Bridgens Dental Te Puke

Meet Our Team

Dentist

Dr Adele Fletcher

Adele graduated from Newcastle University in 2013 with a BDS, MFDS.

Adele has an interest in general dentistry and enjoys meeting new people along with helping them feel happier about their teeth.

Outside of the practice you will find Adele socialising with friends and seeing the sights of New Zealand.

Dentist

Dr Jose Marinho

José Marinho, originally from Portugal, graduated from Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in the United Kingdom in 2011 after initially completing a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Manchester in 2006. Since graduating, José has attended numerous courses including the world renowned post graduate one year Cosmetic Dentistry & Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry course in London. He was also recognised as a finalist of the prestigious Private Dentistry awards as Best Young Dentist in the UK.

Before moving to New Zealand, José worked in prominent private dental practices in Central London providing high-end treatments to his much loved…

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José Marinho, originally from Portugal, graduated from Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in the United Kingdom in 2011 after initially completing a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Manchester in 2006. Since graduating, José has attended numerous courses including the world renowned post graduate one year Cosmetic Dentistry & Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry course in London. He was also recognised as a finalist of the prestigious Private Dentistry awards as Best Young Dentist in the UK.

Before moving to New Zealand, José worked in prominent private dental practices in Central London providing high-end treatments to his much loved patients. José's caring and empathetic approach makes him extensively popular with his patients, to which he comes highly recommended.

José provides a wide range of treatments and has a special interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry including veneers, tooth-coloured restorations and teeth whitening. He has extensive experience as a certified provider of Invisalign, Six-Month Smiles (clear braces), Inman Aligner and Lingual braces (behind the teeth).

To complement his dental services, José also provides wrinkle reduction treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers, providing a conservative administration to achieve a natural, youthful result.

José believes it is essential to listen to each patient's vision as every patient has a different desired outcome and only this way he can tailor the smile design to your needs and attain durable results which live up to expectations.

He is a member of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the New Zealand Dental Association as well as the Waikato and Bay of Plenty branch. He has also published articles for the NZ Herald and The Weekend Sun.

Hygienist

Candice Taylor

Candice Taylor started out as a dental assistant in 1994 and graduated in 2002 from the University of Otago, with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene.

Candice has over 20 years of experience in the dental industry and still gets a kick out of helping people look after their smiles.

Listening and finding out what matters to you about your teeth and smile is important to her, so she can work with you to achieve the best outcomes for your oral health.

Outside of work she loves to grow her own herbs, to make her own fresh pestos as well as searching for the best gluten free recipes she can get her hands on!

Oral Health Therapist

Brodie Flower

Brodie graduated from the University of Otago in December 2017 with a Bachelor of Oral Health and is a Registered Oral Health Therapist. She provides good quality care in her hygiene and therapy services.

She loves having satisfied patients after their treatments and loves teaching and educating them on good oral health. She finds it motivating and encouraging when she knows her patients are happy.

Brodie is one of four sisters, and recently moved up to Tauranga from Wanganui – she’s absolutely in love with the area! Any day off work, you can find her with friends and family, or down at the beach on a sunny day.

Dentist

Elizabeth Leary

Elizabeth (Beth) Leary has worked as a dentist in Tauranga since her graduation from Otago University in 1985 and has now joined the team at Lumino Te Puke.

Her passion is in preventative dentistry and the education of people about their oral hygiene and care.

Outside of the practice Beth enjoys yoga, attending film and art festivals, making patchwork quilts and spending time with family and friends.

Practice Manager

Helen Ferguson

Helen Ferguson is the Practice Manager at Lumino Bridgens Dental, Te Puke. Prior to this, she was the Practice Manager at Lumino Gentle Dentists, Ellerslie.

Helen comes from an extensive administrative and customer service background.

Helen says she aims to make each visit as stress-free as possible for each patient and hopes to have them leaving the practice very happy.

Outside of the practice, Helen loves to spend time with her family and also enjoys riding her motorcycle!