Our Team

Making smiles in Auckland wider
and brighter since 1974


Royal Oak Dental Centre has been in practice for over 30 years and with our modern high-tech facilities, we're able to use the latest equipment, techniques and materials available for precision dentistry. Our focus is to provide quality dental and oral care to give you a successful treatment with lasting results.

Our team of well-trained dentists, hygienists, and assistant staff will ensure that your visit is happy, comfortable and worry free. Our aim is to listen to your needs and work together with you to identify potential problems and resolve them as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Located between Epsom, One Tree Hill and Onehunga, we are easily accessible with plenty of free customer parking at the back of the building. Our fees are also very reasonable. If you need an Auckland dentist for any routine, cosmetic or emergency care, give us a call.

We are here to give you something
to smile about.

Meet our Dentists


Ross Pellow

Ross 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’s also known by some as the ‘Laughing Dentist’. He does a lot of cosmetic dental work, achieving lovely results. Ross and his wife Trina have two daughters, both at University.

Joe Yen

Joe graduated from the University of Otago in 2011 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Since joining the Royal Oak Dental Centre in 2014, Joe has been committed to providing the very highest quality of dentistry tailored to suit patient’s personal requirements, with special interest in cosmetic dentistry and educating patients about their oral health. 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.

Melissa Lowry

Melissa is originally from Alberta, Canada. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta and went on to gain her dental degree from Boston University in 2012. She has a passion for implants and loves being able to offer them as an option for her patients. She moved to New Zealand in January 2018 and even though she has recently joined our practice she has already developed a lovely rapport with her patients.

Rachel Osman

Rachel is a recent BDS graduate from The University of Otago. She gained a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences majoring in Nutrition and Metabolism in Human Health prior to commencing dentistry study. She was born and bred in Whangarei. She loves the beach, sunsets, and enjoys playing football and being active in her spare time. In 2018 she spent six weeks treating patients in Samoa. Over that time she developed an appreciation for the Pasifika culture. She likes getting to know patients, and has a gentle, friendly approach towards them. She has an eye for detail and is dedicated to providing quality dentistry.

Meet Our Hygienists


Simone Cornier

Simone is our wonderful gentle hygienist. She goes above and beyond for her patients by making sure everyone has a positive experience. Simone trained and graduated in the United States and has been a dental hygienist for almost 11 yrs. She lives here in Auckland with her husband and two children.

Tori Robinson

Tori graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Oral Health. This degree means Tori is dual qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Oral Health Therapist allowing her to treat and manage dental caries with children from birth to 18 years and provide maintenance and care of periodontal and gum tissues for all her patients – children and adults alike.

Tori enjoys keeping up to date with the latest advancements in oral health technology and enjoys meeting new patients and educating them on how best to maintain a high standard of oral health.

Away from the practice Tori enjoys playing hockey, being outdoors, baking and spending time with her friends and family.

Meet our Hygienists


Ellen Wieser
– Dental Hygienist

Ellen joined our hygiene department in 2016. She graduated from AUT in 2014 with a Bachelor in Health Science, specializing in Oral Health. She started her career as an Oral Health Therapist with the School Dental Service and is passionate about prevention, overall health and loves working with young people.
With her friendly approach to her patients and her dedication to her craft, she is a valuable asset to our team. She has the ability to put her patients at ease and will explain procedures in a clear and honest way. She lives locally with her 12 yr old daughter, Sophie.

Brooke
– Dental Hygienist

Brooke joined our hygiene department in 2017. She completed her training in the U.S.A. – her birth country – and has been in New Zealand for 3 years, bringing 10 years of clinical dental hygiene experience with her. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2005 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has worked in private practice treating children and adults on a variety of preventative needs. She has a specialty in whitening treatments and fluoride applications as well as providing cleanings and no- surgical periodontal therapy. She is trained in the latest Zoom whitening treatments. We are highly privileged to have her skills and experience at the Royal Oak Dental Center as she has a very professional and friendly manner with her patients. Brooke and her husband have two school age children.

Meet Our Practice Manager/Receptionist


Cathy Readhead

Cathy is Royal Oak Dental’s Practice Manager/Receptionist. When you ring to make a booking or if you have a query, she will be the one you speak to first – most of the time – and when you arrive at the Centre, she will warmly welcome you in. Cathy’s background is in the Counselling profession and her easy nature and ability to connect with people is evident. Cathy and her husband have two school age children.