The team at My Dentist

Dr Jim Han

Dental Surgeon, BDS Otago

Dr Jim Han grew up in Howick, Auckland and went to secondary school at Macleans College. He completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago, and provided general dental care to families of Wellsford, Upper-North Auckland for 5 years before deciding to return back home to East Auckland. Jim has obtained an International Congress of Oral Implantologists Fellowship, and completed a two year course in Progressive Orthodontics in Australia. Jim has special interests in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and orthodontics.

One of Jim’s best qualities is his attention to detail and positive patient communication. Jim is very patient and takes the time to pay attention to the smallest detail. This virtue of patience shown by Jim to explain what is required and to get things done right the first time is what sets him apart from others. As the old saying goes, “Do as you would be done by”. This is the simple philosophy that Jim employs to his dentistry. Whether it be a couple of fillings or a complete smile makeover, Jim believes in treating other people the way he would like to be treated and this has been working wonders for him. Jim has a very calm, gentle and composed way about himself that patients have come to admire and love about. Jim is very experienced in making anxious patients feel at ease after just their first visit with him. He provides reassurance to his patients by listening to their concerns and focuses on providing a positive experience to every patient.

Outside of work, Jim is a foodie, who makes a special hobby out of trying new cuisines and tastes. He is a keen fisherman, always looking to go fishing whenever the weather and time permits. He is known by his friends and family as a big technology and computer enthusiast if there ever was one.

Jim’s favourite quote:
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

Dr Jim Han from My Dentist

Dr Ken Lin

Dental Surgeon, BDS Otago

Dr Ken Lin grew up in Bucklands Beach, Auckland and went to secondary school at Macleans College. He completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago. Ken and Jim are childhood best friends and completed their education and professional training together. Ken provided emergency dental care in Palmerston North hospital for 3 years, and then returned back to Auckland to provide general dentistry to Drury, Auckland. Ken has completed his advanced training in intravenous sedation for dentistry, and is a proud member of the NZ Society for Sedation in Dentistry (NZSSD). Ken has special interests in oral surgery and impacted wisdom teeth removal.

Ken has a gentle and meticulous nature which is reflected in his outstanding dental work. He brings to the community his professional expertise in preventative and restorative dental care. He is very passionate about providing high quality dentistry where he takes pride helping patients achieve great looking teeth that are comfortable and can be maintained for years to come. Ken understands that sitting in the dental chair isn’t easy and he thrives in being able to make the experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Outside of work, Ken is a basketball devotee, who cant help but watch and play basketball at every chance. He also enjoys prawn and trout fishing in Taupo, and is an exceptional cook.

Ken’s favourite quote:
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” -Confucius

Dr Ken Lin from My Dentist

Holly Burke

Patient Coordinator

Holly grew up in Botany downs, 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 to talk to Holly will quickly realize she has a warm, bright & bubbly personality combined with gentleness and a kind nature.  She takes great satisfaction in seeing people achieve good oral health & develop confidence whether it be talking, eating or smiling. She loves to interact with the elderly & children alike.

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

When she is not at work,  she is heavily involved in church particularly serving in youth groups. In her spare time, she likes to connect with family & friends, adventure the outdoors with her two lovely dogs, journal & watch podcasts.

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

Holly Burke from My Dentist

Maria Zabala

Dental Assistant

Maria is originally from Argentina and has been living in New Zealand for almost 6 years. Maria has been in the field of dentistry for over 5 years and is a certified dental assistant by the New Zealand Dental Association. 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 aura wherever she goes and is always there to light up the room. 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 and friends discovering new places around the 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” 

Maria Zabala from My Dentist