Garden Place Dental Hamilton

Meet Our Team

Garden Place Richard Young
Lead Dentist

Dr Richard Young

Richard is an experienced dentist, having graduated from Otago University in 1994.

He has been with Garden place dental since 1995 and a partner since 1997. As a dentist, Richard enjoys being able to transform patients smiles. He has a particular interest in designing and making porcelain crowns and cosmetic dentistry.

To further his dental studies, Richard is regularly attending continuing education courses in New Zealand and overseas.

Outside of practice hours Richard enjoys cycling, skiing, travel and spending time with his family.

Mercedes Dizon
Dentist

Dr Mercedes Aquino Dizon

Mercedes graduated as a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of the East, in Manila, the Philippines in 1991. After migrating to New Zealand in 1999, she passed the New Zealand Dental Registration Examination in 2003.

She enjoys general dentistry, such as extractions, filling and dentures, crown and bridge works and root canal treatment. She also enjoys gum treatments. She has a particular interest in implants and worn dentition and multiple extractions.

She is a compassionate, caring and conscientious clinician who believes in going the extra mile for her patients. With over fourteen years of experience in general dentistry…

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Mercedes graduated as a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of the East, in Manila, the Philippines in 1991. After migrating to New Zealand in 1999, she passed the New Zealand Dental Registration Examination in 2003.

She enjoys general dentistry, such as extractions, filling and dentures, crown and bridge works and root canal treatment. She also enjoys gum treatments. She has a particular interest in implants and worn dentition and multiple extractions.

She is a compassionate, caring and conscientious clinician who believes in going the extra mile for her patients. With over fourteen years of experience in general dentistry in New Zealand, she is committed to continual personal and professional development to ensure the provision of the best quality care for her patients.

Helping people overcome their fear of dentistry is one of her favourite parts of her job. She also loves being able to help people to become confident with their smiles and helping her patients to stop experiencing pain.

Outside of work, she enjoys walking with her husband and watching movies. She also enjoys spending time with her two children, her friends and extended family. To relax, she likes to read self-improvement books, flicking through magazines and building small Lego. On the weekends, she is often found relaxing at home or by the beach or lake. 

Garden Place Aenoy Brown Hygiene
Oral Health Therapist

Aenoy Brown

Aenoy graduated from the Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health.

She is currently furthering her studies in psychology, studying part time towards a graduate diploma in psychology.

Outside of work hours, Aenoy enjoys nature walks, socialising with family and friends, enjoying diversity of different cultures and reading.

Sarah Baker Updated
Hygienist

Sarah Baker

Sarah graduated from AUT in 2012 with a Bachelor of Oral Health Science.

She is interested in periodontal disease and whitening and is continuing to learn and further her knowledge within the dental industry specifically in periodontal disease. Sarah is currently studying a Graduated Diploma in Biological Sciences.

The most enjoyable part about Sarah’s job is working with people, helping people to improve their oral hygiene and to help prevent systemic disease.

When not at the practice Sarah enjoys pole fitness, yoga and catching up with friends. She also couldn’t live with out her two cats Minty and Nugget!

Nicky Ferguson Garden Place
Practice Manager

Nicola Ferguson

Nicky loves organising and is a big advocate of structure and understanding workflows. There is plenty for her to sink her teeth into at the practice. She loves working with a great team and loves the variety of the job, interacting with different people and the challenges that each day brings.

When not at the practice Nicky likes spending time with her family and loves watching her daughter grow and learn new things. She likes shopping and the rare moments to herself to read a book.