Landing Road Dental Centre Whakatane

Meet Our Team

Landing Road Scott Sisam
Dentist

Dr Scott Sisam

Scott graduated from Otago University in 2009 and started working here at Landing Road Dental Centre a week after receiving his BDS degree and has continued working here until the present day.

Scott enjoys the challenges of dentistry in the provincial sector as the dentists are expected to deal with all aspects of general dentistry. However facilitation to the appropriate specialist is arranged where needed.

Scott was born and raised in Whakatane so he can relate well to most of his patients and intends on working here for the foreseeable future.

Scott enjoys the combination of working as a health professional in Whakatane,…
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Scott graduated from Otago University in 2009 and started working here at Landing Road Dental Centre a week after receiving his BDS degree and has continued working here until the present day.

Scott enjoys the challenges of dentistry in the provincial sector as the dentists are expected to deal with all aspects of general dentistry. However facilitation to the appropriate specialist is arranged where needed.

Scott was born and raised in Whakatane so he can relate well to most of his patients and intends on working here for the foreseeable future.

Scott enjoys the combination of working as a health professional in Whakatane, as the small town lifestyle allows him to transition from work to recreation without too much fuss. He loves being on the coast, but also close to the major North Island National parks, provides plenty of time to fish, hunt and spend time in the outdoors.
Bay Ortho Justin Kearney
Visiting Orthodontist

Dr Justin Kearney

Justin is a visiting orthodontist from Bay Orthodontics in Tauranga. Inspired by his own experience of Orthodontic treatment as a teenager, Justin is passionate about helping both kids and adults achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Originally from Ireland, he completed his dental training at University College Cork. He graduated with an honours degree receiving awards from both Irish and UK dental societies for his academic and clinical work.

While working as a general dentist in the UK, Justin completed a 3 year Masters degree in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry at Kings College London. Following this, he earned a place on the Orthodontic…

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Justin is a visiting orthodontist from Bay Orthodontics in Tauranga. Inspired by his own experience of Orthodontic treatment as a teenager, Justin is passionate about helping both kids and adults achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Originally from Ireland, he completed his dental training at University College Cork. He graduated with an honours degree receiving awards from both Irish and UK dental societies for his academic and clinical work.

While working as a general dentist in the UK, Justin completed a 3 year Masters degree in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry at Kings College London. Following this, he earned a place on the Orthodontic specialist training pathway and graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Sciences degree in Orthodontics from the University of Liverpool.

Justin has successfully completed Orthodontic specialist examinations at both the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He was awarded the William Houston Gold Medal for achieving the highest mark amongst Orthodontists sitting the Royal College examinations across the UK, Australia and UAE. He also received an award from the British Orthodontic Society for the standard of his orthodontic clinical work.

In 2018, Justin made the move to New Zealand and is proud to call Tauranga his home. He is married to a Kiwi, Kimberley, and they have two young daughters. When he's not straightening teeth, your likely to see Justin out running or spending time with his young family.

To book an appointment with Justin, please phone Bay Orthodontics at (07) 577 0916.

Nicolaas Theron Landing Road Whakatane
Dentist

Dr Nicolaas Theron

Nicolaas graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Cape, South Africa in 2011 and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Interceptive Orthodontics from the University of the Western Cape in 2019.

He enjoys all facets of general dentistry with a special interest in Aesthetic driven Restorative treatment.

What Nicolaas aims to achieve in his work is to make his patients feel comfortable in the surgery and allow them to be a part of the decision making in addressing their dental needs. He also strives to deliver high quality dentistry whilst establishing good relationships with…

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Nicolaas graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Cape, South Africa in 2011 and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Interceptive Orthodontics from the University of the Western Cape in 2019.

He enjoys all facets of general dentistry with a special interest in Aesthetic driven Restorative treatment.

What Nicolaas aims to achieve in his work is to make his patients feel comfortable in the surgery and allow them to be a part of the decision making in addressing their dental needs. He also strives to deliver high quality dentistry whilst establishing good relationships with his patients.

Nicolaas enjoys interacting with his patients and restoring confidence in their smiles. Addressing acute dental pain and seeing the patient relieved from their discomfort bring great satisfaction to him as well.

His favourite thing to do outside of the practice is enjoy time in the outdoors while mountain biking or hiking. You could also find him on the golf course trying to chase a couple of birdies.

Nicolaas’s favourite place to be is around his wife, family, and friends, enjoying good company.

Something that might surprise you about Nicolaas is that he enjoys music and occasionally play piano and guitar.

Landing Road Marelize Venter
Hygienist

Marelize Venter

Marelize or better known by her nickname Miza graduated from the university or Pretoria in South Africa as a dental Hygienist in 1996. She has worked in orthodontic, prosthodontic, periodontic and general dental practices gaining a very good understanding of these disciplines.

She, her husband, Andre and their teenage sons moved from the small town of Robertson in the Western Cape, S.A to New Zealand recently. In her spare time, she loves to cook and take nature walks with her family.

Her bubbly personality translates well when she is "building smiles. She loves to chat with her patients and help…

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Marelize or better known by her nickname Miza graduated from the university or Pretoria in South Africa as a dental Hygienist in 1996. She has worked in orthodontic, prosthodontic, periodontic and general dental practices gaining a very good understanding of these disciplines.

She, her husband, Andre and their teenage sons moved from the small town of Robertson in the Western Cape, S.A to New Zealand recently. In her spare time, she loves to cook and take nature walks with her family.

Her bubbly personality translates well when she is "building smiles. She loves to chat with her patients and help them to find the optimum dental hygiene routine for their age and lifestyle. You will feel right at home in her surgery. She is always ready to help, give advice and share a smile.

Alexa Whakatane
Oral Health Therapist

Alexa Madritsch

Alexa graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Otago in 2021. She is dual trained in dental hygiene and dental therapy, making her scope of practice broad. She is available for hygiene appointments and for general checkups for those under 18 years old.

Her dental interests include managing periodontitis, preventative care and restorative work for under 18 year olds. She also takes a special interest in working with dentally anxious patients as she can relate well and feels accomplished when being able to shift their perspective of the dental environment. 

Her practice is aligned with holistic…

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Alexa graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Otago in 2021. She is dual trained in dental hygiene and dental therapy, making her scope of practice broad. She is available for hygiene appointments and for general checkups for those under 18 years old.

Her dental interests include managing periodontitis, preventative care and restorative work for under 18 year olds. She also takes a special interest in working with dentally anxious patients as she can relate well and feels accomplished when being able to shift their perspective of the dental environment. 

Her practice is aligned with holistic values and she is passionate about promoting, educating and supporting those to improve their oral health. She strives to provide the best service so her patients feel healthy and confident in their smile.

Prior to Alexa’s move to Otago, she grew up as a local here in Whakatane. It was always her intention to come back to work for her community. After being away for some time she’s enjoying being back by the beach and spending time with her family and friends.