Dr Mickey Zhou - Dentist
Mickey believes a healthy mouth is the start to optimal overall well being and he is passionate about providing quality dentistry tailored to your individual requirement. He has a keen eye for detail and his caring and relaxed nature will put you at ease. Together with the great team at Dentist on Shakespeare, he will help you achieve a smile you can be proud of.
After graduating in 2010 from Otago University he worked in Dunedin Hospital as a Dental House Surgeon before moving on to general private practice across New Zealand, finally returning home to Auckland in 2014.
Mickey enjoys practising a wide range of dentistry, with special interests in orthodontic alignment, from full braces to Invisalign; dental implants and root canal treatments. He has continued with top international training courses to ensure the most up-to-date treatments can be provided.
For leisure Mickey enjoys hiking, tennis and music.
Dr Jo Milne - Dentist
Whilst working in a Birkenhead practice with steep stairs, Jo had a vision that dentistry needed to be more easily accessible for the local community of Milford and Forrest Hill and together with Jasmax Architects set out to create a bright, airy space that has a timeless elegance as well as a relaxing ambience.
Dentist on Shakespeare was opened in November, 1999 and from that day Jo has never looked back. A reputation that spans over 30 years draws clients from all over Auckland. Since qualifying in 1982 Jo has worked 3 years in hospital based Oral Surgery units and the rest of the years in general practice. Special interests include cosmetic makeovers and early intervention of periodontal (gum) disease both of which improve confidence and overall well being. "A lot of dentistry is preventable, so it is my aim to educate patients to reduce risks of either tooth or periodontal damage. My hygienists are carefully chosen and trained to identify problem areas and continue offering advice at maintenance appointments" says Jo.
Jo has a commitment to excellence and strives to continuously update her knowledge and experience by regular attendance of seminars given by world renowned speakers. A Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in the subject of periodontology was awarded from Otago University in 1998. Jo is a member of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, New Zealand Dental Association as well as the local Auckland Dental Association.
Spare time allows indulgences in tennis, tramping and skiing as well as support of her 2 children Hannah and Andrew.
Ruchira G. Gajabe - Practice Manager
Ruchira, our Practice Manager is dedicated to the dental field having graduated as a dentist in her home country of India and continued studies to specialize in Health Service Management in New Zealand.
Ruchira plays a vital role in managing and balancing the workflow among all the staff members. She is an enthusiastic young girl with a vibrant personality.
In her spare time she enjoys trekking, reading and socializing with friends.
Alice Oborn - Reception / Practice Manager
Alice's warm friendly manner is well utilised as she enjoys the direct patient contact in her job-share role at Reception.
She has many years' experience in front-office reception duties, as well as a wide variety of P.A. and computer skills.
Alice enjoys a challenge and loves working in an organised environment; and being part of a friendly team. She lives on the North Shore and enjoys walking, travel and socialising with friends.
Lyn Badua-Furlong - Hygienist
Lyn came to Dentist on Shakespeare in 2002 and thrives on seeing the amazing improvements in her patients oral hygiene year after year.
Qualified as a dentist in the Phillipines in 1987 Lyn has added to her experiences by actively attending seminars centred around gum health. Lyn understands that lowered immunity can increase the effects of plaque damage and for this reason keeps herself up to date with the numerous products available as adjunctive homecare aids. Lyn is also our resident expert on Britesmile and Zoom in-surgery whitening systems so please feel free to make an appointment to look through our before and after albums whilst Lyn explains the process.
Lyn says "If a gum bleeds when brushing or flossing, it is not healthy."
Lyn will pull out all the stops to ensure that you maintain a healthy, bright smile for life.
Dr Pawan Kalra - Implant Dentist
Dr Pawan Kalra and his wife moved to New Zealand in 1995 and after successfully completing the New Zealand Dental Council registration exams, has been practicing comprehensive dentistry since 1996.
Dr Kalra has developed a passion for dental implant treatments. Since 1998 Dr Kalra has been involved in both surgical & prosthetic aspects of implant dentistry. Due to his vast experience in placing implants, he has been granted accreditation by ACC, which enables him to perform surgical placements for ACC cases. Dr. Kalra has been awarded Fellowship with ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantology).
Dentist on Shakespeare welcomed Dr Kalra as part of the team in 2006. Since then Dr Karla and Dr Milne have enjoyed working with over 100 clients together. It has been satisfying, says Jo, for me and the patient to know that we are on hand in one place to answer all their questions.
Anita Lykkeberg - Senior Dental Assistant
Originally from Denmark, Anita qualified with a BSc in nursing in 1999. Even though she cites ‘Dentistry is new for me’. We all value her experience with patient care, sterilisation and stock organisation.
Following her husband’s career she has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia before retiring to settle in Auckland for the second and final time. ‘I am so happy to be putting down roots in New Zealand and with both my daughters being self-reliant and following their own dreams and aspirations, I'm enjoying working again and being part of this team'.
In her spare time she enjoys scuba diving, yoga and reading.