Over 30 years of experience in dentistry.
DR SAUD IBRAHIM
BDS MSc PG Diploma Oral Implants (University of Sydney)
Graduating from the University of Baghdad in 1989, Saud went on to complete his Masters (Graduating with Distinction) in Prosthodontics in 1996. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Saud followed that by immigrating to New Zealand in 1997.
Passing his New Zealand Registration exams was closely followed by purchasing his first clinic in Hamilton in 2000. After years of operation and expanding the first clinic he decided it was time to open his second clinic in Hamilton in 2007. Saud ended up relocating to Auckland in 2010. After years of commute he eventually began to work towards opening his third clinic in 2018 in Auckland.
Happily married to his lovely wife, Saud has four children. In his spare time, he likes to keep fit at the gym, he loves running & coaching soccer. A keen spectator too, Saud was the “Ground Dentist” for the All Blacks at Waikato Stadium in 2010. Travelling and cooking are also amongst his favourite things to do.
Ongoing education has continued to be a priority for Saud, enabling him to increase his skill and experience in the many different fields of dentistry. He gained further qualification in 2005, a Post Graduate Diploma in Oral Implants, From the University of Sydney.
Cosmetic and Implant dentistry are areas of interest and expertise for Saud. A very experienced practitioner Saud has a gift for treating children. Add to this, his wonderful sense of humour, it’s no wonder he enjoys meeting new people and putting his patients at ease.
Saud is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association, the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Team of Implantology & The Australian Osseo-integration Society
DR ALI MURTUZA
BDS - OTDP
Born and brought up in Dubai, Ali moved to New Zealand in 2009 soon after graduating from the most prestigious dental school in India. Ali completed his dental training at University of Otago for a year before clearing the NZ dental registration exams.
Ali has worked in Dunedin, Napier and Auckland. He is passionate about dentistry and keeps up to date with the latest in dentistry and technology so that he can provide the best to his clients.
Ali’s clients consider him as a kind, caring and gentle practitioner who takes time to listen and discuss treatment plans tailored to individual needs.
Along with general dentistry, he is trained in fully guided implant treatment to replace missing teeth as well as clear aligner treatment to correct teeth position without braces.
Apart from work, Ali loves cricket and spending time with his wife and 2 little girls.
DR ALFONSO VARGAS
BDS - Laser Cosmetic Dentistry, Epigenetic Orthodontics / Dental Facial Orthopaedics
Dr Alfonso Vargas is a National University of Colombia graduate, where he earned his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1997. He has participated in many outreach programs providing dental care to underserved communities, including indigenous communities in the Amazon Region. After migrating and earning his New Zealand Dental Registration in 2006, he has continued to train extensively in orthodontic treatments and oral surgery.
Dr Alfonso is fuelled by his passion for understanding people’s dental needs and wants to provide the best possible dental options in tune with the latest dental treatments and technologies for optimal results. He believes in a mindful approach to dental practice where each dental guest is unique and can enhance their overall wellbeing with successful therapeutic outcomes.
Over the years, he has developed a range of general and specialised dental skills such as root canal procedures, dental orthopaedics, children’s dentistry, gum disease treatments, restorative and implant dentistry.
Dr Alfonso is happily married, has two children and an attention seeking labradoodle. He is a staunch football supporter and a fan of classic American Muscle cars. He enjoys running and taking the family on walks during his spare time.
MR MUSTAFA IBRAHIM
Bachelor of Business - Economics & Management
(Auckland University of Technology)
Graduating from Auckland University of Technology in 2016 Mustafa completed his degree in Economics and Management. He has been working in the dental industry since 2010, upon completion of his degree he decided to carry on working in the dental industry as an assistant manager for two clinics. This helped him to prepare to grow into a manager himself. He had a vision for a family business one day and that’s what he’s been working towards.
In his spare time, he likes to socialise with friends and meet new people, travel and take photos of new places. He spends most of his time outdoors and enjoys many sports. Mustafa has a kind and friendly attitude which is balanced with a goal oriented and focused mindset, to provide the business with the best financial decisions and excellent management strategies by increasing revenues by ways of effective managerial leadership strategies and introducing new technological innovations. He also makes sure that the workplace environment structure is robust by fulfilling the corporate governance of the business and sustaining to our corporate social responsibilities.
SSO Diploma for Dental Assistants (Swiss Dental Association)
After completing the Diploma for Dental Assistants in Switzerland, Vanessa worked for different Dental surgeons in Switzerland, including the University of Basel department for Dental Implants. Shortly after marrying her husband, they moved to New Zealand in 2002.
Settled in New Zealand, Vanessa worked as DA until the birth of her first child when she took a break from dentistry. She found a new challenge in starting a family and raising her three children whilst also welcoming care children into her home as an In-Home Educator for nearly 10 years. She enjoys the outdoor activities in New Zealand, where she spends much time in and on the water as well as traveling with her family in their caravan.
Finding her new position as Dental/Personal Assistant and Treatment Coordinator with Dr Saud Ibrahim was the next step in an exciting career in 2015. Her organisation skills and Swiss upbringing compliment her fun and cheerful personality which is essential for patient wellbeing and communications. Continuing education and learning new skills have always been important to Vanessa, she has completed her training in Micro Needling, allowing her to treat and provide skincare options to our patients in the clinic.
MS HARNEET SAINI
Oral Health Therapist
B.O.H. Oral Health Therapist
Graduated with Bachelors of Oral Health from Otago University in 2014. Since then she has been working in various areas in the Auckland region, mostly based in South Auckland. Due to this diversity she has ample experience working with patients of various needs. She enjoys helping her patients create good habits and improve their overall lifestyle to achieve better oral health. She enjoys learning and keeping up with the current technology for patients needs and implementing new ideas as dentistry advances.
When Harneet is not in clinic she is usually running to her cross fit classes and trainings. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Health and fitness are a very important part of her life, and She believes it’s never too late or too early to work towards being the healthiest you.
Otago University, 2006
Helen graduated from Otago University in 2006 and has brought 15 years of experience in oral health therapy and dental hygiene with her to our team. She has served in public services as well as private clinics in both South and North Islands. Her warm and gentle personality combined with care and passion, puts you at ease whatever the treatment is that you require.
When she is not at work, she also loves running, baking and the challenge of skiing.