Dr Yasmin Akrum

Dr Yasmin Akrum
BDS (Singapore), MSc Periodontics (United Kingdom), FAMS (Periodontics)

Yasmin has been a practicing dentist for more than 25 years. She graduated in 1993 from National University of Singapore and pursued her Masters in Periodontology at The Eastman Dental Institute (University of London) two years after. Yasmin practised as a Periodontist for 8 years at the Singapore National Dental Centre, the largest public dental centre in Singapore. Her area […]

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Karen McCombe

Karen McCombe
Senior Dental Hygienist | RDH NZDF

Karen started her career in dentistry in 1986 as a dental assistant in Christchurch. After which, she joined the New Zealand Army Dental Corp (NZADC) in 1990. In 1991, she embarked on a 3-year programme by the NZADC to become a dental hygienist. Upon completion in 1994, Karen continued working in the NZADC for 4 […]

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Nathalie Llamas

Nathalie Llamas
Oral Health Therapist | BOH (Otago)

An interest in oral health and health promotion led me to study Bachelor of Oral Health and graduated as a dually qualified dental hygienist and dental therapist from the University of Otago in 2017. I began my working life in Wellington, working for both the District Health Board and a private practise where I was […]

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Anju Joseph

Anju Joseph
Dental Assistant

Anju qualified as a Dentist in her home country, India, in 2018 and worked as a General Dentist for a year before deciding to move to New Zealand in 2019. In New Zealand, Anju completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Health from ARA and has worked as Dental Assistant at multiple clinics across Canterbury. Anju […]

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Yan Neo

Yan Neo
Administrative Manager

After completing an honours degree in tourism management at Lincoln University (New Zealand), Yan’s first job was with an inbound tour operator. This equipped her with valuable organisational skills and developed her attention to detail. Subsequent administration and customer service roles in the education industry reinforced her interest in setting up work processes and a […]

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Samantha Forde

Samantha Forde
Oral Health Therapist | BOH (Otago)

After graduating from the University of Otago dental school in 2016 with a bachelor of oral health Samantha moved home to Christchurch.  She has since enjoyed working full time in private practice as an oral health therapist.  Sam is very passionate about achieving optimum oral health outcomes for all of her patients and when having […]

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Joanne Lee

Joanne Lee
Oral Health Therapist | BBiomedSc, BOH (Otago), PGDipHealSc (Canterbury)

Joanne is a registered Oral Health Therapist who grew up in Malaysia and moved to Christchurch at age 17. She graduated from University of Otago with a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences and a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2014. Prior to joining the team at Christchurch PerioHygiene, she worked for Canterbury DHB and a private […]

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Asmah Ali

Asmah Ali
Dental Assistant

After a successful career in business management for many years, it was time for a career change.  With a daughter in dentistry, the passion for dental hygiene came alongside years of support for the industry. Asmah enjoys cooking for family and friends and is always keen to try new challenges.

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Sudeepthi Kanchi

Sudeepthi Kanchi
Dental Assistant

Su has been working in the dental industry for over eight years. Originally qualified as a dentist in her home country India, Su decided to move to Christchurch in 2013 to join her husband who was working as a Senior Test Analyst. Su worked as a part-time assistant for Yasmin when she first moved to […]

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