Remuera Dental Centre

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Jane Hayes

Jane graduated from Otago University School of Dentistry in 1992 - one of only a handful in her class to receive her degree with credit. Jane enjoyed spending some of her holiday time during her final year at university doing volunteer work in Tonga. Upon graduation she took up a position as Dental House Surgeon at Auckland, Middlemore and Greenlane Hospitals.

She spent a number of years working as an associate in a busy private dental clinic in Takapuna, taking a couple of short periods of maternity leave for the births of her two daughters. She moved to work in…

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Jane graduated from Otago University School of Dentistry in 1992 - one of only a handful in her class to receive her degree with credit. Jane enjoyed spending some of her holiday time during her final year at university doing volunteer work in Tonga. Upon graduation she took up a position as Dental House Surgeon at Auckland, Middlemore and Greenlane Hospitals.

She spent a number of years working as an associate in a busy private dental clinic in Takapuna, taking a couple of short periods of maternity leave for the births of her two daughters. She moved to work in Remuera in 1999 and has worked in the area ever since. She has been a Lead Dentist for Lumino The Dentists since 2006.

Jane is a general dentist, providing many services such as crowns, bridges, implants, whitening, veneers as well as routine fillings. Her patients appreciate the time she spends talking with them about oral health and prevention of decay and gum problems. Jane sees a wide range of patients from all age groups in the community.

She says her main goal is to work with her patients to achieve optimal dental health and help them maintain their teeth for life. She relishes the long term relationships that form between patients and the dental team. 

Outside of the practice, Jane loves the outdoors, walking, running, cycling and the beach. Her family, of course is the one thing she can’t live without. 

Dentist

Dr Ken Taylor

Dr Ken Taylor graduated from Guy Hospital London in 1970. Having spent the first two years in hospital appointments, he moved to Remuera 1972 to join Sayers Speed & Taylor and became a partner in 1976. Ken has remained in the same general practice since, developing it into a successful group practice.

As well as being experienced and competent in all areas of restorative dentistry, Ken has a special interest in cosmetic and implant dentistry.

In addition to general dentistry Ken has an active role as a Rotary International Dental Volunteer, having completed eight successful projects in the Pacific Islands. Ken is…

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Dr Ken Taylor graduated from Guy Hospital London in 1970. Having spent the first two years in hospital appointments, he moved to Remuera 1972 to join Sayers Speed & Taylor and became a partner in 1976. Ken has remained in the same general practice since, developing it into a successful group practice.

As well as being experienced and competent in all areas of restorative dentistry, Ken has a special interest in cosmetic and implant dentistry.

In addition to general dentistry Ken has an active role as a Rotary International Dental Volunteer, having completed eight successful projects in the Pacific Islands. Ken is also actively involved as a Clinical Director of “Special Smiles” for the Special Olympics organisation.

Ken has always had a passion for travel and golf, both of which are pursued at every opportunity.

Dentist

Dr Scott Currie

After graduating from Otago University in 1991, Scott has gained an interest in the specialised area of crowns, bridges and implant restorations. During his time at Lumino, as with previous practices, he has enjoyed providing quality dentistry and making all his patients feel at ease. Scott continues to build on his knowledge base, attending courses and seminars whenever possible.

Outside the practice Scott loves listening to music, travelling and sports – especially rugby!

Dentist

Dr Jeremy Jiang

Jeremy graduated from Otago University's School of Dentistry, in 2007. His first position was as the Dental House Officer at Palmerston North Hospital. After that, he moved to Australia to work as a dentist for three years. 

In 2013, Jeremy decided to move back to Taiwan and spend some time with his parents. After two examinations and a one-year internship in Taiwan, he obtained his Taiwan dental registration and then practised dentistry at a private practice in Taiwan. Recently Jeremy decided to return to New Zealand and become a member in Lumino Remuera Dental Centre.

After years of practice in dentistry,…

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Jeremy graduated from Otago University's School of Dentistry, in 2007. His first position was as the Dental House Officer at Palmerston North Hospital. After that, he moved to Australia to work as a dentist for three years. 

In 2013, Jeremy decided to move back to Taiwan and spend some time with his parents. After two examinations and a one-year internship in Taiwan, he obtained his Taiwan dental registration and then practised dentistry at a private practice in Taiwan. Recently Jeremy decided to return to New Zealand and become a member in Lumino Remuera Dental Centre.

After years of practice in dentistry, he has found that his key interests in all aspect of dentistry and continues to broaden his knowledge and skill through courses and conferences. Jeremy can speak fluent Mandarin/Chinese and some Taiwanese (the regional dialect).


牙医师

杰里米·江 毕业于新西兰奥塔哥(Otago)大学牙医学系。毕业后, 他立即开始在新西兰北帕默斯顿医院担任牙医师。经过了两年的医院职业生涯, 他辗转得申请到了澳大利亚墨尔本皇家牙科医院的牙医师职缺, 于是他便搬到澳大利亚。

由于长期离开家在外求学和工作, 在2013年杰里米决定搬回台湾陪伴他的父母。在经过台湾的牙医师国家考试(两份的笔试及一年的实习)后, 杰里米取得了他的台湾牙医师执照, 并在台湾的私人诊所职业。杰里米最近决定返回新西兰并成为Lumino位于Remuera区的Remuera Dental Centre成员。

经过多年的牙医职业, 杰里米发现, 他的兴趣不局限于某一特定的牙科专科。他持续通过课程和会议来扩大他的牙科知识和技术。杰里米能说一口流利的普通话/中文, 甚至会说台湾话(地方语言)。

Hygienist

Christine Compson

Christine graduated in 1999 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene – Eastman Dental Hospital London.

She worked in a family practice and specialist implant practice before moving back to New Zealand in 2003 where she worked in Glendowie then Remuera and joined Lumino in 2006.

Always keen to learn more Christine regularly attends conferences and continuing education courses, she also attends hygiene meetings to keep up with current trends.

Her main goals include making the dental experience more pleasurable for patients and she most enjoys interacting with patients and motivating them to improve their oral hygiene. 

She says she can’t…

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Christine graduated in 1999 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene – Eastman Dental Hospital London.

She worked in a family practice and specialist implant practice before moving back to New Zealand in 2003 where she worked in Glendowie then Remuera and joined Lumino in 2006.

Always keen to learn more Christine regularly attends conferences and continuing education courses, she also attends hygiene meetings to keep up with current trends.

Her main goals include making the dental experience more pleasurable for patients and she most enjoys interacting with patients and motivating them to improve their oral hygiene. 

She says she can’t live without chocolate and enjoys travel, theatre and cinema visits. Prior to this profession, Christine was a primary school teacher! In her spare time she also enjoys reading a good book at the beach. 

Practice Manager

Pratiksha Sharma

Pratiksha Sharma is the Practice Manager at Remuera Dental Centre. 

She is also a trained dental therapist, graduating in 2008.

Her main goals include providing great customer service and trying her utmost best to help everyone walking through the door to have a pleasant experience and leave the practice happy.

She enjoys meeting new people every day and the team environment at the practice!