Harris Dental Christchurch

Meet Our Team

Harris Dental Mark Harris
Dentist

Dr Mark Harris

Mark is Christchurch born and raised. Originally attending Canterbury University he graduated with a Zoology degree before attending Otago University Dental School.

He began his career in 1985 at Wellington Hospital as a Dental House Surgeon before returning to Christchurch the following year to begin in private practice. He is a the fourth generation dentist in his family with great grandfather, Gerald; grandfather, Parke; father, John; and uncle, Zin Harris, and now Mark all having been dentists.

Although interested in all fields of dentistry he is highly experienced in the use of lasers and cad-cam, (Cerec), dentistry.

Mark is married…

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Mark is Christchurch born and raised. Originally attending Canterbury University he graduated with a Zoology degree before attending Otago University Dental School.

He began his career in 1985 at Wellington Hospital as a Dental House Surgeon before returning to Christchurch the following year to begin in private practice. He is a the fourth generation dentist in his family with great grandfather, Gerald; grandfather, Parke; father, John; and uncle, Zin Harris, and now Mark all having been dentists.

Although interested in all fields of dentistry he is highly experienced in the use of lasers and cad-cam, (Cerec), dentistry.

Mark is married to Kate and they have grown boys, James, Andrew and Hamish. His interests (outside dentistry) include golf, fishing, boating and any outdoor recreation.

Mark is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association and the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Dental Association.

Harris Dental Andrea Murray
Dentist

Dr Andrea Murray

Dr Andrea Murray graduated from the University of Otago in 1982 with a BDS.

Andrea’s main goal is making sure her patient leave happy, are wanting to come back to her and to provide quality dentistry.

She enjoys the variety of general dentistry.

Outside of the practice, Andrea says she can’t live without her family and friends and enjoys walking for fitness and pleasure. She loves travelling to foreign places and immersing herself in language, culture, food and cooking!

Andrea says she has a bit of a mad streak – she sky dived for her last birthday and skis too fast for her age and ability! (Those are her words!)

Harris Dental Doug Bennet
Dentist

Dr Doug Bennet

Dr Doug Bennet graduated with a BDS from the University of Otago in 1995.

In the work place, Doug says patient satisfaction is his main goal, meeting their needs and wants.

Doug has a special interest in Implant Treatments and attends dental related courses regularly to further his studies.

He enjoys the opportunity to provide something a patient wants, rather than needs, such as restoring a smile or replacing a missing tooth.

Outside of the practice, Doug enjoys watching movies, visiting theme parks, travelling and eating out!

Doug says the one thing he can’t live without is coffee, and his favourite place to be is Singapore.

Sarah Whitehead
Dentist

Dr Sarah Whitehead

Dr Sarah Whitehead completed her dental training at the University of Otago with a BDS in 2004. She is married with 2 children.

Sarah has a wide range of dental expertise. As well as working in several private practices over the years, she has also been employed as a Dental House Surgeon at Christchurch Hospital and had a teaching position at University of Western Ontario, Canada. She has a part time position as a dentist at Christchurch Hospital in the Special Care Department.

Sarah has a wealth of experience and the ability to talk and explain treatment options to her…

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Dr Sarah Whitehead completed her dental training at the University of Otago with a BDS in 2004. She is married with 2 children.

Sarah has a wide range of dental expertise. As well as working in several private practices over the years, she has also been employed as a Dental House Surgeon at Christchurch Hospital and had a teaching position at University of Western Ontario, Canada. She has a part time position as a dentist at Christchurch Hospital in the Special Care Department.

Sarah has a wealth of experience and the ability to talk and explain treatment options to her patients. She enjoys working with people and her real passion is the challenge of putting patients at ease in her care while providing dentistry of the highest quality possible.

Harris Dental Jessica Barron
Oral Health Therapist

Jessica Barron

Jess has a Bachelor of Oral Health from Otago University.

She joined us at the end of 2013 and is returning to the city where she grew up, having attended Christchurch Girls High before studying in Dunedin.

Jess is also a qualified dental therapist and as such is able to treat school age children.

Sara Harris Dental
Oral Health Therapist

Sara

Sara graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Oral Health and her background includes working at the Christchurch District Health Board treating children.

Sara is passionate about building a rapport with her patients. 

She was born in Iceland and moved to Otago at a young age with her parents, older brother and twin brother. She boarded at St Kevin’s College before moving to the University of Otago to further her study.

In her own time Sara enjoys cooking, travelling around NZ and spending time with friends and family.