Christchurch City CBD

Meet Our Team

Christchurch City Ben Harris
Lead Dentist

Dr Ben Harris

Ben graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1997. He spent two years working in Dunedin and then Christchurch hospital after graduation before heading to work in London. After nine years away from Christchurch practicing dentistry in London and Auckland, Ben returned home to Christchurch in 2007, having just completed his Fellowship in Sydney, Australia.

Ben has been a on the Lumino clinical board since 2011 and is an active member of the NZ Dental Association and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Ben has always strived to achieve excellence in his work and…

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Ben graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1997. He spent two years working in Dunedin and then Christchurch hospital after graduation before heading to work in London. After nine years away from Christchurch practicing dentistry in London and Auckland, Ben returned home to Christchurch in 2007, having just completed his Fellowship in Sydney, Australia.

Ben has been a on the Lumino clinical board since 2011 and is an active member of the NZ Dental Association and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Ben has always strived to achieve excellence in his work and stay at the forefront of technical advancements in dentistry. He performs general and cosmetic dentistry using the latest equipment, materials and methods including digital scanning and digital smile design. He is driven to give his patients the best care and experience possible. He regularly attends lectures and courses from minimal intervention to advanced procedures such as root canal therapy and Implant restoration.

Ben has a special interest in reconstructing worn mouths and the prevention of dental disease. He enjoys developing and implementing a long term plan which future proofs someone’s mouth, with the goal of leaving the patient in a maintenance program with peace of mind that their teeth are disease free and optimally restored.

Ben grew up on a farm in North Canterbury and brings exceptional skills, experience and clear no fuss communication to the team. Outside of dentistry Ben has a passion for health and fitness and can either be found at the gym, spending time with his young family or thinking about going back to the gym.

Christchurch City Brigitte Lynw
Dentist

Dr Brigitte Lyne

Brigitte graduated from Otago University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

Brigitte practices a full range of general dentistry including crowns, implant crowns and molar endodontics. She is also a certified Platinum Invisalign provider, offers sedation options at our Christchurch City practice and takes referrals for treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction using botulinum toxin and splint therapy. Brigitte particularly enjoys cases where a combination of Invisalign orthodontics is paired with conservative cosmetic dentistry such as bleaching & bonding to enhance her patient’s smiles. Since 2016 she has completed 125 hours of continued professional development courses which she thoroughly…

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Brigitte graduated from Otago University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

Brigitte practices a full range of general dentistry including crowns, implant crowns and molar endodontics. She is also a certified Platinum Invisalign provider, offers sedation options at our Christchurch City practice and takes referrals for treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction using botulinum toxin and splint therapy. Brigitte particularly enjoys cases where a combination of Invisalign orthodontics is paired with conservative cosmetic dentistry such as bleaching & bonding to enhance her patient’s smiles. Since 2016 she has completed 125 hours of continued professional development courses which she thoroughly enjoys. Outside of work Brigitte is the president of Canterbury Young Professionals where she volunteers her time, she also an active member of the New Zealand Dental Association Canterbury branch.

Book an initial Invisalign consult online with Brigitte today. We do offer payment options - please contact us for further information.

Christchurch City Kate Arlidge
Dentist

Dr Kate Arlidge

Kate graduated from Otago with a BDS in 2010. She is an experienced dentist having worked in private, public and emergency dentistry in both Australia and New Zealand.

She has a particular interest in endodontics (root canals) as well as general dentistry and full oral health well being for her patients.

In her spare time she likes to run and fuels her creative side with an interest in art especially painting.

Kate is in the Christchurch City practice on Wednesdays from 1pm to 8pm, and Saturdays from 8.30am to 5pm.

Christchurch City Lesley
Dentist

Dr Lesley McCafferty

Lesley graduated in 2000 from the University of Glasgow, UK with a BDS and BSc Hons. She has gained an MJDF from the Royal College of Surgeons, London in 2009, MSc Dental Implants in 2016 and has been trained in cosmetic injectables.

She is particularly interested in cosmetic dentistry including dental implants, anti-wrinkle injections with Botulinum Toxin A and dermal fillers.

Book a FREE consultation now with Lesley to discuss IMPLANT treatment options or cosmetic injectables.

Christchurch City Felicity Bryce
Hygienist

Felicity Pask

Felicity graduated from the university of Otago as a Dental Hygienist in 2005.

Her role as a hygienist is to help patients maintain and treat existing gum disease and keep great dental health by preventing and encouraging them on what will work best for their oral health.

Felicity enjoys going fishing as well as gardening and, reading and shopping.

Christchurch City Nina
Oral Health Therapist

Nina Maifea

Nina graduated in 2016 from the University of Otago, and moved to Christchurch in 2018.

She calls herself a "tooth fairy", and is passionate about educating, motivating and working alongside her patients in creating the best long term outcome for their smiles and general well-being. It is her specialty to try break those barriers around dental fear and anxiety, and she assures that there'll always be plenty of giggles shared.

When she isn't working, she enjoys going to the gym, exploring the beaches and various walking tracks around Christchurch and getting creative with her kids.