OUR TEAM

At Newmarket Dental group we take a team approach to provide you with the best of care in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

From when you first call to make an appointment to the completion of your treatment our team of experienced clinicians and support staff want you to have a pleasant and safe experience.

Our Dentists

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Dentist

Erin Collins

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Erin Collins is an Otago graduate practising in Newmarket since 1983 and is a partner in the practice. Erin enjoys all aspects of day to day general dental practice and interaction with his patients. He has a particular interest in the advanced areas of mouth rehabilitation in particular crown and bridge and implant supported restorations.
Outside of clinical dentistry Erin has been active in the New Zealand and Auckland Dental Associations and served on the Dental Council.

Erin is married with three grown up children. His hobbies include golf, fishing and guitar, he is happy to discuss these at any time.

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Jane Beca

Jane Beca graduated from the University of Otago and has been in private practice since 1983. She joined Newmarket Dental Group and later became a partner in the practice. She has many longstanding patients that she has enjoys treating and is delighted to now welcome their children to the practice and treating the whole family. Jane welcomes new patients of all ages to the practice. As well as general dentistry Jane has a strong interest in cosmetic dentistry. She is skilled in treating children and providing sound advice to the parents on maintaining good dental health.

Jane is married with 3 children and enjoys horse riding, Pilate’s and sailing with the family.

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Serena Dey

Serena Dey has been with Newmarket Dental Group since 2008. She graduated with distinction in Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago in 2006. Following this she spent a year working at Middlemore and Greenlane Hospitals where she gained an in depth knowledge of the oral health effects of minor and major medical complaints. Complementing her general practice Serena has developed an interest in orthodontics and provides Invisalign orthodontic treatment. The cornerstone to her clinical practice is developing a trusting and respectful relationship with her patients. Once a treatment plan is decided you can be sure Serena will treat to exacting standards, delivering a wide range of optimal dental treatment without compromise.

Serena welcomes new patients and will provide a thorough examination with carefully planned, individualized treatment using best practice techniques. In her down time Serena enjoys running and cycling with her husband and spending time with her young family.

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Dentist

Neeshah Mendez

Neeshah is a true blue, born and bred Aucklander. Following her secondary education at St Cuthbert’s College, Neeshah moved to Australia to follow her dream of studying dentistry, completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Master of Dentistry at La Trobe University in Bendigo. She also gained valuable skills as President of the Dental Society during her studies.

Neeshah has worked in Shepparton, north of Melbourne, where she gained broad general practice experience working in a large rurally based dental practice. After 8 years in Australia, she returned home to be closer to her family.

Known for her compassionate nature, Neeshah is dedicated to educating and empowering her patients whilst ensuring they feel comfortable and understood. She is an Invisalign provider with a keen interest in biomimetic dentistry, surgical dentistry, and restoring implants. Neeshah enjoys providing comprehensive and conservative dental treatment with an emphasis on quality.

Outside of dentistry Neeshah is recently married, and is an avid tennis fan, having played since childhood and even umpiring for international tournaments.

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Dentist

Shaun Viegas

As a graduate with distinction from the University of Otago, Shaun has demonstrated a high level of academic excellence and dedication to the field of dentistry. He has had experience working in Christchurch Hospital as a Dental/Oral and Maxillofacial house surgeon, gaining experience with medically complex patients and urgent care management.

As a young and passionate New Zealand dentist, Shaun is committed to providing the highest and latest dental care to his patients. He prioritises his patient’s comfort and satisfaction, offering a welcoming and relaxed environment. From routine check-ups to restorative and surgical treatments, he offers a wide range of services to help you achieve the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve. He provides personalised care to each of his patients, tailoring treatment plans to your unique needs and preferences. Your oral health is his top priority, and he is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain it for years to come.

Shaun is recently married and enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen.

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Dentist

Leeanne Mataira

Only available on Wednesdays

Leeanne graduated from the University of Otago in 1990 and worked in an Auckland private practice before travelling to London to complete a Master’s degree at the Eastman Dental Institute (University of London) in 1995.

Leeanne remained in London working in a group private practice at Clapham Junction before returning to Auckland in 2003. She joined Newmarket Dental Group in 2006 where she enjoys working in general dentistry.
Leeanne is married with four teenaged children. She enjoys travelling with her family, reading and spending time with her friends.

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Our Hygienists

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Hygienists

Julie Schultz

Julie Schultz started working in the dental industry in 1999 as a dental assistant. In 2000 she went to Otago University to study Dental Hygiene and graduated in 2001 with the National Diploma in Dental Hygiene. Upon completion of her studies she moved back to Auckland and in 2006 she joined the Newmarket Dental Group where she is to this day. Her role as a dental hygienist is to work closely with your dentist, thoroughly clean teeth, provide oral hygiene instruction and monitor gum health to help encourage patients to achieve good oral health in a friendly, informative and caring manner. Julie’s personal interests include: reading, travelling, fitness and spending time with family and friends.

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Hygienists

Sue Andrews

Available Tuesdays/Wednesdays

Sue grew up on the North Shore and went on her OE at 18 and lived and studied in London for a few years. Sue is known for her kind and gentle approach. With over 25 years of experience Sue is still passionate about oral health and prevention and treatment of gum disease.
In her spare time she enjoys walking the local beaches and parks with her dog and gardening and growing plants.

Pene Childs (Retired)

After 25 successful years at Newmarket Dental Group Pene has retired from dentistry and is no longer practicing. Pene’s planned retirement process was derailed by the lockdowns and practice restrictions due to the Covid epidemic, and regrets she was unable to advise many of you personally of her plans. We wish Pene all the best in her well-deserved retirement.

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