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 Amelia Liew

Dentist

Amelia is a New Zealand trained dentist and has over 10 years of experience in private general dentistry. She has previously worked in Christchurch, Hamilton and Auckland.

Having graduated from the University of Otago, Amelia enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. She is registered to provide patients cosmetic injectables like Dysport® and Dermal Fillers. She is also a certified dental sedationist, providing dental treatments under oral and intervenous sedation. 

Originally from Malaysia, she is fluent in English, Mandarin and Malay. Outside of dentistry she is a mother to 2 young children and dotes on them constantly.

Boris Tinone

Den­tal Technician

Boris is our brilliant dental technician.
He was born in Italy and raised in South Africa. He attended WITS [University of Witwatersrand].


Boris qualified as dental technician in 1986 and attended compulsory military service at No1 Military Hospital Dental Lab. In 1989 Boris got married and soon after went to Europe where he opened his first dental laboratory.

In 1999 Boris and his family immigrated to NZ where he once again set his own laboratory [Dental Plus]. In 2008 Boris attended a post graduate diploma in Clinical Dental Technology.


 “I live in Whenuapai with my wife and children. I enjoy the outdoors, fishing & the occasional jog....”

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Dr Katica Catic

Den­tist

Katica (Katie) is a general practitioner with over 25 Years of experience in dentistry. Her skills are in general and cosmetic dentistry are advanced and constantly upgraded.

Though her first priority is your safety, health and comfort, she likes creating beautiful restorations, teeth and smiles.

Katie is also registered for providing anti-wrinkle treatment with Dysport® thus enhancing the beauty of your face and smile.

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Dr Grace Oh

Dentist

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.

 

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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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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Grace Kim

Dental Assistant

Grace has been living in New Zealand since 2016.

She completed a diploma in business at NZSE majoring in marketing, project management and data analysis.


She enjoys diversity and decided to give dentistry a try. She is motivated and quick
to learn and always giving her best to our team. She has a great sense of humour
with her excellent multitasking skills.
Grace 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.

In her spare time Grace does professional signing and acting :)

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Irina Osipova

Dental Assistant

Irina began her journey in dentistry from obtaining a New Zealand Dental Association Certificate in Dental Assisting under supervision from our prin­ci­pal den­tist Dr.Natalia Dmitrieva.

 

Despite her relatively recent start, Irina 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 quickly and stress-free for both the patient and the dentist.