Paihia Dental Practice

Meet Our Team

Paihia Alison Ingram
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!

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Dentist

Dr Jennifer Danks

Jennifer graduated with a BDS in 2015 from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

She has a specialist interest in sports dentistry, dealing with trauma and prevention of injury to athletes. She is also interested in design and composite bonding. 

She likes to make all patients feel comfortable and at ease during procedures and offers IV sedation for anxious patients.

Since Jennifer's graduation she has attended multiple courses including: IV conscious sedation, CFAST short term orthodontics, minimally invasive veneer preparations and Totally Composite (anteriors and posteriors).

Building up rapport with patients and providing good patient care and service is one…

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Jennifer graduated with a BDS in 2015 from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

She has a specialist interest in sports dentistry, dealing with trauma and prevention of injury to athletes. She is also interested in design and composite bonding. 

She likes to make all patients feel comfortable and at ease during procedures and offers IV sedation for anxious patients.

Since Jennifer's graduation she has attended multiple courses including: IV conscious sedation, CFAST short term orthodontics, minimally invasive veneer preparations and Totally Composite (anteriors and posteriors).

Building up rapport with patients and providing good patient care and service is one of Jennifer's work goals. She also wants to continue her training in smile design and improving her patient's confidence in the dental industry. Patient satisfaction, working as a team, facing and overcoming challenges in the surgery are also important to her.

One thing Jennifer couldn't live without is her dog Sandy. While she is in New Zealand she hopes Sandy learns to use Facetime.

Jennifer is passionate about a good work-life balance. She loves adventures and travelling the world. She is a big Scotland Rugby supporter - she is a season ticket holder and never misses a game!

Outside of work Jennifer enjoys cooking for friends and family before heading out to a bar for a few social gins and a boogie. She also enjoys hill-walking and the occasional documentary binge.

An interesting fact about Jennifer is since 2014 she has been training in the act of flying trapeze. She trains at her local circus school in Glasgow but has also trained all over the world in London, Las Vegas and Brazil.

Kerikeri Stephanie Kickcaldie
Hygienist

Stephanie Kirckcaldie

Stephanie graduated from Cerritos, University of California in Los Angeles as a RDHEF BS Registered Dental Hygienist with expanded functions and with a Bachelor of Science.

She wants to integrate as a fun loving, gentle and compassionate Dental Hygienist with the interests of each patient’s comfort, overall dental health and safety at heart, and enjoys a healthy connection with her patients - encouraging over all wellbeing and preventive dental intervention.

Stephanie maintains a cheerful, bright and breezy, organized surgery and continually strives for easy, effective communication with her team and patients. She energizes a creative environment of disease prevention and…

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Stephanie graduated from Cerritos, University of California in Los Angeles as a RDHEF BS Registered Dental Hygienist with expanded functions and with a Bachelor of Science.

She wants to integrate as a fun loving, gentle and compassionate Dental Hygienist with the interests of each patient’s comfort, overall dental health and safety at heart, and enjoys a healthy connection with her patients - encouraging over all wellbeing and preventive dental intervention.

Stephanie maintains a cheerful, bright and breezy, organized surgery and continually strives for easy, effective communication with her team and patients. She energizes a creative environment of disease prevention and control, maintaining a unique exchange with each patient.

"I love my work, enjoy the outdoors, hiking, boating and camping with my family. I have many hobbies as well as reading a good book for relaxation," she says.

Kerikeri Helen Davis
Dental Assistant

Helen Davis

Helen is Dental Assistant to Jennifer Danks.

Paihia Kerry Anne Smith
Receptionist

Kerry-Anne Smith

Kerry-Anne is the Receptionist at Paihia Dental Practice.

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Dental Assistant

Christina Chong