New Lynn Dental Practice

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Ertan Redzepagic

Ertan Redzepagic has years of experience in dentistry graduating in Yugoslavia in 1984. He began his career in the General Hospital before opening up his own practice in 1987 which continued to grow until he immigrated to New Zealand in 1999.

Ertan enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and minor oral surgery, with a focus on cosmetic, amalgam free dentistry, and full-mouth reconstructions using the most advanced, bio-compatible dental materials available today. Everyday he enhances his knowledge in all sections of full-mouth reconstruction by following dental courses, online courses, reading the latest dental books, magazines and exchanging experiences with other dentists.

Dentist

Dr Haris Redzepagic

Haris graduated from the University of Otago in 2015 with a BDS(Hons). The most enjoyable part of his role is hearing patients' problems and working together to find a solution that leaves them smiling.

Haris enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has a particular affinity for prosthodontic and endodontic work. To further his studies Haris keeps up to date with new literature and may look to do his fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the coming years.

Haris takes pride in his work and strives to be the best that he can be for his…

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Haris graduated from the University of Otago in 2015 with a BDS(Hons). The most enjoyable part of his role is hearing patients' problems and working together to find a solution that leaves them smiling.

Haris enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has a particular affinity for prosthodontic and endodontic work. To further his studies Haris keeps up to date with new literature and may look to do his fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the coming years.

Haris takes pride in his work and strives to be the best that he can be for his patients which is evidenced by his effort to gain entry and then to finally complete his degree with honors.

Haris believes that fitness is very important and enjoys going to the gym and playing basketball.

Dr Haris was awarded the Lumino Legend award in December 2017 for delivering a high standard of patient care:

“I went to Lumino to get a second opinion for a possible root canal. It was a good decision to choose Lumino, as Dr. Haris confirmed that my tooth could still be fixed/revived with conservative methods, rather than a root canal. He even gave me options and suggestions based on what he thought would work for my tooth. He gave me a detailed explanation of my treatment plan, the how’s and the why’s were discussed clearly which is something I haven't experienced previously.

I’m happy I found Lumino and left with confidence that they will take care of me and my teeth. Thanks Lumino and Dr. Haris.”

Haris understands how important the explanation of both how and why a specific treatment was required. Due to this, he has seen his patients become more comfortable once their fears are addressed which in turn builds their confidence in his advice/treatment.

Oral Health Therapist

Nisha Patel

Nisha Patel was born and bred in Kenya, East Africa, but has been in New Zealand for more than 20 years now. She graduated as a dentist from Indian Osmania University and is a qualified Oral Health Therapist from Auckland University of Technology. She has been in the dental industry since 1994 and her passion is offering an exceptional standard of dental care to all her patients.

She has a special dental interest in children and adolescent oral care and understands very well the need to educate younger people regarding their oral health. Constantly looking to improve her skills, she keeps up to date with the latest techniques and dental materials used in paediatric dentistry and hygiene.

Oral Health Therapist

Maridel Cabrera

Maridel started working with Lumino as a Dental Assistant and left to study at Auckland University of Technology. Maridel graduated with a BHSc in Oral Health in 2010 and rejoined the practice in September 2011.

The most enjoyable part of Maridel’s job is meeting people from all walks of life and being able to help them improve and maintain good oral hygiene. Maridel is interested in oral health promotion focusing on preventing gum disease and other oral diseases by developing home care plans and dietary advice to maintain good oral health.

Maridel believes that with a caring approach and by showing empathy…

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Maridel started working with Lumino as a Dental Assistant and left to study at Auckland University of Technology. Maridel graduated with a BHSc in Oral Health in 2010 and rejoined the practice in September 2011.

The most enjoyable part of Maridel’s job is meeting people from all walks of life and being able to help them improve and maintain good oral hygiene. Maridel is interested in oral health promotion focusing on preventing gum disease and other oral diseases by developing home care plans and dietary advice to maintain good oral health.

Maridel believes that with a caring approach and by showing empathy to her patients she can help and motivate them to comply with their treatment plan and home care plans to maintain their oral health.

Out side of practice hours Maridel loves spending time with her family. They love watching dvds together and Maridel enjoys cooking for them.

Clinical Technician

Rana Sad Jehandad

Rana studied at Otago University and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Dental Technology and a Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Dental Technology.
Rana is committed to his professional development, whether learning from other clinicians or attending seminars.
 
Within the practice, Rana is a passionate Clinical Technician who thoroughly enjoys developing trusting relationships with his patients and their families. Rana’s aim is to achieve good facial aesthetics in his patients and loves seeing the change in his patients from the beginning to end of treatment.

In his spare time, Rana enjoys getting outdoors and playing cricket as well as computer games.
 

Practice Manager

Janelle Stinson

Janelle Stinson is the Practice Manager at Lumino New Lynn. 
Her main goal is make sure the New Lynn practice is an easy, friendly place for patients to come to. 

She loves meeting all the patients and having a friendly chat with them!

Outside of the practice, Janelle loves the beach, cooking and reading. She spends most of her time, when not working, with family and friends or curled up with a good book!

One fact that may surprise you about Janelle is that she is also a makeup artist. “I love making people over, giving them a look to be proud of.”