and making sure they receive the best care possible. Her role has since evolved from patient administration to running the Practice alongside Sandra.

ANTONIA

Receptionist

Antonia has been a receptionist at Avondale Dental since January 2020. She loves the work and is grateful that she gets to work with a wonderful team. She’s also interested in learning about other roles within the practice to get a better understanding of the dental industry. In her spare time, she likes to play video games, watch Netflix, play guitar and hang out with friends and family.

ANNA

Receptionist

Anna started with Avondale Dental in 2004 as a full time receptionist. She left in 2006 to start a family and when the opportunity arose to come back part time she jumped at the chance to work with this amazing team again.