Johnsonville Dental Practice Wellington

Meet Our Team

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Dentist

Dr Swetha Oliganti

Swetha completed her graduation (BDS 2007) and post-graduation (MDS 2011) in the field of Prosthodontics from NTR University of Health sciences, India and completed her registration exams from University of Otago, Dunedin.

She is focussed to treat all her patients with empathy, promoting awareness of oral health care in day to day life, particularly aiming at prevention of gum disease, decay and deterioration of teeth.

She specialized in replacing missing teeth with fixed and removable options, correcting worn out and broken dentition.

She also enjoys doing cosmetic dentistry and root canal treatments.

Out of work she loves to travel, go for walks exploring the nature of NZ and spend time with family.

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Dentist

Dr Nimisha Parbhu

Nimisha qualified with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Gujarat University, India in 1999. After coming to New Zealand, and completion of my NZREX examinations in 2003, she has worked in private practice in the Wellington region. Nimisha enjoys the diverse dental work that she does, including but not limited to, fillings, extractions crowns and bridges, partial and full dentures.

Nimisha’s care planning stems from ensuring that her patients have a good understanding of their oral health, as well as the preventative and treatment options available to them. Nimisha is a fluent speaker in Gujarati and Hindi and pride herself…

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Nimisha qualified with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Gujarat University, India in 1999. After coming to New Zealand, and completion of my NZREX examinations in 2003, she has worked in private practice in the Wellington region. Nimisha enjoys the diverse dental work that she does, including but not limited to, fillings, extractions crowns and bridges, partial and full dentures.

Nimisha’s care planning stems from ensuring that her patients have a good understanding of their oral health, as well as the preventative and treatment options available to them. Nimisha is a fluent speaker in Gujarati and Hindi and pride herself on her ability to provide gentle treatment. Simple pleasures in her spare time like kicking a ball or playing scrabble with her young family is what she loves the most.

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Dentist

Dr Michelle Tan

Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Distinction) from the University of Otago in 2014, and was also awarded the Orthodontics Medal.

In 2017, she completed a two-year mini-residency in Orthodontics in Sydney. She has always wanted to work in healthcare and started out dreaming of becoming a doctor, but wanting to marry that ambition with her love of art and working with her hands, led her to dentistry.

Michelle has loved every day so far as a practicing dentist and looks forward to what she hopes to be many more years ahead.

Her first job out of dental…

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Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Distinction) from the University of Otago in 2014, and was also awarded the Orthodontics Medal.

In 2017, she completed a two-year mini-residency in Orthodontics in Sydney. She has always wanted to work in healthcare and started out dreaming of becoming a doctor, but wanting to marry that ambition with her love of art and working with her hands, led her to dentistry.

Michelle has loved every day so far as a practicing dentist and looks forward to what she hopes to be many more years ahead.

Her first job out of dental school was in private practice in Wanganui; where the variety of work needed allowed her to hone her skills in different aspects of dentistry, which include fillings, extractions, root canals, crown and bridgework, dentures and orthodontics.

Michelle is passionate about helping people receive the dental treatment they need, knowing that dental anxiety and phobia are barriers for many people in seeking the treatment they require.

She aims to live a full life and outside of work, Michelle enjoys hiking, reading, painting, and traveling. Michelle and her partner recently backpacked around the world for a year, seeing over 20 countries and enjoyed learning about the world and ourselves.

She is excited to join the wonderful team at Lumino Johnsonville and looks forward to seeing you soon.

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Oral Health Therapist

Elyse Cooper

Elyse graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Otago, Dunedin, in 2020. Previously, she worked as a dental assistant for six years in Auckland and Wellington, including temp roles at Lumino in Johnsonville.

Elyse joined the Johnsonville Lumino team in January 2021 as an Oral Health Therapist and is looking forward to helping her patients maintain a healthy mouth.

In her spare time, Elyse loves spending quality time with friends and family. She enjoyed living in a motorhome as a student in Dunedin, which she used to travel during the summer breaks to explore Aotearoa.