Dent Street Dental Whangarei

Meet Our Team

Dent Street Richard Liggins
Dentist

Dr Richard Liggins

After completing a degree in Marine Biology in 1979 and travelling the world, Richard graduated with his degree in dentistry in 1987. He is continuing his education in complex aesthetic rehabilitation of people’s mouths, dental implants, and modern endodontic techniques.

Richard loves helping people from all walks of life reach their own potential for a healthy life. He enjoys making this contribution in an authentic, caring way and enjoys the daily challenge of providing a high quality of work. Richard is especially interested in Aesthetic Oral Rehabilitation combined with preventative dentistry, sedation techniques - including hypnosis, appearance dentistry and making…

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After completing a degree in Marine Biology in 1979 and travelling the world, Richard graduated with his degree in dentistry in 1987. He is continuing his education in complex aesthetic rehabilitation of people’s mouths, dental implants, and modern endodontic techniques.

Richard loves helping people from all walks of life reach their own potential for a healthy life. He enjoys making this contribution in an authentic, caring way and enjoys the daily challenge of providing a high quality of work. Richard is especially interested in Aesthetic Oral Rehabilitation combined with preventative dentistry, sedation techniques - including hypnosis, appearance dentistry and making the dental experience as enjoyable and non-threatening as it can be.

Outside of the practice Richard loves to spend his time diving, surfing, at the gym, playing with his little boy, and he also dabbles in underwater photography.

Dent Street James

Dr James Edwards

James graduated with a BDS, from The University of Otago in 2019.

He is interested in all aspects of dentistry and enjoys how every patient is different meaning he gets to interact with a lot of amazing, interesting people.

James looks forward to helping patients who have dental anxiety and making all visits a pleasant experience. His future career plans include completing more courses to become a great general dentist, then he might look at specialist area of dentistry.

Lumino was one of the first places to spark James' interest in dentistry and he knew Dent Street would be a…

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James graduated with a BDS, from The University of Otago in 2019.

He is interested in all aspects of dentistry and enjoys how every patient is different meaning he gets to interact with a lot of amazing, interesting people.

James looks forward to helping patients who have dental anxiety and making all visits a pleasant experience. His future career plans include completing more courses to become a great general dentist, then he might look at specialist area of dentistry.

Lumino was one of the first places to spark James' interest in dentistry and he knew Dent Street would be a great place to work due to the amazing team.

James is excited to continue learning new things. He feels motivated seeing happy patients feeling confident with their smile.

Outside of the practice James enjoys any outdoor activities including surfing, mountain biking and trail running. James has even represented New Zealand in Triathlon!

His favourite places to be are in Russell, Bay Of Islands and spending time with his family.

Sarah Crabtree
Practice Manager

Sarah Crabtree

Sarah is our Practice Manager. Her main goal is to make sure every patient leaves our practice loving their smile and having had a positive experience.

One of the things Sarah loves the most about her job is all the people she gets to meet.

Outside of the practice Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves musical theatre and dining out. 

Her favourite place is Coopers Beach in the Far North.