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We're a highly experienced & qualified team that believe quality dental care starts with taking the time to listen to and educate our patients.

Dr. Vivek Jain

**BDS, NZDREX, MRACDS(GDP) **As soon as Vivek completed his bachelor's degree in dentistry from Bangalore in 2009, he decided to move to New Zealand. He undertook the Bridging Programme at the University of Otago School of Dentistry in 2011. At the Otago Dental School, Vivek sharpened his dental skills and knowledge, and became registered as a general dentist in New Zealand in 2012.

Vivek practised at the Wellsford and the already established Snells Beach dental practices between 2012 to 2016. He was well known among the locals and felt welcomed by the community. He decided to make Rodney his home and this led to the establishment of Matakana Dental Care in 2016.

Vivek is passionate about dentistry and strives to achieve excellence in his work. He likes to practice all spheres of dentistry but has special interest in cosmetic dentistry and smile design, and surgical dentistry, which includes intravenous sedation and dental implants. He has undertaken extensive courses locally and internationally, and has been mentored by some of New Zealand's leading cosmetic dentists.

Vivek is a registered intra-venous sedation provider, and has undertaken extensive training both within New Zealand and internationally in the placement of dental implants. He has also been trained by some of New Zealand’s highly skilled Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons in the All-on-4® which is a treatment concept that provides fixed set of teeth in one day (some variation occurs) to patients with no teeth and who do not want dentures or are not happy with their unsecured dentures. This surgical procedure requires extensive planning and training which Dr.Jain has successfully completed.

Besides these, Dr.Jain is also a provider of Fastbraces® which he has been providing at Matakana Dental for over 3 years. Fastbraces® are around half the price of conventional braces and take almost half the time to straighten teeth.

For those patients who do not like the idea of braces to straighten their teeth, Dr.Jain can provide Invisalign® which is a system that makes use of clear aligners without the need of wearing braces.

Dr. Jain has also completed The MRACDS(GDP) Program, which is a two year structured educational learning program for qualified General Dental Practitioners (GDPs), that aims to provide an ongoing high standard of patient management, diagnosis and treatment for the benefit of the community through the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He is currently preparing for the Fellowship (FRACDS) in General Dental Practice. Fellowship is the highest academic level of achievement with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

When not working, Vivek can be seen enjoying cricket (which shouldn't come as a surprise!). He works hard to keep himself fit and likes running and doing Bikram Yoga.

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Sarita Smith

Sarita joined the Matakana Dental team in July 2016, returning to work after having 2 young boys.

She is a Matakana local girl, who grew up in the area attending the local schools.

She has been working in the dental industry for the past 12 years (4 years in Perth, Western Australia). She is highly experienced in all aspects of dentistry including sedation and surgical procedures. She completed her certificate in Dental assisting in 2008. She enjoys the patient interaction and making your dental experience as positive and comfortable as possible.

In Sarita's spare time she is kept busy by her young family and enjoys her time in the garden.

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