Dent Street Dental Whangarei

Meet Our Team

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.

Stefan Omell
Dentist

Dr Stefan Omell

Dr. Stefan Omell qualified from Guy’s Dental Hospital in 1991, one of the top rated Dental Schools in the world. He has been in practice for the last 29 years working in London, Spain and more recently in Australia. Prior to working in Australia Stefan owned a successful practise in Belgravia. He has gained extensive knowledge and expertise in general Dentistry but more recently has become a leading figure within sleep dentistry. He gained this knowledge whilst working in Australia with further education in the USA, his passion is to enhance patient’s quality of life and wellbeing.


Stefan implements a…

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Dr. Stefan Omell qualified from Guy’s Dental Hospital in 1991, one of the top rated Dental Schools in the world. He has been in practice for the last 29 years working in London, Spain and more recently in Australia. Prior to working in Australia Stefan owned a successful practise in Belgravia. He has gained extensive knowledge and expertise in general Dentistry but more recently has become a leading figure within sleep dentistry. He gained this knowledge whilst working in Australia with further education in the USA, his passion is to enhance patient’s quality of life and wellbeing.


Stefan implements a patient centered holistic care to managing all Dental problems and understands the importance of a caring and compassionate approach. He also understands the need to listen to patients and be an excellent communicator. He also understands to adopt a minimally invasive approach to keep a patient centered approach using cutting-edge techniques for the best aesthetic and functional results. Stefan is regular attends seminars and conferences in the UK and overseas to stay ahead of new developments and master new techniques.


Outside the clinic you will find him at the Gym, Cinema or out on the water in Sailing races.

Shania OHT
Oral Health Therapist

Shania Gunasekera

Shania graduated from AUT in 2021 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health.

Shania is passionate about dental anxiety in both children and adults. Her goal is to help improve all of her patient's home care and encourage comfortability with dental environments especially with those experiencing dental anxiety.

She enjoys meeting new people all with different backgrounds and seeing progress in their oral health.

Outside of the practice, Shania enjoys embroidery and a bit of shopping.

Her favourite place to be is anywhere in the world. Travelling is a big passion of hers and she can’t wait for the next adventure.

Shania has a very high level of determination even if all odds are against her, she gives everything her all.

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.