Torbay Dental Practice

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Peter Rucastle

Dr. Peter Rucastle is an experienced and passionate dentist from South Africa. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1989. He has previously worked in the UK and has owned a successful practice in Johannesburg, Smile Xtreme Dental Studio, before relocating to New Zealand.
 
Peter believes in providing quality, affordable and lasting dental treatment options in a relaxed and virtually pain-free environment. He enjoys general dentistry but has a special interest in aesthetic dentistry, endodontics and oral surgery. He is a member of the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.
 
He aims to increase his surgical skills…

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Dr. Peter Rucastle is an experienced and passionate dentist from South Africa. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1989. He has previously worked in the UK and has owned a successful practice in Johannesburg, Smile Xtreme Dental Studio, before relocating to New Zealand.
 
Peter believes in providing quality, affordable and lasting dental treatment options in a relaxed and virtually pain-free environment. He enjoys general dentistry but has a special interest in aesthetic dentistry, endodontics and oral surgery. He is a member of the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.
 
He aims to increase his surgical skills by attending implant placement courses so that he can offer patients the complete package in-house for implant restorative dentistry.
 
He is a competitive cyclist (both road and MTB) and enjoys leading a healthy lifestyle. He is also an aspiring master chef. As well as transforming smiles, in his spare time he enjoys using nature to create aesthetic gardens.
 
Peter relocated to Auckland from South Africa to achieve a healthier work-life balance, and experience all the outdoor and cultural activities that New Zealand has to offer.

Oral Health Therapist

Teena Olsen-Smith

Teena has been with Lumino since the beginning of 2012, having completed her studies in dental hygiene and therapy at AUT in 2011.

Teena enjoys working within a team environment and she is passionate about achieving patient satisfaction. She loves helping adolescents and hygiene patients achieve their dental and hygiene goals.

When she’s not in the practice Teena keeps busy spending time with her family.