Welcome to our brand new and modern dental practice

We are excited to join the community here in Wainuiomata and provide the highest standard of dental care and service. The team at Wainui Dental have more than 30 years of combined experience in dental practice. We are dedicated to provide you with a stress-free and enjoyable experience with results you are happy to show off!

Want to know more about us and who you will be seeing? You can find a team introduction on this page. Want to see our wide range of services please see our treatment page

A Combined Initiative

A group of enthusiastic dentists came to realise that inhabitants of the Wainui Valley community had been traveling far to obtain the dental care they needed. Professional dental services were nowhere near, making this especially inconvenient for people in need of emergency dental care.

Early 2019 a plan was born to establish a new family-friendly dental practice in Wainuiomata, making the dental care every person deserves available in this area. Since then we have worked hard building up this brand new practice. Finding a suitable location, carrying out the necessary building work, installing all services and building up the team of professionals who work here. Developing a dentistry from scratch also gave us the opportunity to invest in the newest products and state-of-the-art technology to ensure the best oral care that can be delivered today!

Comforting Atmosphere

We understand for some individuals the dental practice is a place of stress and anxiety. Therefore we have aimed to create an environment that cultivates optimal patient comfort. From the very first time you walk in our door, the team at Wainui Dental is dedicated to creating a pleasant and relaxing environment. Our dentists take time to listen to the patients’ concerns and will explain all options carefully to make sure each patient is comfortable with their treatment.

We embrace a patient centric philosophy and strive to build a lasting relationship with the families in our town.

Meet the team

Dr Colette Guinee

Dentist

Originally hailing from Scotland, that is where I completed my Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Dundee in 2012. I have had the luxury of gaining experience working in both the UK and around New Zealand; and have been based in the Wellington region since 2017. In addition to my experience in a private practice, I have had the humbling experience of providing volunteer dental work in developing countries, including Tanzania, Uganda and Papua New Guinea. Working in the general dental field, and having working with all age groups from all walks of life, gives me a passion and drive to help those in the Wainuiomata community. I aim to make the dental experience as calm and caring as possible. Outside of work, I can be found enjoying NZ’s tramping tracks, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Dr Yeephang Wong

Dentist

Hi, my name is Yeephang. Pleased to meet you! I gained my Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Credit) from the University of Otago in 2012 and have since gained much experience in private practice and community dentistry. I believe that everyone deserves the best dentistry could offer and I am very fortunate to be able to work with the team at Wainui Dental to make this a reality. The greatest reward for me is when the appointment ends up with smiles. I love to help – be it to relieve pain or to restore your smile and confidence. I want you to know that I am here for you and would like to make you feel relaxed and your visit as pleasant as possible. Besides dentistry, I enjoy travel, being in nature, good food, photography, art, reading, singing, DIYs, and being active. I would be very happy if you have recommendations where to go, what to eat, what to see and do! Cheers!

Beth Romeril

Oral Health Therapist

Beth graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from Otago University in 2013, receiving awards from both the NZ Dental Therapist’s Association and NZ Dental Hygienist’s Association during her studies. She joined the Team at Naenae Dental Clinic in 2017 and has been loving it ever since. Beth enjoys educating her patients of the importance of good oral hygiene habits and aims to make each appointment a positive experience. She has three beautiful daughters who keep her busy outside of work and in her spare time she loves tramping and photography. We are very fortunate to have the wonderful Beth join the team of Wainui Dental and she is super excited to form great relationships with the community.

Nicole

Team Leader

Originally, I joined the wonderful team at Naenae Dental Clinic at the start of 2020 as the Front Office Coordinator. Initially with minimal knowledge of dentistry I am very proud to say that my skills and experience have developed rapidly securing me the position of Team Leader at Wainui Dental. There is a real satisfaction in restoring trust within our patients and seeing our previously anxious patients walking out with a newfound confidence. I feel incredibly blessed to work with a highly professional and supportive team. You will either find me in the kitchen baking, traveling/exploring and most importantly spending time with my loved ones. I look forward to meeting more of the lovely Wainui community and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Jessica

Dental Assistant

Starting at Wainui Dental in 2021 has been an amazing experience and I’ve grown in ways I never thought possible before! I’m grateful to be able to work in the community here and since meeting new people after our barbeque I have been even more motivated to continue striving to be the best with my dentist Dr.Yeephang! My favourite part of dentistry so far has been working with anxious patients to make their experience a memorable one, having them walking out of the clinic feeling safe and understood is what I love to do!

Emma

Dental Assistant

I joined the original team at Naenae Dental Clinic in the early months of 2019. In that time I am proud to say my skills and knowledge base for dentistry has expanded rapidly, being a part of this team has allowed me to broaden my skills and hone in on my new found passion, Digital Dentistry! I love all things digital and get real work satisfaction being able to 3D scan, 3D print models as well as aid in designing whitening trays, mouth guards and the like there off. Being selected to be a part of the brand new clinic in Wainui has really encouraged me to pursue my aspirations for the future, and deepen my knowledge within my chosen field! My passion for working in the medical/dental field grows every day, being able to share this passion with Wainui and it’s community a dream to me.

Lucinda

Front Office Coordinator

Having a career background in working closely with the public for over 20 years and a keen interest in dentistry, I applied at Naenae Dental Clinic as Front Office Coordinator. Privileged to be a part of the Naenae Dental Clinic team and work alongside incredibly passionate and talented group of professionals. My interest in dentistry and assisting the public has now become a passion. I have been fortunate to join Wainui Dental and what a great opportunity. The community here and in the beautiful Wainui are amazing. If I’m not spending time with my friends and family, supporting the magnificent Wellington Phoenix or organizing our next social event you’re likely to find me relaxing indulging in the latest movie of choice. If we haven’t meet already, I look forward to greeting you next time you come into this lovely facility.

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