Shirley Dental Practice

Meet Our Team

Christchurch City Ben Harris
Lead Dentist

Dr Ben Harris

Ben graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1997. He spent two years working in Dunedin and then Christchurch hospital after graduation before heading to work in London. After nine years away from Christchurch practicing dentistry in London and Auckland, Ben returned home to Christchurch in 2007, having just completed his Fellowship in Sydney, Australia.

Ben has been on the Lumino clinical board since 2011 and is an active member of the NZ Dental Association and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Ben has always strived to achieve excellence in his work and…

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Ben graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1997. He spent two years working in Dunedin and then Christchurch hospital after graduation before heading to work in London. After nine years away from Christchurch practicing dentistry in London and Auckland, Ben returned home to Christchurch in 2007, having just completed his Fellowship in Sydney, Australia.

Ben has been on the Lumino clinical board since 2011 and is an active member of the NZ Dental Association and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Ben has always strived to achieve excellence in his work and stay at the forefront of technical advancements in dentistry. He performs general and cosmetic dentistry using the latest equipment, materials and methods including digital scanning and digital smile design. He is driven to give his patients the best care and experience possible. He regularly attends lectures and courses from minimal intervention to advanced procedures such as root canal therapy and Implant restoration.

Ben has an interest in reconstructing worn mouths and the prevention of dental disease. He enjoys developing and implementing a long term plan which future proofs someone’s mouth, with the goal of leaving the patient in a maintenance program with peace of mind that their teeth are disease-free and optimally restored.

Ben grew up on a farm in North Canterbury and brings exceptional skills, experience and clear no-fuss communication to the team. Outside of dentistry Ben has a passion for health and fitness and can either be found at the gym, spending time with his young family or thinking about going back to the gym.

Shirley Elliot Stevenas
Dentist

Dr Elliot Stevens

Elliot started her career as a dental assistant in her home town of Dunedin in 2006 and since graduating with a BDS with Distinction in 2013 from Otago University, she has worked in Dunedin, Waikato and Canterbury.
In addition to providing all aspects of general dentistry, fillings, implants, crowns, bridges, extractions and dentures, she has an interest in providing gentle dentistry for those patients who are nervous about a visit to the dentist or have not had a positive experience in the past. She is a member of the New Zealand Society for Sedation and offers both oral and intravenous…
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Elliot started her career as a dental assistant in her home town of Dunedin in 2006 and since graduating with a BDS with Distinction in 2013 from Otago University, she has worked in Dunedin, Waikato and Canterbury.
In addition to providing all aspects of general dentistry, fillings, implants, crowns, bridges, extractions and dentures, she has an interest in providing gentle dentistry for those patients who are nervous about a visit to the dentist or have not had a positive experience in the past. She is a member of the New Zealand Society for Sedation and offers both oral and intravenous sedation at the Shirley branch, allowing "sleep dentistry" to make the experience more pleasant.

Elliot enjoys being involved in volunteer projects whenever possible. She has volunteered overseas, participates in the charity event Lumino Day and also volunteers her time for Victim Identification for the Forensic Dental Association when needed.
The most enjoyable part of Elliot's job are the people and she believes in listening to what each individual person would like for their mouth. At the Shirley branch, she and the team work hard every day to provide a high standard of care and customer service and make the experience as comfortable as possible for new and existing patients.
Shirley Lois Neville
Dentist

Dr Lois Neville

Lois graduated from Liverpool University, UK with a BDS in 2015. Upon qualifying, she practiced in London, treating a wide variety of dental problems. Lois furthered her skills by successfully completing a course with Invisalign, which is the world's most advanced clear aligner system.

Lois moved to Christchurch in 2018 and is pleased to have her patients visiting regularly. She enjoys working as part of the close-knit Shirley team, encouraging good oral health.

She gets great satisfaction from relieving toothache with root canal treatment and performs all procedures in a gentle manner, ensuring patients are at ease.

One of the…

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Lois graduated from Liverpool University, UK with a BDS in 2015. Upon qualifying, she practiced in London, treating a wide variety of dental problems. Lois furthered her skills by successfully completing a course with Invisalign, which is the world's most advanced clear aligner system.

Lois moved to Christchurch in 2018 and is pleased to have her patients visiting regularly. She enjoys working as part of the close-knit Shirley team, encouraging good oral health.

She gets great satisfaction from relieving toothache with root canal treatment and performs all procedures in a gentle manner, ensuring patients are at ease.

One of the treatments Lois offer is Invisalign. The Invisalign system can close any gaps and straighten crooked teeth without any drilling or needles involved and a fresh, brighter looking smile can be achieved with teeth whitening.

Lois looks forward to consulting with patients and formulating treatment plans to improve their smile in the way they want. Whether restoring chipped, worn or stained teeth using composites, crowns or veneers, Lois' aim is to see patients smile with confidence.