Titirangi Dental

Meet The Team

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Meet The Team At Titirangi Dental

Titirangi Dental: the Smile Professionals- Trusted West Auckland Dental Clinic


Titirangi Dental Centre was established in 1948 in a house at the corner of South Titirangi, That means that we’ve been around for over 75 years!!

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Our Dentists

Meet our highly skilled dentists! Between them over 30 years of dental experience.
Senior Dentist / Clinical Director
Dr. Luke Simpson

Luke is an Otago graduate dentist with over 22 years of clinical experience in cosmetic, restorative, surgical restorative, surgical, and implant dentistry.

His attention to detail gained him the Leask Memorial Medal for Conservative Dentistry and the New Zealand Society of Periodontology Prize.

Luke provides a wide range of dental treatment and has a special interest in restoring worn midlife teeth, dental implants, and offering dental care with IV sedation for apprehensive patients wisdom teeth, dental implants, wisdom teeth, and offering.


Outside of work, Luke enjoys skiing, snowboarding, cycling with friends, and attending the local church. Luke has lectured and run study groups in dental implants, sedation, dental emergencies and dental materials.


Dr. Luke Simpson is a member of;

  1. NZ Society of Anaesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry,
  2. New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  3. Auckland Dental Association
  4. New Zealand Dental Association
Dr. Sony Sudhakaran

Sony brings a wealth of experience spanning over 15 years to our practice, demonstrating a profound commitment to delivering exceptional patient care using her deep reservoir of knowledge. With special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry, she offers a range of advanced services, including Digital Smile Design for transformative makeovers, Invisalign aligners for precise teeth straightening, and Facial Injectables such as Botox and fillers. Additionally, her expertise extends to procedures like Cone beam computed tomography-guided dental implants, laser dentistry, and Computer aided design and milling of crowns.

Motivated by an unwavering commitment to personalized patient care, Sony seamlessly integrates evolving clinical knowledge with digital dentistry. At the heart of her practice lies a fusion of clinical expertise, individualized attention, and latest in technology, ensuring a consistently elevated standard of exceptional patient care.
Beyond profession, Sony embraces the role of a devoted mother to two beautiful children. Her love for nature finds expression in rejuvenating hikes, often accompanied by her trusted canine companion.
+Member of New Zealand Dental Association
+Member of Sedation Society of New Zealand
+Member of Australian Academy of Dento-facial Aesthetics
+Member of Institute of Digital Dentistry

senior DENTIST
Dr. Saskia Saetrum

Saskia graduated from the University of Otago in 2014.

Upon graduation, she took up a position in a rural dental clinic in Central Otago, which provided broad experience including managing traumatic injuries, minor oral surgery, and after-hours on-call.

Saskia moved to Auckland in 2018 and has worked in the area ever since.

Her patients appreciate the time she spends talking with them and explaining prevention of decay and gum problems. She has a strong attention to detail and is committed to providing her patients with exceptional dental treatment. Saskia says her main goal is to work with her patients to achieve healthy mouths and to help them maintain their teeth for life.


Outside of private practice, Saskia is a former committee member and treasurer for the NZ Society of Endodontics.


She continues to build on her professional qualifications, and regularly attends courses both nationally and internationally. Saskia trained in both Implant Surgery and Advanced Implant Prosthetics in Sydney in 2019. She holds full Invisalign® accreditation and is also accredited with the NZ Society of Sedation in Dentistry to provide advanced intravenous (IV) sedation. IV sedation causes deep relaxation and sleepiness, and is a very effective and safe option for people that are anxious about coming to the dentist.


In addition to dentistry, Saskia trained with the Australian Academy of Dento-facial Aesthetics in botulinum toxin (muscle relaxant) injections to help patients with bruxism (tooth grinding and clenching) and tension headaches.


Outside of the practice, Saskia loves the outdoors, golf, tennis, and the beach.

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Our Staff

Our Dental Hygienists

Oral Health Therapists/Hygienist
Glodie Biladi
My name is Glodie and I am the Oral Health Therapist (OHT) here at Titirangi Dental Centre. I am a Congolese-Kiwi, raised in the Waikato, born in Malaysia and came to NZ when I was a year and 6 months old and have called the beautiful NZ my home ever since.

I am a highly skilled, kind, charismatic, and compassionate individual with four years experience as an OHT, graduating with my Bachelors in Oral Health from AUT. I have a strong work ethic and am known by staff and patients for always providing thorough dental treatment. Providing dental care in both my hygiene and therapy scopes is truly my passion as I am able to educate and provide dental treatment for children through general dentistry and hygiene and hygiene alone for adults. In my role as an OHT my aim is to go above and beyond for my patients and provide exceptional service in a calm and gentle manner with the hopes of giving you the confidence to walk out of my surgery with an educated and healthier smile.


Work Experience:
Prior to working at Titirangi Dental Centre I worked as an OHT for the Waitemata DHB, with the school dental service - providing dental care to young children and teenagers. In this role, it gave me insightful knowledge and understanding on how to treat nervous and anxious patients - a skill I have greatly utilized across the board with all my patients.


If you don’t find me treating teeth - you can find me either invested in a good podcast, a good book, taking part in hip-hop classes at my local dance studio, going for a nice long stroll or spending quality time with family and friends.

Practice Manager

Practice Manager
Siddharth Roy
I am Siddharth Roy, an overseas dentist who set out on a transformative journey to New Zealand five years ago. My career in the dental sector has been both rewarding and fulfilling, allowing me to contribute meaningfully to the well-being of both the dental team and our valued patients.

Originally from India, I chose to pursue my passion for dentistry overseas, and New Zealand quickly became my preferred destination.


I have had the privilege of working in various capacities within the dental field, honing my skills and gaining valuable insights. My commitment to delivering exceptional service has led me to take on the role of a dental practice manager. As a manager, I have overseen the seamless functioning of the dental team while prioritizing the well-being of our patients. I believe in fostering a collaborative and supportive environment that enhances both professional growth and patient satisfaction.


My professional journey is underlined by a simple yet profound motto - to provide unwavering service to both the dental team and our patients. I firmly believe that a harmonious and motivated team translates into superior patient care. As a manager, I am dedicated to cultivating an environment where everyone feels empowered and inspired to contribute their best, ultimately leading to an elevated standard of dental services.


Looking ahead, I am excited about the continued evolution of dentistry in New Zealand. My goal is to stay at the forefront of advancements in dental care, ensuring that our practice remains a beacon of excellence in the industry. Through continuous learning, innovation, and a commitment to compassionate service, I aim to contribute to the overall well-being of our community.

Dental Assistants

Dental Assistant Coordinator
Ali Malek
Hello, my name is Ali. I have been working in the dental industry for over 23 years. I qualified as a dentist in Iran in 2013 and worked there until I moved to New Zealand in 2021.

I joined Titirangi Dental Centre in 2022 as Dr. Luke Simpson's assistant, and I really enjoy all the different treatments we offer our patients, including Invisalign, implants, crown and bridge work, and sedation. As the head DA, I am responsible for lab work and managing clinic stock. Being part of the great team at Titirangi Dental is a joy for me.


During my free time, I love playing club soccer and cooking on the BBQ. I have two sons aged 2 and a half and 6 and a half years, and they love playing soccer with me. My wife and I love to travel and watch movies together.

Dental Assistant
Paul Lai

My name is Paul. I grew up in Hong Kong before immigrating to New Zealand in 2000. Here, I married my beautiful wife, and we have two teenage sons.

I completed a Bachelor of Ministry and have worked as a volunteer pastor to serve the local community. In addition, I have worked in the dental industry for over 10 years to support my family. My roles in the dental field have included dental assisting and branch management.

I joined Titirangi Dental Centre in July 2023 as a dental assistant, and I enjoy working as a team to help our local community. My values and principles are always to try my best to do the right things. Over the years, I have gained valuable experience in the dental industry, starting as a junior dental assistant and eventually becoming a branch senior staff. This journey has taught me many lessons and the importance of continuous learning.

Since joining Titirangi Dental Centre in July, I have continued to apply my experience and learn new things to collaborate with my colleagues in serving our local community

Dental Assistant / Receptionist
Xinyi (Kristy) Zhang
Hi there, my name is Kristy and I’m from China. I’ve been working at Titirangi Dental Centre since 2023 and have had a long career in the dental field.
Over the years, I've worked in various roles such as sterilizing nurse, front desk and treatment coordinator, and chair-side assistant, and currently, I work as a dental assistant and receptionist at Titirangi Dental Centre. In 2022, I gained my certified competency to monitor sedated patients, and I have developed a passion for dentistry. I am planning to start a Bachelor of Oral Health degree to further my knowledge and skills. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and shopping.
Dental Assistant
My name is Soummya and I have a Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry from India. I am confident in assisting with four-handed dentistry efficiently and effectively.
My top priority is to ensure patients feel welcome and comfortable throughout their dental visit. I understand the importance of sterilization and disinfection protocols, and always strictly follow them. I believe that care and compassion are integral parts of healthcare, which motivates me to grow and achieve more in this field. I am proud to be a part of the amazing and focused team at TDC.


Patient Care Coordinator
April Goodson
Hello, my name is April. I have been working in the dental industry for over 30 years. Initially, I started as a dental assistant, and 5 years ago, I was promoted to the role of Patient Care Coordinator.

I love my job as I get to take care of our patients from the start to the end of their treatment. My primary responsibility is to make sure that they feel comfortable and relaxed before their appointments. If you are looking for a friendly and welcoming dental practice, I would highly recommend visiting us at Titirangi Dental. Our team takes pride in providing excellent care to our patients.


When I am not at work, I love spending time with my family and close friends. I also enjoy traveling and discovering new places around the world. My husband and I are both food enthusiasts and love going to the movies. I am especially proud of my daughter, who has just received her master's degree in business.

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Dr Simpson is friendly, honest and thorough. I have been a patient for many years and trust him implicitly with my oral health care.
Steven Bridges
Steven Bridges
I'm delighted to share my positive experience with Dr. Luke Simpson and his exceptional team .From the moment I walked in, the warm and friendly atmosphere put me at ease. The staff's professionalism and attention to detail were evident throughout my visit, and Dr. Smith's expertise and genuine concern for my dental health truly stood out. The state-of-the-art facility and seamless appointment process further added to the overall positive experience. I highly recommend this dental practice for their outstanding care and commitment to patient satisfaction.
Baz BB
Baz BB
Very professional from the receptionist to the dentist. The team were really helpful and Luke ( the dentist) had a great personality and it was obvious he wanted the best outcome for me. Highly recommend. Also excellent value.
Richard Vinsen
Richard Vinsen
They found a cavity that another Dentist did not pickup in an examination only 1 month ago. Highly recommended.
Thomas Ekholm
Thomas Ekholm
I am really happy with Titirangi Dental. A couple of years ago I changed from a dentist in town I have been to for decades because his practice got taken over by when he retired. Dr Luke at Titirangi dentist is a wonderful find. Very very happy with his work and recommendations. Plus he doesn’t try to sell me extra stuff… like Lumio was doing. And my hygienist Glodie Biladi is fabulous and thorough with such a sunny personality that almost makes having my teeth cleaned fun.
Sarah Munro
Sarah Munro
My experience at Titirangi dental is always impressive. Even late on a Friday afternoons their professionalism is on top form. I get treated as an important person of significance. They value each individual with such friendly approach which had me relax more. No tricks or upselling just honest focus on what needs attention and a good sense of being taken care of when leaving. Their fabulous reputation most certainly stands on strong foundations thats for sure. I personally wouldnt want to go anywhere else their team from reception to surgeon is too good. I can put my hand on heart and recommend this five star practice as I do. Go for it! You'd be hard pushed to find better me thinks! Ray Whitworth Victim of Crime Counsellor / Therapist.
Dr Luke is very professional , humble , generous , hospitality smile face working with highy quality , nice advise and direction Wen you are with him for treatment feel comfortable more reliable and fantastic job Weldon Dr Luke thanks
Abdul Zolfaghari
Abdul Zolfaghari
I first went to Titirangi dental in Feb 2022 with a terrible tooth ache. Luke and the team not only helped me get that tooth back to good health but have worked closely with me on gum issues since. I like that Luke talks me through each step before, during and after which helps me stay informed. I also appreciate the they provide options for treatment. I avoided dentists for my whole adult life to my own detriment. Each time I went in, it left me not feeling the best and they didn’t take a holistic approach but that has changed now.
Manu Joyce
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