Glenfield Dental North Shore

Meet Our Team

Glenfield Charlie Meade
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.


Dr Chin Tay

Chin is an experienced dentist who grew up in New Zealand and graduated in 2000 with a BDS from the University of Otago.

Chin aims to provide good quality, reliable dentistry in a friendly and relaxed environment, and prides himself on his excellent communication skills. 

Chin enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a keen interest in endodontics and a focus on preventive dentistry.

When not at work, he enjoys working out at the gym, music, food and travel.

Viva Ranee Charya

Dr Ranee Charya

Dr Ranee Charya graduated in 1996 from the University of Otago. She then started practicing in Wellington in a private practice and part time providing dentistry for low income families at the resource center.

She enjoys performing all forms of general dentistry and providing care for anxious patients and children.

She moved to Auckland in 2003, and has been working for Viva dental for the past 14 years. Her passion is in community and preventive dentistry.

Glenfield Jake Innes
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.

Lemey Thesen Glenfield
Practice Manager

Lemey Thesen

Lemey has been with Lumino since 2018, she understands the patient's view of visiting the dentist and she and her team ensures that each patient that leaves the practice feels that they have been cared for, listened to and are valued.

When she's not busy at the practice she enjoys her photography, good food and spending time with her family.

Jennifer Medeja Sinvichit
Oral Health Therapist

Jeniffer Madeja-Sinvichit

Jennifer worked at Lumino as a Dental Assistant for more than 12 years before pursuing her study. She graduated in 2019 with a BHSc in Oral Health at Auckland University of Technology.

Before studying, she was always passionate about oral health and gained professionalism with patient care. Upon gaining her qualification at university, she worked at WDHB Auckland Regional Dental Services as a Dental Therapist.

As an Oral Health Therapist, she is very passionate about helping individuals achieve and maintain optimum oral health through oral health promotion, education, and disease prevention.

Outside of work, she’s a busy Mom of adorable two young boys and dedicated to spending as much time with them as possible.