Christiane completed her Dental Assistance Qualification in her home country, Germany, in 1989 and worked for a specialist practice in Oral Surgery and Prosthodontics as a dental assistant as well as a receptionist. She emigrated to New Zealand with a young family in 2005 for the first time and loved New Zealand so much that she decided to stay there. Christiane lived in Auckland initially and worked as an Implant Treatment co-ordinator for 7 years before moving to Christchurch in May 2017. She joined the Henderson Periondontics and Implant team in Christchurch and holds both a clinical and administration role. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, reading and walking her two dobermanns along the beach.