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We're a highly experienced & qualified team that believe quality dental care starts with taking the time to listen to and educate our patients.

Dr. Vivek Jain

As soon as Vivek completed his bachelor's degree in dentistry from Bangalore in 2009, he decided to move to New Zealand. He undertook the Bridging Programme at the University of Otago School of Dentistry in 2011. At the Otago Dental School, Vivek sharpened his dental skills and knowledge, and became registered as a general dentist in New Zealand in 2012.

Vivek practised at the Wellsford and Snells Beach dental practices between 2012 to 2016. He was well known among the locals and felt welcomed by the community. He decided to make Rodney his home and this led to the establishment of Matakana Dental Care.

Vivek is passionate about dentistry and strives to achieve excellence in his work. He likes to practice all spheres of dentistry but has special interest in cosmetic dentistry, which includes smile design. He has undertaken extensive courses locally and internationally, and has been mentored by some of New Zealand's leading cosmetic dentists.

Vivek is also enrolled in the 2 year Membership Programme at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS) in Sydney. Vivek is also preparing for the Fellowship degree.

When not working, Vivek can be seen enjoying cricket (which shouldn't come as a surprise!). He works hard to keep himself fit and likes running and doing Bikram Yoga.


Helen Young

I have lived in the Wellsford area for almost 10 years now, and I love the country lifestyle and the people. Previously working at Wellsford Dental for many years I have met a lot of wonderful people and it is where I first met Dr Vivek Jain. When Dr Jain informed me that he was opening Matakana Dental Care I was really excited at the opportunity to work with him. I have also enjoyed working for a number of years with Dr Abeer Al-sammak at Silverdale Family Dentists, and assisted in many orthodontic, surgical procedures and patients requiring IV sedation.

Requiring extensive orthodontic treatment, and several surgical procedures as a teenager myself, I am very aware of the difference that having a great smile makes, such as more self-confidence and esteem.

Graduating with a Bachelors degree in Business Psychology from Massey University, Albany, I have a passionate interest in both the highest standard of care for patients, especially with anxiety, and business development.

Having a friendly and caring approach I have a special interest in making you feel as welcome and comfortable as possible, so feel free to email or call me to book an appointment or for any questions you might have.


Allisha Hemana (Dental Assistant)

Allisha grew up in the Warkworth region and then moved to Waitakere to finish her NCEA schooling. She loves the country and beach living that this area has to offer and has moved back to Snells Beach to live with her family. Allisha has a positive and friendly attitude, and her aim is to make you feel as welcome and comfortable as possible during your visit at Matakana Dental Care. She takes pride in assisting our enthusiastic team dedicated to delivering a high standard of dentistry in a relaxed and caring environment.

When not working, she likes to keep herself fit by playing netball at the Wellsford netball courts.


Sarita Smith

Sarita joined the Matakana Dental team in July 2016, returning to work after having 2 young boys.

She is a Matakana local girl, who grew up in the area attending the local schools.

She has been working in the dental industry for the past 12 years (4 years in Perth, Western Australia). She is highly experienced in all aspects of dentistry including sedation and surgical procedures. She completed her certificate in Dental assisting in 2008. She enjoys the patient interaction and making your dental experience as positive and comfortable as possible.

In Sarita's spare time she is kept busy by her young family and enjoys her time in the garden.


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