Mt Eden Dental Practice Auckland

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Anna Walker

Anna qualified from the University of Otago in 2003. She joined Lumino after spending time working in both private clinics and maxillofacial departments in New Zealand and London. 

Anna is experienced and confident in all aspects of general dentistry. She has a special interest in minimal intervention and cosmetic dentistry. Anna loves to give people a smile they want to show the world, incorporating techniques as diverse as Invisalign (invisable braces) and the replacement of teeth with the use of titanium implants.

Anna is committed to providing the very highest quality dentistry, using the latest technical advances, in a gentle…

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Anna qualified from the University of Otago in 2003. She joined Lumino after spending time working in both private clinics and maxillofacial departments in New Zealand and London. 

Anna is experienced and confident in all aspects of general dentistry. She has a special interest in minimal intervention and cosmetic dentistry. Anna loves to give people a smile they want to show the world, incorporating techniques as diverse as Invisalign (invisable braces) and the replacement of teeth with the use of titanium implants.

Anna is committed to providing the very highest quality dentistry, using the latest technical advances, in a gentle and professional manner. She is passionate about staying at the forefront of dentistry and regularly attends courses to ensure she is providing the absolute best dental treatment and preventative techniques for her patients.

Dentist

Dr Ewan Yun

Ewan Yun is a long serving Lumino dentist and has been part of the team since 2000. He has already been full time in Mt Eden branch.

Ewan is highly skilled and committed to providing all his patients with exceptional dental treatment ranging from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry. His special interest includes white fillings, root canal therapy, wisdom teeth extraction and cosmetic dentistry.

He also has been placing and restoring dental implants in the last 10 years with great results.

The most enjoyable part of his role is helping people achieve healthy and beautiful mouths.

Dentist

Dr Brett Hawkins

Dr Brett Hawkins graduated from the University of Otago School of Dentistry in 1992 and started his career in Christchurch Hospital. The warmer weather drew him to the north with his young family where he worked in a busy cosmetic practice in Whangarei.

Since 1995 he has practised dentistry in Auckland, with his main interests being orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Brett practices at Lumino The Dentists in Mt Eden and Takapuna.
 

As the head of a thriving orthodontic programme, Brett straightens the teeth of adolescent and adult patients using traditional braces and  also using Invisalign. Brett is a Platinum Invisalign provider.

Dentist

Dr Jenny McSweeney

Jenny graduated from Otago school of Dentistry in 2002, having previously done a BSc in Auckland. Jenny spent her first years in Cairns, Australia working in the hospital, in schools and into the outback with Queensland’s flying doctors. When Jenny returned to New Zealand she worked in private practices in Hamilton and Auckland.

Since Jenny was 15 years old she has wanted to be a dentist and thoroughly enjoys her role and the people she meets. Jenny loves working with her patients building treatment plans that suit their personal needs and the needs of their teeth. Jenny likes to think that…

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Jenny graduated from Otago school of Dentistry in 2002, having previously done a BSc in Auckland. Jenny spent her first years in Cairns, Australia working in the hospital, in schools and into the outback with Queensland’s flying doctors. When Jenny returned to New Zealand she worked in private practices in Hamilton and Auckland.

Since Jenny was 15 years old she has wanted to be a dentist and thoroughly enjoys her role and the people she meets. Jenny loves working with her patients building treatment plans that suit their personal needs and the needs of their teeth. Jenny likes to think that every patient she treats will be with her till the day she retires, and with that in mind she strives to be doing good quality dentistry that will stand the test of time.

Jenny is a big fan of recreating smiles with the exciting technologies available, including implants, porcelain crowns, bridges, veneers, whitening and even simple composite fillings.

Jenny is currently working part time to enable her to spend as much time as possible with her two small children. She loves reading and anything crafty, particularly knitting and quilting, although these days it’s mostly finger painting and play dough.

Dentist

Dr Daniel Kamariera

After graduating from Otago University in 1999 with his BDS, followed by nine years practising in London.

Daniel enjoys having the opportunity to connect with members of the local community and provide them with quality care. Dentistry is primarily about people and Daniel is a big believer in putting the patient first.

Daniel is interested in all aspects of General Dentistry and the challenges and variety that it provides. He is also interested in cosmetic dentistry, especially in anterior wear. Daniel is passionate about staying at the forefront of dentistry and regularly attends courses to ensure that he provides the absolute best…

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After graduating from Otago University in 1999 with his BDS, followed by nine years practising in London.

Daniel enjoys having the opportunity to connect with members of the local community and provide them with quality care. Dentistry is primarily about people and Daniel is a big believer in putting the patient first.

Daniel is interested in all aspects of General Dentistry and the challenges and variety that it provides. He is also interested in cosmetic dentistry, especially in anterior wear. Daniel is passionate about staying at the forefront of dentistry and regularly attends courses to ensure that he provides the absolute best dental treatment.

Daniel is an avid foodie and loves cooking for friends and family. He also likes to travel, play squash and golf and loves watching rugby.

Oral Health Therapist

Sara Jawadi

Sara joined our team in 2015 and since being a teenager she was motivated to becoming a Hygienist/Therapist who is compassionate and understanding. Sarah completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health, in 2008.

Sara enjoys sharing her knowledge with her patients to help empower them and make well informed choices to their health and wellbeing. She has an interest in Orthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry and is also passionate about helping adolescent patients being dentally fit. Sara attends the latest lectures, workshops and conferences to keep up to date on the latest research and is studying towards her Masters in Health Science. 

When not at the practice Sara likes cooking, baking, craft and spending time with her two children.

Oral Health Therapist

Hira Riazuddin

Hira graduated from AUT in 2017 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Oral Health) and registered Oral Health Therapist. She attends CPD courses regularly and keeps up to date with new technology, materials, products and research.
 
Hira enjoys helping patients make a difference to their oral health, not only with hands-on treatment, but also by educating patients about the importance of taking care of their oral health. She believes effective patient education leads to improved understanding, motivation and encouragement of self-management, thus benefiting the overall oral health. She also enjoys interacting with different people, learning about their experiences and building…

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Hira graduated from AUT in 2017 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Oral Health) and registered Oral Health Therapist. She attends CPD courses regularly and keeps up to date with new technology, materials, products and research.
 
Hira enjoys helping patients make a difference to their oral health, not only with hands-on treatment, but also by educating patients about the importance of taking care of their oral health. She believes effective patient education leads to improved understanding, motivation and encouragement of self-management, thus benefiting the overall oral health. She also enjoys interacting with different people, learning about their experiences and building long lasting patient relationships.
 
Hira couldn’t live without her friends and family, and Netflix! When not at the practice she enjoys going on little road trips, visiting places that she hasn’t been to before and appreciating nature.

Hygienist

Karen Chung

Karen has recently joined the Mt Eden team after 20 years in the NZ Army.

Karen loves to meet new people and getting to know her patients, her passion in dentistry is patient education and dental products. Her future prospects is to expand her knowledge in Dental Therapy & Orthodontic Auxiliary.

When Karen is not looking after your smile she is kept busy with her young son, Hunter and the many sports she is involved in; squash, netball & softball. Karen loves to read and is very domesticated.

Orthodontic Auxiliary

Mina Jawadi

Mina graduated from AUT in 2012 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health.

The most enjoyable part of her role is helping patients transform throughout their orthodontic treatment and seeing how the treatment given impacts their lives and overall health.

Mina is continuously updating her knowledge with current research and health related information and believes this is a key factor to being a successful clinician. 

When not in the practice Mina enjoys photography and spending time with her family and son.

Practice Manager

Pavitar Sharma

Pavitar qualified with Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Management from Auckland University of Technology. She has combined more than five years of experience working as a practice manager in New Zealand and India.
 
Pavitar is an enthusiastic person with extraordinary communications skills ,which makes her a perfect manager of the Lumino Mt Eden Team. She enjoys working with patients to help them complete the dental treatment they need by arranging appointments with their clinicians. She is familiar with almost all dental treatments and procedures, and is always happy to answer any relevant questions from patients when needed.
 
At home, she spends her time with her lovely child and husband. She loves reading books and a big foodie too.