Garden Place Dental Hamilton

Meet Our Team

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.

Dentist

Dr Lisa Johnston

Lisa graduated from Otago University in 2011 with a BDS. To further her dental studies Lisa attends regular professional development courses here in NZ and overseas.

She delivers quality dentistry and provides a friendly, relaxing and comfortable dental experience for her patients.

Lisa is passionate about travelling and exploring the North Island. She is also learning to ski!

Dentist

Dr Evanna Ilia

Dr. Evanna Ilia graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Medical Science in 2007 and a Bachelor of Dentistry with Honours in 2011.

Since graduation, she worked in the private sector in Sydney, Australia, before relocating to Auckland last year and Christchurch in 2018. Dr. Ilia practices in all aspects of general dentistry and has a special interest in preventative and cosmetic dentistry. She is also trained in Invisalign orthodontics.

Committed to continuing education, Dr. Ilia published research in the Australian Journal of Dentistry in the field of endodontics and dental trauma in 2012 and obtained a…

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Dr. Evanna Ilia graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Medical Science in 2007 and a Bachelor of Dentistry with Honours in 2011.

Since graduation, she worked in the private sector in Sydney, Australia, before relocating to Auckland last year and Christchurch in 2018. Dr. Ilia practices in all aspects of general dentistry and has a special interest in preventative and cosmetic dentistry. She is also trained in Invisalign orthodontics.

Committed to continuing education, Dr. Ilia published research in the Australian Journal of Dentistry in the field of endodontics and dental trauma in 2012 and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation (Pain Control) from the University of Sydney in 2017.

Outside of the surgery, Dr. Ilia is enjoying exploring New Zealand.

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.

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!

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.