Max + Beresford Orthodontists Remuera

Meet Our Team

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Orthodontist

Dr Robert Max

Dr Robert Max attended Otago University, in addition to the Royal Dental Hospital in London. After completing his internship in paediatric dentistry and orthodontics, he started his formal courses in orthodontics. Today, as well as providing orthodontic treatment, he gives lectures to both dental and orthodontic audiences and the general public.

Dr Max has been in practice for more than 30 years and is a member of numerous organisations, such as the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists, the New Zealand Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Australian Society of Orthodontists.

Dr Max is the past President of…

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Dr Robert Max attended Otago University, in addition to the Royal Dental Hospital in London. After completing his internship in paediatric dentistry and orthodontics, he started his formal courses in orthodontics. Today, as well as providing orthodontic treatment, he gives lectures to both dental and orthodontic audiences and the general public.

Dr Max has been in practice for more than 30 years and is a member of numerous organisations, such as the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists, the New Zealand Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Australian Society of Orthodontists.

Dr Max is the past President of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists and Founding member of the Executive of the World Federation of Orthodontists.

Dr Max is married with four children and five endlessly fascinating grandchildren. He enjoys boating, reading and spending time with his family.

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Orthodontist

Dr Jennifer (Qianfeng) Li

BDS(Xi,an), MDS (Ortho)(Xi,an), Ph.D(HKU), Postdoc(UMich), FDSRCS(Edin)

Dr Jennifer Li completed her Bachelor of Dental Medicine and Master of Orthodontic training from the School of Stomatology, Xi’an JiaoTong University and her Ph.D training from Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. She then completed a four-month postdoc research training with the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Michigan focusing on the molecular mechanism of the cleft palate during embryonic craniofacial development.

Dr Li worked with Orthodontic Discipline of Sydney University as a lecturer for more than 4 years, collaborated with the Sleep Research Centre of St. George Hospital…

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BDS(Xi,an), MDS (Ortho)(Xi,an), Ph.D(HKU), Postdoc(UMich), FDSRCS(Edin)

Dr Jennifer Li completed her Bachelor of Dental Medicine and Master of Orthodontic training from the School of Stomatology, Xi’an JiaoTong University and her Ph.D training from Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. She then completed a four-month postdoc research training with the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Michigan focusing on the molecular mechanism of the cleft palate during embryonic craniofacial development.

Dr Li worked with Orthodontic Discipline of Sydney University as a lecturer for more than 4 years, collaborated with the Sleep Research Centre of St. George Hospital on the treatment of sleep apnoea patients when working with the University, and carried out full-time research study on the data of sleep apnoea patients before and after the treatment with the team prior to her joining the University of Hong Kong Orthodontics as a Clinical Assistant Professor for two years.

Dr Li was elected as the Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2016, 8 years after she passed the Edinburgh exam in Orthodontics and became a member of Edinburgh college in 2008. She is also an active member of most orthodontic organisations.

Dr Li enjoys sports, playing musical instruments, photography, traveling, and spending time with friends.

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Orthodontist

Dr John Shennan

John graduated from Otago University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Dentistry and spent the early years of his career in hospitals and the military before heading overseas where he worked in Harley St, London, before completing his Specialist Orthodontic training at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff in 2003. Returning to NZ in 2005, John set up North Shore Orthodontics in Takapuna where he also works. 
 
John has two teenage daughters who keep him quite busy but in his spare time he enjoys boating and mountain biking. 

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Practice Manager

Jennifer Copeland

Jennifer Copeland is the Practice Manager at Max + Beresford and helps ensure everything runs smoothly.

She enjoys working with a wonderful team and helping patients get a beautiful smile. Her main goal is to see patients happy after their braces are removed.

Jennifer spent 12 years away from NZ living and working in Sydney, London, Holland and Germany.

Outside of the practice Jennifer enjoys walking, travel and trying new recipes. She also enjoys being anywhere near water as she finds it very peaceful.

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Dental Technician

Thomas Park

Thomas Park is the Dental Technician at Max + Beresford.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Technology (BDentTech)
from The University of Otago in 2011.

The main goal Thomas likes to accomplish in his work is getting it done right the first time.

The part of his job he enjoys most is seeing finished jobs at the end of the day.

Outside of the practice Thomas enjoys spending time with his wife and catching up with friends for coffee. Thomas grew up on a farm and enjoys taking road-trips.

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Orthodontic Auxiliary

Suzanne Time

Suzanne Time is an Orthodontic Auxiliary and has been with Max + Beresford for 23 years.

Suzanne completed her Dental Assistant Course in 2003 and qualified as an Orthodontic Auxiliary 2006. She completed all her training at Max + Beresford.

Her goal is to give all patients the smile they have always wanted and to make their experience at Max + Beresford the best possible.

Suzanne loves seeing the end results, especially in patients that come into the practice for the first time and they don’t want to smile and by the time their treatment is completed, they can’t stop…

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Suzanne Time is an Orthodontic Auxiliary and has been with Max + Beresford for 23 years.

Suzanne completed her Dental Assistant Course in 2003 and qualified as an Orthodontic Auxiliary 2006. She completed all her training at Max + Beresford.

Her goal is to give all patients the smile they have always wanted and to make their experience at Max + Beresford the best possible.

Suzanne loves seeing the end results, especially in patients that come into the practice for the first time and they don’t want to smile and by the time their treatment is completed, they can’t stop smiling.

Outside of the practice Suzanne enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, reading, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

 

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Orthodontic Auxiliary

Kayleigh Martin

Kayleigh Martin is an Orthodontic Auxiliary.

She holds an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Oral Healthcare: Dental Nursing, which she completed in 2008 in the UK. 

In 2015 she completed The NZAO Orthodontic Auxiliary training program and was awarded a Certificate of Orthodontic Assisting.

Her goal is to give patients the best orthodontic experience possible.

She enjoys being hands-on and being apart of the patient's journeys and seeing their transformations.

Outside of the practice she enjoys spending time with her hubby and friends, as well as yearly trips back home to the UK to spend time with her family. She also has 5 rescue cats.

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Orthodontic Auxiliary

Natasha Thomson

On Maternity Leave

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Orthodontic Auxiliary

Angela Li

Angela graduated in 2016 with a Graduate Diploma in Health Science from Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Angela also has a Bachelors Degree in General Dentistry (2010) and a Masters' Degree in Paediatric Dentistry (2013) from Capital University of Medical Science in China.

Her dental interests include exploring new techniques of doing precise orthodontic work and studying dental problems among children and teenagers.

Angela's main goal is to gain a comprehensive understanding of orthodontic treatment and malocclusions in primary and mixed dentitions.

She enjoys the sense of accomplishment when finishing complicated work with good quality and seeing the improvement of…

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Angela graduated in 2016 with a Graduate Diploma in Health Science from Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Angela also has a Bachelors Degree in General Dentistry (2010) and a Masters' Degree in Paediatric Dentistry (2013) from Capital University of Medical Science in China.

Her dental interests include exploring new techniques of doing precise orthodontic work and studying dental problems among children and teenagers.

Angela's main goal is to gain a comprehensive understanding of orthodontic treatment and malocclusions in primary and mixed dentitions.

She enjoys the sense of accomplishment when finishing complicated work with good quality and seeing the improvement of patients’ teeth after the work she has done.

Outside of the practice Angela enjoys watching movies, travelling, Lego, gourmet food and spending time with her family and friends. Her favourite place to be is at home in Beijing, China. Angela can also speak Spanish!

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Oral Health Therapist

Nicole Parshotam

Nicole is originally from Zimbabwe having moved to Auckland in 2002. She graduated in 2011 with a bachelor of Health in Science in Oral Health.

She is passionate about preventative dentistry and working alongside her patients to enhance their knowledge of Oral disease processes and home care. Nicole enjoys learning new techniques and applying them in the surgery and likes to attend conferences to see what’s developing in the dental world.

Nicole is relaxed with a calming nature and tries to make every trip to the hygienist a pleasant visit.

When not in the surgery Nicole loves cooking, walks, the occasional horse ride and is currently looking to learn salsa!

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Orthodontic Auxiliary

Nidhi Vyas

Nidhi Vyas is an Orthodontic Auxiliary.

Outside of the practice she enjoys playing the violin, tramping, trekking and painting.

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Receptionist

Stevie Johnston

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Front Desk Administrator

Kimberley Wells

Kimberley is the Front Desk Administrator at Max + Beresford.

Her favourite thing about her job is the staff and the patients. She finds everyone that comes to the practice really nice and friendly.

Kimberley's goal is to become a practice manager one day.

Outside of the practice Kimberley's favourite thing to do is spend time with her friends, family and pets. Her favourite place to be is at the sea, either on the beach or in a boat.

She also has a passion for Harry Potter and has a giant collection!