Gore Dental

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Robyn Pahl

Dr Robyn Pahl is an experienced and well regarded dentist in the Gore & Southland region. She graduated from Otago School of Dentistry in 1988.

On graduation, Robyn worked in New Zealand until 1991. She then spent time working general practice in both Australia and England, returning to New Zealand in 1996. She spent the next couple of years working part time in a private general practice and at the Dental School as a clinical tutor.

Gore become home in 2000, where Robyn still resides and works in general practice. Her country practice provides most dental services, as is necessary…

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Dr Robyn Pahl is an experienced and well regarded dentist in the Gore & Southland region. She graduated from Otago School of Dentistry in 1988.

On graduation, Robyn worked in New Zealand until 1991. She then spent time working general practice in both Australia and England, returning to New Zealand in 1996. She spent the next couple of years working part time in a private general practice and at the Dental School as a clinical tutor.

Gore become home in 2000, where Robyn still resides and works in general practice. Her country practice provides most dental services, as is necessary when specialist treatment means travel for her patients.

Coming from a farming background, Robyn enjoys being able to communicate with her patients. She knows that her patients appreciate her understanding of their lives and jobs, and how this can impact on them receiving treatment.

Dentist

Dr Patty Tsai

Patty has practised at Gore Dental Care since her graduation from the University of Otago with her BDS.

She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, with particular interests in preventative and forensic dentistry.

Outside of the practice, Patty volunteers at the Gore and District SPCA. She also enjoys breeding tropical fish and painting New Zealand landscapes.

Recently, Patty made a number of “out of practice” visits to patients who wouldn’t otherwise have been able to receive treatment. One of her patients who resides a rest home had been travelling to the surgery which posed several hurdles. Read more about Patty's external dental visits on our Love Your Smile blog.

Dentist

Dr Kishara DeSilva

More information coming soon.

Oral Health Therapist

Gena Hughes

Gena is a born and raised local lady whose warm friendly face is no stranger to the local town of Gore. Upon leaving school she has embarked on a career in the dental industry.

Gena said “It has been a fantastic opportunity to work in a local practice and be in contact with friendly patients and work colleagues, it gives me great satisfaction” no two days are the same.

Oral Health Therapist

Rochelle Weller

Rochelle graduated from Otago University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. And was one of the first graduates out with the combined Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Degree.

Since graduating Rochelle has worked in Gore and is now in her 8th year with this practice. Over the last four years she has found it great getting to know her patients, having a laugh with them and of course help work with them improve their oral hygiene.

Outside of work Rochelle enjoys riding her horses and just recently started competing in dressage and a few minor A & P shows. She also enjoys fishing on the Mataura River with her partner and relaxing in the sun with their dog Monty.