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Dr. Mike Stevens is delighted to be located on Waiheke Island and greatly enjoys serving the dental needs of the people of Waiheke. Mike has been a resident of the island since June 1995 when he returned to New Zealand (having lived and worked overseas for nine and a half years) with his wife Julie.Mike and Julie bought the Waiheke Dental Centre from Dr Keith MacLean in mid-1999 and have, assisted by staff, continued to develop the Centre to better serve Waihekeans. A constant learner Mike keeps updating his knowledge, especially in the fields of Minimally Invasive techniques and Biomimetics (copying/replicating natural tooth structure and shape). Mike keeps up to date by attending conferences regularly, reading professional journals as well as being an active member in several professional societies of which he belongs to. Mike is a long time board member of the New Zealand Institute of Minimal Intervention Dentistry (NZMID).
Melanie Mitchell has been part of the Waiheke Dental Team since 1999.  She originally was Dr Stevens’s dental surgery assistant and Practice Manager. Because of her love for dentistry Mel continued her education and graduated from AUT in 2011 with a Degree in Oral Health.  Melanie is a Dental Hygienist and Oral Therapist. Due to her high standard of work Melanie achieved during her studies she was awarded:

The Annette King Trophy for best academic achievement Years 1-3.

The Colgate Oral Care Achievement Prize for highest average mark in Year 3.

Best Restorative Skills Award in Oral Therapy.

The Golden Scaler Award for highest standard of excellence in dental hygiene skills.

In Melanie’s final year of University she was also chosen to travel to Cambodia for children’s and adults dental treatments. Melanie enjoys working, treating and educating all ages for long term oral health care.  Her philosophy is Healthy Mouth = Healthy Body. She has a special interest in adolescent oral health and offers free teenage exams and treatments. She is sensitive to patients needs and works together with them to create desirable and successful individual oral health outcomes.  She uses state of the art equipment with pain free solutions.

Nina has been a Dental Surgery Assistant at Waiheke Dental Centre since January 2010. She also now in theFront Office. Her previous work is in customer service where she was well known as a face for BNZ on Waiheke.Nina has been living here on Waiheke for over 16 years and she and her family are very much part of the community. Nina works with both Mike and Melanie as their dental assistant and loves the interaction with our patients.
Dee joined Waiheke Dental Centre as a Dental Surgery Assistant in September 2013. She has an extensive background as a dental surgery assistant, previously working in Australia and the UK in this field of work.Currently Dee works for us in a relieving capacity around her child care work. Dee grew up here on Waiheke and ventured overseas for her OE. Dee and her husband Michael have a home here. She loves animals, kayaking, the beach, and being with family and friends. She looks forward to assisting patients here at Waiheke Dental Centre.
Erica is the first face you’re likely to see as you enter Waiheke Dental Centre, from Tuesday to Thursday, as the Front Office/Admin Officer. Erica brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role and was previously the ‘face’ of a Chiropractic practice on Waiheke. Outside of work Erica’s passions are her girls and her horses.


Shaela joined Waiheke Dental Centre as a Dental Surgery Assistant in January 2019 and is on the front desk on Tuesday evenings and Friday. She is keen to learn the dental business and outside work loves to stay fit and cook!

security-officer-150x150Security Officer Milly:  A member of the team since early 2009 Milly keeps an eye out for intruders but could possibly be appeased with patting and petting. She is an ethnic Miniature Schnauzer.