White Smile Takapuna

Meet The Team

White Smile Sherona
Lead Dentist

Dr. Sherona Singh

Sherona is the principal dentist at Lumino White Smile and practices here on a full-time basis. She qualified in 1994 from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After a number of years practicing in South Africa, she moved to Surrey in the United Kingdom. She then worked for 8 years in an upmarket private practice. Eventually, Sherona saw the light and moved with her family to the North Shore. She hasn’t looked back since!

She has always been highly motivated to be a good dentist. She works hard, pays attention to detail, and has an understanding and gentle manner with…

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Sherona is the principal dentist at Lumino White Smile and practices here on a full-time basis. She qualified in 1994 from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After a number of years practicing in South Africa, she moved to Surrey in the United Kingdom. She then worked for 8 years in an upmarket private practice. Eventually, Sherona saw the light and moved with her family to the North Shore. She hasn’t looked back since!

She has always been highly motivated to be a good dentist. She works hard, pays attention to detail, and has an understanding and gentle manner with her patients.

She cares greatly about the high standard and appearance of her finished work and her patients’ needs and comfort throughout any procedure.

Sherona provides dental care for adults, young people, and families. This comprises General Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry, Endodontics, Aesthetic, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Invisalign. Sherona always ensures her patients are well-informed, and that decisions are based on knowledge. She understands that many dental decisions are not made lightly, therefore makes opportunities for questions and discussion of treatment.

Sherona, along with the rest of our dental team, regularly attends courses and seminars to ensure that the treatments and materials used are the most up to date available, thereby ensuring the best possible care for her patients.

Dentistry aside, Sherona enjoys traveling and spending time entertaining family and friends. Her four kids in particular take up most of her spare time!

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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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.

Nicole Moore
Dental Assistant

Nicole Moore

Nicole has been in the dental industry for 17 years as a dental assistant. She has a wealth of knowledge and is always happy to answer any questions you may have while in the dental chair.

Nicole enjoys all aspects of her job but especially cosmetic work and making patients feel at ease and relaxed.

Outside of work, Nicole enjoys exercising, socialising with friends and family, and is obsessed with her 2 cat fur babies.

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.

Dr Bill Mackey
General Practitioner & Cosmetic Appearance Doctor (MB ChB)

Dr. Bill Mackey

Dr. Bill works in our clinic on a part-time basis. Bill performs all our non-surgical cosmetic procedures here including Botox, Dysport and Dermal fillers. Bill loves zooming down the slopes of Whakapapa in the winter and windsurfing in the summer. We have heard that his golf game is not too bad either. Exclusive treatments offered by Bill:

Dr. Bill works in our clinic on a part-time basis. Bill performs all our non-surgical cosmetic procedures here including Botox, Dysport and Dermal fillers.

Bill loves zooming down the slopes of Whakapapa in the winter and windsurfing in the summer. We have heard that his golf game is not too bad either.

Takapuna Fae
Oral Health Therapist

Fa'e Laume

Fa’e is an enthusiastic and personable young professional, she graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelors of Oral Health in 2017.

Since graduating Fa’e has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and skills having worked in various private clinics in West Auckland, South Auckland and now the North Shore honing both her dental hygiene and dental therapy scopes of practice.

The most empowering aspect of Fa’es job, she feels, is the ability to improve an individual’s quality of life. She achieves this through educating her patients about how to maintain healthy oral health outcomes by having a holistic approach when creating…

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Fa’e is an enthusiastic and personable young professional, she graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelors of Oral Health in 2017.

Since graduating Fa’e has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and skills having worked in various private clinics in West Auckland, South Auckland and now the North Shore honing both her dental hygiene and dental therapy scopes of practice.

The most empowering aspect of Fa’es job, she feels, is the ability to improve an individual’s quality of life. She achieves this through educating her patients about how to maintain healthy oral health outcomes by having a holistic approach when creating care plans specific to the needs of each of her patients. Fa’es gentle and empathetic touch coupled with her fine eye for detail will ensure for great results following treatment, and you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to maintain great oral health outcomes.

Fa’e is so passionate about education that she is also a clinical educator at AUT for the Oral Health Department.

Fa’e also offers FREE annual dental examinations for adolescents, and also any necessary preventative or restorative treatment required.

When she is not in the clinic Fa’e likes to keep herself busy with her friends and family.

Fa’e works at Lumino Takapuna on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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Hygienist

Elena Martinez

Elena graduated from the University of Otago Dental School (BSc endorsed in dental hygiene). She has been working in dental care since 1999. 

With a warm and empathetic attitude and a very bubbly personality, she endears herself to everyone. Her patients call her "the gentle hygienist".

Throughout her career, she has generally worked in family dental clinics. This has allowed her to gain valuable experience in the treatment of active gum disease as well as the maintenance of stable gums health.

Elena believes prevention is the paramount step for good oral health and is focused on educating and motivating her patients…

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Elena graduated from the University of Otago Dental School (BSc endorsed in dental hygiene). She has been working in dental care since 1999. 

With a warm and empathetic attitude and a very bubbly personality, she endears herself to everyone. Her patients call her "the gentle hygienist".

Throughout her career, she has generally worked in family dental clinics. This has allowed her to gain valuable experience in the treatment of active gum disease as well as the maintenance of stable gums health.

Elena believes prevention is the paramount step for good oral health and is focused on educating and motivating her patients to perform a good level of home care. 

She has also spent several years in a Specialist Periodontist's clinic where she gained valuable experience in the treatment of more advanced cases of gum disease. She is very competent in supporting patients with severe gum disease.

Elena is actively involved in improving oral health in our community and volunteers with oral health promotion in the local schools and hospitals. She maintains that good oral health is the foundation of good general health.

Elena annually attends seminars and conferences for advancing her education in the field and keeps current and informed with the latest research and dental innovations. She has a great passion for achieving improvement with her clients and works on specific desired goals at the client's pace.

Outside of work Elena enjoys dancing and daily walks with her two border collie boys. Elena is also a proud mother of 3 amazing teenage children.