I am a Brazilian Qualified Dentist and have a background in dentistry in Brazil.
Since moving to New Zealand I have worked in management positions. I gain a lot of satisfaction from being able to use my clinical experience in my role as Practice Manager. Like most of Brazilians I like to play football in my free time, but also enjoy outdoor activities, going camping, tracking and tramping in the beautiful New Zealand outdoors as much as I can.
After graduating from Bombay University in 1986.
I spent 3 years working for the Bhutanese government providing dental services in remote areas of the Himalayas. I completed my New Zealand DREX in 1998. I have been based in the Bay of Plenty since 2000, attracted here by the excellent diving and fishing opportunities.
Originally I am from Christchurch (born & bred). I initially completed a Science Degree at Auckland University.
Following this I did two years as a Research Scientist with the National Heart Foundation and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacology at Auckland Medical school. I graduated from Otago Dental School and spent my first year as a House Surgeon at the Auckland Hospital service and subsequently four years in Accident and Emergency Dentistry -so I know how to get people out of pain. I have 19 years of General Dentistry experience and maintained my continuing education courses which have kept me up to date with the advances in Dentistry. These courses confirmed what was taught in Otago in that ideal dentistry is based on accurate exam and x-rays to determine proper treatment needs to minimise repetitive dentistry. To this end I see a lot of baby boomers with heavily restored wall to wall amalgams. I like to transform these teeth from black blobs to restorations that look like teeth.
Also I have a special interest in Endodontics (root fillings) and Crown and Bridgework.
Gordon graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2012 and immigrated to New Zealand in 2016.
He enjoys open, personal and honest relationships with his clients, and provides patient-centred dental treatment. He understands dental appointments are notorious for being unpleasant experiences and aims to change that.
Gordon provides a full scope of dental practice from restorative fillings through to prosthetics.
In his spare time Gordon enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and savouring the immense beauty of New Zealand.
Hi I’m Lee, I have worked for Team Dental since 2012
I started as a Dental Assistant working in surgery alongside some of our awesome dentists here at 2nd Ave. In 2016 I got the opportunity to also help out our reception team at the front desk. I really enjoy doing my part to assist and care for our patients so that they can have a positive experience when they come and see us. I am very pleased to be taking up the role of Lead Receptionist. When I’m not at work I enjoy swimming, biking, walking and spending time with friends and family.
I'm very excited to be joining the team at Team Dental Tauranga after graduating from The University of Otago last year, where I completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction.
Having trained at both the Dunedin and South Auckland Campuses, I've had the privilege to work alongside patients from a variety of backgrounds. I'm really excited to bring this experience here as I get to know the people in this community. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, going down to the beach and keeping fit at the gym. My goal is to care for the community to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have excellent oral health.
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.