Coastlands Dental Health Centre Paraparaumu

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Anne-Marie Booth

Anne-Marie is one of the lead dentists alongside Dr Stephen Booth at Coastlands Dental.

They took over and built up Coastlands Dental over 25 years ago and were excited to Join Lumino The Dentists at the end of 2016.

Lead Dentist

Dr Stephen Booth

Steve graduated from Otago University in 1985 and together with Anne-Marie took over and built up Coastlands Dental over 25 years ago. They were excited to Join Lumino The Dentists at the end of 2016.

Steve loves building relationships with so many on the Coast and regularly gets the thrill of helping people discover how painless current dentistry can be.

Outside of Dentistry Steve enjoys most things outdoors with their four grown up kids, especially the call of the sea and the snowy mountains.

Dentist

Dr Louisa Dempster

Dr Louisa Dempster graduated from the University of Otago in 1995 with a BDS (with Distinction).

She is passionate about all aspects of general dentistry, especially preventative dentistry, crowns, bridges, veneers and periodontal care.

Her main professional goals include helping her patients achieve their optimum dental health and helping them maintain their smiles for the future.

She aims to provide a high level of dental care in a relaxed and gentle way and enjoys getting to know her patients, their family and friends and helping them all maintain their smiles.

Louisa has been with Coastlands since 1999, but has spent…

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Dr Louisa Dempster graduated from the University of Otago in 1995 with a BDS (with Distinction).

She is passionate about all aspects of general dentistry, especially preventative dentistry, crowns, bridges, veneers and periodontal care.

Her main professional goals include helping her patients achieve their optimum dental health and helping them maintain their smiles for the future.

She aims to provide a high level of dental care in a relaxed and gentle way and enjoys getting to know her patients, their family and friends and helping them all maintain their smiles.

Louisa has been with Coastlands since 1999, but has spent time working in Fiji and the UK.

Outside of the practice, Louisa enjoys the outdoors. She enjoys walking and spending time with her family. Her favourite place to be is on the slopes in Wanaka.

Dentist

Dr Laura Ichim

Dentist Laura Ichim was awarded the Outstanding Young Dentist award by the NZDA in 2017.

She has been working with Lumino since 2016 but has been practicing Dentistry for 7 years both in the private and public sectors. Laura continues to work part-time for Hutt Valley DHB as a Community Dentist.

Laura is not new to winning awards, she has also been awarded the Sutherland Prize by the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) for gaining the top mark in the final Fellowship Examinations in 2016.

“It is an honour and privilege to be named Outstanding Young Dentist,” she…

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Dentist Laura Ichim was awarded the Outstanding Young Dentist award by the NZDA in 2017.

She has been working with Lumino since 2016 but has been practicing Dentistry for 7 years both in the private and public sectors. Laura continues to work part-time for Hutt Valley DHB as a Community Dentist.

Laura is not new to winning awards, she has also been awarded the Sutherland Prize by the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) for gaining the top mark in the final Fellowship Examinations in 2016.

“It is an honour and privilege to be named Outstanding Young Dentist,” she says of the award. “The NZDA have helped guide and support me along my professional journey from being a dental student until today. Being part of this incredible organization has taught me a lot about professionalism, collegiality and the importance of our dental community.”

She says giving back to her community and making a difference is crucial for a balanced and satisfying professional life.

Dentist

Dr Scott Murphy

Dr Scott Murphy graduated from the University of Otago in 2014. with a BDS.

Prior to joining Lumino Coastlands, Scott worked as a dental house surgeon at Hutt Valley DHB for two years. He also completed RACDS Primary Examinations, receiving commendations in each subject.

His dental interests include oral surgery, contemporary general dentistry, and working with medically complex patients.

Scott says he really enjoys changing patients' perception of dental treatment into a relaxed and positive-vibe.

He aims to not only provide the best evidence-based available treatments, but to encourage preventive techniques to improve oral health related quality of life, empowering…

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Dr Scott Murphy graduated from the University of Otago in 2014. with a BDS.

Prior to joining Lumino Coastlands, Scott worked as a dental house surgeon at Hutt Valley DHB for two years. He also completed RACDS Primary Examinations, receiving commendations in each subject.

His dental interests include oral surgery, contemporary general dentistry, and working with medically complex patients.

Scott says he really enjoys changing patients' perception of dental treatment into a relaxed and positive-vibe.

He aims to not only provide the best evidence-based available treatments, but to encourage preventive techniques to improve oral health related quality of life, empowering patients to value their oral health and to take control through preventative measures.

Outside of the practice Scott enjoys trail running, hiking, CrossFit, cycling, skiing and acro yoga.

He also enjoys cooking, good wine and good food as well as musical theatre.

Oral Health Therapist

Kathryn Lanyon

Kathryn is the oral health therapist at Coastlands Dental.

Kathryn takes care of dental hygiene and dental therapy for our Paraparaumu patients.