The Team at St Heliers Dental Group
Rosheen O'Donnell BSc BDS (Otago) — Dentist
Rosheen decided to be a dentist at age five, so later headed to Dunedin where she gained a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and a healthy appreciation for tramping, skiing and music. She started with a dental House Surgeon position in Dunedin before moving to private practice in Auckland.
After marrying, Rosheen went on to travel extensively and resided in London for 15 years. Together with her husband and their 2 young sons, she returned for family and lifestyle reasons and are enjoying the change immensely, making the most of the sea, mountains, expansive greenness and good eating.
She is constantly educating herself in all areas of general dentistry, aiming always to provide quality, informed treatment with care. Joining Gordon, Michelle and their team is inspiring and rewarding and Rosheen's plans now are to enjoy the family home, raise beautiful children and continue with her chosen profession, aiming for the best results.
Dr Michelle Leong BDS (Otago) — Dentist
A general dentist with years of local experience working in private practices, Michelle has a strong commitment to providing exceptional dental care in a relaxed and caring environment. With a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and a vision to build beautiful, healthy smiles, Michelle is a firm believer in continuing education. She regularly attends courses to keep updated in the latest advances and techniques in modern dentistry so as to provide patients with the highest standard of dentistry. Working in close consultation with you, she will ensure that you receive the best total quality care tailored to your individual needs.
Dr Ko Vasan BDS (Otago) — Dentist
Wellington-born Ko Vasan followed his sister’s footsteps and graduated with his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from Otago University in 1998. After working in Rotorua, he headed over to the UK and worked in private practice in Leeds and London for 2 years, before settling down in Auckland. Over his 20 year career, he has worked in several practices and has been an associate in Onehunga, Auckland for the past 12 years. Ko has a special interest in Biomimetic dentistry (to restore teeth aiming to increase strength back to mimic nature and inhibit further breakdown). He has attended international seminars in this area, and attends ongoing education in all areas of general dentistry. Ko is an Associate member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry and locally he is a Board Member of the NZIMID (minimally invasive dentistry). He has a passion for comprehensive treatment plans which focus on patient’s oral health and long-term strengthening of teeth. Together he and his wife are kept busy raising their 2 young children.
Heather Nicholls — Hygienist
Heather is the hygienist at St Heliers Dental Group. After graduating in 2006 from Otago University with a Bachelor of Health and Science, she moved to Auckland, working in both general and specialist practises.
Heather is passionate about hygiene, realising how much it influences a persons general health. At the same time she is caring, understanding and very gentle.