White Smile Takapuna

Meet The Team

Lydia Mcgowan
Dentist

Dr. Lydia McGowan

Irish-born Lydia is the newest dentist to join White Smile Dental having moved to the Northshore in October. Lydia moved over from Glasgow, where she graduated with an Honours degree in 2017. She is excited to be part of the friendly work team at White Smile Dental and meet her new patients.

Lydia enjoys all aspects of dentistry, in particular helping anxious patients achieve their desired results in a relaxing environment and improving their confidence. She has recently completed a diploma with the Royal College of Surgeons England and regularly attends courses to continually improve her knowledge and skills. 

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Irish-born Lydia is the newest dentist to join White Smile Dental having moved to the Northshore in October. Lydia moved over from Glasgow, where she graduated with an Honours degree in 2017. She is excited to be part of the friendly work team at White Smile Dental and meet her new patients.

Lydia enjoys all aspects of dentistry, in particular helping anxious patients achieve their desired results in a relaxing environment and improving their confidence. She has recently completed a diploma with the Royal College of Surgeons England and regularly attends courses to continually improve her knowledge and skills. 

Aside from Dentistry, Lydia enjoys keeping fit at the gym and visiting the many beaches and weekend markets New Zealand has to offer! She also enjoys going out for brunch on the weekends and is a big rugby fan! She is looking forward to exploring New Zealand and having her family/friends back home in Ireland over to visit! 

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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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Practice Manager

Pavi Sharma

Pavi qualified with Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Management from Auckland University of Technology. She has combined more than five years of experience working as a practice manager in New Zealand and India.

Pavi is an enthusiastic person with extraordinary communication skills, which makes her a perfect manager of the White Smile Dental Team. She enjoys working with patients to help them complete the dental treatment they need by arranging appointments with their clinicians. She is familiar with almost all dental treatments and procedures and is always happy to answer any relevant questions from patients when needed.

At home, she spends her time with her lovely child and husband. She loves reading books and a big foodie too.

Anna Sowry
Dental Assistant

Anna Sowry

Anna has been part of the White Smile team for over a year now.

She returned to the role of Dental Assistant after sometime raising two beautiful daughters.

She really enjoys her job, in particular chatting to the patients and helping anxious patients feel more at ease.

After work, you might see her out walking around the local parks and beaches. She also enjoys reading and is in a book group of friends been meeting regularly to discuss books for 20 years.

Melinda Joe
Oral Health Therapist

Melinda Joe

Melinda graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2015 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health. As an Oral Health Therapist, she provides dental care to adolescent patients and provides dental hygiene services.

Melinda is a very gentle clinician and has a great desire to make any dental visit feel relaxed and as easy for you as possible. Putting your needs first and making you feel at ease is a high priority, as well as providing thorough dental services with the latest knowledge and information.

She has previously worked as a locum, enjoying vast experiences at many different…

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Melinda graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2015 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health. As an Oral Health Therapist, she provides dental care to adolescent patients and provides dental hygiene services.

Melinda is a very gentle clinician and has a great desire to make any dental visit feel relaxed and as easy for you as possible. Putting your needs first and making you feel at ease is a high priority, as well as providing thorough dental services with the latest knowledge and information.

She has previously worked as a locum, enjoying vast experiences at many different dental practices throughout New Zealand. As a professional musical theatre performer and actor, this worked well with her nomadic lifestyle, fulfilling her love of both dentistry and performing.

In her spare time, Melinda loves to take trips back home to Oamaru to visit her family and work in the market gardens. She enjoys the outdoors, loves a good market, has a weakness for crochet, and going to support the arts. Melinda and her partner also love to eat out and are always open to new suggestions to try!

Shatakshi
Patient Care Coordinator

Shatakshi Sharma

Shatakshi graduated from India with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2018 and completed her post-graduation in Business Administration in 2020 from New Zealand. The combination of her qualifications makes her ideal to bridge the gap between our patients and clinicians as she understands both the clinical and business parts of the company.

Shatakshi believes in building happy and trustworthy relationships with patients. She enjoys solving their queries and listening to their stories. She is driven by the idea of keeping chill and going on.

Apart from working, she likes exploring new places and meeting new people. She has a profound interest in reading and music. She also likes to spend quality time with family and friends.