Silverstream Dental Upper Hutt

Meet Our Team

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Associate Dentist

Dr Alinda Coetzee

Alinda is a University of Otago graduate from 2013 and has previously worked in the public health system as a Maxillofacial House Surgeon. In this role she provided dental care for medically compromised, special needs, anxious, paediatric and hospital based patients. She also gained experience in surgical tooth removal procedures and trauma management of facial and teeth-related injuries. Alinda credits these experiences as the reason why she is so passionate in helping patients with many different social and medical backgrounds improve and maintain their oral health.

Within general dentistry, Alinda has a special interest in oral surgery, root canal treatment and…

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Alinda is a University of Otago graduate from 2013 and has previously worked in the public health system as a Maxillofacial House Surgeon. In this role she provided dental care for medically compromised, special needs, anxious, paediatric and hospital based patients. She also gained experience in surgical tooth removal procedures and trauma management of facial and teeth-related injuries. Alinda credits these experiences as the reason why she is so passionate in helping patients with many different social and medical backgrounds improve and maintain their oral health.

Within general dentistry, Alinda has a special interest in oral surgery, root canal treatment and crown work. She is also currently completing a Diploma in Clinical Research with the University of Victoria and Capital and Coast DHB to better understand the world of clinical research in New Zealand in the hope that future dental research can be developed to improve patient experience and dental care.

Aside from the job, Alinda has an interest in running, gardening, cooking, sewing and traveling especially to South Africa where her immediate family still live.

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Dentist

Dr Bjorn Haaber

Bjorn graduated with a DDS in 2000 from Malmo University, Sweden.

He enjoys seeing patients regain confidence once having treatment and also seeing his patients out of pain, which is very rewarding. Bjorn particularly enjoys working with the elderly as they often have issues related to their age and is always learning and gaining inspiration from his older patients. 

Bjorn is clinically interested in crowns, bridges, dentures, extractions and orthodontics.  

Bjorn has previously owned his own dental practice in Sweden and before moving to New Zealand he and his family lived in the UK. He enjoys spending time with his wife…
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Bjorn graduated with a DDS in 2000 from Malmo University, Sweden.

He enjoys seeing patients regain confidence once having treatment and also seeing his patients out of pain, which is very rewarding. Bjorn particularly enjoys working with the elderly as they often have issues related to their age and is always learning and gaining inspiration from his older patients. 

Bjorn is clinically interested in crowns, bridges, dentures, extractions and orthodontics.  

Bjorn has previously owned his own dental practice in Sweden and before moving to New Zealand he and his family lived in the UK. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and having animals around is very important to him. Since arriving in New Zealand, Bjorn and his family have adopted a dog from the SPCA. Back in Sweden they had a large farm and rehabilitated Shire horses. Bjorn’s other interests include fencing and rally driving. 
Ben Guest
Dentist

Dr Ben Guest

Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (with Credit) from the University of Otago in 2020. He is passionate about holistic treatment and values the link between oral health and overall health.

He is interested in all aspects of general dentistry, from oral surgery through to crown and bridgework. He appreciates barriers to dental care such as dental anxiety and combats this in the office through his empathetic practice and gentle treatment. His goal is to have patients return for regular check-ups, so disease can be caught early and treated minimally.

Ben understands the importance of a balanced life…

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Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (with Credit) from the University of Otago in 2020. He is passionate about holistic treatment and values the link between oral health and overall health.

He is interested in all aspects of general dentistry, from oral surgery through to crown and bridgework. He appreciates barriers to dental care such as dental anxiety and combats this in the office through his empathetic practice and gentle treatment. His goal is to have patients return for regular check-ups, so disease can be caught early and treated minimally.

Ben understands the importance of a balanced life and spends time outside the clinic enjoying mountain biking through the hot summers, and skiing in the winters. He loves cooking and is always trying out new dishes. World travel is also an enjoyment of his, having grown up in England and spent time in South East Asia.

Silverstream Fiona Lunn
Hygienist

Fiona Lunn

Fiona has been with Silverstream Dental since graduating in 2003 from Otago University. She regularly attends continuing education meetings and goes to conferences and is hoping to attend an Administering of Local Anaesthetic course in the future.

It is important to Fiona that she treats people in a professional, friendly and gentle manner so they have the confidence to visit her on a regular basis. She really enjoys helping encourage patients to take care of their oral health so they prevent or resolve teeth and gum/periodontal disease issues.

In her spare time Fiona enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing social hockey and reading.

Silverstream Kamal Kaur
Oral Health Therapist

Kamaljit Kaur

Kamal graduated from University of Otago with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2015.

Kamal is an extremely passionate Dental Hygienist, she enjoys encouraging patients and guiding them through their oral heath journey in a step-by-step manner, including ways to care and look after their dental prosthesis - Prevention is key.

Outside of work Kamal enjoys spending time with family and friends and adventuring to wellington restaurants.