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Dr Dave Richards – Director and Dentist

Hi, I am Dr. Dave Richards, an ex British Paratrooper who left the British Army and completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science 2004, and was then accepted into Otago University where I completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

I have been practicing minimally invasive dentistry for almost 5 years and base my philosophy around Biomimetic Dentistry with the aid of CAD/CAM dentistry. I am a member of the New Zealand Dental Association, the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic dentistry, and the American Biomimetic’s society.

I am extremely passionate about my work and enjoy travelling internationally to conferences where I can advance my dental knowledge. I thrive on sharing this knowledge with you and use this depth of knowledge to provide you with longer lasting treatments, and I am especially passionate about Dental Crowns and Root Canal Therapy

Since leaving Pukekohe Dental and starting up Natural Smile in St Heliers, I’ve enjoyed being welcomed into a new community, and miss my previous one too.


Rebecca Woledge – Hygienist

I graduated from the Auckland University of Technology in 2008 as a dual graduate with a Bachelor of Health Science/Oral Health degree.

I have worked in various private practices throughout my career but also had a placement in the NZ Defence Force Dental Practice in my home town of Wellington.

My aim is to provide my patients the highest level of care in the surgery as well as educating them on the best home care techniques.

I work part time at Natural Smile eastMED Dental and in my time off enjoy spending time with my two young children, walking, shopping and cooking.