White Smile Dental Takapuna

Meet The Team

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Lead Dentist

Dr Brett Hawkins

Dr Brett Hawkins graduated from the University of Otago School of Dentistry in 1992 and started his career in Christchurch Hospital. The warmer weather drew him to the north with his young family where he worked in a busy cosmetic practice in Whangarei.

Since 1995 he has practised dentistry in Auckland, with his main interests being orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Brett practices at Lumino The Dentists in Mt Eden and Takapuna.
 
 

As the head of a thriving orthodontic programme, Brett straightens the teeth of adolescent and adult patients using traditional braces and  also using Invisalign. Brett is a Platinum Invisalign provider.

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Dentist

Dr Fabricio Pacheco

With more than two decades of experience in the transformation of smiles, Dr. Fabrício Pacheco is a professional and passionate about smile design, natural-looking restorations and cosmetic dentistry. He brings life-changing experiences to his patients helping them to achieve the smile of their dreams.

Fabricio personally connects with each of his patients, providing them with a comfortable dental experience. By taking the time to understand their needs and wants, he can provide the best treatment options based on their individual needs.

He doesn't see patients simply as what's inside their mouths. He takes his commitment and responsibility to ensure that his patients…

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With more than two decades of experience in the transformation of smiles, Dr. Fabrício Pacheco is a professional and passionate about smile design, natural-looking restorations and cosmetic dentistry. He brings life-changing experiences to his patients helping them to achieve the smile of their dreams.

Fabricio personally connects with each of his patients, providing them with a comfortable dental experience. By taking the time to understand their needs and wants, he can provide the best treatment options based on their individual needs.

He doesn't see patients simply as what's inside their mouths. He takes his commitment and responsibility to ensure that his patients are holistically healthy and don't just simply have clean teeth or beautiful smiles. He's constantly looking for dental solutions for chronic problems such as grinding and clenching, as well as treatments for headaches and neck pain (including migraines). Today's dentistry requires closer integration between the dentist and specialist doctors to ensure that the patient is receiving truly comprehensive care.

Fabricio is a dentist with a tireless commitment in the search for the most modern techniques to guarantee the best treatment for his patients. In Brazil, he was one of the pioneers in a technique called Guided Implant Surgery; a minimally invasive technique to place dental implants which minimises complications by ensuring that implants are placed precisely where they belong, dramatically reducing the chance of contacting the nerve, sinus, or other critical areas.

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Dentist

Dr Carol Freitas

Carol graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Paulista University (Brazil) in 2001. In 2007, she had the opportunity to undergo Masters at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and she got her PhD in Restorative Dentistry in 2010 at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). 

Carol has 20 years of experience across all facets of clinical and general dentistry. Her special interests lie in cosmetic dentistry and oral rehabilitation. 

Her goal is to deliver a wide range of clinical treatments that consistently meet exceptional standards of patient care and ensure patients receive a seamless and caring dental experience…

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Carol graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Paulista University (Brazil) in 2001. In 2007, she had the opportunity to undergo Masters at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and she got her PhD in Restorative Dentistry in 2010 at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). 

Carol has 20 years of experience across all facets of clinical and general dentistry. Her special interests lie in cosmetic dentistry and oral rehabilitation. 

Her goal is to deliver a wide range of clinical treatments that consistently meet exceptional standards of patient care and ensure patients receive a seamless and caring dental experience at all times. 

What she loves most about her job is the ability to give back to patients their self-esteem and improve their quality of life and self-confidence. 

Outside work, her favourite thing to do is travel. She's passionate about learning about the world and about people. 

Carol's favourite place to be is where she is now. She always reminds herself that she is where she's supposed to be. Right place. Right time. 

She loves outdoor activities, enjoying new adventures and visiting new places. 

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ORAL HEALTH THERAPIST

Carla Brown

Carla graduated from the Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Her skills involve dental hygiene, therapy, and orthodontic auxiliary work, with a special interest in gum disease, bleaching and homecare education. She's also a member of the NZDHA and NZDOHTA.

Carla values patient-centred care and ensuring each person she sees has a comfortable, positive experience! She's also able to provide her services for free to secondary school children through the governments Dental Benefit Scheme.

Outside of work, Carla enjoys spending endless time at the beach, exercising at the gym or outdoors, cooking and exploring her liking towards fashion.

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Dental Assistant

Charlotte Wilson

Charlotte's main goal is to make sure every patient feels comfortable and safe in the practice and walks away happy. 

What Charlotte loves the most about her job is the people. They make her laugh and they work as a team. She also loves seeing patients excited about starting their journey towards a new smile.

Outside of the practice, Charlotte loves to hang out with her dog Caesar the pug. They both love beach walks. 

Her favourite place to be is in the yoga studio, with incense burning and calm music playing. 

Finally, something that might surprise you about Charlotte is that she is quite a sporty person and she used to play ice hockey for 3 years!

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Patient care coordinator

Sarah Fruean

Sarah has worked in different administrative positions for 10+ years, she holds a wealth of knowledge in customer service, accounts and IT.

In 2021 Sarah begun her studies in a Bachelor of health Science to pursue a career in the health industry.

Sarah thrives when dealing with patients and co-workers face to face, her approachable nature and caring disposition make her an asset to have at our front of house. Through her work and positive mannerism Sarah forms relationships with the patients, enabling her to anticipate the patients wants and needs.

Sarah has 3 beautiful children that keep her busy, she loves sports, the beach and a good book. In her spare time, you may also find her sitting at a pottery wheel creating a masterpiece.

 

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Dental Assistant

Rodrigo (Rod) Diez

Rod's goals are to give the best dental service to every patient and help the team whilst doing it. 

What Rod loves the most is to see the patients' satisfaction after they finish the treatment and see them leave the practice with a new smile. 

Outside the practice, Rod enjoys working out, playing the guitar, keyboard and going travelling. 

His favourite place to be is any nice beach around the world. 

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Practice Manager

Dayna Masters

Dayna has worked in the dental industry for 10 years now, she has worked in the surgery as a dental assistant, oral surgery assistant, receptionist and now in the practice manager role.

Dayna's ultimate goal is to create a good experience for the patients from the moment they walk in the door.

She wants them to leave feeling positive about their dental health and more skilled to look after their smile.

What she loves most about her job is her team at White Smile.

They are amazing to work with every day and they have amazing, friendly patients who always…

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Dayna has worked in the dental industry for 10 years now, she has worked in the surgery as a dental assistant, oral surgery assistant, receptionist and now in the practice manager role.

Dayna's ultimate goal is to create a good experience for the patients from the moment they walk in the door.

She wants them to leave feeling positive about their dental health and more skilled to look after their smile.

What she loves most about her job is her team at White Smile.

They are amazing to work with every day and they have amazing, friendly patients who always leave happy and smiling.

When not at work you will find Dayna at the gym, cooking or out to eat with her husband.

Her favourite place to be is the beach - sunny and hot with a cocktail in hand.