Garry Rae Dental Greymouth

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Garry Rae

Garry is the Lead Dentist at Garry Rae Dental. He graduated from The University of Otago in 1978 with a BDS. He then moved to Greymouth and has been practising there ever since. He joined Lumino in 2009.

In his role he looks forward to walk in patients with complex dental problems. He really enjoys living in a small rural town where a dentist has to use all of ones general dental skills to reconstruct damaged dental tissue and providing dentures to those who have lost the battle to retain their own teeth. Garry gets great pleasure out of being…

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Garry is the Lead Dentist at Garry Rae Dental. He graduated from The University of Otago in 1978 with a BDS. He then moved to Greymouth and has been practising there ever since. He joined Lumino in 2009.

In his role he looks forward to walk in patients with complex dental problems. He really enjoys living in a small rural town where a dentist has to use all of ones general dental skills to reconstruct damaged dental tissue and providing dentures to those who have lost the battle to retain their own teeth. Garry gets great pleasure out of being confronted by his dental work that was placed over 35 years and seeing much of it still functioning.

His clinical interests include cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, endodontics and using new exciting technologies that make the art of dentistry more exciting and enabling dentists to offer patients better, longer lasting results. Garry is also an active member of the NZACD and regularly attends cosmetic dentistry conferences and courses, he continues to learn from every patient that walks into the clinic and those he treats.

Garry is a keen outdoor person. When not in the practice, you'll find him fishing, scuba diving, mountain biking, kayaking and playing golf in the summer and skiing and playing kayak polo during the winter. He is also an active co-owner of a small vineyard in Waipara and has a passion for fine wine, food and music.

Dentist

Dr Beata Migda

Dr Beata Migda achieved the title of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) when she graduated in 1989 in Warsaw, Poland.

She had her own private practice in Poland for many years, and also worked in Sweden and England along the way, allowing her to gain more knowledge and experience in the field. The list of countries she’s worked in (the fourth one, actually) now includes New Zealand.

Beata is interested in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, and prosthetics, and hopes to further her studies in the former.

She feels most accomplished and fulfilled any day and moment where she can make a difference in…

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Dr Beata Migda achieved the title of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) when she graduated in 1989 in Warsaw, Poland.

She had her own private practice in Poland for many years, and also worked in Sweden and England along the way, allowing her to gain more knowledge and experience in the field. The list of countries she’s worked in (the fourth one, actually) now includes New Zealand.

Beata is interested in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, and prosthetics, and hopes to further her studies in the former.

She feels most accomplished and fulfilled any day and moment where she can make a difference in her patients’ lives. “I always strive to utilise my skills, knowledge and experience to help the best I can to make a change or eliminate pain,” she says.

Beata also wants to create a healthy and happy teamwork environment in the practice. She loves meeting a lot of different people from all different walks of life, and challenging herself to always achieve best results.

When not on the dentist chair, Beata loves to spend time with family and friends, travel to new places and see the beauty amongst the different cultures and traditions. She also loves to read and study, as well as enjoys playing the piano, learning new skills, helping out others and joining creative clubs. She also likes evening walks, cooking and practising yoga to relax.

Something you may not know about her is that she can speak quite a few languages – her mother tongue is Polish, and she is fluent in Swedish, English and Russian. Last year, she studied Hebrew from the University of Jerusalem. That’s 5 languages!