Smile Creations Otaki

Meet Our Team

Rob Young X150
Lead Dentist

Dr Rob Young

Rob established the three Smile Creations practices, beginning with Waikanae in 2006, then Levin in 2007 and Otaki in 2008 before joining the Lumino group in late 2011. He is a highly skilled and experienced dentist, having graduated in 1986 from Otago University.

The part Rob enjoys most about being a dentist is restoring someone’s smile. His dental interests lie in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign and implants.

Outside the practice Rob loves getting involved in his community through his work teaching Kung Fu.
Nina Smilecreations
Dentist

Dr Nina Haveron

Nina graduated with a BDS from The University of Glasgow, Scotland in 2015. She then spent six years working in a busy family practice in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Nina enjoys treating patients of all ages and variety. Her main dental interests include root canal treatments and extractions.

Nina's main goal is to ensure her patients leave their appointment relaxed and happy.

The thing she loves most about her job is getting patients out of pain and helping anxious patients feel more confident. She loves when patients sit up at the end of their appointment and say "That was so much easier…

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Nina graduated with a BDS from The University of Glasgow, Scotland in 2015. She then spent six years working in a busy family practice in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Nina enjoys treating patients of all ages and variety. Her main dental interests include root canal treatments and extractions.

Nina's main goal is to ensure her patients leave their appointment relaxed and happy.

The thing she loves most about her job is getting patients out of pain and helping anxious patients feel more confident. She loves when patients sit up at the end of their appointment and say "That was so much easier than I expected."

Outside of the practice Nina enjoys keeping active by walking, running and cycling - mainly so she can eat lots of good food afterwards! Her favourite place to be is cycling around the vineyards.

Before her recent move to the Kapiti Coast from Glasgow she spent three years living in Billy Connolly's old primary school!

Pamela Rose 1
Practice Manager

Pamela Rose

Pam was employed as a Dental Assistant at the newly opened Waikanae practice in 2006.  The following year she completed her Dental Assistant certificate.  Pam then moved to our Otaki practice in 2011 where she is currently based.

Pam enjoys catching up with existing patients returning for treatment and loves to hear the good comments from the patients.  She will always remember one comment from a lady saying she was the happiest woman in Otaki because of her teeth and the way they looked after her treatment!

Pam spends a lot of time in her garden, loves to cook or spend time with her friends.

Kiviniue Sumi
Oral Health Therapist

Kiviniue Lawrence-Sumi

Kiviniue graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2021 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral health.

Her dental interests include identifying any areas of concern, educating, and bringing awareness about a patient's oral health and treating it.

Kiviniue's goal is to provide patient-centered care and give the best oral health care possible. She loves to have interactive discussions and find ways to promote and maintain good oral hygiene practices to prevent periodontal disease.

Outside of the practice, Kiviniue likes to play tennis, go for long walks with her family and cooking.

Her favourite place is to be is at a swimming pool swimming. Something surprising about her is that she is very interested in singing.