Christchurch City CBD

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Ben Harris

Ben graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1997 and is an active member of the NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the NZ Dental Association and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

After nine years away from Christchurch practising dentistry in London and Auckland, Ben returned home to Christchurch in 2007, having just completed his Fellowship in Sydney, Australia.

Ben performs general and cosmetic dentistry using the latest equipment, materials and methods. His team is so committed to being at the leading edge that they undertake many many hours of extra training every year. Ben alone has attended more than 200 hours of further training in the last three years.

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. Our 2019 promotional price for Invisalign Full Treatment is $7500 excluding retainers. We do offer payment options - please contact us for further information.

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.

Dentist

Dr Lesley McCafferty

Lesley graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in 2000. Being keen in self-development and professional enhancement, she subsequently gained her Membership of the Joint Dental Faculty (MJDF{UK}) from the Royal College of Surgeons (London) in 2009. She then passed her Master of Science (MSc) in Dental Implantology in 2016 and is an avid member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

Lesley has worked in various dental practices in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and the Middle East, providing high quality dentistry engendering an ethos of…

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Lesley graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in 2000. Being keen in self-development and professional enhancement, she subsequently gained her Membership of the Joint Dental Faculty (MJDF{UK}) from the Royal College of Surgeons (London) in 2009. She then passed her Master of Science (MSc) in Dental Implantology in 2016 and is an avid member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

Lesley has worked in various dental practices in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and the Middle East, providing high quality dentistry engendering an ethos of clinical excellence. She provides general and cosmetic dentistry including implants and adult orthodontics. She enjoys the satisfaction of returning confidence to people who dislike their dental imperfections, such as diastemas (spaces between teeth), peg shaped teeth and black triangles. She also has a particular interest in helping people resolve headaches and jaw joint pain caused by their bite.

Outside of dentistry she loves spending time with her young family, being active in the outdoors, camping, kitesurfing, stand up paddling, canoeing, skiing and mountain biking.

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.

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.