About Us – Family Dentist Papakura

Our Dentists in the Papakura clinic

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Zaid – Dental Surgeon

Dr. Zaid Kanani, BDS, NZDREX, DipOrtho POS (SYD), GDipOrtho – James Cook University.

To Zaid, Dentistry is not just a job; it’s a passion. Zaid understands the value of strong, healthy teeth and the benefits of a beautiful smile. He has over 20 years of extensive experience in dentistry.

He’s been granted a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery since 1998 and has been providing dental services ever since. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, including preventive and cosmetic restorative dentistry.

Zaid has been actively providing orthodontic services to his patients since 2006. He has awarded a Diploma in Orthodontics from McGann Postgraduate School of Dentistry after completing two years of study and a Graduate Diploma in Orthodontics from James Cook University after completing their two years of clinical and academic programs.

Zaid is a member of the International College of Continuing Education, and a member of the New Zealand Dental Council (NZDC),  New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA),  American Dental Association (ADA) and also a registered member of the Australian Dental Board.

Dr. Ibi Al-Asadi, BDS, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Ibi Is known among her patients as a gentle and attentive Dentist with an eye for detail.

She graduated with honors from the King’s College London in 2012 and worked in the UK full time before moving to New Zealand to join her Kiwi husband.

She is a member of the New Zealand Dental Council (NZDC) and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA)

In her spare time she enjoys socializing with friends and travelling.

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Ibi – Dental Surgeon
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Shirley – Dental Surgeon

Dr. Shirley Chand, BDS (fiji), ADC (Australia)

Shirley graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2006 and has been practicing in New Zealand since 2014.

Shirley has a growing interest in cosmetic dentistry, but she enjoys all aspects of dentistry. Her passion for dentistry drives her to achieve a high standard of care and she is genuinely interested in her patients well being.

Shirley takes pride in providing quality dental care to our patients.

She is a member of the New Zealand Dental Council (NZDC) and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA)

Dr. Duaa Rubaye (Dee), BDS (Iraq), NDEB (Canada), NZDREX

Graduated as the 5th top in her class, Dee has completed bachelor’s degree in dental surgery from Iraq in 2012. Soon after moving to  New Zealand she has successfully completed the National Dental Examining Board of Canada and the New Zealand Dental licencing Exams in 2018. Beside enjoying all aspects of general dentistry, Dee has a special interest in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

She is a member of the New Zealand Dental Council (NZDC) and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA)

Dee is energetic, reliable, soft and gentle with patients.

Apart from work, she enjoys cooking, traveling, socialising with friends and values family time.

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Dee – Dental Surgeon

Support Team

Chantell – Front office Coordinator
Shivarne and Chantell are our front office coordinators who never fails to provide great customer service to patients.
They are always available to address any questions or assist you with any administrative queries.
With the help of our assistants, they maintain the office running smoothly so that you don’t wait too long before you get the treatment you require.
Shivarne – Front Office Co-ordinator
Rose – Dental Assistant
Kayla – Dental Assistant
Kaitlin – Dental Assistant