City Dental at Quay Park Auckland CBD

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Andrea Shepperson

Dr Andrea Shepperson leads the City Dental at Quay Park Team.

Dr Andrea Shepperson is New Zealand’s only Digital Smile Design Master, a group of dentists and ceramists recognised globally for their skill in Digital Smile Design and highly aesthetic delivery of cosmetic dentistry.

She has been influential in shaping cosmetic and general dentistry in New Zealand through innovation, trend setting and clinical excellence. Her role extends to teaching dentists around the world about cosmetic dentistry and she is the only New Zealand dentist to have been invited to lecture at the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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Dr Andrea Shepperson leads the City Dental at Quay Park Team.

Dr Andrea Shepperson is New Zealand’s only Digital Smile Design Master, a group of dentists and ceramists recognised globally for their skill in Digital Smile Design and highly aesthetic delivery of cosmetic dentistry.

She has been influential in shaping cosmetic and general dentistry in New Zealand through innovation, trend setting and clinical excellence. Her role extends to teaching dentists around the world about cosmetic dentistry and she is the only New Zealand dentist to have been invited to lecture at the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and working closely with master cosmetic ceramists, she crafts beautiful and natural smiles with skill and an eye for detail. Cosmetic dental procedures include, smile design, trial smile, porcelain veneers and crowns makeovers, bridges, cosmetic implants, cosmetic dentures and complex reconstruction of bites and worn teeth

Click here for more information on Andrea's work.

Dr Shepperson's Accolades:
• 10+ years Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
• Director/ Chairperson NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
• International Educator in Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
• Member of Clinical Advisory Board Lumino The Dentists
• TV/ Media Spokesperson Cosmetic Dentistry
• Outstanding Service Awards American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Turning Smiles into Works of Art Dr Andrea Shepperson Launches New Zealand’s First Digital Smile Design Centre.

Watch Andrea's episode of Starting Over HERE

Dentist

Dr Mark Taylor

Dr Taylor offers 'twilight sleep' dentistry for your comfort - a solution to help our clients overcome their phobia of dentistry. Mark started practising in Auckland in 1996 when he established four Accident & Emergency practices - three on the North Shore and one at Ascot Hospital.

Mark has always strived to achieve excellence in his work and stay at the forefront of technical advancements in dentistry. He regularly attends lectures and courses from minimal intervention to sophisticated procedures such as endodontics (root canal therapy) and oral surgery.

Mark has expanded his surgical skills and we can offer our clients…

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Dr Taylor offers 'twilight sleep' dentistry for your comfort - a solution to help our clients overcome their phobia of dentistry. Mark started practising in Auckland in 1996 when he established four Accident & Emergency practices - three on the North Shore and one at Ascot Hospital.

Mark has always strived to achieve excellence in his work and stay at the forefront of technical advancements in dentistry. He regularly attends lectures and courses from minimal intervention to sophisticated procedures such as endodontics (root canal therapy) and oral surgery.

Mark has expanded his surgical skills and we can offer our clients the complete package in-house for implant restorative dentistry. Mark comes from a farming background in Central Hawkes Bay and brings warmth, empathy and clear communication skills to the team. His latest project is the restoration of a beaten up old launch in which he plans to catch the "big one that got away".

Dentist

Dr Justin Kabir

Dr Justin Kabir is a talented clinician and associate dentist, providing high level general dentistry to the practice. Justin’s focus is on providing a warm, welcoming and pain-free dental experience. Treating younger and older patients alike, he has developed advanced skills for treating the aging mouth. A problem solver, with a warm and generous personality, he is loved by patients and team members.

A University of Otago graduate and originally from Christchurch, he has developed advanced skills in aesthetic and rehabilitative dentistry (e.g. veneers, crowns, implants), complex root canal treatment and rebuilding worn teeth; attending advanced training courses in Australia…

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Dr Justin Kabir is a talented clinician and associate dentist, providing high level general dentistry to the practice. Justin’s focus is on providing a warm, welcoming and pain-free dental experience. Treating younger and older patients alike, he has developed advanced skills for treating the aging mouth. A problem solver, with a warm and generous personality, he is loved by patients and team members.

A University of Otago graduate and originally from Christchurch, he has developed advanced skills in aesthetic and rehabilitative dentistry (e.g. veneers, crowns, implants), complex root canal treatment and rebuilding worn teeth; attending advanced training courses in Australia and Canada. Recently relocating to Auckland from Nelson, Dr Kabir is experienced in managing a loyal and established patient base while offering the support and care needed for nervous attendees.

“In my previous role, I took over from a retiring dentist that had been in the practice for four decades. There is always a lot of expectations and uncertainties for the patient when there’s a change like that – and I was glad that I took the time to sit down, listen and work with their situations; building up a relationship of trust, respect and a high standard of care. I care for my patient’s well being – as such my plans are patient centered and made in conjunction with the patient, while focusing on patient comfort, education and prevention.

I look forward to forming the same close relationships with my patients while working synergistically as part of the Lumino City Dental Clinical Team.”

Oral Health Therapist

Alzena Ali

Alzena graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2013. She joined the City Dental team in February, 2017. Prior to this, Alzena had been working as a Dental Therapist with the local DHB.

She takes a special interest in treating and guiding patients personal care to achieve and maintain sound oral tissues. Her degree allows her to treat and manage dental caries with children from birth to 18 years and provide maintenance and care of periodontal and gum tissues for all her patients.

Alzena has spent some time volunteering at the Dental Clinic in…

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Alzena graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2013. She joined the City Dental team in February, 2017. Prior to this, Alzena had been working as a Dental Therapist with the local DHB.

She takes a special interest in treating and guiding patients personal care to achieve and maintain sound oral tissues. Her degree allows her to treat and manage dental caries with children from birth to 18 years and provide maintenance and care of periodontal and gum tissues for all her patients.

Alzena has spent some time volunteering at the Dental Clinic in Lautoka Hospital in Fiji, where she treated children in pain and adults requiring overdue hygiene treatment.

Outside of the practice, in her spare time, Alzena takes a special interest in makeup and baking.

Oral Health Therapist

Priya Pragji

Priya is a registered Oral Health Therapist and a member of the NZ Dental Hygiene Association and NZDOHTA. She graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2014 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health and is dual qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. Prior to this, Priya graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Auckland. She has practiced as an Oral Health Therapist for the local DHB and private clinics for four years before joining City Dental in 2018.

She has a special interest in dental hygiene maintenance, managing gum disease and teeth…

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Priya is a registered Oral Health Therapist and a member of the NZ Dental Hygiene Association and NZDOHTA. She graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2014 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health and is dual qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. Prior to this, Priya graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Auckland. She has practiced as an Oral Health Therapist for the local DHB and private clinics for four years before joining City Dental in 2018.

She has a special interest in dental hygiene maintenance, managing gum disease and teeth whitening. Priya enjoys helping her patients to maintain optimum oral health and confident smiles. She believes that tailored patient education is pivotal in enabling positive behavioural changes with home care habits through improved understanding, self-management and motivation, thus helping to prevent and stabilise dental problems.

Priya keeps up to date with advances in technology and techniques attending conferences regularly.

Outside working hours, Priya loves to spend time with her family and friends and exploring our beautiful country. In the summer you will find her on the beach swimming, paddle boarding, on the boat fishing or anything ocean related. During the winter she loves to hit the slopes for a ski. She also takes a special interest in fashion and beauty.