Lumino Queens Drive Lower Hutt

Meet Our Team

Absolute Dental Elizandro R

Dr Elizandro Rangel

Elizandro graduated with a BDS in 2000. Having completed his studies in Brazil he decided to further his career in New Zealand and registered under the Dental Council for New Zealand and Australia.

The most enjoyable part of his role is making patients feel welcome and at ease, as well as improving and maintaining dental health. Elizandro likes to work with his patients as a team to get the best result. He also likes to ensure he gets his patients dentally healthy with the most natural looking options. To keep a tooth looking like a tooth is crucial as a dentist!

Outside of the practice Elizandro likes to stay healthy by going to the gym and running. He also enjoys photography.

Vishi Lakshmanan Veerappan

Vishi Lakshmanan Veerappan

Vishi was born in Brunei and moved to New Zealand as a teenager. She graduated from Otago in 2012 and has been enjoying general dentistry since. Her favourite part of her work is getting to know her patients and treating their needs for the long haul.

Outside of work she loves cooking, eating, travelling, dancing and is slowly making her way through the Great Walks of New Zealand.

Absolute Dental Bettina Schmid

Bettina Schmid

Bettina graduated 1984 as a Dental Hygienist from the Zuerich Dental  Hygiene School in Switzerland.

After immigrating to New Zealand and the birth of her third child she became part of a small group of hygienists introducing the then still new profession to New Zealander’s.

Bettina’s main interests lie in actively involving clients in the management of their gum health enabling them to impact on their general wellbeing in a positive way.

She enjoys working as part of a best practice-patient focused team.

In her spare time Bettina enjoys bushwalks around the Wellington hills and snow skiing with family and friends.

Oral Health Therapist

Sandy Looc

Sandy Looc graduated as an Oral Health Therapist from the University of Otago in 2022.

What Sandy enjoys most about her job is the ability to work and interact with various age groups. As an Oral Health Therapist, Sandy hopes to inform her patients about the importance of regular oral health maintenance and what a difference it can make!

Outside of work, Sandy enjoys playing badminton, cooking, traveling, and picking up various craft projects.