Rob Pollard

Robert Pollard

DipDentTech, PGDCDT (Otago)

Implant Prosthesist

Rob is the Clinical Dental Technician with a Post Graduate Diploma and has 20 years’ experience. His scope of practice includes implant dentures, conventional and partial dentures and he enjoys working with many of Auckland’s leading Oral Maxillofacial and Periodontal surgeons producing an implant service that is second to none.

Rob finds it exciting to be part of a team dealing with some very complicated procedures and also very satisfying to have the ability to replace failing teeth with artificial teeth in a few hours. Rob will often coordinate denture modifications with other dental practices, hospital surgeons and Specialists with whom the practice has great working relationships.

Rob has been Chairman of the local Ellerslie Business Association for over 15 years and has seen the sleepy town become a thriving business hub and residential area, which is the reason he has continued to practise in Ellerslie for over 17 years.

Beverley Tam

Beverley Tam

BDS (Otago)

Dental Surgeon

Beverley graduated in 1997 from the University of Otago. She regularly attends educational courses and dental meetings for development and to keep herself abreast of new technology. She is a member of The Auckland Dental Association and New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Beverley has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. She endeavours to ensure patient visits are as positive as possible and always keeps her patients well informed across the various treatment options.

Ravi de Saram

Ravi de Saram

BDS (Otago)

Dental Surgeon

Ravi spent much of his childhood in Hokitika and graduated from the University of Otago Dental School in 1991. One of Ravi's significant academic achievements was to be accepted as a fellow of the World Congress of Micro Dentistry after completion of extensive and complex exams. He was elected by his peers to the executive board committee of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (2008-2010) and is also a past executive secretary of the Society of Dental Anaesthetists.

Ravi is a caring and professional dentist and his sense of humour and warm personality helps put his patients at ease. With over 25 years of experience, he has extensive skills in general, prosthodontic, cosmetic and minimal intervention dentistry and takes pride in his work and providing professional results.

Ravi is a keen tennis player and has been a member of the Parnell Lawn Tennis Club for over 20 years where he has captained and played 1st grade inter-club competition. In his spare time he loves writing and reading science fiction and listening to music. Being Sri Lankan he is passionate about cricket and curries.

Waverley Nation

Waverley Nation

DipDentTech, PGDipClinDentTech (Otago)

Clinical Dental Technician

Waverley’s passion for her work shows in the time and care she takes with each and every patient. Each set of teeth is as individual as the wearer and Waverley takes immense pride in providing the best possible treatment for her patients.

Waverley is a real Aucklander. She grew up in Pukekohe and has been working in the dental industry since 1996 when she was certified as a Dental Chairside Assistant. Wanting to extend her creativity and love of the dental industry into a more hands-on form, Waverley trained as a Dental Technician - graduating in 2001 from the CIT in Wellington. While in Wellington she developed and ran a denture laboratory before returning home to Auckland.

Since returning to Auckland Waverley has worked alongside market leaders in dental technology and completed Post-Graduate studies qualifying as a Clinical Dental Technician - or Denturist, in 2006.

Waverley has two beautiful young daughters and is a keen motorsport fan, when time allows she co-drives in her husband's rally cars across the country. Waverley is also very community minded and an active child advocate having served on Parent’s Centre and Toy Library Committees and is a Child Car Seat Installation Technician.

Michael Ralm

Michael Ralm

DipDentHyg (Otago), NZMRTB

Dental Hygienist

Michael graduated from the University of Otago, School of Dentistry.

Michael’s aim is to establish a positive relationship with his patients and focus on educating them in good oral health practices, ensuring they are able to take control of their oral health which in turn improves overall general health and wellbeing. Michael helps nervous or anxious patients by explaining each step of the dental hygiene process so there is no need to fear the unknown. He enjoys working within a team environment and regularly attends dental seminars staying up to date with dental hygiene developments.

When not in the surgery Michael enjoys going to the gym, practicing his golf swing and socialising.

Frances Garnham

Frances Garnham

DipDentHyg (Otago)

Dental Hygienist

Frances has been involved in the dental industry for over 25 years. After working as a Dental Assistant for a number of years, she headed to Otago University to gain her Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 1999.

In her role as a Dental Hygienist, Frances is very passionate about helping people achieve optimum oral health. Her patients can expect a one-on-one, personalised experience where quality of care and patient education are top priorities. She likes to help her patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their visit, so they can enjoy their experience and leave with a beautiful healthy smile.

When not at work, Frances can often be found spending time with her granddaughter or travelling overseas.

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