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Dr Arjuna Rajasingham Dentist - Co-Director
Hi, my name is Arjuna Rajasingham. I’m proud to be born and bred in Rotorua. I graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1999.
I am grateful to write that I am happily married to Jade and she has given me two beautiful children, Yuvani and Zev. I love the outdoors and have taken it upon myself to learn the great New Zealand past time of Hunting. I am also a bit of a motor head and enjoy jumping on or in anything motorised.
I bring to ‘the dentists’ a wealth of knowledge from all my extensive training in all disciplines of dentistry from all over the world. I have developed a special interest in the field of facial aesthetics, which involves Botox, Facial fillers and non-surgical facelifts.
I firmly believe in ‘the dentists’ motto “Oral health is fundamental to lifelong well-being”
So, I not only keep your teeth healthy and give you a beautiful smile, but I will teach you how this is linked into your overall health and longevity.
I am a member of the New Zealand Dental Association, New Zealand Dentists Orthodontic Society, New Zealand Institute of Minimally Invasive Dentistry (founding member), New Zealand Society of Sedative Dentistry and The World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry (lifetime member and diplomat). I have now completed my 3-year residency in Full Face Orthodontics and achieved a diploma from London City University in Orthopaedic and Orthodontics. I am also a member of the Australian society of dentofacial orthopaedics. I am proud to have been admitted as a fellow of the International Congress of Continuing Education in Dentistry and I have a fellowship pending in the prestigious Pierre Fauchard Academy.
I regularly travel nationally and internationally forever trying to increase my knowledge and skills in dentistry so I can pass this expertise on to your treatment.
I, along with Dr Adam Durning and Dr Regan Leslie are the directors of The Dentists Dental Group.
Jade Stevens Dental Assistant
Hi my name is Jade and I became part of The Dentist's family just over four and a half years ago. It was in this family that I developed a genuine love for all things dental. What I found most rewarding was the interaction with each patient in sometimes very unnerving circumstances and being able to comfort, and reassure them with a warm smile and familiar face.
I became head nurse and gained my NZDA certification in 2019 which has always been a personal goal of mine so it was great to finally achieve this.
I have two very energetic children that keep me on my toes! In my spare time I enjoy all things fitness related, whether it be training in the gym or going for a bike ride.
Jessica Garland Dental Assistant
Hi my name is Jessica and I started work at The Dentists Taupo in 2018.
I share my time between reception and dental assisting which I have a great passion for.
I'm a compassionate, caring person and will gladly help you through your dental journey .
In my spare time I enjoy working out and spending time with my two children, family and friends.
Kelly Baatjes Dental Assistant
Hello my name is Kelly and I have been working at the dentists as a dental assistant since July 2019.
Working at the dentists has brought different challenges which is what I find interesting about the job. It's rewarding taking care of patients and I like to bring my soft and caring nature to work to make sure patients are comfortable and at ease when walking into the clinic.
Outside of work I enjoy being outdoors and socialising with family and friends.
Dr Sharleen Lu Dentist
Sharleen graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She was born in Taiwan and moved to New Zealand at a young age. Having a friendly and outgoing personality, she enjoys travelling and interacting with people from a diverse background. Some of her favourite overseas experiences include dental placement in Fiji, exchange student in Europe and backpacking /volunteering in South East Asia.
Coming from a medical family background, Sharleen has found dentistry to be the perfect profession for her to pursue her interest in science and human body, as well as to exercise art in her daily work. She sees dentistry as a rewarding career that requires fine skills in manual dexterity, creativity and problem solving.
Sharleen has always been enthusiastic about attending courses and conferences to broaden her knowledge in contemporary technology and research. "The more I learn, the stronger I believe that my job as a dentist is more than just about fixing teeth. It is about sharing knowledge, building trust and delivering service to improve patient's general health and well-being". Her goal is to be that awesome dentist who provides gentle, high standard dental care.
Stacey Priscott Office Manager
Hi my name is Stacey. I grew up in Russell the Bay of Islands. I'm married with three children and I've lived in Taupo for 14 years.
I have been working in the dental industry for 20 years. I have a passion for looking after people and meeting their needs to make sure they get the best care they deserve.
Outside of work I enjoy socialising, spending time with my family, and going to the gym.