Everglade Dental Centre Manukau

Meet Our Team

Dentist

Dr Arishma Lata

In 2004 Arishma graduated from the Fijian School of Medicine with a BDS. She then went on to complete her NZ registration in Otago 2011.

Arishma enjoys being able to help patients understand the importance of their teeth and maintaining oral healthcare. She wants patients to feel confident by improving their smiles. She is interested in new cosmetic techniques and keeps herself updated on the latest techniques by reading new healthcare articles and taking day courses.

Outside of work Arishma values family and friends and enjoys reading, movies and music.

Practice Manager

Mena Aitken

Philomena, or more commonly known as Mena, was born in Ireland and has over 20 years experience within the dental industry in New Zealand. It was her dream from leaving school to be in dentistry.

She loves helping the local community feel comfortable and cared for whenever they come to see the dentist. The caring and professional demeanour of Lumino suits her style of creating and fostering relationships with patients.

She says she loves the people she gets to interact with the most about her job, and likes making them feel special and valued. Mena also likes knowing that she…

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Philomena, or more commonly known as Mena, was born in Ireland and has over 20 years experience within the dental industry in New Zealand. It was her dream from leaving school to be in dentistry.

She loves helping the local community feel comfortable and cared for whenever they come to see the dentist. The caring and professional demeanour of Lumino suits her style of creating and fostering relationships with patients.

She says she loves the people she gets to interact with the most about her job, and likes making them feel special and valued. Mena also likes knowing that she can make a difference with her enthusiasm and drive to always offer the best service.

When she’s not in practice, Mena likes helping out within the local community, walking her dog, doing yoga and really just living a healthy lifestyle. An interesting fact about her is that she actually loves playing soccer – in fact, she coaches her 8-year-old son’s soccer team! She is also a guest speaker for the Salvation Army’s bridging programme.