Wairau Park Dental Centre

Meet Our Team

Wairau Park Stephen Charles
Senior Dentist

Dr Stephen Charles

Stephen graduated with a BDS from The University of Otago in 1992 and has been at Wairau Park Dental since 1993. Outside of the practice Stephen enjoys fishing and tennis as well as spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

Takapuna Sonika Ghale
Dentist

Dr Sonika Ghaie

Sonika graduated from the University of Leeds in 2005 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

She enjoys building a relationship and trust with her patients and making them happy. She solves their dental issues in a gentle, pleasant and professional manner.

Sonika is interested in all aspect of dentistry and always likes to keep up to date with the latest developments. She has particular interest in IV Sedation to help nervous patients. 

Having recently moved to New Zealand Soinka and her Fiancé enjoy exploring the country, enjoying the weather (compared to the UK) and she has taken up upholstery and pottery.  

Nisha Nair
Dentist

Dr Nisha Nair

Having graduated with BDS in 2013, Nisha enjoys all aspects of dentistry ranging from simple fillings to complex treatments like root canals and crowns this helping get patients restore their smiles!

Nisha worked in hospital setting and rural areas for couple of years where she provided free dental treatments and promoted oral hygiene through educating the local community. She was appreciated for her paper presentation on "Regenerative dentistry" and would like to pursue her research into stem cells tooth regeneration in future. After completing her Australian dental council licensing exams, she joined Lumino in 2019 to continue working as a…

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Having graduated with BDS in 2013, Nisha enjoys all aspects of dentistry ranging from simple fillings to complex treatments like root canals and crowns this helping get patients restore their smiles!

Nisha worked in hospital setting and rural areas for couple of years where she provided free dental treatments and promoted oral hygiene through educating the local community. She was appreciated for her paper presentation on "Regenerative dentistry" and would like to pursue her research into stem cells tooth regeneration in future. After completing her Australian dental council licensing exams, she joined Lumino in 2019 to continue working as a passionate dentist. 

Nisha practices dentistry holistically keeping patients overall health and wellness in mind. Being a detail oriented person, she strives for excellence. She treats her patients the way she would like to be treated. With her bubbly personality and gentle demeanor, Nisha approaches dentistry in a comprehensive and conservative manner tailored to suit your individual needs. 

When she is not working, Nisha loves to swim and travel. She is an avid foodie and loves to try different cuisines. 

Nicole Wealleans
Oral Health Therapist

Nicole Wealleans

Nicole recently graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health Science from the Auckland University of Technology. Nicole's degree allows her to work alongside children up to the age of 18 and to do restorative work and work as a hygienist and fight and prevent gum disease. 

Nicole loves working in a group environment as it allows her to get a better insight into others' opinions on dentistry. She's very passionate about making sure all her patients are getting the best treatment they can possibly get, which means having one on one time working to prevent decay and gum disease with…

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Nicole recently graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health Science from the Auckland University of Technology. Nicole's degree allows her to work alongside children up to the age of 18 and to do restorative work and work as a hygienist and fight and prevent gum disease. 

Nicole loves working in a group environment as it allows her to get a better insight into others' opinions on dentistry. She's very passionate about making sure all her patients are getting the best treatment they can possibly get, which means having one on one time working to prevent decay and gum disease with some great advances she has learned through her studies.

When not practicing Nicole is a nanny for two beautiful families and when she's not nannying she's either surfing or working out.

Nicole loves finding other ways to improve herself as well whether it’s studying more advances in dentistry or bettering herself for her patients.

Nicole works at Lumino Takapuna Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday she is based at Lumino Wairau Park.

Bobina Kim Wairau Park
Oral Health Therapist

Bobina Kim

Bobina graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from AUT in 2020.

Her dental interests include scaling, fillings and tooth extractions and her goal is to become a more understanding clinician.

The thing Bobina loves most about her job is working with people and giving her patients a good smile.

Outside of the practice, Bobina likes to travel around, overseas and in New Zealand as well. Her favourite places to be are Japan and Queenstown.

Bobina came to New Zealand when she was 1 year old and can speak Korean and English fluently.