Meet Our Team
Dentist @ Parkside is a modern practice situated opposite the tranquil Anderson Park, Napier. We are a patient focused practice with a peaceful relaxed atmosphere. The entire team is solution driven from the moment you call or walk through the door! We take pride in providing quality treatment, in a relaxed, comfortable, modern environment. The positive experience will give you the confidence to return and enable you to tell others about us. [contact us]
Dr Laura Lee – General Dentist
Dr Laura Lee is our main dentist at Parkside who gained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago and has been with us since 2015. She has furthered her education and clinical skills continuously by attending various courses and conferences in New Zealand and Australia. She holds special interest in providing pain-free dental experience and pursues the highest quality of dentistry in all aspects of dentistry including root canals, oral surgery and full mouth rehabilitation. When not in clinic, Laura enjoys reading, cycling and walking the trails beautiful Hawke’s Bay with her husband.
Dr Pip Brickell – General Dentist
Dr Pip Brickell graduated from the University of Otago in 2009 with distinction and has since worked in both public and private clinics across Australia and New Zealand. She believes that dentistry should be delivered to patients with the highest level of skill and expertise without compromising on their comfort. Communication, tailored care and creating long term plans for better oral health are her priorities, she enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and loves to see all member of the family. Pip has recently moved back home to Hawkes Bay from Auckland. She grew up in Havelock and is looking forward to showing her husband and two young sons all the sights and scenes of her hometown.
Dr Taryn Yew – General Dentist
Taryn graduated from the University of Otago in 2017 and has been practising general dentistry in Whanganui since. She was brought up in a multicultural society in Malaysia and is fluent in English and Mandarin. Taryn is passionate about her work in all aspects of dentistry. She strives to provide the best care that she can by helping people to explore and achieve their oral health goals and creating smiles. She believes that dentistry should be painless and always goes an extra mile to make people feel at ease and comfortable during their dental visits. Over the past few years of practice, Taryn has continued to devote her time to attending extra courses and training to keep up with her goal of delivering high quality, modern dentistry. When Taryn is not at work, she spends time building fitness, getting outdoors, and exploring the world.
Dr Mahitha Veerepalli – General Dentist
Dr Mahitha Veerepalli, principal dentist, completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2007 and New Zealand dental registration examination (NZDREX) procedure in 2009. She enjoys every aspect of general dentistry and has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. Maintaining the highest levels of patient care, accreditation and education to stay abreast of the latest techniques in dentistry, Mahitha can ensure that every patient has a positive experience. After enjoying the relaxed lifestyle in Bay of Plenty for more than four years Mahitha and her husband Sarath purchased Dentist @ Parkside practice in Hawke’s Bay in 2014 and have not looked back. They could not as they have been too busy in steering the practice through an extensive re-development.
Renee Searancke – Practice Manager/Receptionist
I moved to Hawke’s Bay in 2012 and began working at Dentist@Parkside in 2016. I have worked as a Dental Assistant, Receptionist and Practice Manager in my time here and enjoy all aspects of the job. Before starting here I worked for almost 4 years at another surgery and in this time have gained a lot of experience in patient care and the day to day responsibilities of my work. I enjoy working with patients and taking the time to make sure they feel comfortable with us and leave having had a positive dental experience. In my free time I like learning new skills like quilting and sewing, I have also been taking piano lessons for 2 years.
Amruta Patel – Dental Assistant
Amruta has completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Health) in 2016 from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Rotorua. She has been working as a Dental Assistant for past 2 years. Her goal for future is to settle down in New Zealand and study further. She loves going for long drives and short walks. Currently she is trying her hand on crocheting.
Robyn Mullins – Dental Assistant
I am a qualified Dental Therapist and have worked with children for many years, I decided to have a change in dentistry and now work mainly with adults as a Dental Assistant. I have worked with Dentist @ Parkside for 4 years and continue to be passionate about improving oral health in the community. I love travel, people, food and also interior design. I have 2 beautiful dogs which I enjoy walking in my leisure time.
Sharanjeet Kaur – Dental Assistant
I completed my bachelor of dental surgery in 2014 and since then practiced as a Dental surgeon in India for 3 years. I moved to New Zealand recently after my marriage. My ultimate goal is to get registered as a Dental surgeon in New Zealand. I love reading books, spending time with my family, traveling and exploring new places with my husband.