Meet the team

Over 25 years of experience in dentistry.

 Westgate Dental Centre in Auckland is a practice that offers a full-range of dental services. We pride ourselves on our quality of service and experienced dental team. Dentistry is evolving rapidly. We remain updated by investing in new technologies and continuing education, so that you can have faster, safer and better dental visits.

Dr Natalia Dmitrieva

Prin­ci­pal Den­tist

Natalia is a prin­ci­pal den­tist at West­gate Den­tal Cen­tre. She has over 20 years of expe­ri­ence in den­tistry. Con­stantly upgrad­ing her skills via var­i­ous courses and gain­ing more knowl­edge of new tech­nolo­gies Natalia enjoys her work and calls den­tistry her pas­sion.


Natalia spe­cial­izes in gen­eral den­tistry with a par­tic­u­lar inter­est in endodon­tics , restora­tive and cos­metic den­tistry. She also suc­cess­fully per­forms Invisalign treat­ments so that you can enjoy a per­fect and lively smile.


Natalia is also registered now to provide you with cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatments such as Dysport® and Xeomin®, Derma Fillers, Thread lifting, Mesotherapy and Clinical Pilling.

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Dr Dmitrii Adaikin


Dmitrii has over 10 years of experience as a general dentist. He graduated from the
Chuvash State University in Russia 2006. His dental qualification has been
recognised by Australian Dental Council in 2019.


Dmitrii is passionate about dentistry
and loves how this field allows him to help people in practical ways.
He takes great pleasure to show his patients that going to the dentist should be
enjoyable. He values listening to patients' concerns and experiences as he works to determine the best individualized care for each person.
He is capable in many areas
of restorative and cosmetic dentistry and continuously works with patients with
severe tooth decay and loose or missing teeth and enjoys the challenges of
designing a new smile for others.

Dmitrii cherishes spending time with his family and friends and attending various
sporting events.



Dr Grace Oh


Grace is a New Zealand trained dentist and enjoys creating a relaxed environment for our patients. She has worked in Urgent Care and Oral Surgery at the University of Otago and is committed to improving patient awareness about dental health.

She has a soft spot for creating beautiful smiles and keeps up with the latest advances in minimally-invasive and biomimetic dentistry. You will find that she has a caring and gentle touch and can take the fear out of dental extractions and root canal therapy. She is happy to take new patient bookings on Saturdays. In her spare time she enjoys music and photography.


Veronica Koesmanto

Office Manager

Veronica is the office man­ager with strong background in dentistry. She has been working in the dental industry for more than 15 years.  

She is in charge of every­thing in the surgery. She meets and greets all patients and vis­i­tors to the surgery.


Her role is to pro­vide an energetic and stress free ser­vice to our patients, keep­ing the office run­ning smoothly so that you don’t wait too long before you get the treat­ment you require.

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Sudha Kumari Lal

Dental Hygienist

Sudha is a member of NZDHA with over 30 years of experience.


She has been practicing in New Zealand since 2001. She had practised in the periodontist clinic for 7 years before joining Westgate Dental Centre.

Her focus is to promote periodontal health for our patients. She is also passionate in oral health education.

Sudha provides gentle periodontal treatment and she will make sure your dental hygiene visit is comfortable and educational.


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Dr Rusin Zhao


Rusin received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Auckland.


Rusin grew up and has lived his entire life (aside from Dunedin) in West Auckland. He is thrilled to be able to return to serve patients in this area. With a background in research, he is committed to keeping up to date with the latest advances in dentistry and providing the most up-to-date dental treatment for his patients.

He is a gentle clinician, listens carefully to his patient’s concerns and keeps them involved in the treatment planning phase to develop the best solution suited for each individual. He aims to build long-term, trusting relationships with each and every one of his patients.


Rusin practices all aspects of dentistry, with special interests in crowns & bridges and cosmetic dentistry. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin.


Outside of work, Rusin enjoys spending time with his two ragdoll cats, travelling around the country and searching for the best food places in town.



Jin Yoo

Dental Technician

Jin is our newest member to the team at Westgate Dental. He takes pride in
his work and will not accept anything less of excellence. So be assured you
are in the best of hands when it comes to dentures.
His family migrated to New Zealand in 1992 from South Korea and he has lived most of his life and is a proud Aucklander. Starting school from
kindergarten in Bayview, Glenfield through to Otago University, Dunedin Jin is
pretty much a natural born Kiwi.
After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in 2012 he worked for several dental
laboratories around the north island and there he gained recognition for his
eye for finesse and exceptional work amongst dentists. 
Jin relocated to Auckland in 2017 to spend more time with his family and do
what he enjoys most – playing tennis. He plays seasonal interclub and
occasionally takes up the offer for sponsorship to represent New Zealand to
compete in Korea.


Asu Jo

Dental Assistant

Asu began her journey in dentistry from assisting our principal dentist Dr.Natalia
Dmitrieva. Since then, she has proved to be delivering competent and safe
assistance to dentists during dental treatment. She is responsible in all areas related
to cross infections, instruments sterilisation and surgery cleanliness.
She has great attention to details during dental treatment to ensure the procedure is
performed efficiently and stress-free for both the patient and the dentist. 
In her spare times she enjoys yoga and running. She is planning to do her first half
marathon this year (2022).


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Johna Collins

Dental Assistant

Johna has been living in New Zealand since 2012. She completed a make-up artist
certificate in 2016. She enjoys diversity and decided to give dentistry a try.
She is in charge of dental instruments sterilization and prepares the work area for
patient treatment by setting out instruments and materials to make sure that your
dental treatment is as comfortable as possible. She is motivated, has a great sense
of humour and always giving her best to our team.
She enjoys having family time at the beach during her time off.