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youDENTAL has a team of highly-qualified professionals who take the time to listen, build trust and educate patients before starting any treatment. For your peace of mind, between the team is more than 75 years of dentistry experience. Oral health is the number one priority, along with a calm and friendly atmosphere for our clients.

We are dedicated to the industry and share a philosophy of ‘lifelong learning’. Together, we pride ourselves on staying informed when it comes to the latest dentistry developments, research and advances in digital dentistry workflows. We do this to bring the very best experience back to you, our patient.

Regular visits to a skilled Hygienist can protect your teeth and prevent bigger issues happening in the future. Our knowledgeable Hygienist will help you feel at ease and is passionate about educating patients to have the best oral health possible.
Please meet the knowledgeable youDENTAL team.


With post-graduate education in oral surgery, dental implants and aesthetic dentistry, Christine has built the trust of patients from New Zealand, Germany and the United Kingdom. She is fluent in both English and German and is delighted to call Whangarei home since 2017.

Christine prides herself on ensuring every treatment plan is accurate and bespoke for her patients. She has a keen interest in ongoing learning and regularly completes post-graduate courses. Patients benefit from her up to the minute knowledge and latest techniques, and she is a well-regarded speaker at international conferences.

Aside from her wealth of experience in general dentistry, Christine is passionate about restoring peoples smiles with cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and dental implants.

When not focused on the oral health of her patients, Christine enjoys spending time with family and orienteering.

With more than 42 years of experience, Gus is a dedicated and highly qualified dentist in Whangarei. Although now semi-retired, we are privileged to have him work at youDENTAL on a locum basis, and patients respect his expertise. Gus focuses on providing a relaxed, informative and friendly environment, which has seen patients come from all over the North, putting their trust in his care.

Graduating in 1977 from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, he has witnessed a rapid change in the world of dentistry and prides himself on staying informed of the latest advancements.

Gus moved to New Zealand with his family in 2002 and continues to enjoy the warm hospitality of Whangarei and the wider North. He believes teeth can last a lifetime with the right treatment and his goal is always a long-term approach, over a ‘quick fix’.

Outside of the clinic, Gus values spending time with his grandchildren.



After graduating from the University of Otago, where Tony completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, he swapped the deep South for the winterless North.

Joining youDENTAL in January 2019, Tony is enjoying working alongside a multi-disciplined team.

Before becoming a dentist, he worked in the software engineering industry, so the latest aesthetical and digital dentistry technologies are something he embraces. Tony also has a keen interest in prosthodontics (dentistry that focuses on restoring and replacing teeth). Crowns, bridges, dentures or veneers to provide a smile makeover are his passion. A tailored treatment plan, along with excellent communication, ensures his patients leave youDENTAL feeling empowered and confident.

Tony is an asset to his patients. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin, Chinese, and is a lifelong learner, studying research dental sciences in his spare time.

Martin joined the youDENTAL team in February 2020 bringing with him vast experience and qualifications, including a dentistry degree and post-graduate diploma in root canal therapy from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. After owning a practice in South Africa, he moved to New Zealand in 2019.

With a particular interest in root canal treatment and front teeth aesthetic restorations, Martin has a natural way of making people feel at ease. He is particularly gentle with needle-phobic patients, and his dedicated, warm personality helps him build rapport quickly. From general dentistry, fillings and crowns, to cosmetic teeth whitening and restorations, Martin is a highly disciplined and successful professional.

When not working on the smiles of his patients, he can be found enjoying the great outdoors – scuba diving, mountain biking, hiking and motorcycling.



Our hygienist Anette is a University of Otago graduate with more than 15 years of experience. She is genuinely passionate about her work and loves helping people. Her goal is to change habits and educate people in the merits of a healthy mouth. She has been working as a hygienist and dental assistant since 2006.

As a meticulous operator, Anette provides a wealth of knowledge to hundreds of patients every year, coaching and empowering on best-practice teeth and gum hygiene. She is also certified to administer local anaesthesia to ensure the best outcome after non-surgical gum treatment.

Anette’s advanced training means she can take X-rays. Tooth whitening procedures are part of her role, and she enjoys seeing patients build confidence and self-esteem after treatment.

Outside of work, Anette can be found trekking or pursuing an interest in photography

Our Support Team

At youDENTAL, our friendly support team take care of the smooth handling of bookings and paperwork for every patient. We believe a trip to the dentist shouldn’t be daunting, and our receptionist team are ready with a warm welcome.

We recognise that every patient is unique. Our friendly team will ensure you are given the right treatment that reflects your individual needs – protecting your oral health now and into the future.

Please meet the youDENTAL support team.

Carol Belcher
Lyndall Knight
Lisa Ring
Jasmin Berger
Dental Assistant
Jade Patrick
Dental Assistant
Lesa Thomsen
Dental Assistant
Te Kerehi Stuart