Knox Dental Dunedin

Meet Our Team

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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.

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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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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.

Senthilkumar Vedagiri
Oral Health Therapist

Senthilkumar Vedagiri

Senthilkumar Vedagiri graduated from the University of Otago as a registered Oral Health Therapist in 2019 and completed his postgrad in 2020.

Senthilkumar enjoys working with every single patient of his. He also likes teaching students and works part-time at the University of Otago.

Senthilkumar aims to make visiting a dental practice a good experience for every single patient and takes pleasure in treating challenging cases.

He enjoys making good relationships with patients which gives him work satisfaction and motivates him to come to work every day.

Outside of work Senthilkumar coaches cricket for young kids and plays cricket and badminton.

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Dentist

Dr Peter Tang

Peter studied a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Auckland before embarking on his journey to become a dentist. In 2019, he graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Doctor of Dental Medicine.

Peter is passionate about providing holistic treatment and helping people achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, particularly preventive and minimally invasive dentistry. He loves talking to his patients and just getting to know each patient individually, creating an environment where both the patient and dentist can relax.

In his free time, Peter likes exploring and going for treks and is excited to see all the natural beauties the south has to offer.

Mildred Reburiano
Oral Health Therapist

Mildred Reburiano

Mildred graduated with a Bachelor degree of Oral Health from University of Otago in 2020. In 2012, studied a Postgraduate degree in Public Health with special interest in health promotion from University of Auckland. She is originally from the Philippines, where she gained a degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine from Centro Escolar University and practiced for over 10 years before she migrated to New Zealand in 2007. 

Her passion for dentistry and public health led her to practice oral health therapy. She respects patient’s values and needs, with an aim to provide quality care; educating them on the importance…

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Mildred graduated with a Bachelor degree of Oral Health from University of Otago in 2020. In 2012, studied a Postgraduate degree in Public Health with special interest in health promotion from University of Auckland. She is originally from the Philippines, where she gained a degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine from Centro Escolar University and practiced for over 10 years before she migrated to New Zealand in 2007. 

Her passion for dentistry and public health led her to practice oral health therapy. She respects patient’s values and needs, with an aim to provide quality care; educating them on the importance of healthy dental habits, promoting wellbeing and achieving beautiful smiles.

Outside of work Mildred cherishes spending time with family, especially enjoying travelling to and exploring new places with them within NZ and abroad. She love cooking, baking, watching movies or TV,  sewing and crocheting.