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
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 Wilson 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.
Jitte van der Zee
Jitte van der Zee BDS
Jitte graduated with a Batchelor of Dental Surgery with Honours from the University of Otago in 2021 and is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association.
Jitte has a passion for dentistry and a goal of continuing to develop his knowledge and skills in dentistry to help every patient achieve the best treatment outcome. He was born and raised just out of Wellington but found Dunedin his second home whilst studying Dentistry.
Outside dentistry Jitte enjoys spending time with family and friends, keeping fit, getting outdoors, camping, surfing and playing tennis.
Marina Saleh BDS
Marina graduated with a Batchelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction from the University of Otago in 2022 and is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association. Marina grew up in Auckland before moving to Dunedin to study Dentistry at the University of Otago. On her days off Marina is enjoying getting to explore all that Timaru has to offer.
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 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.
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.
Sarah joined the Timaru Dental Care team in February 2023. In her spare time Sarah enjoys outdoor activities, family time, gardening and interior design.
Kath is the latest member of the Timaru Dental Care team starting late February 2023. In her spare time Kath enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.
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.