Hutt City Dental Centre Lower Hutt

Meet Our Team

Hutt City Jon Beere
Lead Dentist

Dr Jon Beere

Dr Jonathan Beere graduated with a BDS from the University of Otago in 1983. He is most interested in Cosmetic and Advanced Restorative treatments.

Jon always makes sure his patients are satisfied with the treatments he provides. And when his patients are happy, he is happy too! He takes pride in the quality of work he does to ensure successful outcomes.

In his work, he not only loves the technical challenges that come as part of his job but loves meeting the many different people as well.

When not in his dental chair, Jon loves cycling and being in Kuratau, a small village by Lake Taupo.

Hutt City Rachel Loomans

Dr Rachel Loomans

Dr Rachel Loomans graduated from the University of Otago in 2009 with a BDS (distinction). Her dental interests include restorative dentistry, minor oral surgery, as well as general education and prevention. To keep abreast in the industry, Rachel undertakes ongoing education in courses that interest her every year.

She loves interacting with the people she meets in practice and loves the practical nature of her job. She wants to ensure she builds a relationship with her patients and makes them feel comfortable on the chair.

Outside work, Rachel likes spending time with her family, being at the family farm in Waikato or on a beach in the Coromandel.

Hutt City Cara Douglas

Dr Cara Douglas

Dr Cara earned a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago in 2009. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. To keep things interesting, she likes dealing with a little bit of everything else as well.

Cara loves meeting new people in her work as a dental professional. She likes the many different challenges each day at work presents and loves the feeling of satisfaction when she gets a great outcome.

Her favourite things to do when not in practice is walking her dog, cooking dinner for friends and family and just staying out in the sunshine.

Hutt City Michelle Foo

Dr Michelle Foo

Dr Michelle Foo graduated from the University of Otago in 2015 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction.

Michelle says she enjoys all aspects of dentistry – including general, restorative, prosthetic, crowns and bridges as well as cosmetic dental procedures. In her work, she hopes to always provide quality care with attention to detail as well as providing a gentle and comfortable service to her patients while addressing dental problems effectively and painlessly.

She loves helping her community and the hands-on nature of her work as well as the continuous learning that her work enables.

Outside of the practice, Michelle’s happy place is her kitchen! She loves to bake and cook. She is also a very skilled linguist – speaking five different languages.

Zhongjia Crop

Dr Zhongjia Huang

Zhongjia graduated from the University of Otago with Distinction in 2017 and worked in Nelson Hospital for the first few years, gaining invaluable experience treating medically compromised and anxious patients. She practices all aspects of general dentistry with a special interest in minor oral surgery. 

Zhongjia is now back in Wellington and looks forward to providing comprehensive and gentle care to her patients. In addition to English, she is also fluent in Mandarin. Outside of work, you can find her enjoying the walking tracks and cafes in Wellington, or relaxing with a good book and a cup of tea in.

Oral Health Therapist

Michelle Looc

Michelle graduated as an Oral Health Therapist in 2017 from the University of Otago.

Michelle enjoys being able to see gum health improvements after patients' hygiene appointments with good home care. As an oral health professional, Michelle hopes to educate with regular hygiene appointments this can improve patients' overall health.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys going on walks along the beach or hikes with her dog.