Karori Dental Centre Wellington

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Kenneth Wong

Ken graduated from Otago Dental School in 1987 and worked at Auckland Hospital for 2 years as a Dental House Surgeon before moving to Wellington in 1989 to set up Karori Dental Centre.

He is passionate about dentistry and said it fulfils two major goals in his chosen career. One is the enjoyment he gets from the interaction with a wide range of people and their personalities. The second aspect of the job that he enjoys immensely, is the fine manual dexterity required with the work.

Ken has a simple ethic with regards to his work and that is he…

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Ken graduated from Otago Dental School in 1987 and worked at Auckland Hospital for 2 years as a Dental House Surgeon before moving to Wellington in 1989 to set up Karori Dental Centre.

He is passionate about dentistry and said it fulfils two major goals in his chosen career. One is the enjoyment he gets from the interaction with a wide range of people and their personalities. The second aspect of the job that he enjoys immensely, is the fine manual dexterity required with the work.

Ken has a simple ethic with regards to his work and that is he treats his patients as he would like to be treated himself.

Ken is happily married with two children. He likes to have a good balance in life and values family time and socialising with friends which is very important to him. Ken’s other interests include gardening, contemporary NZ art, keeping tropical fish and trying to maintain his fitness at the gym.

Dentist

Dr Li Ling Cheah

Li Ling graduated with a BDS from the University of Otago in 2012, she joined the Lumino team at Karori in September 2015.

Li Ling enjoys getting to know her patients and making them feel at ease. She loves being a dentist and is most interested in making fillings look as natural as possible and has a growing interest in cosmetic dentistry.

She has furthered her studies and have completed the MRACDS(GDP) exams with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

When she is not at the practice, Li Ling enjoys spending her time outdoors tramping, scuba diving and skiing.

Li Ling believes…

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Li Ling graduated with a BDS from the University of Otago in 2012, she joined the Lumino team at Karori in September 2015.

Li Ling enjoys getting to know her patients and making them feel at ease. She loves being a dentist and is most interested in making fillings look as natural as possible and has a growing interest in cosmetic dentistry.

She has furthered her studies and have completed the MRACDS(GDP) exams with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

When she is not at the practice, Li Ling enjoys spending her time outdoors tramping, scuba diving and skiing.

Li Ling believes that when it comes to dental treatment, patients should be well informed of all their options. She likes to spend time explaining the pros and cons of each, so they can understand what is happening and can make an informed decision.

Hygienist

Rochelle Jones

Rochelle is a fully qualified dental hygienist who graduated in 1995 from Otago Polytechnic.

She holds a current hygiene practicing certificate and worked in Auckland from 1995 until moving to Wellington with her husband and children in 2014.

Rochelle regularly attends professional development courses to keep up to date with the latest dental hygiene techniques and treatments. She is highly skilled, excellent at motivation and a very gentle operator.

She enjoys sport through running, touch rugby and tennis and is a keen amateur photographer.