Bank Street Dental Whangarei

Meet Our Team

Bank Street Teresa Brinkley
Lead Dentist

Dr Teresa Brinkley

The Bank St team are lead and supported by Teressa Brinkley. After attending Kings College, and then graduating at Otago Dental School, Teresa spent five years working and travelling in the UK before returning to her home town of Auckland.

Teresa loves to see her patients leave smiling, especially after they walk in too ashamed to smile. Her dental interests include general family dentistry, preventative dentistry and minimally invasive dentistry.

When it comes to dentistry, Teresa works hard to provide quality dental care to create healthier mouths and confident smiles. She feels it is important to take the time to…

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The Bank St team are lead and supported by Teressa Brinkley. After attending Kings College, and then graduating at Otago Dental School, Teresa spent five years working and travelling in the UK before returning to her home town of Auckland.

Teresa loves to see her patients leave smiling, especially after they walk in too ashamed to smile. Her dental interests include general family dentistry, preventative dentistry and minimally invasive dentistry.

When it comes to dentistry, Teresa works hard to provide quality dental care to create healthier mouths and confident smiles. She feels it is important to take the time to listen to her patients and work closely with them so that together they can create a customized treatment plan.

With three young children, Teresa and her husband (who is a primary school teacher originally from Whangarei) re-located to Whangarei mid 2013 to raise their children in the relaxed rural lifestyle – “living the dream on a 10 acre block”. Teresa cherishes spending time with the family and outside of work, she loves cooking, running, swimming and also exploring all the outdoor family activities that Northland has to offer.

Dent Street James
Dentist

Dr James Edwards

James graduated with a BDS, from The University of Otago in 2019.

He is interested in all aspects of dentistry and enjoys how every patient is different meaning he gets to interact with a lot of amazing, interesting people.

James looks forward to helping patients who have dental anxiety and making all visits a pleasant experience. His future career plans include completing more courses to become a great general dentist, then he might look at specialist area of dentistry.

Lumino was one of the first places to spark James' interest in dentistry and he knew Dent Street would be a…

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James graduated with a BDS, from The University of Otago in 2019.

He is interested in all aspects of dentistry and enjoys how every patient is different meaning he gets to interact with a lot of amazing, interesting people.

James looks forward to helping patients who have dental anxiety and making all visits a pleasant experience. His future career plans include completing more courses to become a great general dentist, then he might look at specialist area of dentistry.

Lumino was one of the first places to spark James' interest in dentistry and he knew Dent Street would be a great place to work due to the amazing team.

James is excited to continue learning new things. He feels motivated seeing happy patients feeling confident with their smile.

Outside of the practice James enjoys any outdoor activities including surfing, mountain biking and trail running. James has even represented New Zealand in Triathlon!

His favourite places to be are in Russell, Bay Of Islands and spending time with his family.

Sarah Crabtree
Practice Manager

Sarah Crabtree

Sarah is our Practice Manager. Her main goal is to make sure every patient leaves our practice loving their smile and having had a positive experience.

One of the things Sarah loves the most about her job is all the people she gets to meet.

Outside of the practice Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves musical theatre and dining out. 

Her favourite place is Coopers Beach in the Far North.

Hamid
Dentist

Dr Hamid Zeighamifard

Hamid graduated from the UK at The University of Sheffield. After living in the UK for almost 20 years, he decided to make the big move to live the exciting Kiwi lifestyle.

Hamid invests a lot of time getting to know his patients and understand their dental needs/issues. He loves helping anxious patients overcome their dental phobia, improve their oral health and achieve a pleasant smile.

Hamid believes that enhancing his patient's smiles and oral health can have a positive effect on their wellbeing and self-confidence. When a patient is experiencing a toothache, Hamid tries every option to save the…

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Hamid graduated from the UK at The University of Sheffield. After living in the UK for almost 20 years, he decided to make the big move to live the exciting Kiwi lifestyle.

Hamid invests a lot of time getting to know his patients and understand their dental needs/issues. He loves helping anxious patients overcome their dental phobia, improve their oral health and achieve a pleasant smile.

Hamid believes that enhancing his patient's smiles and oral health can have a positive effect on their wellbeing and self-confidence. When a patient is experiencing a toothache, Hamid tries every option to save the tooth and
achieve the best possible outcome.

He enjoys all aspects of dentistry. He also has a particular interest in composite bonding and cosmetic dentistry and is determined to improve his skills and learn advanced aesthetic/restorative dentistry in the future.

Hamid enjoys having an adventurous lifestyle. Previously, he has worked as a swim/water polo coach, scuba diving instructor and even as cabin crew. In his own words, “I have worked everywhere on this planet, from the deep blue sea up to the big blue sky”.

Outside of work, you will likely find Hamid in the swimming pool or in the sea. He used to compete professionally as a water polo player from his teenage years up to his time at university. He even represented the City of Sheffield Water Polo Squad.