Palmerston North Dental Practice

Meet Our Team

Dentist

Dr Sarah Luxton

Sarah graduated from the University of Otago with a BSc (Anatomy & Physiology) in 2002 and a BDS in 2005.

Within her role she enjoys being able to make people smile and helping them feel better about their teeth. Her clinical interests include cosmetic dentistry and also cosmetic work. She regularly attends seminars and conferences to keep up to date with clinical skills and advancements.

Outside of the practice Sarah enjoys keeping busy with the kids at home, fitness classes and reading and cooking.

Dentist

Dr Hala Abd El Hady

Hala achieved her dental qualification in 1983 from Cairo University and has worked overseas for 18 years. She moved to New Zealand with her family in 2002 has retrained to gain her New Zealand qualification.
 
Hala has nearly 20 years of experience in General dentistry and enjoys being able to work with patients to keep them informed and involved in treatment decisions. She also enjoys being able to provide a customised treatment plan that will build and maintain their oral health.
 
She is an active member of the NZ Dental Association and Manawatu Dental Association, and is continually expanding her…

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Hala achieved her dental qualification in 1983 from Cairo University and has worked overseas for 18 years. She moved to New Zealand with her family in 2002 has retrained to gain her New Zealand qualification.
 
Hala has nearly 20 years of experience in General dentistry and enjoys being able to work with patients to keep them informed and involved in treatment decisions. She also enjoys being able to provide a customised treatment plan that will build and maintain their oral health.
 
She is an active member of the NZ Dental Association and Manawatu Dental Association, and is continually expanding her dental education to keep up to date with the latest dental developments.
 
When not in the practice you can find Hala enjoying the kiwi lifestyle and spending time with her family.

Hygienist

Rachelle Sievers

Rachelle comes with 10 years experience and graduated from The University of Otago in 2004 as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH).

Rachelle enjoys working with people to help them have optimal oral health. In doing so, she will detect, treat and prevent gum and jawbone infections.  Along with her passion for helping patients achieve optimal oral health, Rachelle also has interests in Periodontal treatment.

When Rachelle is not in the practice, you can find her on the court playing competitive squash, at the gym, walking through bush walks and spending time with friends and family.

Hygienist

Kelly Roberts

Kelly graduated from Otago University in 2011 with a BOH.

Meeting new people and educating them on their oral health to help prevent periodontal disease or treat and maintain periodontal disease is one of Kelly's most enjoyable parts of her job. She hopes to make the experience of visiting the Hygienist as pleasant as possible so that patients are happy to return and will encourage others as well.

Kelly is always attending local seminars, hygiene and therapy conferences to further her studies.

When Kelly is not in the practice, she loves going to the gym, volunteering with camp quality and doing activities that make her step outside her comfort zones.

Practice Manager

Clare Roberts

Clare is the Practice Manager at Lumino Palmerston North. She aims to create a positive environment for all the team and all of the patients at the practice.

She loves getting to meet new people every day and watching their smiles and confidence transform.

Outside of the practice, Clare loves spending time with friends and family. Her favourite place to be is relaxing on the deck with her family, enjoying their company with a cheeky glass of wine in hand!