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 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 (Hons)
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.

Click here to download Amy's bio.

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 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 KNEZEVIC-WILSON

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.

SANDRA WATERFIELD

Practice Manager

I have been the Practice Manager at Avondale Dental since 2004. 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 since 2004. 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

Dental Assistant

Over my past 16 years at Avondale Dental I have enjoyed a variety of roles including Charge Sterilising Nurse, Associate Assistant, and now Dental Assistant to Dr Amy White. It was here that I gained my NZDA Qualification in Dental Assisting, and my many years of experience mean that I can easily assist in any sort of procedure.

Although I work full time with Dr Amy White now I still love helping out the rest of our team wherever I can to keep the clinic well organised and everyone happy.

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.

RHIANNON FISHER

Receptionist and Sterilising Administrator

I began working at Avondale Dental as a sterilisation nurse in 2015. I have since developed my role and now am one of three receptionists, and also oversee the ongoing training of our sterilising staff. I enjoy meeting and getting to know our patients as well as working with a good team.

LISA BROWN

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.

SHELLEY FOWLER

Reception Coordinator

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.

JELENA VASILJEVIC

Sterilising Nurse

In late 2017 I immigrated to New Zealand from Serbia and was lucky enough to gain this great job as sterilising nurse at Avondale Dental. I also have a degree in Travel and Tourism and really enjoy living in New Zealand where I can spend a lot of time in the outdoors.