Knox Dental Dunedin

Meet Our Team

Jacob Grieve
Lead Dentist

Dr Jacob Grieve

Jacob is passionate about providing dental care that is second to none. Based in private practice in Dunedin, Jacob has been the Lead Dentist of Knox Dental since 2007.

After graduating with distinction from Otago University in 2002, Jacob gained valuable surgical experience as a Dental House Surgeon. This was consolidated further when he worked in a surgical team in Manchester, England. After being awarded the fellowship of the RACDS (general stream) by examination in 2008 Jacob received the NZDA Outstanding Young Dentist award in 2009.

Jacob works with a wide range of general dental procedures, including IV sedation, surgical…

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Jacob is passionate about providing dental care that is second to none. Based in private practice in Dunedin, Jacob has been the Lead Dentist of Knox Dental since 2007.

After graduating with distinction from Otago University in 2002, Jacob gained valuable surgical experience as a Dental House Surgeon. This was consolidated further when he worked in a surgical team in Manchester, England. After being awarded the fellowship of the RACDS (general stream) by examination in 2008 Jacob received the NZDA Outstanding Young Dentist award in 2009.

Jacob works with a wide range of general dental procedures, including IV sedation, surgical extractions, molar endodontics, minimally invasive crowns and veneers. He gives lectures on decay prevention and management of cracked teeth as well as being the founder and host of the New Zealand Dental Podcast. He is a member of the New Zealand Society of Sedation in Dentistry, New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentists and New Zealand Dental Association. Jacob has also been involved in the education of undergraduate students at the Otago University Dental School as a part-time clinical tutor and guest lecturer on the business side of Dentistry.

He serves on the Clinical Advisory Board for Lumino nationally, and has served as the President of the Otago Branch of the New Zealand Dental Association.

Recently having formed a connection with the Tongan Oral Health service, Jacob is volunteering his time to partner with them, in their commitment to improve the Oral Health of the Tongan people.

Outside of the clinic, Jacob is married with three children and is actively involved in Equippers Church and Cycling Otago, Kids Soccer and he is a keen skier.

Milton Chuen Lin
Dentist

Dr Chuen Lin

Chuen Lin graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction from the University of Otago.

She is passionate about all aspects of dentistry, in particular restorative dentistry. She loves getting to know her patients and when they leave with a smile on their face, it truly makes her day.

Chuen Lin is committed to keeping up to date with the ever evolving dental industry, its technologies, and practices.

Currently she tutors at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Otago and is also a member of the Dunedin Study research team within the Faculty.

In her free time, Chuen Lin enjoys spending time with family, playing badminton, and reading.

She is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Malay.

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Dentist

Dr Zoe Brook

Zoe was born and raised in Dunedin where she completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Otago.

She then moved to Perth, Australia and graduated as a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Western Australia. The call of home soon became too much and she has been practicing in Central Otago until the opportunity to return to Dunedin and join the Knox team arose.

Zoe is passionate about helping people improve their oral health, smiles, and confidence. In particular, Zoe enjoys working with patients to overcome dental anxiety and improve their wellbeing through education and high-quality dental care.

Outside work Zoe enjoys tramping, cooking and has recently taken up knitting!

Simon Knox Dental
Oral Medicine Specialist

Dr Simon Guan

Simon has joined us to help patients with oral mucosal diseases and orofacial pain. We’re excited to have his expertise and wide range of knowledge on our team.

Simon is currently a senior lecturer in Oral Medicine at the Faculty of Dentistry, at the University of Otago. He graduated with BDS and qualified as a registered Oral Medicine Specialist after completion of his MBChB and DClinDent from the University of Otago. He has mentored both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Oral Medicine and TMJ clinics.

Simon is also a member of the New Zealand Dental Association and fellow of Academy of Oral Medicine Australasia.

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Hygienist

Sue Bainbridge

Sue trained as a dental hygienist in the Armed Forces (UK) in 1981, and during her 16 years service gained valuable experience in the Oral Surgery Department, Orthodontic department and working in General Dentistry.  

She has also trained as a Practice Manager and has experience as a Dental Hygiene Tutor.  Sue  taught the Dental Nurse course for 7 years at Worthing College of Further Education (UK) and gained her certificate in Teaching.

When not preventing gum disease, Sue also enjoys reading, walking the dogs, sewing and crafting.

Knox Justine Grieve
Practice Manager

Justine Grieve

Justine Grieve has been a part of the Knox Dental team since 2007.

She loves being a part of a team that is committed to helping people have healthy, happy, smiles for life. Whilst her role is mainly unseen, her people background in Physiotherapy and church ministry mean that patient service motivates all that she does.

Outside of work Justine is an active member of Equippers Church and enjoys skiing, mountain biking and spending time with her husband Jacob and three children Josh, Daniel and Chloe.

She usually has a good book on the go and can always be tempted by good food paired with great company.