Our Team

All of our staff are dedicated in providing you with the latest in dental techniques and materials. We strive to make each visit stress free and painless, indeed, some of our best patients started out as dental phobic but now their fear and pain has gone forever! Our team of experienced staff is committed to delivering the finest service to you to ensure that we become your lifetime dental partner.

Michael - Dentist

Michael is the owner of New Smile and is proud to lead such a dedicated professional team. He graduated in Paris in 1983, after eleven years of practice in France.

Michael has a passion for History and Current Affairs.

In 1994, Michael and his wife Sylvie decided to move to New Zealand. Michael passed the New Zealand Registration Examination in 1998 and started practicing in NZ in 1999 with a strong desire of providing gentle treatment to his patients. Michael is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association, Waikato - Bay of Plenty Branch.

Lucy - Dentist

Lucy is now our second dentist, she is very kind, gentle and patients are in excellent hands – you will surely leave feeling very happy with your dental experience. She studied dentistry in Dunedin, where she graduated in 2016, she has a promising future ahead and we are excited to have her! 

Lucy was born in Korea, she came to New Zealand when she was 9 years old and grew up in Christchurch. She likes to read, spend time with loved ones and enjoys a little DIY (outside of dentistry).

Alysia- Practice Manager

Alysia joined our Team in October 2017 and has worked in administration and management for most of her career, holding a Diploma in Business management.  

Alysia has a passion for gardening and loves to cook and bake.  She has travelled to many countries and hopes to continue this in the future.

Family is very important to Alysia and Deonn her only child has recently made her a very proud Grandma who loves spending time with her grandchildren.

Supawadee - Dental Assistant

Supawadee is from Thailand where she worked as a Dental Assistant in Bangkok. She has been living in New Zealand since 2005 and has been with Collingwood Dental Care/New Smile since 2007. She completed a Certificate in Dental Assisting in 2012 which has added to her expertise.

She is married to Jeremy and they have a daughter, Miranda. Supawadee loves cooking and eating Thai food.

May - Dental Assistant

May joined us in 2016 and comes from a large family, who she loves spending time with. May enjoys travelling, fine cuisine and spending time with her son Lawrence and partner David. They enjoy undertaking DIY projects at home.


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