Plaza Dental Centre Porirua

Meet Our Team

Dentist

Dr Byron Park

Byron completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Otago. Since then he has become an active member of the NZDA, including the Otago branch.  He is proficient in all aspects of dentistry and has a special interest in prosthodontics (the area of dentistry that focuses on crowns, bridges and dentures).

Byron has spent time in Cambodia providing voluntary dental work through the One2One Charitable Trust organisation. The dental team set up a temporary clinic in a rural village classroom and provided modern dental treatment to the local people. He also participated in the Seal Cambodia project, placing preventative…

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Byron completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Otago. Since then he has become an active member of the NZDA, including the Otago branch.  He is proficient in all aspects of dentistry and has a special interest in prosthodontics (the area of dentistry that focuses on crowns, bridges and dentures).

Byron has spent time in Cambodia providing voluntary dental work through the One2One Charitable Trust organisation. The dental team set up a temporary clinic in a rural village classroom and provided modern dental treatment to the local people. He also participated in the Seal Cambodia project, placing preventative fissure sealants in the molar teeth of young children.

Outside of dentistry Byron enjoys stone carving, creating sculptures with Oamaru stone. He is also involved in the local university community, operating sound and lighting equipment for cultural nights.  

Dentist

Dr Josh Meakin

Dr Josh Meakin qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2014 before moving to London where he was part of the UCL Eastman training programme as well as working in a variety of practices. In 2019 he moved to New Zealand to experience something new both within and outside of dentistry.

Josh is dedicated to providing an individualised approach to meet each patients needs. He has completed additional post graduate training in: white (composite) fillings, crowns, short term orthodontics and endodontics. Furthermore he has completed the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (UK) examinations. Whilst he enjoys all aspects of dentistry…

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Dr Josh Meakin qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2014 before moving to London where he was part of the UCL Eastman training programme as well as working in a variety of practices. In 2019 he moved to New Zealand to experience something new both within and outside of dentistry.

Josh is dedicated to providing an individualised approach to meet each patients needs. He has completed additional post graduate training in: white (composite) fillings, crowns, short term orthodontics and endodontics. Furthermore he has completed the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (UK) examinations. Whilst he enjoys all aspects of dentistry a particular focus of his is endodontics (also known as Root canal treatment).


Aside from dentistry, Josh likes to relax by seeing live music, playing sport and by watching his football team, Arsenal. He also likes to travel and has previously combined this with dentistry; working at a clinic 10,000 feet up, in the Himalayas.

Oral Health Therapist

Caitlin Stevenson

Caitlin graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Otago in 2017.

As an Oral Health Therapist she is qualified in both dental therapy and hygiene scopes of practice and provides valuable expertise to help people of all ages with oral health issues.

Caitlin has worked in the Wairarapa and Wellington regions as a dental therapist with the respective District Health Boards and has been with Lumino since March 2019.

Caitlin is committed to providing a high quality of care and educating patients on the importance of preventative approach to oral health.

Outside of work Caitlin enjoys SCUBA diving, snowboarding and relaxing with family and friends.