Lumino Queens Drive Lower Hutt

Meet Our Team

Heena Dentist

Dr Heena Desai

Heena graduated with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with Honours and a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction from the University of Otago.

Heena grew up in Wellington and Brisbane before moving to Dunedin for her training. Since graduation, she has had experience working in the Maxillofcaial department which gave her skills in working with children, surgical procedures and dental trauma. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. Heena understands the anxiety of coming to a dental practice and takes particular time to ensure she is thorough with all her patients.

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.

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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.

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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.