Celebrating Smiles | 19 April, 2023

From The Dentist's Mouth - Dr Rupa Talathi

Lumino Manurewa is thrilled to welcome Dr Rupa Talathi to the team. Rupa has been practising dentistry for 15 years.

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

I have a passion for helping others and am interested in the field of healthcare especially promoting oral health and preventing dental diseases. Dentistry offers the opportunity for a good work-life balance.

How long have you been practising dentistry?

I have been practising Dentistry since 2008 in Auckland with family dental clinics and accident & emergency clinics. Prior to that I had my own clinic in Mumbai, India, and worked in Hospitals and Dental college.

What do you love most about your job?

I take pride in making a positive difference in patient's lives by helping them to improve their oral health. I enjoy the challenge of staying up to date with the latest advancements and techniques.

What are your special interests in dentistry?

I have a special interest in root canal treatments, crowns and bridges, and cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

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

The advice I give to my patients is to take care of their oral health through good hygiene habits, advise them for regular check-ups and cleaning, and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Where would we find you outside of the practice?

Outside dentistry, I enjoy reading books, yoga and cooking variety of dishes and enjoying them with family and friends.