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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.

kylie-oral-health-therapistKylie Huang, Oral Health Therapist

Kylie joins the Blockhouse Bay Dental Centre team with a Bachelor of Health Science degree as well as a Fine Art degree from Auckland University (Elam).

At our practice, Kylie hopes to help patients understand that preventing oral health problems is far better than curing them! She loves supporting patients on their quest to reach their own goals in oral health, and hopes to help them enjoy a functional, pain-free smile that they can be proud of.

Outside of the practice, she’s a big animal lover who has two dogs and a cat. Kylie is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association as well as the New Zealand Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association.

Get to know more about Kylie when you visit us for your next appointment.

Kinjal Divecha

Kinjal Divecha, Oral Health Therapist

After Kinjal obtained her Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy, she’s been working to ensure patients just like you have the best possible experience in our care.

Kinjal takes pride in helping patients understand the importance of preventative dentistry-she believes that just as you take your car in for annual tune-ups, your teeth are no different. However, unlike a car, we don’t have a ‘check engine’ light-that’s why sticking to a regular oral health schedule is so critical for long term health.

In the practice, Kinjal loves interacting with patients each day and teaching them about proper oral health care. She hopes to help them learn to love their smile while making it beam brighter and healthier.

Outside of the practice, Kinjal loves to read, listen to music, travel and be creative. Learn more about her when you visit us for your next appointment.

Tracey Knox, Oral Health Therapist

Tracey, 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.

Rose, Dental Assistant

Rose, Dental Assistant

In her role as a qualified dental assistant, Rose enjoys providing a calm setting and supporting our patients throughout their treatments. She is highly passionate about the dental industry and enjoys providing quality treatment and improving patients’ oral health.

Outside of work, Rose and her husband enjoy spending time with their two young children. As a family, they like to seek new adventures regularly.

Keegan, dental Assistant

Keegan, Dental Assistant

“I was inspired to choose my profession after meeting a kind dental assistant during a dentist appointment as a child. After previous negative experiences, having this positive experience compelled me to become a dental assistant.”

To prepare for a career in the dental field, Keegan obtained a Certificate in Dental Assisting. For Keegan, the most fulfilling aspect of working in dentistry is getting to know our patients and helping the dentists meet the needs of their patients.

“When I’m not at the practice, I like to exercise at the gym, go for outdoor walks and spend time with my beautiful husband and family. I am from South Auckland and am a ‘fruit salad’ of Tongan, Niuean, Cook Island and European descent!”

Paula Toolis, Office Manager

Paula, Practice Manager

In 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.

Debbie Brooker, Receptionist

Debbie, 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.


Vera Schoener, Dental Receptionist

In 2009, Vera and her husband moved from Germany to New Zealand. Before making that major move, she completed a three-year dental apprenticeship course and a general university entrance certificate. She also worked as a case manager for a health insurance company.

Caring and empathetic, Vera is passionate about working with and helping people. What she loves most about working in the dental field is taking care of patients and seeing them smile confidently again. Vera also has an interest in helping anxious patients feel at ease at our practice. “I am there to reassure them that everything will be fine.”

In her spare time, Vera loves walking (especially on the beach), reading and cooking.

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