06-868 1995

©2019 by Ocean Dental Centre, Dentist in Gisborne.

202 Grey St, Gisborne, 4010, New Zealand

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About Us

Ocean Dental began in 2007 with humble beginnings and a small dedicated team in the industrial subdivision. When an opportunity to head into town arose with the old Pizza Hut building going for sale in 2015, the owners jumped into a year-long project of rebuilding the premises into an excellent dental care facility with a fresh look and top-notch gear. Ocean Dental Centre has a quirky team of outstanding professionals, dedicated to providing ethical dental service that can't be beaten in Gisborne.

Our Team

The Ocean Dental team is dedicated to providing the best care for you and your teeth. We will be happy to discuss with you your options and help you to decide the best approach towards your dental care.

Mary Engelbrecht

Dentist

Mary studied at in Dunedin at The University of Otago. She can be found spending her time long distance running,  along with other outdoorsy activities such as cycling and hiking. She also loves to cook and bake, and makes the best passionfruit cheesecake. 

Grace Luy

Dentist

Grace has just welcomed her beautiful first baby to the world, and is currently on Maternity Leave. Grace studied dentistry in the Phillipines, and she loves the profession, especially when she's working with her team at Ocean Dental. Grace enjoys spending her free-time with family and friends, and wins our Ocean Dental Prize for the cheeriest dentist.

Darian Taylor

Receptionist and Dental Assistant

Darian has a Dental Assistant Certification through NZDA, and has been with Ocean Dental for three years. Her claim to fame is that she's flown a plane, and she's also the youngest on the team. We are proud to announce that Darian completed the Level 2 te reo Maori Certification last year through Te Wananga. 

Toni Halley

Receptionist and Dental Assistant

You could be 99% sure that Toni is one of your extended family members after seeing how many connections she makes with our patients. She's a real Gizzy girl, spending her free time hunting and diving. We are proud to announce that Toni completed the Level 2 te reo Maori Certification last year through Te Wananga.

Clive Stonehouse

Dentist and Owner

Dr Clive studied at Guys Hospital in London and is experienced in all aspects of Dentistry. He also has a degree in environmental monitoring and is a keen environmentalist. His latest interest is driving around in his prized mini Moke, affectionately called "Moky". 

Cherie Crisp

Team Leader

Cherie has been with Ocean Dental since the beginning. She's our go-to head honcho, coming from a midwifery and nursing background. Cherie loves to make things in her free time, with her pride and joy being her self-made teardrop caravan, loved almost as much as her cat. 

Gawin Liang

Dentist 

Dr Gawin studied at The University of Otago and has a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.  Gawin has been with us at Ocean Dental for two years and enjoys the laid-back lifestyle that Gizzy has to offer. We are proud to announce that Gawin completed the Level 2 te reo Maori Certification last year through Te Wananga. 

Annie Van Wichen

Dentist 

Annie has a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago.  Annie enjoys spending time in the garden and growing flowers for arranging. She also loves to go camping and is often found tramping on weekends. 

Anna Wells

Receptionist and Dental Assistant

Anna has a Dental Assistant Certification through NZDA, and has been with us at Ocean Dental for three years. She also used to be a Theatre Assistant, bringing with her valuable skills from the healthcare profession. Anna likes to garden, and often brings in bounties of fresh veggies to the Ocean Dental team. 

Laura Main

Receptionist and Dental Assistant

Laura's been with us since 2017. She's kept busy with her two young kids and when she gets a day off she spends her time going walking and tramping. She's currently studying a raranga (weaving) course at Te Wananga.

Sue McGregor

Dental Assistant

Sue's another one of our newer members of Ocean Dental, joining us in 2018. Sue is kite-surfing crazy, spending every minute that she's not working gliding in (or should we say through) the ocean. Sue and her husband are also bee keepers.