Meet The Dentists
Ross Pellow is a New Zealand graduate, beginning his dental career in the 1980’s. He is a fifth generation kiwi and has been a part of Royal Oak Dental Centre for 20 years. Always professional, he treats patients in a relaxed and often humorous way, with an art of relaxing people and making them feel at ease. He does a lot of cosmetic dental work, achieving lovely results.
Ross and his wife Trina have two daughters, both at University.
Jenny Leiman was born and educated in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and graduated as one of only 2 women in her year at the Dental School at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She travelled the world until landing in Auckland in 1986. When she married Stephen 2 years later, she finally settled down. Jenny first worked a locum at Royal Oak with Nelson and Bridgman in 1989.
Nearly twenty years later she is still at Royal Oak Dental, working 3 days a week. If you want a female dentist with a serious sense of humour and expertise in all facets of modern dentistry – then here she is.
Joe graduated from the University of Otago in 2011 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Having worked in the Bay of Plenty for a year, he returned to Auckland to provide oral health care for the city he grew up in. Joe is committed to providing the very highest quality of dentistry tailored to suit patients’ personal requirements, with special interest in cosmetic dentistry and educating patients about their oral health. Being born in Taiwan, Joe is fluent in both English and Mandarin. His gentle, friendly and sensitive approach to dentistry will make your dental visit comfortable and pleasant.
Joel works with us at Royal Oak Dental Centre every Friday afternoon. He has been a dentist for over 20 years and has completed his master’s degree in oral surgery. He makes difficult tooth removal look easy with his huge skill set, experience and qualification. Joel has two sons and one of them is studying dentistry in Australia.
Zakiya has been with us for 9 years. She is very much part of the team. A friendly lady and totally competent in all aspects of dentistry.
Meet The Dental Hygienist
Sunel Van Der Merwe
Sunel is very gentle with her treatment, and your teeth and gums will feel amazing afterwards. She will also teach you how to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Ellen has recently joined our hygiene department. We are so happy to have her on our team. Patients love her.