Temuka Dental Practice

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Francis McIvor

Francis graduated from Bristol University (UK) in 1986 with a BDS. In his role he enjoys restoring patients faith in dentists by providing pain free treatments and the pleasure of restoring a persons smile and renewing their confidence. He has a particular interest in endodontics, cosmetic dentistry and periodontics.

Outside of practice hours, Francis is an active member of the local golf club and enjoys the pleasure of being able to walk his dogs along the local rivers. Since moving to NZ in 2012 he has loved being part of a small community. His wife is an active member of the Temuka Lions, which has greatly assisted them in intergrating. Francis enjoys the slower pace of NZ life.

Hygienist

Nicola Hawkey

Nicola has been involved in the Dental Industry for almost 30 years and has a wide range of experience in both the public and private sectors. She graduated in 1981 as a Dental Therapist and was registered in Dental Hygiene in 2007. 

Nicola enjoys getting to know her patients and building a relationship to make them feel comfortable in the dental environment. She is passionate about educating and promoting good oral hygiene.

Nicola is a member of the Christchurch Dental Hygiene Association and regularly attends conferences and courses to keep up to date with current research.

She  is married with 3 adult sons, and enjoys gardening, camping, boating and cycling in her spare time.

Practice Manager

Sally Woodhead

Sally has been with Lumino since 2009, although she has been working at the Temuka practice for almost 42 years! Sally enjoys the fellowship of both patients and staff and she is especially happy when things in the practice are running smoothly – which she does her best to ensure.

In her spare time Sally likes taking part in charity work as part of Lions, walking, gardening, swimming, travelling and interior design.
Dental Assistant

Kirsty Harkness

Kirsty is one of the dental assistants at Temuka Dental Practice.

Dental Assistant

Amanda Pattinson

Amanda is a dental assistant at Temuka Dental Practice.