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Dr William Cho Senior Dentist
Hi my name is William Cho. I’m originally from South Korea and moved to New Zealand in 2001. I lived in Auckland through to high school and moved to Dunedin to study dentistry.
I have worked in Rotorua before deciding to move to Napier for the current job.
I initially got into dentistry following my sister’s footsteps but really found passion in dentistry after seeing the positive changes I can make in people’s lives. This drives me to become a better dentist everyday and I spend a lot of my own time further educating myself.
Dr Ashley Yang Dentist
Ashley graduated from the University of Otago with Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Dental Technology with Honours. Ashley enjoys all aspects of dentistry ranging from smile make-overs, treating gum disease, toothaches through to teeth replacements.
Ashley places great importance on emphasising the connection between oral health and overall well-being. Her greatest sense of satisfaction comes from helping her patients to smile and eat again. She has a precise eye for detail and is exceptionally meticulous. She pays a great deal of attention to the aesthetics in life, which she incorporates into her work. Ashley is also known for her patient-focused, friendly demeanor. She prides herself on her personalised service and care during each interaction and always treat her patients with dignity, respect and involves them in all decisions about their health. She understands that having dental treatment can be a challenging experience for many and she ensures that each patient feels valued, relaxed, informed and cared for.
Committed to learning innovative approaches to patient care and remaining informed of new developments in all areas of dentistry, Ashley maintains active memberships in several dental organisations, including the New Zealand Dental Association, and the New Zealand Institute of Dental Technology.
Outside of the dental field, Ashley enjoys watercolour painting, travelling with family, nutritious cooking and recharging by spending time outdoors. In addition, Ashley speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese fluently and some Japanese.
Kelly Parnell Head Dental Assistant
Hi! My names Kelly and I've been part of The Dentists team in Taradale since 2015.
Prior to dentistry I had worked in various other healthcare roles including working with and looking after the elderly.
I gained my NZDA certification in 2016, and continually strive to expand and further my dental knowledge. I have a specific interest in Infection Control and Sterilisation.
I love working with the team in Taradale and looking after all our patients with compassion and kindness.
Outside of work I love spending quality time with my husband and our two wonderful children. I enjoy cooking, baking and a good book!
Kasey Douglas Head Receptionist
Hi I'm Kasey. Born and bred in the Hawkes Bay, living in Havelock North. I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in accounting. Since graduating I have held positions in administration, marketing, accounting and human resources.
I have been with The Dentists for just over two years. I am caring, approachable and willing to help patients with their dental needs.
Outside of work I enjoy cooking, baking, spending time at the beach and everything fitness related.
Tracey Dental Assistant
Hi my name is Tracey. I have been working as a dental assistant since 2005. I have enjoyed becoming a member of the team at The Dentists. I enjoy building relationships with our patients and helping them achieve their oral health goals. I also like rainbows and unicorns 😊
Janaya Dental Assistant
I'm Janaya, I've been working as a Dental assistant for almost 2 years now. Earlier in the year 2020 I obtained my qualification to become a qualified DA. My goal is to eventually further my study to become a Hygienist and to travel the world. In my spare time I like to train at the gym and spend time with my two little dogs.
Dr Mei Ting Dr Mei Ting
Kia Ora, I am Mei Ting. I was born and raised in Malaysia, came to pursue dentistry and I have fallen in love with this beautiful country and even more, the people. I truly believe that oral health is fundamental for life long well being. My passion is to encourage and to empower you in your oral health journey with my hands, skills & knowledge and my voice. Helping you realise the potential of your smile and oral health fuels my passion and I will continue to channel my enthusiasm into further educating myself.
On top of my dental focus, I pour my heart into church activities, helping those who are helpless and mentoring younger generations as I believe in lifting others up as I grow in my experiences, wisdom, knowledge and resources. During my down time, I love connecting with others through sharing meals, going on hikes, beach volley ball and hitting the gym.