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Gary Mitchelmore Dentist
Hello – my name is Gary Mitchelmore. I grew up in the Wairarapa then attended the University of Otago graduating in 1984. I served in the Regular Force of the New Zealand Army until 1995, during which time I returned to Otago University and completed a Diploma in Oral Surgery in 1991.
On leaving the military I purchased a practice in Dannevirke in 1995. Over the next 25 years I had three sons, all of whom were educated at Lindisfarne College in Hastings. I sold up and moved to Havelock North in 2018, working locally for a time until a position came up here in Napier.
Outside interests include music – I am a playing member of Deco Bay Brass, Hawkes Bays Brass Band. My partner and I like to travel and enjoy cycling. I enjoy living and working in Hawkes Bay.
Michelle Chew Dentist
Hello my name is Michelle Chew. My family have roots in Malaysia but New Zealand is our home, I was brought up and raised in Auckland. I completed my Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Otago.
Dentistry has been my calling since a very young age, all my past year books can attest to it. Since then I have come to realise that I am so fortunate to hone a craft that combine aspects of science and health, architecture and artistry, as well as sociology. I’ve learnt very quickly that it is not just all about teeth. I take great pride in creating environments that facilitate the restoration of my patients’ oral health, but it is an even greater honour to give them the self-confidence to smile again.
Outside of being a dentist I love spending time with my family and friends, may it be on the sofa, on a road-trip, or across the world exploring different landmarks, foods and cultures.”
Tira Douglas Dental Assistant
Hi, I'm Tira. I'm 27 years old and live in Hastings with my 2 young children.
Dentistry has always been a passion of mine and I love the satisfaction that comes with helping and caring for people.
Outside of the clinic I enjoy spending time with my children, going to the gym and being outdoors.