Tamatea Dental

Meet Our Team

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!

Dentist

Dr Vikram Bhatt

Dr Vikram Bhatt graduated from Dr. D.Y. Patil University, India in 2008 with a BDS. He is also pass the Australian Dental Council Exam in 2018.

Vikram is interested in prosthodontics (full dentures, specifically), dental implants and endodontics. He is also very keen on learning new techniques and concepts around these fields and would love to do a masters in prosthodontics.

To achieve results which are longer lasting, Vikram seeks to create treatment plans that are realistic, comprehensive and simple in approach.

Vikram believes that the best thing about his work is that it gives him the opportunity to learn…

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Dr Vikram Bhatt graduated from Dr. D.Y. Patil University, India in 2008 with a BDS. He is also pass the Australian Dental Council Exam in 2018.

Vikram is interested in prosthodontics (full dentures, specifically), dental implants and endodontics. He is also very keen on learning new techniques and concepts around these fields and would love to do a masters in prosthodontics.

To achieve results which are longer lasting, Vikram seeks to create treatment plans that are realistic, comprehensive and simple in approach.

Vikram believes that the best thing about his work is that it gives him the opportunity to learn from each case, and to create a desire to learn and keep updated with newer technology and science of dentistry. He enjoys the responsibility of a task given to him and tries to fulfill it the best way possible. "The trust that others have in me keeps me motivated," he says.

Interesting tidbits about Vikram:
1. He can't live without his car!
2. He is a total foodie - he's always hungry (and is too lazy to move so the car really comes in handy!)
3. He loves traveling, dancing, shopping and has a passion for cricket (and cars).
4. He would love to play cricket for New Zealand.
5. Melbourne is his favourite holiday destination.
6. He comes from a family of doctors: father - dentist, mother - dentist, wife - dentist, grandfather - GP, paternal uncle (GP), another uncle - gynecologist, aunt - gynecologist, 2 cousins - dentists (the list goes on).

Hygienist

Lucy Cabot

Luca Cabot has a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health from AUT, as well as Bachelor of Biomedical Science from the University of Otago and a Graduate Diploma in Science from Massey University.
 
Lucy is passionate about educating the patients on the importance of good oral hygiene and empowering them to achieve good oral health. She’d like to be able to alleviate the pain and fear often associated with dental clinics and make a dental visit a positive experience.
 
Outside of the practice, Luca enjoys playing hockey and tennis. She also enjoys reading.