Paihia Dental Practice

Meet Our Team

Dentist

Dr Alison Ingram

Alison completed her dental degree in June 2012 at The University of Aberdeen. Here she studied a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in the UK. Prior to this, she also studied an Honors Degree, Bachelor of Science undergraduate program in Microbiology. 

Alison has worked for over 20 years as a qualified nurse, using her skills to work with anxious patients, allowing them to have a positive dental experience. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, from prevention of dental diseases, multiple restoration procedures, denture construction, through to more cosmetic procedures.

Being new to Northland, Alison is enjoying exploring the beautiful area, travelling, socialising with friends, the theatre and is trying her hand at scuba diving!

Hygienist

Vicky Ryan

Vicky Ryan is a dental therapist and hygienist who is passionate about promoting oral health. 

Previously, Vicky was part of the Navy for 27 years however now her interests lie in oral health promotion, with a focus on prevention and providing people with the knowledge of how and why it’s important to look after their teeth.

Her main professional goals include helping her patients overcome their dental fears and seeing them leave having had a positive experience. She hopes to educate her patients on good oral homecare and the importance of regular dental visits, setting them up with good hygiene…

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Vicky Ryan is a dental therapist and hygienist who is passionate about promoting oral health. 

Previously, Vicky was part of the Navy for 27 years however now her interests lie in oral health promotion, with a focus on prevention and providing people with the knowledge of how and why it’s important to look after their teeth.

Her main professional goals include helping her patients overcome their dental fears and seeing them leave having had a positive experience. She hopes to educate her patients on good oral homecare and the importance of regular dental visits, setting them up with good hygiene skills for the future.   

She says she loves working in a diverse environment and having the opportunity to work with both adults and children. 

Outside of the practice, Vicky loves spending quality time with her children. She enjoys running and fishing in her spare time and says she can’t live without chocolate!

Hygienist

Dyrene Wilson

Dyrene is a vastly experienced Dental Hygienist, having qualified with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Otago University in 1999.

Previously she worked as a Dental Therapist for over twenty years and has always lived and practised in Northland.

Dyrene enjoys meeting people and empowering them to make a difference with their home care. She is also 
passionate about keeping up to date with ongoing education in Dental Hygiene scope of practice. 

In her spare time Dyrene enjoys gardening, farming and spending quality time with her family.

Admin Manager

Tracey Phillips

Tracey is the Administration Manager at Paihia Dental Practice.

Receptionist

Kerry-Anne Smith

Kerry-Anne is the Receptionist at Paihia Dental Practice.