Harris Dental Christchurch

Meet Our Team

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.

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!)

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.

Oral Health Therapist

Jessica Barron

Jess has a degree in Bachelor of Health Science 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.

Chair-side Assistant

Dale Burbery

Dale has been Mark’s chair-side nurse for the last three years.

Originally a Timaru girl, before settling in Tauranga and now Christchurch. She has 20 years experience in the dental profession working for dentists in both the North and South Islands.

Oral Health Therapist

Harry Ji

Harry graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Oral Health and is a qualified dental hygienist and dental therapist.

Christchurch is Harry's new 'hometown' after moving from Korea in 2002. He attended Christchurch Boys High School before studying in Dunedin.

Harry really enjoys the scope of being a hygienist and therapist and is especially interested in general dentistry and treating children. Harry enjoys meeting and getting to know his patients as individuals. He strives to create the best treatment outcome for each person who walks in the door.

Outside of work, Harry regularly goes to the gym in the evening, plays football and enjoys spending time with his friends and family