About us

At Duncan Dental in Tauranga, our whole team is passionate about giving you the very best dental care and healthy teeth

That passion translates to the best dental care possible. We go the extra mile to make sure you are informed and totally comfortable about the care you are about to receive. Take a look below at our talented team of dentists in Tauranga who are there to help.

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Meet the people at our 11th Avenue Dental Clinic in Tauranga

Our team of dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and receptionist at our Eleventh Avenue practice in Tauranga believe very strongly in team working to ensure that we provide the very best care and service to all our patients. We work in a very flexible capacity so we can offer early morning, late evening and Saturday appointments. We always aim to provide emergency appointments that day, for existing or new patients in Tauranga.

Stuart Duncan

Dentist - BDS

Stuart graduated from Edinburgh University in 1986 and worked in Bristol and Jersey before moving to NZ in 2014 working in Christchurch, Nelson, Greymouth and Wellington before settling in Tauranga.

He commutes from Tauranga to Wellington and Taupo every month, where he has orthodontic lists; he tries to avoid extractions where possible and is an advocate of functional appliances in growing adolescents, where the jaws do not match. He holds a Diploma in Orthodontics and is currently studying for his Masters in Orthodontics.

Stuart has also been trained in Fibre-Bond build ups. This allows patients to have 1 appointment for immediate , composite based, veneers, crowns, bridges and splinting of wobbly teeth at much lower cost than alternative, traditional crowns and bridges.

Stuart has taken part in mentoring young dentists throughout his career and informally mentors fellow dentists in general practice and orthodontics and is proud to be involved as a mentor on the NZDA mentoring scheme helping young NZ dentists.

Stuart is constantly looking for the best dental materials and products to use on patients, to give the best and longest lasting results.

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Mark Worthington


Mark graduated from the University of Otago School of dentistry in 1982. He has always had an interest in oral surgery , completing his clinical attachment at the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital in Oral Surgery. Mark started placing implants in 1992 and has completed over 10,000 surgical cases. In 2000 he restricted his practice to oral surgery and dental implants and gained registration with the ACC as a specialist dental implant provider. Mark has regularly taught oral surgery to new dental graduates for the New Zealand Dental Association as well as lecturing on dental implant treatments both in New Zealand and off-shore. As well as his implant practice Mark has completed studies at the University of British Columbia gaining a certificate in Forensic Odontology. This qualification has been used assisting both the NZ Police and NZDF in victim identification through dental records. Concurrent to his dental practice, Mark has pursued a career in the NZDF and is a senior dental officer with the rank of Major. He has been involved in multiple off-shore deployments usually around the Pacific and South East Asia providing humanitarian aid. He has three children and currently lives on his farm in Rotorua.

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Tim Reiber

BOH ( Oral Health Therapist)

Tim likes to work with people that have a fear of the dental environment, to be able to empower to overcome their fears and provide a safe, comfortable environment for everyone. Tim is still serving in the New Zealand Army as a Captain in the Army Reserves. This role sees him manage the Reserve Medics for the upper North Island and help implement their training while encouraging and enabling their career development. While in the Regular Army Tim was deployed in 2004, 2006 & 2007 to Afghanistan, The Solomon Islands and Korea. Tim moved to the Bay of Plenty in 2016 with his young kids Tarquin (9) and Asterix (4). When time allows, his hobbies are: football (soccer), cycling, the outdoors and pretty much anything that involves water.

Tim is continually extending his qualifications having graduated with a Grad Cert in Adult Therapy in 2023. Tim has also entered into the world of Cosmetic Injectables and is extending is practice in this area, this includes Botulinum Toxin A (Botox®) and Dermal Fillers - Having a background in facial anatomy places Tim perfectly for delivering Cosmetic Appearance treatments. Tim strives for a natural subtle result result using the most up to date techniques and products

Colette Bates

Dental Assistant

Colette has been a dental assistant for her entire working life, both in the UK and in Tauranga. She has been integral in helping care for our patients in this practice for over 12 years. Not to be confused with the mother from Bates Motel, Colette will always greet you with a smile and a cheerful laugh and is extremely good at putting patients at ease. In her spare time Colette is a very dedicated Mum and Nana to her 6 grandchildren. She enjoys the beach, walking and riding her bike (although after her last injury we are staging an intervention on bike safety). One of Colette''s favourite past-times is mowing lawns and water-blasting and we are very confident that she applies these well-developed skills to her job of cleaning tools and instruments here at work.

Georgina Gill

Dental Assistant

Georgina trained and worked as a school dental nurse after leaving school until starting a family. She comes from a diary farming background and enjoys walking, beach and city life. She has previously owned her own businesses but now is back in the dental world and enjoying her job very much.

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David Cobbett

Dentist- BDS MFDS

UK National Winner: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh surgical skills competition 2019. A graduate of Newcastle University in the UK, David has has gained a broad range of experience in general practice, and during his postgraduate training and further employment in an oral and maxillofacial surgery major trauma department in the UK. During this training, he treated adult and paediatric emergency facial trauma patients, as well as pre-planned dentoalveolar cases under local and general anaesthetic and assisted with major head and neck cancer operations, including composite free-flap surgery. While working in hospital he completed his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons (MFDS) exams through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He has worked in conjunction with multiple medical and dental specialties within a large UK NHS hospital environment, often treating patients with complex medical histories. He places an emphasis on giving a full range of options to patients and providing them with information on the probable long term impacts both on their oral and general health. He moved to Tauranga in 2022 and intends to bring his surgical experience back into general practice and to pursue his outdoor hobbies.

Nikunj Thankor

Clinical Dental Technician

Lisa Duncan

Dental Assistant / Administration

Lisa has enjoyed many happy years as a midwife, but recently has become a key part of the practice. She has a Certificate of Dental Assisting to keep her informed of best dental practice.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors with her family and dogs.

Helen Ferguson


Elizabeth Street Dental Clinic in Tauranga

Richard is our senior, highly experienced dentists in general practice and have practised at Elizabeth Street in Tauranga for many years. They have a very loyal patient base and are supported in their practice by a practice manager, a receptionist and six dental assistants. The team as a whole provide patient focused care and a high quality service.

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Meg Timu


Meg grew up in Wanaka before attending boarding school and Otago University in Dunedin. She then made the decision to leave the South Island in 2022 and start a new chapter in the Bay of Plenty. She loves playing netball and touch and is always keen to adventure outdoors whether it be chasing the surf or walking with family and friends.

Meg comes from a family of 6 so she loves spending quality time with others. Her aim is to build meaningful relationships with her patients, ensure they are well informed on their oral health and make their time at the dentist a comfortable experience.

Jenaya Woodmass

Dentist - BDS

Originally from Palmerston North, Jenaya travelled to Dunedin to complete her dental training at the University of Otago. She graduated with her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2018 and decided to trade in the cold south for the sunny Bay of Plenty.

Jenaya aims to be friendly and approachable with the goal of making dentists seem less scary. She endeavours to make patients feel as comfortable as possible in the dental chair through her relaxed manner. She aims to ensure her patients are well educated and well informed by ensuring they feel comfortable enough to ask any questions or voice any worries. She enjoys getting to know her patients and building relationships with them so learn to become more at ease when attending the dentist. Jenaya enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and the variety that comes with it and loves the feeling of giving people their confidence back with a new smile.

Outside of the dental surgery, Jenaya can be found playing hockey, enjoying the outdoors with her dog Peppa, and spending time with family and friends.

April Hyland

Dentist - BDS

April grew up in Whanganui before heading to Dunedin where she studied at the University of Otago.  After moving to Auckland for her final year, April graduated with a Batchelor of Dental Surgery in 2021.  She has now settled into and enjoying the Bay of Plenty. April’s friendly manner and compassion helps her to build good relationships with her patients. This is important to April as she wants her patients to feel comfortable and relaxed.  April focuses on patient centred care by involving her patients in the treatment planning process.  April has a gentle, holistic and evidence-based approach to dentistry.  April ensures she educates her patients so that they’re equipped with right tools to improve their oral health even once they’ve left the dental chair. When not in scrubs you can find April outdoors, playing sports, at the beach or spending time with family and friends.


Just want to say a big thank you to Dr April Hyland for my dental appointment at Duncan Dental Tauranga yesterday. At all times when I visit a dentist, I have a complete fear and anxiety from dental experiences I had in my childhood. Dr Hyland made my visit a nice painless and friendly experience, and her mannerisms were amazing. I felt happy when I left and now have confidence for any future visits. Of course Dr Duncan evaluated my dental needs and successfully planned the treatment for his staff to make the whole experience worth while. Thank you again
Fran Keith - Tauranga
I really appreciate you guys being open for emergency dental treatment during the lockdown period. You saved my day, could have been so much worse.
Andrea - Papamoa
Thank you Stuart for the wonderful job you have made of my two front teeth. They look better than they have for a very long time.
Coralie - Tauranga
I am so grateful that you offered me the option to splint my wobbly teeth. It has been the best choice for comfort and affordability. I am so thrilled with the results and the fact that now I don't need a denture.
Dave - Pyes Pa
I had a very positive experience with Matthew. He was very thorough in planning my treatment and he is a very kind, caring Dentist.
Andrew - Tauranga
We have attended Elizabeth Street Dental Practice for many years and have always found the team to very caring and friendly. Thank you for looking after us so well.
Adams Family - Tauranga
As you know Stuart I am a very nervous patient. You were so gentle and I didn't even feel you giving me my injection. I will definitely be coming back and recommending you to my friends.
Mia - Papamoa
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