Advanced Dental Care Manurewa

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Pawan Kalra

Pawan is the Lead Dentist at Advanced Dental, Manurewa. He graduated from University in New Delhi with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1989 and Fellowship (ICOI) in 2007.

Being the leader of a team and meeting different clients is what Pawan enjoys most about his job. Pawan has a special interest in surgical and implant dentistry and is furthering his studies by attending short courses and conferences. Pawan also provides ACC covered implants.

Outside of the practice Pawan likes to read books, watch movies, play golf, spend time with his family and coach a cricket team.

Dentist

Dr Huda Salman

Huda joined the Lumino team in 2015. She graduated with a BDS from the University of Baghdad in 2003, she also completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Restorative Dentistry in 2006.

Huda has had a number of years of experience in general and hospital practice. She strongly believes that the general well-being of a person is closely connected to their oral health.

When she is not in the practice, Huda enjoys spending time with her family.

Hygienist

Erlinda Badua-Furlong

Erlinda graduated in the Philippines with a DMD – Doctor of Dental Medicine and Hygiene in 1987.

Erlinda enjoys seeing patients' oral hygiene improve and their big smiles of satisfaction. She also enjoys receiving referrals from friends and family. Erlinda's clinical interests are periodontics and oral surgery.

Outside of work hours Erlinda enjoys her Sabbath and outdoor activities.

Practice Manager

Mena Aitken

Philomena, or more commonly known as Mena, was born in Ireland and has over 20 years experience within the dental industry in New Zealand. It was her dream from leaving school to be in dentistry.

She loves helping the local community feel comfortable and cared for whenever they come to see the dentist. The caring and professional demeanour of Lumino suits her style of creating and fostering relationships with patients. She says she loves the people she gets to interact with the most about her job, and likes making them feel special and valued. Mena also likes knowing that she…

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Philomena, or more commonly known as Mena, was born in Ireland and has over 20 years experience within the dental industry in New Zealand. It was her dream from leaving school to be in dentistry.

She loves helping the local community feel comfortable and cared for whenever they come to see the dentist. The caring and professional demeanour of Lumino suits her style of creating and fostering relationships with patients. She says she loves the people she gets to interact with the most about her job, and likes making them feel special and valued. Mena also likes knowing that she can make a difference with her enthusiasm and drive to always offer the best service.

When she’s not in practice, Mena likes helping out within the local community, walking her dog, doing yoga and really just living a healthy lifestyle. An interesting fact about her is that she actually loves playing soccer – in fact, she coaches her 8-year-old son’s soccer team! She is also a guest speaker for the Salvation Army’s bridging programme.

Dentist

Dr Jashanth Aloysious

Jashanth graduated from DR.M.G.R University, Chennai, India in 2009 with a BDS.

The most enjoyable part of his role is exploring the various intricacies of dentistry, working towards perfection and achieving maximum patient satisfaction.

Jashanth is interested in general dentistry with special interest in crown and bridge works and orthodontics. He is keeping abreast with the latest advancements in dentistry and looking forward to pursue higher studies in orthodontics. 

When not at the practice Jashanth likes to keep in touch with family back home, hanging out with friends, watching movies, following cricket and the Liverpool football club.