Ponsonby Dentist

Meet Our Team

Ponsonby David Hong
Dentist

Dr David Hong

Dr David Hong graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2014.

After working rurally in Otorohanga and in Levin, David has now joined the busy Ponsonby practice in Auckland.

David says his job satisfaction stems from the variety that dentistry offers, both simple and complex and he loves reuniting people with the smiles they thought they had lost.  He loves that dentistry is the perfect blend of science and art and has an understanding that for some patients, going to the dentist is not the ideal place to be.

He is happy to tackle any anxiousness about treatments and believes that no…

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Dr David Hong graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2014.

After working rurally in Otorohanga and in Levin, David has now joined the busy Ponsonby practice in Auckland.

David says his job satisfaction stems from the variety that dentistry offers, both simple and complex and he loves reuniting people with the smiles they thought they had lost.  He loves that dentistry is the perfect blend of science and art and has an understanding that for some patients, going to the dentist is not the ideal place to be.

He is happy to tackle any anxiousness about treatments and believes that no two treatment plans are entirely similar and will strive to create a treatment plan that is tailored to individual patient needs.   

He is passionate about crown and bridgework in the dental prosthetic field, however he generally enjoys all aspects of dentistry and looks forward to having you in his chair!

Ponsonby Fran Sillick
Oral Health Therapist

Fran Sillick

Fran graduated from Auckland in 2015 and is dual qualified as both a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist and is a member of the NZ Dental Hygiene association and the NZ Dental Therapy association.  She has an interest in hygiene maintenance and teeth whitening and enjoys educating patients of all ages on how to maintain optimum oral health and improve their smiles.

In her spare time Fran keeps fit by enjoying the beautiful walking tracks around Auckland.  Dining out at many of Auckland’s eateries and attending festivals and events is also high on Fran’s list of regular activities.

Ponsonby Roanne 2
Oral Health Therapist

Roanne Horne

Roanne joined Lumino along with the rest of the Ponsonby Dentist team in October 2012. A 2010 AUT graduate, Roanne has gained broad experience both here  and in Australia. Her dual qualification allows her to be a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. 

At the Ponsonby Clinic Roanne is available Wednesday and Thursday where she sees most of our under 18 patients, as well as hygiene and whitening patients. Roanne won the 2010 ‘Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award’ for best periodontal instrumental skills, so you know you'll be seeing a safe pair of hands.   Come and see Roanne and her golden scaler soon!

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Oral Health Therapist

Ainsley Mcintyre

Ainsley graduated with a BHSc in Oral Health from AUT university in 2019 and is now a registered Oral Health Therapist. Over her 3 years of study, her passion developed in helping people achieve optimum oral health.

Her patients can expect a one-on-one, personalised experience where the quality of care and patient education are top priorities. She is confident in caring for all ages from seeing 0-18s for dental examinations and restorative procedures and 18 and over for gum treatments and maintenance using best practice techniques.

You will be sure to feel comfortable in the hands of Ainsley with her kind demeanor and gentle treatment approach. Outside of dentistry she enjoys spending time with friends, cooking and keeping fit. 

Daisy Clew (1)
Dentist

Dr Daisy Brophy Clews

Daisy graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with first class honours from Cardiff Dental School in 2018 and has worked in practice in South Wales since then providing both NHS and private treatment.

Daisy enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is committed to providing a friendly environment for patients whilst carrying out high-quality treatment. She is qualified in providing anti-wrinkles and dermal fillers and has just begun providing clear aligner treatment and hopes to continue developing these skills.

Her favourite thing about dentistry is getting to know her patients as she’s always keen for a good chat, and helping…

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Daisy graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with first class honours from Cardiff Dental School in 2018 and has worked in practice in South Wales since then providing both NHS and private treatment.

Daisy enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is committed to providing a friendly environment for patients whilst carrying out high-quality treatment. She is qualified in providing anti-wrinkles and dermal fillers and has just begun providing clear aligner treatment and hopes to continue developing these skills.

Her favourite thing about dentistry is getting to know her patients as she’s always keen for a good chat, and helping nervous patients overcome their anxieties about having treatment carried out.

In her spare time Daisy loves eating good food, climbing and spending time with family and friends. Travelling is a particular passion of hers, proved by the fact that she has come halfway across the world to be here!

Josh Evans
Dentist

Dr Joshua Evans

Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with honours from Cardiff University school of dentistry in 2017. Since then, he has been working across South Wales in general dental practice, providing a mix of NHS and private treatment.

Josh is interested in all aspects of dentistry and is certified to provide facial aesthetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. He also particularly enjoys endodontics and wishes to broaden his knowledge in this specialty in the future.

Josh strives to build strong personal relationships with his patients, to instill a feeling of mutual trust. Providing high quality work,…

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Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with honours from Cardiff University school of dentistry in 2017. Since then, he has been working across South Wales in general dental practice, providing a mix of NHS and private treatment.

Josh is interested in all aspects of dentistry and is certified to provide facial aesthetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. He also particularly enjoys endodontics and wishes to broaden his knowledge in this specialty in the future.

Josh strives to build strong personal relationships with his patients, to instill a feeling of mutual trust. Providing high quality work, built to last, is what motivates Josh most in his work.

Josh believes strongly in maintaining a harmonious work/life balance. So, loves to switch off from dentistry by spending time by the seaside, cooking, climbing and most importantly, spending quality time with friends and family.

Josh and his partner recently made the move to New Zealand from the UK, with the aim of exploring and enjoying as much of this beautiful country as possible.

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Dentist

Dr Ricky Thomas

Ricky graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Liverpool in 2011. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Studies, an MA in Bioethics, and Medical Law and a BSC (Honours) in Forensic Science. He has also been a member of the Member Join Dental Faculty (MJDF). In addition, he has undertaken several short educational courses, and continue to do so to reflect upon and refine his practice.

He enjoys most areas of dentistry and is most experienced in general dentistry, oral surgery, and root canal therapy. He is also confident and experienced working with patients…

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Ricky graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Liverpool in 2011. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Studies, an MA in Bioethics, and Medical Law and a BSC (Honours) in Forensic Science. He has also been a member of the Member Join Dental Faculty (MJDF). In addition, he has undertaken several short educational courses, and continue to do so to reflect upon and refine his practice.

He enjoys most areas of dentistry and is most experienced in general dentistry, oral surgery, and root canal therapy. He is also confident and experienced working with patients with varying levels of dental anxiety and medical complications. Ricky’s aspirations are to develop an expertise in orthodontics and prosthodontics.

Ricky is a self-professed perfectionist. He will ensure to provide best practice dentistry could offer. You can count on him to provide treatments that he is confident with and refer you to a Lumino dental specialist if needed.

In his role as a dentist, he aims to provide, friendly, good quality, and evidence-based dental services for his patients. Alongside this, he also aims to provide a pleasant and compliant environment with professional standards.

What Ricky loves most about his role is meeting and working with new people and doing what he’s passionate about.

Outside of the practice, he enjoys spending time with his dog. He’s a bit of an introvert, so after a long day of engaging with people, he focuses on finding peace and quiet outside of work to allow him to re-charge.

After moving across from the UK recently, there’s no where he would rather be than his home, where he could spend time with his family and his dog after not seeing them for a long time.