Glenfield Dental North Shore

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Charlie Meade

Charlie graduated with a BDS from Otago University in 1973.

Charlie enjoys patient contact, especially now he is treating third generation patients. Charlie is interested in Cosmetic Dentistry and attends courses to continue his education.

Outside of work hours Charlie enjoys fishing, boating and spending time with his three young grandchildren.

Dentist

Dr Peter Rucastle

Dr. Peter Rucastle is an experienced and passionate dentist from South Africa. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1989. He has previously worked in the UK and has owned a successful practice in Johannesburg, Smile Xtreme Dental Studio, before relocating to New Zealand.

Peter believes in providing quality, affordable and lasting dental treatment options in a relaxed and virtually pain-free environment. He enjoys general dentistry but has a special interest in aesthetic dentistry, endodontics and oral surgery. He is a member of the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.

He aims to increase his surgical skills by attending…

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Dr. Peter Rucastle is an experienced and passionate dentist from South Africa. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1989. He has previously worked in the UK and has owned a successful practice in Johannesburg, Smile Xtreme Dental Studio, before relocating to New Zealand.

Peter believes in providing quality, affordable and lasting dental treatment options in a relaxed and virtually pain-free environment. He enjoys general dentistry but has a special interest in aesthetic dentistry, endodontics and oral surgery. He is a member of the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.

He aims to increase his surgical skills by attending implant placement courses so that he can offer patients the complete package in-house for implant restorative dentistry.

He is a competitive cyclist (both road and MTB) and enjoys leading a healthy lifestyle. He is also an aspiring master chef. As well as transforming smiles, in his spare time he enjoys using nature to create aesthetic gardens.

Peter relocated to Auckland from South Africa to achieve a healthier work-life balance, and experience all the outdoor and cultural activities that New Zealand has to offer.

Dentist

Dr Liesl-Mari Els

Liesl-Mari graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2003 with a B.Ch.D./BDS (stel). She has a special interest in general dentistry and crown-and-bridge work.

Liesl-Mari loves meeting different people when at work. Her aim is really to make her patients happy and feel like family at all times. Her passion for dentistry truly shows in her professionalism towards and care for her patients.

Speaking of passion, among the things she loves are traveling and exploring new places - experiencing what life has to offer. She also values spending quality time with family. An interesting fact about her is that she's received national colours for bisley shooting!

Oral Health Therapist

Leanne Jones

Leanne is a registered oral health therapist, having completed her studies at AUT. She has a special interest in the prevention of periodontal disease through individual assessment and patient education.

Leanne enjoys knowing she has the ability to make a difference in a person’s quality of life and strives to educate patients according to their individual needs.

When not at the practice, Leanne is busy raising three sons and spending time with friends and family.

Clinical Technician

Jake Innes

Jake has a Diploma in Dental Technology, an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Dental Tech and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Dental Technologists.

He has been working as a clinical technician for 15 years and enjoys the hands-on creativity of designing and making new smiles. Jake also works out of Lumino The Dentists Red Beach.

His specialties include repairs, partial dentures, full upper and lower dentures.

When Jake is not busy working he likes to spend time with his family outdoors fishing, snorkelling, camping, hiking and skiing.