Lincoln Dental Canterbury

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Shayne Richardson

Shayne Richardson is a New Zealand graduate who trained at Otago University School of Dentistry and graduated in 1981.

Shayne has always worked in New Zealand, owning a practice in New Plymouth for 22 years and then moving to Christchurch in 2003 where he has worked at Lumino The Dentists, Lincoln ever since.

Shayne's main specialties are cosmetic dentistry, in particular Cerec restorations which make a porcelain crown, veneer or inlay in one appointment. 

In addition to general dentistry, Shayne also places and restores his own Implants and has been studying for the post graduate qualification in implantology.

Dentist

Dr Victoria Kueh

Victoria graduated from Otago University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

The most enjoyable part of her role is restoring the smile back on a patient's face. Victoria is clinically interested in cosmetic dentistry and preventative dentistry. She regularly attends courses to keep up to date in the latest advances in dentistry.

Outside of the practice Victoria is very much involved with her children’s music and school. She also enjoys travelling and playing badminton.
Dentist

Dr Emma Courtney

Emma grew up in England and trained as a dentist at The University of Liverpool. She served five years as a dentist in The Royal Navy, during which time she worked in Scotland, England and Gibraltar.

Emma arrived in New Zealand in 2005 and worked in a dental practice near Auckland, where she met her husband before they moved down to Christchurch in 2006. Emma has a post graduate diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, which ensures you are in very capable, gentle hands. She indeed just really enjoys all aspects of dentistry.

Outside dentistry Emma is keen on…

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Emma grew up in England and trained as a dentist at The University of Liverpool. She served five years as a dentist in The Royal Navy, during which time she worked in Scotland, England and Gibraltar.

Emma arrived in New Zealand in 2005 and worked in a dental practice near Auckland, where she met her husband before they moved down to Christchurch in 2006. Emma has a post graduate diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, which ensures you are in very capable, gentle hands. She indeed just really enjoys all aspects of dentistry.

Outside dentistry Emma is keen on tramping, playing hockey and watching the odd game of rugby.

Emma is at the Lincoln practice Mondays 8.30am-4.30pm.

Specialist Orthodontist

Dr John Perry

Originally from Hampshire in South-East England, John qualified in dentistry at Glasgow University, Scotland. John practised as a dentist in Ashburton, where he met his partner, Morgan. John then travelled to the United Kingdom to train as an orthodontist. John holds Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Specialist Dental Practice and a Master of Orthodontics from Cardiff University School of Dentistry, Wales. He is also a registered orthodontist in New Zealand.

John has completed orthodontic fellowships at Oslo University Hospital, Norway and Great Ormond Street Hospital…

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Originally from Hampshire in South-East England, John qualified in dentistry at Glasgow University, Scotland. John practised as a dentist in Ashburton, where he met his partner, Morgan. John then travelled to the United Kingdom to train as an orthodontist. John holds Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Specialist Dental Practice and a Master of Orthodontics from Cardiff University School of Dentistry, Wales. He is also a registered orthodontist in New Zealand.

John has completed orthodontic fellowships at Oslo University Hospital, Norway and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, where he had clinical responsibilities for patients born with cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, taking time out each year to set the standards for the next generation of dentists.

Outside work, John enjoys mountaineering and skiing and spending time with his partner, Morgan. John also enjoys playing classical guitar.

Oral Health Therapist

Maree McElrea

Maree Graduated from Otago university in 2001 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene. She is Interested in Preventative Dental Care and Periodontal.

Maree’s goal is to provide patients with information and skills to achieve optimum oral health. She has great satisfaction out of helping people have a healthy mouth and feeling good about themselves.

When not at the practice Maree’s favourite thing to do is running and her favourite please to be is at the beach. She has won a gold medal at the NZ rowing champs in novice 8’s and has run two marathons and the Routeburn track.

Practice Manager

Karen Richardson

Karen is the practice manager here at Lincoln Dental. She is a registered nurse and has a Masters Degree in Health Science. Karen joined the practice to work alongside her husband Dr Shayne Richardson.

Karen likes to run a well organised practice with happy staff and patients. She loves helping patients with their dental needs and being able to help patients get the dental results they want.

Karen couldn’t live without her family and when not at the practice she enjoys exercising, music and participating in her kid’s activities.