Lumino Sanctuary Dental Botany

Meet Our Team

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Dentist

Dr Sony Sudhakaran

Bachelor of Dental Surgery 2005

Over the years, Sony has focused on learning about holism and promotes a humanistic culture in dentistry. In her gentle and empathetic approach, she strives to achieve clinical excellence. Sony ensures a pleasant dental experience for her patients by explaining procedures clearly and succinctly to reduce fear and anxiety. She is passionate about oral health education for a positive life outcome.

Dr Sony has a keen interest in Cosmetic dentistry which includes teeth straightening with Invisalign clear aligners, smile designing and ceramic veneers. Much of her time is devoted to General and preventive dentistry along…

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Bachelor of Dental Surgery 2005

Over the years, Sony has focused on learning about holism and promotes a humanistic culture in dentistry. In her gentle and empathetic approach, she strives to achieve clinical excellence. Sony ensures a pleasant dental experience for her patients by explaining procedures clearly and succinctly to reduce fear and anxiety. She is passionate about oral health education for a positive life outcome.

Dr Sony has a keen interest in Cosmetic dentistry which includes teeth straightening with Invisalign clear aligners, smile designing and ceramic veneers. Much of her time is devoted to General and preventive dentistry along with minimal intervention dentistry.

She is currently furthering her experience in Dental Implants and use of Botox in dentistry.

Outside of work, she is a mother to two beautiful young kids and enjoys going on hikes with her canine companion. She is also a practitioner of yoga.

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Dentist

Dr Emma Yang

Dr Emma was born in Auckland and graduated from the University of Otago. Originally from Taiwan, she is fluent in both English and Mandarin. Her interests include cosmetic dentistry and endodontics as she enjoys helping patients out of pain and creating new smiles.

Having worked for a few years in a rural setting, she has a fair share of oral surgery experience. This led her to complete courses in both wisdom teeth surgery and dental implants. She believes in treating patients with compassion and strives to provide a gentle and holistic experience to everyone. Her patient-centered approach focuses on tailoring each patient’s plan to the individual’s needs. Outside of work, Emma is a massive foodie and enjoys traveling.

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Oral Health Therapist

Helen Lu

Helen joined the Sanctuary team 8 years ago in 2014. She graduated from Otago University in 2006 and has brought 15 years of experience in oral health therapy and dental hygiene with her. She has served in public services as well as private clinics in both South and North islands. Her warm and gentle personality combined with care and passion in dentistry, puts you at ease in the dental chair. When she is not at work, she also loves running, baking, music and traveling. 

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Oral Health Therapist

Quincy Gu

Quincy graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2017 with degree in Oral Health Science. As an oral health therapist, he provides dental treatment for adolescent patients and hygiene services for adult patients.

Quincy trained at a medical university overseas and completed his medical degree before he came to New Zealand in 2002. He worked for Auckland Regional Dental Service for two years as oral health therapist before joining Lumino the dentist in 2019.

Quincy is gentle and caring in nature and his empathy for patients helps him to deliver compassionate care and make his patients feel more comfortable during…

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Quincy graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2017 with degree in Oral Health Science. As an oral health therapist, he provides dental treatment for adolescent patients and hygiene services for adult patients.

Quincy trained at a medical university overseas and completed his medical degree before he came to New Zealand in 2002. He worked for Auckland Regional Dental Service for two years as oral health therapist before joining Lumino the dentist in 2019.

Quincy is gentle and caring in nature and his empathy for patients helps him to deliver compassionate care and make his patients feel more comfortable during treatment.

Quincy is always looking to develop himself by broadening his professional knowledge base and skills through conferences, courses and self-directed readings. He can speak English and Mandarin fluently.

In his spare time, Quincy enjoys good food, music, movies and basketball.

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Oral Health Therapist

Gian Fabillaran

Gian grew up in the Philippines and moved to New Zealand along with his family when he was 14 years old. He graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Oral Health since 2012.

Gian believes in the importance of providing a gentle and comfortable dental experience, as well as serving a high-quality dental care. It gives him joy being able to help patient overcome their dental fear and anxiety. Gian’s priority is to determine your individualised dental needs and would incorporate preventative treatment or manageable home care instructions so you can achieve good oral health. Prevention is key to a healthy gums and teeth!

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Treatment Plan Co-ordinator

Lyndsey Roughton

Lyndsey has been with Sanctuary since our beginning, and we are very grateful to have her on our team. She has a lifetime of experience in dentistry starting her career as a dental nurse and working in a variety of dental roles over her career.

Lyndsey has particular expertise in discussing treatment options with our clients and organising and scheduling often more complex treatment plans.  She has a passion for ensuring that you understand all the options available to you and that you have time to ask any questions that you may have. She capably co-ordinates the visits for people…

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Lyndsey has been with Sanctuary since our beginning, and we are very grateful to have her on our team. She has a lifetime of experience in dentistry starting her career as a dental nurse and working in a variety of dental roles over her career.

Lyndsey has particular expertise in discussing treatment options with our clients and organising and scheduling often more complex treatment plans.  She has a passion for ensuring that you understand all the options available to you and that you have time to ask any questions that you may have. She capably co-ordinates the visits for people that travel from afar to see us.

Lyndsey teaches the piano in her spare time and spends time with her many beautiful grandchildren.