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Dr. Richard Pereira
BDS (Otago)
Principal Dentist

As a General Dental Practitioner, I have the privilege of working the wide scope of dentistry.
I am passionate about thorough diagnosis, treatment planning and robust clinical care.
I believe in open dialogue with patients and take an empathetic approach to treatment.
Outside of the clinic, my second job is raising my two children with my wife.

We continue to grow our practice alongside the evolving field of dentistry and have the privilege to care for generations of families within the practice. We look forward to maintaining the tradition of total dental care and welcome you and your family to join the team here at Howick Village Dental.

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Dr. Terence Yu 
BDS (Otago)
Principal Dentist

My dentistry has ranged from working as a Maxillo-Facial House Surgeon in Christchurch to General dentistry in Auckland. 

I've since advanced my surgical dental skills and sedation techniques. Outside of work I love spending time with my family

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Brenda McCann
NZDHA (Otago)
Dental Hygienist

I am focused on the prevention and treatment of gum disease.  I regularly attend conferences on the latest effective procedures and products to provide the best quality and comfortable treatments for our patients. A Howick local and active member in the community, I like to walk my two poodles in my downtime.

Diane Desmond
Oral Health Therapist 

I enjoy building long-lasting relationships with patients as I have done for over 10 years at Howick Village Dental. I provide gentle, comfortable hygiene treatment using EMS airflow, supported with home care advice, to enhance overall oral health for patients. Outside of work I enjoy boating, gardening and outdoor pursuits. 


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Sheryl Ho
BOH (Otago)
Oral Health The

I am passionate about the prevention of gum disease and the maintenance of gum health. I try to provide the best care to our patients and make every trip to the hygienist an enjoyable visit. Outside of work, I like swimming and going on hikes with family and friends. 

Support Staff

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Front Office
Front Office 
Dental Assistant
Dental Assistant
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Nicole Milliken
Practice Manager

I’ve always been passionate about healthcare, I have over ten years’ experience in the medical sector. As Practice Manager, I apply the same passion to ensuring our dental practice runs smoothly and effectively so patients get the best experience with us. I thoroughly enjoy my role supporting our amazing team. When I’m not managing the practice, you’ll find me spending time with my family, outdoors and with animals.

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