Jolin graduated from the University of Otago in 2004. After a number of years as a senior dentist in Queensland Health, she returned to Otago to further her skills in paediatric dentistry. Jolin has a special interest in childen‘s dental health, early interceptive orthodontics, advanced preventive dental care, and the long term impact of dietary and lifestyle habits on oral health.
Jolin is attentive to detail and thorough. She puts her patient’s best interest first and ensures excellent quality dental work that lasts, improves the ease of cleaning which benefits the long term oral well-being of her patients. Jolin believes in giving advice that accounts for an individual’s general physical and mental capacity to help them make well-informed treatment decisions.
Outside of the dental clinic, she loves various other sports and is always up for a challenge. Her greatest sporting achievement so far is completing the Taupo 70.3 Half Ironman. Languages: Fluent in English and Mandarin.
We take extra care to ensure child patients develop positive dental experiences.
It is recommended that preschool children start annual dental check ups as soon as you see baby teeth. Baby teeth should start to appear around 6 months. Early dental check ups help develop your child’s confidence in the dental environment as well as identifying potential diet and oral hygiene problems that can potentially cause tooth decay.
Dental examination and early treatment for tooth decay is much less invasive than having fillings and tooth extractions. Like diabetes and obesity, tooth decay is completely preventable through good dietary and lifestyle habits.
Dental phobia and anxiety can develop after a child has experienced toothache from decay and/or a traumatic dental treatment procedure. Fear usually leads to avoidance, often resulting in neglected oral health. Give your child the chance to develop dental confidence by starting their dental check ups as early as possible.
Orthodontic assessment is done as part of your child’s dental check up for early detection of orthodontic problems. We can fix simple orthodontic problems or recommend a suitable orthodontic specialist.
Special Care Dental Specialist
BDS (Singapore) DClinDent (Otago)
BDS GDipClinDent (Otago)
Fluent in Mandarin and Japanese
Special Needs Dental Specialist
Joanna obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore and later undertook postgraduate training at the University of Otago in Special Care Dentistry.
Joanna cares deeply for her patients and this informs her high standard of patient care. Her treatment plans are thoughtful and aimed to improve her patient’s quality of life. She currently holds a full time Specialist Dental Consultant position at the Auckland District Health Board. Her vast knowledge and skills in dental care for geriatric patients, those with learning disabilities, and complex medical conditions make her one of the few specialists qualified to treat special care patients in New Zealand.
Joanna enjoys hiking and exploring New Zealand’s beautiful walks, oceans, national parks, and simply spending time in nature. Her highest climb in New Zealand is 1886m above sea level at Tongariro’s Red Crater.
Fluent in English and Mandarin
We are ACC registered health provider.
We accept referrals from general dentists, medical doctors, and carers/ healthcare professionals working with special needs and/or medically complex patients.
Consultation starting from $40