Our Team

Dr Alan Tan

Principal Dentist

Malaysia born, educated in Dunedin and at Otago University, Alan is married with a young family. Alan as the owner of dentistry for “chickens” has your interests at heart and with a great deal of experience in IV sedation, general dentistry and emergency work, his “nice guy of dentistry” name is well earned. He will listen to your fears and concerns and treat you with respect and compassion.

Dr Garth Sherriff

Associate Dentist

Garth graduated from Otago University in 1972. Following graduation he spent two years in a private practice in rural New Zealand before heading to England for 18 years where he worked in dental practices that specialised in general anaesthetic and sedations for dental treatment.

While in England Garth was actively involved with SAAD (Society for the Advancement in Anaesthetic Dentistry) and completed post graduate courses in sedation.

When Garth returned to NZ in 1994 he took over an established IV practice in Remuera, Auckland as well as part-time work with Accident and Emergency dental clinics.

Garth regularly attends meetings and conferences in order to keep abreast of the latest technology and procedures.


Rebecca Holland

Practice Manager

Rebecca has been working in the dental industry for over ten years, most of that with dentistry for “chickens”. She started as a part time Dental Assistant in the After Hours service and has worked her way to Practice Manager. She tells us she is proud to be a part of such an awesome team.

Dr Julian Woolley

Associate dentist

We are very fortunate to currently have Julian as part of our team while Teresa is on maternity leave. Julian has come to us from the UK and has proven himself to be kind and gentle in approach. Julian is committed to providing a high standard of care and believes strongly in prevention and minimal intervention.

Dr Teresa Chang

On Maternity Leave

Associate Dentist

Teresa qualified in Perth, Australia and has an interest in emergency dentistry and being able to help people when it is most needed. She will always take her time to ensure you have the best outcome she can provide. Teresa speaks both Mandarin and English fluently.

Ella Wang

Oral Health Therapist

Ella Wang has been with Dentistry for “chickens” for many years as dental assistant and more recently as hygienist. Ella is careful and meticulous and kind and you will leave her with beautifully clean and fresh teeth.


Dental Receptionist       


Dental surgery assistant


Dental surgery assistant & stock manager


Personal Assistant


Dental receptionist


Sterilisation assistant


Sterilisation assistant

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29A Peach Parade, Remuera, Auckland

(09) 520 0292