Pearl Dental Centre Remuera

Meet Our Team

Pearl Allen
Cosmetic Dentist

Dr Allen Baker

In 1987, Allen was instrumental in starting New Zealand's first-ever emergency dental surgery. This meant he was often dealing with dental trauma, which taught him just how much is possible. He brings this experience and skill in reconstruction to his work in appearance dentistry and the results speak for themselves.

Over the years, Allen has continued to build upon his professional qualifications, notably his skills in appearance medicine, where he creates beautiful smiles, and also in new technologies such as the use of 3D imagery and robot-controlled porcelain sculpting.

You may have seen Allen on TV in the series 10 Years Younger, where he transforms his patients' smiles. Allen not only gives his patients a more youthful appearance, he restores their teeth to health and function.

Allen is now accepting new patients. 

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Susan Church
Cosmetic Dentist

Dr Susan Church

Susan graduated from the University of Otago in 1987. After six years with the New Zealand Defence Force, she travelled to London where she worked for four years, before returning to New Zealand. Susan then bought her own dental surgery in Glendowie, which she sold in 2007 to join DentalOne. She joined us upstairs at Lumino Pearl Dental Spa when it opened in May 2008.

Susan has completed many cosmetic surgery courses, including a highlight in Brazil, studying composite veneers with Dr Newton Fahl. She continues to regularly attend courses and conferences both nationally and internationally. Above all, Susan prides herself on her ability to deliver high-quality dentistry with a genuine, friendly approach.

In addition to dentistry, Susan has completed advanced training in anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatment. This has become a very popular adjunct for our clientele. She lectures around New Zealand on use of both Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. Recently she has returned from Los Angeles having completed the Swift Beauty Masterclass with the world renowned plastic surgeon Dr Arthur Swift. Feel free to contact the office to arrange a free cosmetic consultation with Susan if facial injectables are something you are interested in.

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Hygienist

Moira Hughes

Moira joined the DentalOne team in April 2005, after moving here from London with her family, and has been with Lumino Pearl Dental Centre since May 2008. She qualified as a dental hygienist in 2000 from Guy's Hospital, London, and has worked full-time in London practices, gaining valuable experience.

Moira is very good with nervous patients, working gently but thoroughly. She feels all patients should be treated as she would like to be treated herself. Always dedicated to the profession, Moira keeps in step with current trends by regularly attending continuing professional development courses and hygiene meetings.

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Hygienist

Gina Baulcomb

Gina Baulcomb qualified as a dental hygienist in 1995 Guy's Hospital, London before moving to New Zealand and completing a Certificate in Dental Therapy at the School for Dental Nurses, Wellington, in 1988.

Gina is committed to providing realistic, practical and thorough therapeutic dental hygiene treatment and oral health education. She keeps up to date with all new dental hygiene developments through regular conferences, seminars and training courses.

Outside of the practice, Gina enjoys oil painting and gardening in her spare time and watching her daughter dance. She also loves adventure travel where her destination has been Antarctica and Africa.

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Dentist

Sophia Ling

Sophia graduated with a BDS from The University of Otago in 2007.

Her philosophy revolves around minimal intervention and an emphasis on patient education regarding their dental health

Sophia attends several conferences nationally and internationally every year as she enjoys exploring and learning about how dentistry is practised around the world.

Her main goals are to restore smiles and take away dental pain. She aims to help patients learn to care for their dental health so well that they no longer require her intervention.

Sophia has previously been with Lumino for over 6 years prior to going on her OE…

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Sophia graduated with a BDS from The University of Otago in 2007.

Her philosophy revolves around minimal intervention and an emphasis on patient education regarding their dental health

Sophia attends several conferences nationally and internationally every year as she enjoys exploring and learning about how dentistry is practised around the world.

Her main goals are to restore smiles and take away dental pain. She aims to help patients learn to care for their dental health so well that they no longer require her intervention.

Sophia has previously been with Lumino for over 6 years prior to going on her OE and has always enjoyed the camaraderie Lumino provides. 

Sophia loves food and travel. Since she can't travel at the moment she enjoys going to malls. She also considers walking around a mall a form of exercise. Her survival lessons from lockdown are the 3Cs: chocolate, chips and cocktails.

Her favourite place to be is a tropical resort (once Covid is over). For now, it’s binge-watching Netflix in bed.

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Oral Health Therapist

Stacey Cronin

Stacey graduated with a BHSc (oral health) from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in 2016.

Her main dental interest is in holistic health and she hopes to get people interested in and taking responsibility for their oral health outcomes. 

Stacey enjoys meeting and interacting with people. She likes working at Lumino because of the great work environment and the people she has met so far. She also enjoys the focus on work/life balance which something she believes everyone should strive for.

Outside of the practice Stacey enjoys eating out at restaurants. Asian fusion is her favourite but she also…

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Stacey graduated with a BHSc (oral health) from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in 2016.

Her main dental interest is in holistic health and she hopes to get people interested in and taking responsibility for their oral health outcomes. 

Stacey enjoys meeting and interacting with people. She likes working at Lumino because of the great work environment and the people she has met so far. She also enjoys the focus on work/life balance which something she believes everyone should strive for.

Outside of the practice Stacey enjoys eating out at restaurants. Asian fusion is her favourite but she also loves trying new things and new places. Stacey enjoys cooking too and thinks her tonne of enthusiasm makes up for her lack of skill.

In her spare time, Stacey also loves to travel and managed to squeeze in one last holiday to Japan for Christmas before the world started to close in January 2020. She's excited for things to start returning to normal and would love to go to Greece and travel a bit of Europe.

Stacey lives in the beautiful North Shore in Auckland, surrounded by beaches where they like to go paddleboarding. She enjoys venturing out west and north of Auckland to find new walks and Hikes to do as well. She loves running and keeping active, reading and gardening.

Her favourite place to be is at the beach. Summer is her favourite season. Lying in the sun on an island is her dream at the moment.