Smile Creations Waikanae

Meet Our Team

Smile Creations Levin Hyemi Kim 1
Lead Dentist

Dr Hyemi Kim

Dr. Hyemi Kim graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in the USA. She also received her advanced training in prosthodontics certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. Her residency and participation as a junior faculty in the dental implantology course gave her the knowledge in complex treatments such as full mouth rehabilitation, cosmetic dentistry, and implant dentistry.

As a dental phobic patient herself, she truly understands the fear of dentistry. She believes in compassionate and gentle dentistry. She spends time to understand her patients’ needs and personalise a high-quality treatment to provide aesthetic and functional outcome.

When she is not creating smiles, she is exploring New Zealand and the rest of the world!

Rachael Waikanae

Dr Rachael Heenan

Rachael graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor in Dental Technology in 2017 and a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Distinction) in 2022. She has since been working in the Kāpiti region in the community she calls home. 

Rachael enjoys the technical and restorative side of dentistry but finds building connections with her patients and helping people feel good about their oral health is the most important part of her career. She aims to deliver quality care in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Outside of work, Rachael enjoys spending time with her friends and family, board games, and roller skating and has recently started pottery classes.