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Jungin Park (BDS Otago NZ)

After qualifying in Dunedin, Jungin did a short stint for the NZ Army in Waiouru, before finally settling down in Auckland. He has been serving the dental needs of South Auckland – notably working in Papakura, Takinini, and Pukekohe. He has a special interest in difficult extractions (including wisdom teeth) and provides IV sedation for patients. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors mountain-biking & kayak-fishing – anywhere but home!

Lorraine Lim (BDS Otago NZ Distinction, PGDipClinDent Paeds)

Lorraine has worked in a variety of places after leaving Dunedin – all starting with a “P”! First Palmerston North, followed by Papakura, Panmure, Pukekohe, and Papatoetoe. She then worked back in Palmerston North and Nelson in 2018-2020 while pursuing her postgraduate Diploma in Paedatric Dentistry. It’s no wonder she enjoys the ‘P’eople side of dentistry. She is a firm believer in treating the whole person and not just the mouth.

Carin Burger (BchD Pretoria RSA)

After proudly graduating as a dentist in Pretoria in 2000, Carin helped providing dental care to rural communities in the Eastern Cape before joining a large family dental practice in East London. In 2008 Carin moved to NZ with her  husband and 2 kids to become  kiwis and worked in Tauranga and Auckland. Carin is passionate about dentistry and has joined the Southern Care Dental team in 2018 to continue to provide the best possible care to her patients in a warm and friendly environment. Away from work she enjoys running , reading and movies.

Dr James Lee

James is a dedicated dentist who earned his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Otago. After graduation, he elected to refine his skills and serve the needs of the regional city hub of Hamilton. In 2023 he returned to his family in Auckland and is excited to join the team at Southern Care Dental and is committed to providing the best dental care tailored to each individual patient. He is known for his gentleness and ability to put even the most nervous patients at ease. Outside of Dentistry, he has a passion for music and enjoys a competitive game of badminton with friends

Aman Kaur (BOH (Oral Health Therapist) Otago NZ)

Aman is a qualified Oral Health Therapist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Otago in 2012. Prior to joining Southern Care Dental, she worked in both Public and private practice in Palmerston North and Pukekohe. She has a kind and gentle nature which enables her to provide the best care for her patients. She loves working with both adults and children and considers building relationships the most rewarding and enjoyable part of her job. She enjoys learning new technology and techniques that she can use to provide her patients with a more effective and more pleasant dental experience.

Support Staff

Christine (Front Office Co-ordinator)

As one of the first points of contact for most patients, Christine has been with Southern Care Dental from Day One. She provides a warm, caring attitude paired with her previous operating theatre experience from the hospital. Christine is married with three adult children and a brood of grandchildren. Her favourite pastimes are attending church, hiking, and spending time perfecting her garden.

Amandeep (Practice Manager)

With over five years of experience as a Practice Manager, Amandeep has recently joined the team at Southern Care Dental. She enjoys interacting and building relationships with our patients. She is passionate about delivering great customer service and prioritises that all our patients have a wonderful experience. Away from the practice, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading a good book, and watching movies.

Mandy (Clinical Co-ordinator)

Mandy joined the Southern Care Dental family in 2020. She brings with her years of dental experience, and works hard to ensure the best  experience for all patients from the initial phone call. She is an avid dog lover, and spends a lot of time outdoors with her furbabies.


Trained as a medical nurse in the Philippines, Mariekris first moved to Singapore, and has now settled down with her family in New Zealand. She joined the Southern Care Dental team in October 2019 and brings a wealth of medical experience to our team. During her spare time, she loves to cook and spend time with her family.


Originally from South Africa, she now calls New Zealand home. Her favourite pastimes are spending time with her family and snowboarding whenever she can. She is mildly addicted to Xbox gaming and shares that passion with some of the other nurses at Southern Care Dental!


Laurie is a Canadian who moved over to New Zealand with her family in 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys being at the beach, crocheting, and exploring all the beauty NZ has to offer. You’ll see her in both reception and assisting the Dentists.


Born in New Zealand, Jena has spent most of her childhood travelling around the world. She loves the field of dental assisting and enjoys learning new things constantly. She also enjoys online gaming and all things beauty-related.


Originally from India, Preeti qualified from the University of Delhi and worked in Healthcare Administration. She migrated to New Zealand in 2017 with her husband and two boys. She loves to cook and try new recipes, and spend time with her family and friends. She really enjoys working at Southern Care Dental – especially the ongoing support in the team environment and relishes constantly learning new skills that challenge her.