The Team at 32 Gems Dental Care

Dr Upma Bhasin

Dr Upma Bhasin

Dentist

About Dr Upma Bhasin

I started my journey as a general dentist after graduating with Bachelor of Dentistry in
1991 from India. After practicing in India for 11 years, I migrated to NZ with my young family in 2003 after being mesmerized by the beauty of the country. I completed my NZDREX registration in 2005 and have practiced in New Zealand for the past 14 years.

Pursuing my passion for the dentistry, over the years I have continually updated and expanded my pool of dental skills with ongoing training and professional development courses. Dentistry has seen a lot of growth and there have been huge advancements in technology and innovation in the dental field. I have always promoted and supported the use of latest techniques, devices and equipment to be able to offer my patients with the best treatments available today.

I have had extensive training in Endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, CAD CAM dentistry & have added Implant dentistry to my list of skills recently.

I love my work and my family – they are what makes me happy. I love to take up new challenges. If my positive attitude and my skills as a dentist can put a smile on your face, it would please me more that any words can say.

Member of New Zealand Dental Association
Member of New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Member of New Zealand Institute to Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Dr. Marie Tong

Dr. Marie Tong

Dentist

About Dr. Marie Tong

I graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2006.I have worked in variety of settings including dental hospitals & specialist clinics before moving to a private practice in Singapore & Australia.Moving to Wellington 2 years prior has been one of the best experience of my life.I love the beauty of the landscapes and the people I meet everyday.I have particular interest in children’s dentistry apart from general dental practice.I am excited to be a part of 32 Gems and looking forward to provide great care to the people of Lower Hutt.

Dr. Colleen Loo

Dr. Colleen Loo

Dentist

About Dr. Colleen Loo

Colleen Loo has over 21 years experience as a dentist. She has a special interest in cosmetic
dentistry, and use of Invisalign (since 2006) and is currently a Master Affiliate with Fast Braces system. She is also interested in non surgical treatment of TMJ issues and headaches. In the last couple of years, she has branched out to include facial cosmetic injectables and wrinkle relaxing treatments. These are on top of all the normal dental treatments that she can provide.

Colleen believes in treating a person and their dental wellbeing as a whole, and prefer to work with everyone to focus on long term and preventative measures as well as treating current issues.

Outside of dentistry, Colleen is ashamed to say that she is a dance mum to her 3 school aged kids. She also loves theatre and is heavily involved with local theatre, Hutt City Musical Theatre, both on stage and behind the scenes. She also sings with the 2018 international AA Champion chorus for Sweet Adelines, Wellington City Chorus.

Dr. Laura Bridger

Dentist

About Dr. Laura Bridger

Laura is committed to helping her patients have healthy, happy smiles for life. After graduating with Distinction from Otago University in 2018, Laura gained valuable surgical experience as a Dental House Surgeon at Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals before joining the 32Gems team. Laura brings an empathetic, gentle approach to patient care and strives to provide the highest quality of dentistry while making the dental experience as comfortable as possible for each of her patients.

Outside of the clinic, Laura is an avid cyclist and can be found exploring the amazing Wellington mountain bike trails or attending local competitive events.

Tong Li

Tong Li

Hygienist

About Tong Li

I graduated with Bachelor of Oral Health from University of Otago. I originally come from China but I decided to settle down after graduation as I had been attracted by the gorgeous natures and peaceful environment in New Zealand.

Before I came to this lovely clinic I used to work for Waikato and Hutt Valley DHB where I gained a lot of clinical experience. Now my priority work is helping my patients to gain latest knowledge to maintain their own oral health at home to prevent periodontal disease and decay. During my appointments you may find I often spend lots of time on education and demonstrations on oral health knowledge. In my opinion, prevention is always better than treatments.

In my leisure time I spend a lot of time to find and taste creative food and I also have passion on cooking. Playing tennis and fishing also are my favourite activities at the
weekend.

Jody Mazzola

Jody Mclean

Practice Manager

About Jody Mclean

I joined the dental industry fresh out of school at the age of 17, and now a few (20+) years later i am  part of an awesome  working enviroment and a wonderful team here at 32 Gems Dental Care.

It has been wonderful watching the practice grow over the last nine years and being able to learn all the new technology, this has kept me up to date with the latest administration side of dentistry as well as with all the new procedures our team performs in the surgery . Outside of this dental family, my husband and I have made our own blended team at home. I am mum and Step-mom to 4 children and a small zoo of animals.

Danielle Barnard

Danielle Barnard

Senior Dental Assistant

About Danielle Barnard

Hi my name is Danni or some call me Dan 🙂
I have worked with the 32 Gems team for 8 years now. Working in the dental industry is really amazing. The procedures and technology are ever changing and continue to keep me amazed and eager to learn. I enjoy working with the team here and helping our patients feel welcome and at ease during any part of their experience with us.

Rouble Kapoor

Rouble Kapoor

Senior Dental Assistant

About Rouble Kapoor

I am the newest addition to the team, having started at 32 Gems Dental earlier in the year. Though new to the dental field, I am adept at my role and my experience is expanding quickly. I work closely with the team to help your visit be as comfortable and pleasant as possible. I am blessed to be a mother to 2 beautiful children and outside work, I love to spend every moment with my family.

Maddie Robinson-Unia

Maddie Robinson-Unia

Dental Assistant

About Maddie

My name is Maddie and I started with the 32 Gems Dental Care in October 2020. My goal was to learn something new and turn it into a lifelong career for myself. I’ve learnt so much in the time I’ve been here and love seeing the smiles on people we help every day. I love learning new things and am really enjoying working in dental field. I will continue this journey with studying this year to help me achieve even more knowledge.

Mala

Mala Sharma

Dental Assistant

About Mala

Hi! My name is Mala. I have been working at 32 Gems Dental for over a year now. I have just finished my NZDA dental assistant training course. It was very knowledgeable and informative. I enjoy working at 32 Gems Dental and love being part of a great team. Outside work, I love to spend time with my family.

Alicia

Alicia Heaney

Dental Assistant

About Alicia

Hi My name is Alicia and I have recently joined the team at 32 Gems Dental Care. I have always had an interest in health and wellbeing and When the opportunity arose to join 32 Gems, I decided it was the perfect time to broaden my knowledge. Outside of work I love to get outdoors and have little road trip adventures with my family.
I am really looking forward to learning all aspects of dentistry and meeting all the wonderful patients that come in to the practice.

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