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Dr Mei Ting Dentist

Malaysian-born Mei Ironside graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago and is currently completing her 2-year Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatments (AU & UK accredited).

In sunny Hawke’s Bay, she met her now husband, Matt who is the assistant pastor at a local church and they are here to stay. Driven by her primary values of integrity, gentleness, and genuine care, she is passionate about her mission to empower you with healthier, more functional, and more confident smiles utilising advanced technologies. She is also committed to lifelong learning to develop and hone her skills to deliver patient-centered outcomes at the highest levels of care, quality, and comfort.

She firmly believes in a holistic and preventive approach to dentistry. Learning the latest technologies has allowed her to deliver crowns in one day, perform minimally invasive fillings using air abrasion technology, design smiles with laser and deliver dentures in fewer visits.

These innovations have led her to her growing passion in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Clear Aligners and Implants. She is a certified Spark and Invisalign provider and is certified in IV sedation. She has also completed her implant surgical training at California Implant Institute and her fellowship with Australian Implant Academy .

Beyond dentistry, she loves spending quality time with family and friends, reading books, listening to podcasts and biking. On Sundays, you will find her with a camera at church capturing photographs for their media.

Dr Sean Phillips Dentist

I am very excited to be part of the friendly team of fantastic clinicians at The Dentists, Taradale. My focus is to provide high quality dental care to our community using the latest technology and techniques including 3D scanning (CAD/CAM), Air Abrasion and Laser treatment.   

Growing up on a farm near the village of Puhoi, just north of Auckland, my interest in dentistry was sparked during orthodontic treatment. The satisfaction and confidence I gained was life changing.   

Early detection and prevention of oral disease is my passion. With a good home care routine and regular professional support, I believe everyone can have strong, beautiful teeth and a smile that will last a lifetime.   

Continuing education is vital, so I regularly attend conferences, overseas training courses and professional online lectures. I am a member of the New Zealand Dental Association, NZ Society of Sedative Dentistry and the Institute of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. I am a certified Invisalign provider, DSD resident in surgical Implant placement and currently completing a 3-year post graduate Diploma in Full Face Orthodontics.  

After spending eight years as a Sea Scout, achieving both Chief and Queen Scout awards, I have developed a love of being in the great outdoors, tramping, camping, sailing and scuba diving. Additionally, I enjoy training in martial arts including Aikido, Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  

Alycia Dental Assistant

Hi, I’m Alycia, I am French Vietnamese and have been in NZ since 2019.

I studied and graduated Hospitality in France and have been working around the world ever since.

I had the opportunity to join the team at The Dentists Taradale, and I am excited to bring my love and care for people to my new career!

I met my husband here in Hawke’s Bay, we love travelling, sharing good food and wine with friends and taking our puppy Scooby outdoors.

We have recently bought a house, and are spending a lot of our spare time renovating it.

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.

Jodie Phillips Oral Health Therapist

I was born and raised in Puhoi, a village just north of Auckland.

I studied my Degree in Oral Health at Auckland University of Technology, then spent several years working for the Auckland District Health Board and in private practice. I then went on to further my training at the University of Melbourne in Dental Therapy Advanced Clinical Practice with First Class Honours.

I strive to ensure that my patients feel comfortable and receive the best possible care.

My interests lie in prevention, early detection of oral diseases, fillings using the latest materials and clear aligner orthodontics. Strength, function and aesthetics are very important to me when restoring damaged teeth.

Outside of the clinic, I spend my time enjoying Rock’n’Roll dancing, trying new recipes, and exploring nature with my fiancé and our two energetic dogs.

Kelly Dental Assistant

Hi, I'm Kelly and I was born and raised in Taradale. I started working at The Dentists in 2015 as a new dental assistant and haven't stopped learning and developing my knowledge since then. I completed my dental assistant qualification the same year. I have a real love and passion for dentistry and all the team work it involves. It's really rewarding to be able to contribute to our patients having a really positive dental experience when they visit us.

Outside of work I enjoy family time with my hubby and 2 kids. I also enjoy a glass of red and a good book!

Wendy Receptionist

My name is Wendy, originally from Wanganui, I married and spent 20 years farming in the Rangitikei.

We have been in the Hawkes Bay for 14 years and love everything it has to offer. I love being part of a caring and talented team and helping to give our patients the best care possible.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, spending time with family and friends and relaxing weekends away

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