Our Team

Our team is committed to taking care of your dental health in the gentlest possible way.

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.

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. For the past two years he has been playing at Next Gen in the Auckland Domain. In his spare time he loves writing and reading science fiction and listening to music. Being of Sri Lankan descent, he is passionate about cricket and curries.

Nicky Griebelaar

Nicky Griebelaar

PGDipClinDent 2017 (Otago)

Nicky joined the company in February 2008 as a Dental Technician. At the beginning of 2018 she started practising as a Clinical Dental 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.

Anne King-Turner

Anne King-Turner

Anne has worked in the surgery and on the reception desk since 2005. Anne is an integral part of our team and has a great deal of knowledge of the practice

Gail Munce

Gail Munce

Gail joined us in 2006 as a Receptionist and in Admin. Gail has worked in the Dental field for many years and is familiar with Dental procedures.