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

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.  


Dr Betty Ng

Betty Graduated from the University of Otago in 1985 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and in 1995 with a Masters of Dental Surgery (Restorative Dentistry).

Betty has practised in NZ, Singapore and U.K and also speaks Cantonese.

Outside of work travel is her passion as well as her grandchildren in small doses.

Nada Photo
Oral Health Therapist

Nada Fatouhi

Nada graduated as an Oral Health Therapist in 2009 from AUT.

She enjoys working with people to help them achieve better oral health. Her strengths are in working with people with dental anxiety and working with them to overcome their fear of dentistry.

Nada wants to pass on her knowledge to patients to achieve great oral health outcomes and enjoys working in a friendly team environment and meeting new patients.

Outside of the practice, Nada enjoys walking on the beach and going for coffee with her husband.

Cheryl York OHT Red Beach
Oral Health Therapist

Cheryl York

Cheryl graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Oral Health in 2015. 

Her passion is inspiring her patients to maintain good oral health and giving them the tools to achieve this. Cheryl believes prevention is the best medicine!

In her spare time, Cheryl loves running with her two dogs and spending time with her young son.

Sally Lee WP
Oral Health Therapist

Sally Lee

Sally graduated from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in 2022 as an Oral Health Therapist.

Sally is very friendly and approachable and is actually very gentle, which is helpful for patients who are feeling anxious about getting treatment.

Sally can speak fluent Koren and enjoys spending time with family and friends in her downtime.