Smile Studio Orewa

Meet Our Team

Pieter
Lead Dentist

Dr Pieter Van Der Merwe

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.

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Dentist

Dr Ginal Bilimoria

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.

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Dentist

Dr Adam Doudney

Adam has been with Lumino since 2007. He graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business.  He enjoys changing people's perceptions of dentistry and making them feel relaxed. His particular areas of interest are cosmetic dentistry, white fillings, implants, amalgam replacement and one-visit crowns.  Adam is also furthering his dental studies and lecturing on one-visit crowns.

Spending time with family, community help through his church and surfing are amongst Adam's interests during non-work hours.
Orewa Jaco
Dentist

Dr Jaco Minnaar

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.

Jaco also used to work at Lumino Snells Beach before its closure.

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. 

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Dentist

Dr Pawan Kalra

Pawan is the Lead Dentist at Advanced Dental, Manurewa. He graduated from University in New Delhi with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1989 and Fellowship (ICOI) in 2007.

Being the leader of a team and meeting different clients is what Pawan enjoys most about his job. Pawan has a special interest in surgical and implant dentistry and is furthering his studies by attending short courses and conferences. Pawan also provides ACC covered implants.

Outside of the practice Pawan likes to read books, watch movies, play golf, spend time with his family and coach a cricket team.

Tracey A
Hygienist

Tracey Anderson

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.

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Hygienist

Jennifer Pearce

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.

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Practice Manager

Jackie Britton

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.