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Ocean dentals team of twelve posingat Midway beach for a team photo

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 a dental service that can't be beaten in Gisborne.

The dentists of Ocean Dental in Moky, on top of Kaiti Hill

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.

Clive Stnehous, owner of ocean dental



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, Tem Leader at Ocean Dental


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. 




Micah, pronounced "my car", studied Dentistry at Otago. Micah enjoys any form of water sports and will often be found in the surf around gizzy. She also enjoys gardening in between surfing and working.

Ocean Dental Centre Logo, Dentist Gisborne


Hygienist/Dental Therapist

Daria Taylor, Dental Assistant at Ocean Dental Gisborne


Receptionist and Dental Assistant

Darian has a Dental Assistant Certification through NZDA, and has been with Ocean Dental for seven years. Outside of work Darian stays busy with her young family and sporting activities.

Toy Halley, Dental Assistant at Ocean Dental Gisborne


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. 

Ocean Dental Centre Logo, Dentist Gisborne



Ocean Dental Centre Logo, Dentist Gisborne


Dental Assistant

Ocean Dental Centre Logo, Dentist Gisborne


Dental Assistant

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