Shearer Dental Oamaru

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Nick Shearer

Nick is an experienced dentist, having graduated from Otago University with his BDS in 1981. He first started with Shearer Dental in 1989, joining the Lumino group in 2007.

Nick finds that the great staff and patients make his work social and fun which is something he really enjoys. His dental interests include general and preventive dentistry and he enjoys keeping up-to-date by attending courses and conferences on a regular basis.

In his spare time Nick likes to get outdoors, participating in such activities as biking, climbing, skiing and photography.


Dentistry certainly runs in Dr Nick Shearer’s blood. You won’t believe how many…

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Nick is an experienced dentist, having graduated from Otago University with his BDS in 1981. He first started with Shearer Dental in 1989, joining the Lumino group in 2007.

Nick finds that the great staff and patients make his work social and fun which is something he really enjoys. His dental interests include general and preventive dentistry and he enjoys keeping up-to-date by attending courses and conferences on a regular basis.

In his spare time Nick likes to get outdoors, participating in such activities as biking, climbing, skiing and photography.


Dentistry certainly runs in Dr Nick Shearer’s blood. You won’t believe how many members of his family work in the field!  Get to know Nick a bit better - he  shares his thoughts with us on our Lumino Blog - Love Your Smile. See here for more

Hygienist

Rose Davies

Rose graduated in 1995 in from Otago University in Dunedin. Previous to this she worked as a School Dental Therapist having graduated in 1987 from Victoria University Wellington.

The most enjoyable part of her role is the ability to bring about change – that is a shift/change in the behaviour/habits of her patients to allow for both improved oral and general health. She enjoys working one-on-one with the practice patients, with the thrust of her work being in motivation towards improved oral health.

Her dental interests include - Maintaining healthy dental behaviours to allow for prevention of periodontal disease and conservation of…

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Rose graduated in 1995 in from Otago University in Dunedin. Previous to this she worked as a School Dental Therapist having graduated in 1987 from Victoria University Wellington.

The most enjoyable part of her role is the ability to bring about change – that is a shift/change in the behaviour/habits of her patients to allow for both improved oral and general health. She enjoys working one-on-one with the practice patients, with the thrust of her work being in motivation towards improved oral health.

Her dental interests include - Maintaining healthy dental behaviours to allow for prevention of periodontal disease and conservation of healthy natural teeth. Rose also has an interest in periodontitis and its systemic effects and human nutrition.

Rose attends both Lumino and NZDHA conferences and also keeps informed by reading articles of work related interest.

Outside of the practice Rose enjoys spending time with her family and pets, outdoor activities, music, photography and fitness.

Hygienist

Kimberley Hart

More information coming soon.

Practice Manager

Sue Welsh

Sue started as a Dental Assistant/Receptionist with Shearer Dental in 1975 and continued as Practice Manager when Nick took over his father’s practice in 1989.

Sue enjoys the interaction with the patients and staff and working in a warm and friendly environment. She also likes to ensure the practice runs smoothly.

When she’s not in the practice Sue enjoys spending time with her two children, socialising with friends, camping at the Lakes, reading and walking with her Labrador.