Piet graduated in 1996 from Stellenbosch University in South Africa with a BChD and subsequently gained a PDD in 2002.
His particular areas of interest are endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, crowns and bridges and also intravenous sedation. He joined Lumino in March 2012 and loves "working with the most fantastic team in the world"!
Outside of the practice Piet likes the ocean - surfing, diving, fishing - and is also a keen snowboarder.
Ginal Bilimoria has been a dentist at ‘Orewa Smile Studio’ since 1998. Ginal spent most of her childhood years in Hamilton and graduated as DUX of Hamilton Girls’ High School in 1994. Five years later, she graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from Otago University in 1998. And straight after graduation, Ginal started her career as a young dentist right here, in the heart of Orewa.
Ginal's passion in dentistry is with restorative and cosmetic work. She is also very keen on reducing the levels of ‘mercury’ in the environment. Ginal loves working with dental materials such as ‘composite resin’ and ‘porcelain restorations’.
She is currently undertaking a 2 year interactive ‘occlusion course’ both locally and from the US. This is advancing her skills to help evaluate her patients’ individual bite and jaw joint relationship before preparing their teeth for longer lasting and cosmetically pleasing restorations.
Outside of work, Ginal is found busy running around her family. Dedicated to raising her two boys, she is their designated ‘taxi driver’ from violin lessons to taekwondo and soccer. She is also a very passionate and active member of a global humanitarian organization and loves to read, do some yoga and meditate whenever she can.
Jaco graduated in 2001 from Stellenbosch University in South Africa with a B.Ch.D. He relocated to Orewa with his family after nearly 20 years of private practice in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Jaco enjoys providing all forms of dentistry and always aims to put a smile back on his patient's face - literally and figuratively.
Outside of the practice, he loves spending quality time with his wife and two children. Outdoor activities such as running, cycling, swimming and hiking are always on his "to-do" list.
Originally from England, Karen qualified as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1985 from Portsmouth. She joined Lumino at the end of 2009 and enjoys motivating patients to look after their oral health so they see positive results. To keep up to date Karen attends regular CPD seminars.
Outside of work Karen likes to spend time with her family and has four adult children. She also enjoys travel, gardening and reading.
Tracey is a registered dental hygienist, graduating from the Auckland University of Technology in 2009. She completed her studies with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health (BHSc Oral Health).
She enjoys making a difference in peoples health, especially motivating a person who is new to a hygienist and watching their oral health improve with each appointment. She also enjoys getting to meet and know people from all walks of life. She has an interest in trying new technology/oral health products that suit each person individually.
She keeps up to date by attending yearly continued professional development courses and would one day like to volunteer for Dental Hygiene abroad.
Jen graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a BHSc Oral Health (Dental Hygiene and Therapy) in 2011.
Jen enjoys meeting new people and being able to educate them to help them live a healthier life. She likes to keep up to date on new research, especially to do with diet and disease processes, and likes to have a laugh during appointments. She believes herself to be great with nervous and sensitive patients and kids.
What's more, Jen also holds a Diploma in Tertiary teaching.
Outside of work hours, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys, and going to the gym.
Jackie has been at The Smile Studio since 2005. She enjoys working with a great team in a busy practice, offering a wide range of services while ensuring our patients feel welcome and have a positive dental experience.
She also likes the challenge of helping nervous patients feel comfortable about getting dental treatment.
Outside of the practice, Jackie especially enjoys all things summer, walking along the many beautiful Hibiscus Coast beaches and relaxing with friends and family.