Celebrating Smiles | 23 April, 2024

From The Dentist's Mouth - Dr Hugh Harding

Dr Hugh Harding moved to New Zealand from the UK in 2023 joining the Lumino White Smile team. He is now also available at our Lumino Ponsonby practice.

What made you decide to get into dentistry as a career?

The blend of science, problem-solving and working with people caught my attention at first. Plus you don’t have to work in an office!

How long have you been practising dentistry?

Almost 6 years.

Tell us about your career background?

I graduated from the University of Sheffield in the UK in 2017. Since then I have worked in practice as a general dentist as well as in the oral surgery departments of multiple hospitals in London, including the world famous Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. I only moved to NZ at the start of this year but I’m really excited to take on the new challenge.

What is your most memorable case to date?

Taking a patient from being so scared they cried before entering the front door of the practice to pain-free and smiling again for the first time in 15 years.

What do you love most about your job?

There’s always more than one way to achieve any outcome. Each patient and each case provides a new specific set of challenges to overcome and goals to achieve.

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What are your special interests in dentistry?

I’m a bit of an all rounder at the moment but have an interest in oral surgery and love tackling the tricky extractions.

What is the main piece of advice you give your patients?

Just relax and pop your hand up if you need a break.

Where would we find you outside of the practice?

On the football pitch or on the golf course or if the weather’s not great, in the kitchen.

Terms & Conditions

  • Offer is for new Lumino patients only, with Dr Hugh Harding at Lumino Ponsonby.

  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

  • This offer cannot be applied retrospectively.

  • Full payment is due at the time of service.

  • Available for a limited time.

  • Offer includes bitewing x-rays only. Panoramic x-rays are not included and if required will be an additional cost.