JULIANA HUGHES BROWN
I qualified as a dentist in Brazil in 2002. After qualifying I worked in Brazil in private practices, community centers and at a dental department of a Psychiatric Hospital; this gave me a great understanding of different patient's needs and priorities.
I decided to move to London in 2004 and worked there under the NHS (National Health Service) and private practices before moving with my husband and daughter to New Zealand in 2021.
My aim is to provide a calm and relaxing dental experience to my patients and empower them with a beautiful smile.
Besides Dentistry I love spending time with my family (especially at the beach), going for bush walks and doing yoga/meditation.
I have been working in the dental industry since 2007 starting as a Dental Assistant.
In 2008 I completed a Certificate in Dental Assisting my role changed to Lead Dental Assistant.
For the last few years, I thoroughly enjoyed working as a front desk Receptionist, Lead Dental Assistant, as well as a Compliance officer and Health and Safety Officer.
In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activity, spending time with family and friends, reading, dancing listening to music.
I am looking forward to the challenges in my new role with Team Dental Katikati.
I have a passion for making dental visits more pleasant. I have experience in general dentistry, cosmetic, crown/ bridge and implants aswell as clear aligners ( such as Invisalign).
After graduating in 1993 from Otago I also worked in Dunedin hospital and then worked overseas. I returned to own my own dental practice in Auckland which I sold to the largest chain dental practices and served in their Clinical Advisory Board.
I now enjoy working in beautiful Katikati and enjoy my family life and the outdoors.
Hailing from the northern part of India, which is famous for its robust spirit, Jaskirat Came to New Zealand to further progress into Dentistry.
After working for Team Dental as a Practice Manager at our 2nd Ave branch for over 4 years, he cleared his NZDREX in 2021. Along with strong leadership and people skills, Jaskirat is also a man of wit and Humour. He is sure to crack you up while fixing your cracked tooth!
Jaskirat provides the full scope of dental work from restorative tooth fillings to prosthesis.
Oral Health Therapist/Hygienist
I grew up in Whakatane with my family before moving to Auckland to study at AUT graduating in 2018 with a dual degree as an Oral Health Therapist. I then continued to work in Auckland for 4years before moving back to the Bay of Plenty.
I value patient-centred care and ensuring each patient has a positive dental experience that is comfortable to help them achieve optimal oral health and personal confidence.
Outside of work I enjoy a busy lifestyle, pursuing my sporting interests which include biking, fishing and playing high performance hockey. I also value spending quality time with my family and friends.