Meet Our Team

MARIA ZABALA

Dental Assistant

Maria is originally from Argentina and has been living in New Zealand for almost seven years. Maria has been in the dentistry field for over six years and is a certified dental assistant by the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA). Maria is specially trained in the most up-to-date infection prevention and control standards as set by the New Zealand Dental Association to provide the most confident, clean and sterile dental environments to all patients.

Maria is very intelligent, quirky and full of joy. She brings a wonderful friendly atmosphere wherever she goes and is always there to light up the room. Maria speaks Spanish fluently. Maria finds efficiency in being organised and well planned for all her tasks; she is an expert at dental assisting and is always one step ahead of the dentist. She also has great satisfaction in being able to make patients feel at ease no matter what procedure they may be having.

Outside of work Maria enjoys spending time with her loving husband, friends and discovering new places around beautiful New Zealand. Maria has been lucky enough to travel a lot over the last few years will continue doing so in her spare time.

Maria’s favourite quote:
“Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success”

HOLLY BURKE

Patient Coordinator & Dental Assistant

Holly grew up in East Auckland and attended Botany Downs Secondary College where she completed her NCEA Level 3 studies. Holly is proud to be able to serve in her own community and help those who are in need.

Anyone who has spent a moment talking to Holly will quickly realise she has a warm, bright and bubbly personality combined with gentleness and a kind nature. She takes great satisfaction in seeing people achieve good oral health and develop confidence whether it be talking, eating or smiling. She loves to interact with the elderly and children alike.

Holly has been working in the dental field for two years now. She understands that a visit to the dentist can be quite fearful for many people and it is for this reason that she puts herself in a position where she can bring ease and comfort to transform people’s fear of dentistry into a friendly experience.

When she is not at work, she is involved at LIFE Church, particularly serving in youth groups and CAP. In her spare time she likes to connect with family and friends, adventure the outdoors with her two lovely dogs, journal and listen to podcasts.

Holly’s favourite quote:
“Choose a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

ASAL AL-JANABI

Practice Manager

Asal was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, and made a decision in 2007 to move to New Zealand. Since living in New Zealand Asal got married and has two very sweet sons. Asal has been in the field of dentistry for over 10 years and is a certified dental assistant by the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA).

Asal is very passionate about providing high-quality dentistry. She thrives on being able to help patients have the best dental experience and service. She is well organised, authentic, detail oriented, a good listener, and always has a can-do attitude. Asal enjoys practice managing and encouraging the team, ensuring everything is done with excellence.

Outside of work, Asal makes the most of spending time with her precious boys and husband. Asal likes to socialise with her friends in the community. She has most recently incorporated yoga into her weekly schedule to promote her health and emotional well-being.

Asal’s favourite quote:
“It is not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are.” – Elvis Presley

YULAN QIAO

Dental Assistant

Yulan is originally from China and has been living in New Zealand for over 18 years. Before getting into the Dental Field Yulan was operating an Asian supermarket. Yulan has been in the field of dentistry for 10 years now and is a certified dental assistant by the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA).

Yulan has a special interest in orthodontic care and is training to become an orthodontic auxiliary. Orthodontic auxillary are registered health professionals with the Dental Council of New Zealand and are trained to complete intricate work alongside an orthodontist.

Yulan chose to be involved in dentistry as she has a passion for healthcare and seeing patients smile after treatment. Yulan has a warm heart, and she is easy going, personable and talented. Patients cannot help but feel at ease when around her. Yulan speaks fluent Mandarin and loves working with teens and young children.

Outside of work Yulan enjoys spending time with her three beautiful children and husband.
Yulan is a foodie and shopping enthusiast and enjoys exploring new places around the world.

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