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. 
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Dentist

Dr Elizandro Rangel

Elizandro graduated with a BDS in 2000. Having completed his studies in Brazil he decided to further his career in New Zealand and registered under the Dental Council for New Zealand and Australia.

The most enjoyable part of his role is making patients feel welcome and at ease, as well as improving and maintaining dental health. Elizandro likes to work with his patients as a team to get the best result. He also likes to ensure he gets his patients dentally healthy with the most natural looking options. To keep a tooth looking like a tooth is crucial as a dentist!

Outside of the practice Elizandro likes to stay healthy by going to the gym and running. He also enjoys photography.

Li Ling
Dentist

Dr Li Ling Cheah

Li Ling graduated with a BDS from the University of Otago in 2012, she joined the Lumino team at Karori in September 2015.

Li Ling enjoys getting to know her patients and making them feel at ease. She loves being a dentist and is most interested in making fillings look as natural as possible and has a growing interest in cosmetic dentistry.

She has furthered her studies and have completed the MRACDS(GDP) exams with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

When she is not at the practice, Li Ling enjoys spending her time outdoors tramping, scuba diving and skiing.

Li Ling believes…

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Li Ling graduated with a BDS from the University of Otago in 2012, she joined the Lumino team at Karori in September 2015.

Li Ling enjoys getting to know her patients and making them feel at ease. She loves being a dentist and is most interested in making fillings look as natural as possible and has a growing interest in cosmetic dentistry.

She has furthered her studies and have completed the MRACDS(GDP) exams with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

When she is not at the practice, Li Ling enjoys spending her time outdoors tramping, scuba diving and skiing.

Li Ling believes that when it comes to dental treatment, patients should be well informed of all their options. She likes to spend time explaining the pros and cons of each, so they can understand what is happening and can make an informed decision.

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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.

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Hygienist

Monica Ragg

Monica started off her career in the dental profession working as a dental nurse in the United Kingdom after moving there from Europe. She then continued her career path by training in Oral Health Science at University of Essex and qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 2011. Since then she has worked in several dental practices in England.

Her aim is to provide the highest quality of dental care in a gentle and professional manner, improving patients' confidence and overall health.

She recently emigrated to New Zealand with her partner and two young children and joined the team here at Lumino Silverstream.

In her spare time, she likes to meet with friends and be outdoor with her family.

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.