Pitt Street Dental Dunedin

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Jacob Grieve

After graduating with distinction from Otago University in 2002, Jacob gained valuable surgical experience as a Dental House Surgeon. This was consolidated further when he worked in a surgical team in Manchester, England.

As well as continuing working as a general dentist, Jacob teaches final year dental students for Otago University. Jacob is passionate about all areas of general dentistry but fosters a special interest in cosmetics, treatment of anxious people and wisdom teeth removal.

Jacob was admitted as a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) and received the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) Outstanding Young Dentist Award…

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After graduating with distinction from Otago University in 2002, Jacob gained valuable surgical experience as a Dental House Surgeon. This was consolidated further when he worked in a surgical team in Manchester, England.

As well as continuing working as a general dentist, Jacob teaches final year dental students for Otago University. Jacob is passionate about all areas of general dentistry but fosters a special interest in cosmetics, treatment of anxious people and wisdom teeth removal.

Jacob was admitted as a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) and received the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) Outstanding Young Dentist Award in 2009.  He is the current President of the NZDA Otago branch, and a member of the NZDA, RACDS, the New Zealand Society of Sedation in Dentistry and the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  He serves on a nation-wide Restorative Advisory Panel for Henry Schein, and mentors a group of new graduate dentists in the Graduate Professional Development Programme hosted by the NZDA.

When not in the office, Jacob enjoys cycling  on and off road. He also enjoys attending Equippers church and spending time with his wife Justine, their three children and one cat. 

In September 2017,  Jacob and his family went on a dental and medical outreach mission to Tonga.  Read more about his experience, plans and goals for the Island nation here. 

Dentist

Dr Ken Orchiston

Ken graduated from The University of Otago in 1992 and has been with Pitt Street Dental practice since 2004. Ken, originally from Dunedin, returned home after gaining a wealth of experience practicing in the United Kingdom, Taupo and Christchurch. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and the interaction that he has with his patients by maintaining a key interest in helping them achieve good oral health.

Dentist

Dr Purobi Datta

Originally from Melbourne, Purobi graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2009.

Purobi believes in not just treating teeth but also the person behind the smile. She takes a holistic approach to oral health and it gives her great satisfaction to see the parts fitting together to achieve healthy and beautiful smiles that her patients can be proud of.

Purobi enjoys the variety that comes with general dentistry and takes a special interest in preventative and Minimal Intervention dentistry. She is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association and regularly attends conferences to keep up with the advancements in dentistry.

Dentist

Dr Grace Kim

Grace began her dental career with Dip DentTech in 2002 at Otago and went on to study BDS. She graduated from Otago University in 2009 with merit. 

She is passionate about providing excellent oral health care. It is important to her to truly understand patients needs with personalised long-term treatment plans. Grace is caring and empathetic towards all her patients as being in the dental chair is not the most pleasant experience. She is professional and calm, which is effective in reducing dental anxiety.

Grace enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and proficient in providing preventative, restorative, prosthetic and endodontic care.…

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Grace began her dental career with Dip DentTech in 2002 at Otago and went on to study BDS. She graduated from Otago University in 2009 with merit. 

She is passionate about providing excellent oral health care. It is important to her to truly understand patients needs with personalised long-term treatment plans. Grace is caring and empathetic towards all her patients as being in the dental chair is not the most pleasant experience. She is professional and calm, which is effective in reducing dental anxiety.

Grace enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and proficient in providing preventative, restorative, prosthetic and endodontic care. She is particularly interested in furthering education in oral science where innovative technologies and development in materials are applied to create better oral care.

When Grace is not looking into patients teeth, you will find her on the slopes on her snowboard enjoying beautiful snow covered mountains. She also puts her dentistry skills in baking and painting in her spare time. Grace feels passionate about giving back to the community by actively participating in community volunteer work.

Dentist

Dr Rosanna Harris

Graduating with distinction from the University of Otago in 2014, Rosanna started her career as a Dental and Maxillofacial House Surgeon at Southland Hospital. Here she was responsible for providing emergency and routine care for medically complex and special needs adult and paediatric patients. After two years in this position she transitioned to a similar role at Hawke’s Bay Hospital, where she further developed her oral surgery skills.
 
Rosanna has since gained part one of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons Fellowship, achieving commendation in every subject. She recently attended the Final Examination Workshop in Sydney with the goal…

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Graduating with distinction from the University of Otago in 2014, Rosanna started her career as a Dental and Maxillofacial House Surgeon at Southland Hospital. Here she was responsible for providing emergency and routine care for medically complex and special needs adult and paediatric patients. After two years in this position she transitioned to a similar role at Hawke’s Bay Hospital, where she further developed her oral surgery skills.
 
Rosanna has since gained part one of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons Fellowship, achieving commendation in every subject. She recently attended the Final Examination Workshop in Sydney with the goal of achieving Fellowship in the near future. She also has a certification in IV sedation and is a member of the New Zealand Society of Sedation in Dentistry and the New Zealand Dental Association.
 
Rosanna loves interacting with people and the hands-on nature of dentistry. She has a particular strength in oral surgery gained from her hospital experience and enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. She is an approachable dentist who gains great satisfaction in easing the natural anxiety often associated with dentistry for many people. She is passionate about prevention and guiding patients to making positive changes.
 
Outside of the practice Rosanna loves snowboarding, photography, trail running and tramping. She is very passionate about the New Zealand outdoors and travelling to experience other countries and cultures.

Dentist

Dr Lloyd Farrar

Lloyd is a University of Otago trained dentist who graduated in 2001. Since graduating Lloyd has worked in hospitals in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom developing skills in intravenous sedation and oral surgery. 

Since 2006, Lloyd has worked as a General dentist in Wellington, Mt Maunganui and Dunedin. While Lloyd is particularly interested in Oral Surgery and Dental Implants he practises all aspects of General Dentistry. 

He particularly enjoys providing high-value long-term full mouth treatment for patients. He currently practises at Lumino Pitt St and also tutors the 5th year students in General Dentistry and Oral surgery at…

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Lloyd is a University of Otago trained dentist who graduated in 2001. Since graduating Lloyd has worked in hospitals in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom developing skills in intravenous sedation and oral surgery. 

Since 2006, Lloyd has worked as a General dentist in Wellington, Mt Maunganui and Dunedin. While Lloyd is particularly interested in Oral Surgery and Dental Implants he practises all aspects of General Dentistry. 

He particularly enjoys providing high-value long-term full mouth treatment for patients. He currently practises at Lumino Pitt St and also tutors the 5th year students in General Dentistry and Oral surgery at the University of Otago. Lloyd also travels to several other dental practices to provide IV sedation and oral surgery care. 

Lloyd is a keen mountain biker and golfer and also enjoys the great outdoors including running trails, and Astronomy as a member of the Dunedin Astronomical Society.

Dentist

Dr Payman Hamadani

Payman graduated from the Manipal University in 2009. Following that he headed to New Zealand where he initially settled in Alexandra following registration as a general dentist.

After working in a busy practice refining his skills. Payman returned to his home town of 16 years in Christchurch. Whilst living in Christchurch he has attended numberous professional development courses in a wide range of fields to expand his knowledge.

Payman is an active member of the Canterbury branch of the New Zealand Dental Association. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is meticulous in his work and gentle in his care for all.

Beyond dentistry Payman is an avid sports enthusiast with a particular enjoyment in cricket and tennis.

Specialist Orthodontist

Dr Peter Mei

Peter completed his postgraduate study at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University. He worked for four years in the Netherlands before relocating to Dunedin in 2011. He is also a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor for postgraduate and undergraduate students at the University of Otago. 

Peter is a member of several international professional organizations, including the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists, the New Zealand Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the European Orthodontic Society, and the World Federation of Orthodontists. 

Peter has published extensively in peer-reviewed international journals and serves as…

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Peter completed his postgraduate study at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University. He worked for four years in the Netherlands before relocating to Dunedin in 2011. He is also a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor for postgraduate and undergraduate students at the University of Otago. 

Peter is a member of several international professional organizations, including the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists, the New Zealand Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the European Orthodontic Society, and the World Federation of Orthodontists. 

Peter has published extensively in peer-reviewed international journals and serves as a reviewer for various international journals. He has been the recipient of several national and international awards, such as the European Orthodontic Society Awards.

Peter has been practising orthodontics for more than ten years and is an authorized specialist by Invisalign and Incognito. He provides traditional braces, clear aesthetic braces, Invisalign invisible braces and customized Incognito hidden braces for children as well as adults.

Hygienist

Abby Young

Abby is a very skilful dental hygienist who graduated from The University of Otago in 2005. She has been at the Pitt Street practice since 2005 and is particularly interested in preventative dentistry. Abby is passionate about promoting good oral healthcare to all her patients and enjoys seeing the positive changes in her patients when they achieve a healthy smile.

Hygienist

Sue Morriss

Sue graduated in 1995 and has been working at Duncroft Dental since 1996. To her, the most enjoyable part of being a dental hygienist is providing patient advocacy and support while being actively involved in assisting them to achieve their aspirations for oral health.

Sue's goal is to develop long-term relationships with her clients as a healthcare practitioner by utilising a preventative approach to wellness. Her dental interests include maintaining high standards in the dental hygiene profession, soft tissue rehabilitation, preventative oral health care and helping people achieve the smile they desire.
Hygienist

Sheree Sharp

Sheree graduated in 2000 and has been working at Duncroft Dental ever since. As a student she was selected to go on a student exchange program at the Melbourne Dental School and in the years since graduating Sheree has won an Australasian educational competition and been actively involved in the NZDHA committee at local and national level. She enjoys getting to know her patients and has established a strong patient base who attend for regular preventive care.

Sheree is passionate about promoting good oral healthcare and says it is very rewarding witnessing the positive changes in new patients when they achieve…

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Sheree graduated in 2000 and has been working at Duncroft Dental ever since. As a student she was selected to go on a student exchange program at the Melbourne Dental School and in the years since graduating Sheree has won an Australasian educational competition and been actively involved in the NZDHA committee at local and national level. She enjoys getting to know her patients and has established a strong patient base who attend for regular preventive care.

Sheree is passionate about promoting good oral healthcare and says it is very rewarding witnessing the positive changes in new patients when they achieve a healthy mouth and winning smile. Sheree has a strong philosophy in education and regularly attends dental conferences, seminars and talks, and reads the latest publications, to stay up to date with the latest in the dental industry.

In her spare time Sheree enjoys time spent with family and friends and broadening her life experiences with international travel.

Oral Health Therapist

Anna Renwick

Anna graduated from Otago University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. She is interested in treating periodontal disease and caries prevention and aims to provide a caring, comfortable and educational experience for her patients.
 
Anna loves meeting a variety of people and enjoys the constant challenges which help develop her practice.
 
When not at work Anna’s favourite thing to do is spend time with her family, friends and doing CrossFit. She also likes challenging herself physically through Roller Derby and played for Auckland which saw her travel around the country and overseas to Australia and America.

Practice Manager

Sheree Barker

Sheree Barker is the Practice Manager at Lumino Pitt St.

She loves the variety of her role and the team’s passion for what they do.

Outside of the practice, Sheree loves to spend time with her family. She also enjoys watching ‘Supernatural’ and says she can’t live without chocolate!