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Meet the Team

Rebecca Chi, Oral Health Therapist

Rebecca Chi, Oral Health TherapistRebecca chose the dental profession to promote oral health, which is commonly overlooked in the overall picture of our wellbeing. To obtain a Bachelor of Oral Health, she attended the University of Otago, graduating in 2016.

She continues to learn by taking professional development courses. Along with the rest of our team, Rebecca will help you show off a smile that boosts your self-confidence and makes a great first impression. She enjoys sharing the knowledge she’s gained over the years with others so that they can see results at their appointments.

Outside of work, Rebecca likes to socialise, meet new people, go to the gym and travel.

Raghav Sharma, Oral Health Therapist

Raghav Sharma, Oral Health Therapist

With a love for working with people and helping others, Rag earned a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Otago. He graduated in 2016 and continues to take educational courses, staying updated on the latest research in the field.

Rag enjoys improving our patients’ health outcomes and promoting their oral health. When he isn’t in the clinic, you can find him playing with his dog, going to the gym and spending time with family and friends.

Tracey Knox, Oral Health Therapist

Tracey Knox, Senior Dental Assistant

Tracey loves being around people and doing hands-on work, making dental assisting the perfect career choice for her. She’s always learning new things to stay informed on the latest techniques within dentistry and has a gentle touch with those who experience dental anxiety. In addition to possessing a dental assistant certificate, Tracey is certified level four in first aid.

When she isn’t at work, Tracey spends time with her two kids and takes them to their various activities. She also loves to be with her dog or go out socialising when time allows.

Donna Moodley, Dental Assistant

Donna Moodley, Dental Assistant

Donna loves to work with patients, and they respond well to her caring nature. Along with the rest of our team, she is dedicated to providing a high level of service.

When she isn’t in the clinic, Donna likes to spend time with her friends and paint.

Fiona Cartwright, Dental Assistant

Fiona Cartwright, Dental Assistant

After working as a graphic designer and web developer for years, Fiona wanted to find a new challenge and chose the dental profession. She has a certificate in ECE and a diploma in Acute Homeopathy from AUT and the College of Natural Health and Homeopathy.

Fiona enjoys learning new skills and working with the patients at our practice. In her spare time, she reads, plays the guitar, enjoys nature and spends time with her five children. She is passionate about historical crimes, epidemics and genealogy.

Paula, Practice Manager

Paula Toolis, Office ManagerIn over 30 years of working experience, Paula stays passionate about helping people. You’ll find that she’s culturally aware and sensitive to your age, gender and beliefs. Being a practice manager is a perfect fit for her, combining face-to-face customer contact and ensuring the smooth running of the practice.

To stay up to date on her skills, Paula has attended various seminars and conferences. She focuses on providing a high level of customer service, concentrating on the patient and giving them a pleasant experience.

Paula is a Kiwi with an Irish husband and has spent eight years living in her husband’s homeland. Their family includes three cats and the occasional international student. She enjoys getting lost in a good book, going to the movies, catching up with friends and getting away in their caravan. One of Paula’s personal achievements is a 3000-feet solo parachute jump.

David Peram, Assistant

David Peram, Dental Receptionist/Assistant

With a desire to help people smile, David qualified as a dentist in India at MNR Dental College. He also holds a diploma in applied business and health management from the New Zealand Institute of Education in Takapuna.

David is committed to providing a high level of service to our patients. Outside of Blockhouse Bay Dental Centre, you can find him playing cricket, trying out new restaurants and watching movies.

Debbie Brooker, Receptionist

Debbie Brooker, Receptionist

Debbie enjoys the face-to-face contact with patients each day, with a love of working with people. With many years in customer service industries, Debbie is dedicated to delivering your patient experience that goes above and beyond your expectations.

You’ll love how Debbie helps you feel comfortable and relaxed from the moment you step in.

In her spare time, Debbie likes to go walking, spend time with her family (particularly her three grandchildren), travel, socialise and have fun in the sun.

Want to Learn More?

Contact our Blockhouse Bay dental care team today to schedule your appointment! We have convenient Saturday hours and are open late.

Blockhouse Bay Dental Centre | 09 627 9970