Cameron Dental Invercargill

Meet Our Team

Dentist

Dr Stephen Poff

Dr Stephen Poff graduated from the University of Otago in 1991.

He is originally from Invercargill and has returned home after many years working in the United Kingdom, Wellington and Dunedin.

He has been with Lumino in Invercargill since 2016 and enjoys all facets of dentistry.

Dentist

Dr Samantha Sproat

Samantha Sproat graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago.

After graduating, Samantha spent time working as a Dental House Surgeon in Christchurch Public Hospital and then spent a year in London. Upon returning to New Zealand, Southland has become home for her.

Samantha joined the team at Lumino in June 2015. Here, she enjoys meeting new patients and getting to know them and their families. She takes a great deal of satisfaction from helping anxious patients and teenagers get through treatment that they previously thought impossible.

Samantha has a keen interest in surgical extractions…

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Samantha Sproat graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago.

After graduating, Samantha spent time working as a Dental House Surgeon in Christchurch Public Hospital and then spent a year in London. Upon returning to New Zealand, Southland has become home for her.

Samantha joined the team at Lumino in June 2015. Here, she enjoys meeting new patients and getting to know them and their families. She takes a great deal of satisfaction from helping anxious patients and teenagers get through treatment that they previously thought impossible.

Samantha has a keen interest in surgical extractions and is developing her skills in providing great aesthetic anterior restorations. She is also interested in preventative dentistry - helping patients to adapt good oral hygiene practices in order to prevent decay and avoid having to have extensive treatment.

She is also undertaking a wide range of courses to improve her skills in all aspects of general dentistry.
Outside of the practice, Samantha enjoys spending time with friends and family and she enjoys having them close by in both Invercargill and Christchurch.

Her favourite place in the world is anywhere with a beach, she says she enjoys relaxing in the sun with a good book!

Dental Therapist/Hygienist

Samara Casey

Samara Casey is a born and bred Southlander. She has worked in the dental industry for 15 years before deciding to complete an Oral Health degree at the University of Otago in 2012. Her degree has provided her with skills to work as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist.

After completing her degree in Otago, Samara moved back to Invercargill and worked in both private and public dentistry for 5 years. She then moved to Christchurch to work for an orthodontist.

In May 2018, she had her daughter and decided to move back to Invercargill, where she now has a new role as a mum, and as a clinician at Lumino Cameron Dental.