Tamatea Dental

Meet Our Team

Tamatea Sarah Cruickman
Dentist

Dr Sarah Cruickman

Dr Sarah Cruickman graduated from the University of Dundee, Scotland with a BDS in 2004 and a MFDS RCSEd in 2007.

She love all aspects of general dentistry, and is keen to do some post-graduate qualifications to keep herself up to speed with new innovation and practices in the dental arena. Sarah also cares a lot about her patients, and wants to make them feel as comfortable as can be when on the dental chair.

When she's not working, Sarah enjoys traveling around New Zealand - she says she's probably even seen more of New Zealand than that of her home country…

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Dr Sarah Cruickman graduated from the University of Dundee, Scotland with a BDS in 2004 and a MFDS RCSEd in 2007.

She love all aspects of general dentistry, and is keen to do some post-graduate qualifications to keep herself up to speed with new innovation and practices in the dental arena. Sarah also cares a lot about her patients, and wants to make them feel as comfortable as can be when on the dental chair.

When she's not working, Sarah enjoys traveling around New Zealand - she says she's probably even seen more of New Zealand than that of her home country Scotland! She also loves spending time with family, exploring Hawkes Bay and ticking off all the wineries on her list.

Fun Fact: She is into landscape photography!

Marcos Bio
Dentist

Dr Marcos Rippel

Marcos is passionate about helping people through dentistry. He aims to provide consistent and quality results by understanding his patient's desires and needs.

Marcos has been a general dentist for over 15 years providing quality dentistry with a gentle touch and he is committed to helping patients keep their teeth for life. His special interests include endodontics and restorative dentistry.

He's a member of the New Zealand Dental Association and is registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand."

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Hygienist

Jaimee Edwards

Jaimee graduated from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in 2012 from with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health.

Her dental interests include working with both hygiene and therapy patients as well as working with all different age groups. 

She enjoys talking to people and teaching them about oral health education. She feels satisfied when her patients apply good oral health habits and achieve good results. She also looks forward to establishing a good pool of patients for hygiene. 

Jaimee enjoys working for Lumino as she likes the rush of having patients all the time and being the support…

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Jaimee graduated from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in 2012 from with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health.

Her dental interests include working with both hygiene and therapy patients as well as working with all different age groups. 

She enjoys talking to people and teaching them about oral health education. She feels satisfied when her patients apply good oral health habits and achieve good results. She also looks forward to establishing a good pool of patients for hygiene. 

Jaimee enjoys working for Lumino as she likes the rush of having patients all the time and being the support for dentists.

When she's not at work, Jaimee enjoys being outside, spending time with her family, taking photos and playing sport.

She feels motivated by making people smile, improving their health and her children, who motivate her in everything she does.

Catherine Tamatea
Dentist

Caroline Trojaner

With over 10 years of experience in all forms of general dentistry, Caroline enjoys all aspects of dentistry from simple procedures as fillings and extractions to complex treatments as crowns and root canal treatment.

After completing the 5-year Bachelor in Dental Surgery course, she finished a comprehensive 2-year post-graduation course in Dental Implants and a 1-year continuing education course in Oral Surgery.

Caroline practices dentistry holistically looking at the patient as a wholly unique individual, not just teeth and gums, in order to bring the best of all specialties together for their benefit. You will often hear her say: "By…

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With over 10 years of experience in all forms of general dentistry, Caroline enjoys all aspects of dentistry from simple procedures as fillings and extractions to complex treatments as crowns and root canal treatment.

After completing the 5-year Bachelor in Dental Surgery course, she finished a comprehensive 2-year post-graduation course in Dental Implants and a 1-year continuing education course in Oral Surgery.

Caroline practices dentistry holistically looking at the patient as a wholly unique individual, not just teeth and gums, in order to bring the best of all specialties together for their benefit. You will often hear her say: "By working to discover the underlying issues of the dental problems, as opposed to just treating the problem, you can prevent them from reoccurring and reduce your need for treatment in the future."

With her bubbly personality and gentle demeanour, she is passionate about approaching dentistry in the most conservative and comprehensive way, while tailoring it to suit each of her patients’ individual needs.

When Caroline is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband at the beach or at the gym where they train weight lifting and running together.