Our Team

From the smallest filling to the most complex makeover, DentalPlus offers the best in modern dental care.

Relax and enjoy personalised, expert service in a caring and friendly environment.

Our goal is to make your next dental experience the most positive, painless and pleasant ever.

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    Dr Chris Anderson, BDS

    Chris is the founder and owner of DentalPlus and is proud to lead such a dedicated professional team.

    After graduating from Otago University in 1986, Chris worked in Whakatane and overseas before settling in the Mount in 1992, first with Bayfair Dental and now DentalPlus.

    Chris is passionate about dentistry and has a wealth of postgraduate training and experience in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, full mouth rehabilitation and implants. He maintains membership of the NZ Dental Association and the NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has been a regular contributor on new dental technology for the NZDA News.

    Chris’ wife Brenda and their three young children are his focus when not at work and when time permits he also enjoys a variety of pursuits including photography, golf and fishing.

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    Dr Lloyd Farrar, BDS MFDS

    Lloyd trained at the University of Otago and graduated in 2001. Since that time he has worked in a variety of hospital and general dental positions in New Zealand and internationally.

    Lloyd is passionate about quality dentistry and has a wide range of interests, from wisdom tooth surgery to implants and full mouth rehabilitation. He has extensive training in oral surgery and is a member of the NZ Dental Association and the NZ Society for Sedation in Dentistry.

    Any spare time for Lloyd is taken up by his busy family of 3 active young boys and his wife Rachel, also a dentist. Lloyd enjoys a range of sports including soccer, golf, mountain biking and fishing. 

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    Dental Hygienist

    Janine Harrington, DipDH

    Janine worked for a number of years as a Dental Assistant before heading to Otago University and gaining her Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2001.

    Janine has a real passion for her work that shines through in every interaction she has with people. She loves working alongside patients and helping them to achieve optimum oral health; something that makes a real difference to people’s lives.

    Outside of work Janine has a busy family life, but somehow still finds time to pursue her sporting interests, particularly triathlon and multisport. Her proudest sporting achievements to date are completing the NZ IronMan challenge in 2012 and the New York marathon in 2014.

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    Dental Hygienist

    Jo Birch, DipDH

    Jo has been involved in the dental industry for over 20 years, working as a Dental Assistant and Practice Manager before heading to Otago and graduating in 1999 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene.  Jo later returned to Otago University to work as a Clinical Tutor while her husband Jason also trained as a Dental Hygienist.  She recently returned to NZ after 7 years in the Sunshine Coast working for a number of specialist and general dental practices.  

    Jo is very passionate about her important role helping people achieve optimum oral health. Her patients can expect one-on-one care and a personalised experience where quality and patient education come first. She enjoys making patients feel comfortable and relaxed during each visit, helping them to enjoy their experience and leave with a beautiful, healthy smile.

    When not at work Jo can often be found on the back of her horse, competing in showjumping and eventing, when she’s not busy travelling.

Support Staff

At the core of DentalPlus is a talented, highly experienced and hardworking support team.

Renowned for their professionalism and amazing customer service, they help make DentalPlus the relaxed and friendly environment that it is.

Angee Holmes Dental Assistant
Kathryn Kear Dental Assistant + Orthodontic Auxiliary
Suzy Oldfield Dental Assistant
Rachel Ward Dental Assistant
Heather Chaplin Receptionist
Dionne Richter Administrator
Brenda Anderson Administrator

Our Facility

It takes a world-class facility to produce world-class dentistry, so DentalPlus was designed from the ground up to be state-of-the-art. From the award-winning architectural design, to the superbly equipped treatment rooms, every detail of its construction has been meticulously planned and executed.

To make your time with us as comfortable and stress-free as possible, we put just as much effort into providing a great customer experience. Relax and enjoy a DVD of your choice on your personal widescreen TV, sample our superb espresso coffee or gourmet teas, or browse our extensive magazine collection.

If there is ever something we can do to make your visit with us more pleasant or comfortable, just let us know.

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