About our
Dental Clinic

More than just a smile, we provide high quality professional dental care.

Timaru Dental Care are here to help you achieve optimal oral health by providing the highest standards of dental care. Come in and meet our great fully qualified dental team, they will make your visit easy and as comfortable as possible.

Mark Goodhew BDS

Dentist

Mark Goodhew BDS

Mark has practised dentistry in Timaru since 1986 and is a current member of the Professional Conduct Committee and former Chair of the Dental Council of New Zealand.

Mark is married with 3 adult daughters and in his spare time enjoys a round of golf and watching rugby.

Emily Goodhew

Dentist

Emily Goodhew BDS

Emily graduated from Otago School of Dentistry in 2013 and is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association. She has worked within the hospital system treating children and special needs adults.

In her spare time Emily is involved with rowing and enjoys exploring the region on her road bike.

Jeremy Parry

Dentist

Jeremy Parry BDS

Jeremy graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago in 2018 and is a member of the NZDA. Jeremy also has degrees in Music and Microbiology.

He enjoys the variety of general dental practice and in particular, getting to know each and every patient to help them achieve the best treatment outcomes.

Out of the clinic, Jeremy is a keen musician, poker player and battling golfer.

Joy Dunn

Hygienist

Joy Dunn BOH

Joy graduated from the Otago School of Dentistry in 2012 and is a current member of the New Zealand Dental Hygienists and Oral Health Therapists Associations.

Joy is passionate about and improving individuals’ oral health and well-being.

In her spare time Joy enjoys dancing and loves the latin style of dance and spending time with her friends and family.

Kylee Little

Dental Assistant

Kylee Little

Kylee joined the Timaru Dental team in 2008 and is a qualified Dental Assistant with the New Zealand Dental Association.

As our senior Dental Assistant Kylee is in charge overseeing the maintenance and ordering all of our equipment and products.

Kylee is married and has two children. In her spare time she enjoys music, caravanning and spending time with her family and friends.

Meredith Alban-Jones

Dental Assistant

Meredith Alban-Jones

Meredith joined the Timaru Dental team in 2013 and is a qualified Dental Assistant with the New Zealand Dental Association.

A caring and considerate member of our team Meredith is passionate about dentistry and finds huge job satisfaction in helping others.

In her spare time Meredith enjoys listening music and spending time with her family and friends.

Sophie Leonard

Dental Assistant

Sophie Leonard

Coming to Timaru Dental as part of the High School Gateway Program Sophie made the decision that she wanted to pursue a career in dentistry.

She became a permanent member of the Timaru Dental team in 2019 and is working towards gaining her NZDA qualification.

In her spare time Sophie enjoys catching up with family and friends.

Barbara Higginson

Practice Manager

Barbara Higginson

Barbara joined Timaru Dental Care in 2016 after 34 years in the legal sector.

In her spare time Barbara enjoys spending time at the lakes or away in the caravan with family and friends.

Wendy Smith

Receptionist

Wendy Smith

Wendy has been with Timaru Dental Care since 2004 and while now only working part time, she is an integral part of the team.

In her spare time Wendy enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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