Our team at Bell Hill Dental, Dunedin, strives to provide exceptional dentistry with exceptional service and care. Throughout our practice, the same philosophy and quality of care is the standard. Our dentists and hygienists are exceptionally skilled, caring and compassionate clinicians, and each one of our team members has been carefully selected for their skill, dedication and commitment to this ethic.
Here at Bell Hill Dental our education doesn’t stop with a degree. Each member of our dental care team strives to fully understand our patient’s needs, keeps up with the latest info and techniques in dentistry and strives to deliver the care best-suited to each individual patient. This includes formal as well as informal continuing education and training. We are all members of the NZ Dental Association and the Dunedin Branch of the NZDA.
Elaine graduated from Otago University in 1992 and gained the sought after position of Dental Housesurgeon at the Dunedin Public Hospital where she gained valuable experience in surgery and emergency dental procedures. She was appointed as a Clinical Tutor at the School of Dentistry where she thoroughly enjoyed teaching the students until she bought Bell Hill Dental in December 1995.
The practice has grown since then from two surgeries to five and is a testament to Elaine’s philosophy of treating everyone as equals, in a non-judgmental and caring environment.
Elaine is married with two children and provides the same standard of dentistry for her patients that she chooses for her family and herself.
Nick graduated from the University of Otago in 2010. Since graduating Nick has worked at a very busy private practice in Melbourne’s CBD gaining experience in endodontics (root canal therapies), crown and bridge prosthetics and other areas of general practice.
Nick’s aim is to provide his patients with a top standard of care in a stress free environment.
He is very pleased to have returned to Dunedin with his family. In his spare time Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and new baby boy, keeping fit and active and he also enjoys a round of golf.
Ally is a dual-qualified Registered Nurse and Dentist, graduating from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2010.
Since graduating Ally has worked in both public and private practice, including 2 years at Dunedin Public Hospital as a Dental House Surgeon where she gained invaluable surgical and emergency dentistry skills.
Ally practices all areas of general dentistry, including cosmetic and restorative treatment however she has a particular interest in oral surgery, the removal of 'hopeless' teeth including wisdom teeth.
Another area of interest for Ally is tethered oral tissues, or tongue and lip ties. As a trained Breastfeeding Peer Supporter and Dentist, it's Allys aim to support and encourage the breastfeeding relationship through the understanding and treatment of these conditions.
In her spare time Ally enjoys being at home with her husband and two young daughters or travelling and exploring our beautiful country.
Nicky graduated from Otago University in 1998 as a registered Dental Hygienist. After working for many years in Queenstown, she was instrumental in setting up and organising the introduction of the hygiene department to Bell Hill Dental in 2001. She is a current member of the NZ Dental Hygienists Association.
Kerri is a registered dental Hygienist graduating from Otago in 1997. After travelling on the O.E., working and living in the UK, she gained trans-Tasman recognition settling in Australia for eight years. During this time Kerri was based at a private dental practice associated with research and care of medically compromised patients at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital.
Kerri has worked extensively with Periodontal Implant Specialists in both Sydney and Melbourne in the treatment and prevention of gum disease and implant care.
Kerri is certified to administer local anesthetic after completing a postgraduate course at the University of Adelaide.
In her spare time Kerri enjoys group fitness and training for running and mountain bike events.
Nicky is a registered Oral Health Therapist graduating from Otago University in 2012 with a dual degree in Dental Hygiene, Dental Therapy and Health Promotion.
She has many previous years experience working as a Dental Therapist in the Canterbury area but after some time away with family commitments, returned to university to further her dental career.
Nicky has a special interest in the prevention of oral health diseases in all age groups.
She is passionate about positive oral health but also about promoting optimum general health and wellbeing.
Research indicates that infection in the mouth can be linked to other health problems elsewhere in the body.
Nicky aims to provide a friendly, non-judgemental and fully informed environment for her patients.
She hopes to empower her patients to a more improved oral health with special emphasis on the prevention of oral health problems.
Natasha first entered dentistry as a Dental Assistant in Christchurch before running her own Fitness business for 10years around her young family.
During the time running her own business, she has developed sales, brand development and management experience, effective online and offline marketing skills and a host of other business and people management skills that combined with her Dental Assistant background give her a unique set of skills to bring to Bell Hill Dental.
Now that her family is growing up she has returned to dentistry as Patient and Practice manager for Bell Hill Dental where she can use her unique set of skills to work together with Patients and Staff to make a friendly and inviting dental practice for everyone involved
Jan, Debbie, Gina, Natasha, Pauline, Jill.
Our entire team is very experienced and well trained to provide a wide range of information about the services we provide. Continuing education is an integral part of our philosophy of providing exceptional care, so our entire team attend courses on a regular basis. Feel free to ask questions about your treatment at any time – they are there to support you!