Our Team


In light of the developing situation with Covid-19, we would ask that anyone who has been overseas within the last 14 days, contact us to re-arrange their appointment. In addition to this, if you are exhibiting cold and flu symptoms, please contact us so we can discuss the feasibility of continuing with planned appointments. Thank you for considering the health of our staff and other patients.

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.


Dr Jason Berger

Associate Dentist

Jason worked as a Dental House Surgeon in Auckland and Christchurch hospitals after graduating from the University of Otago. Jason is a welcome addition to our team of caring and compassionate dentists as, with his thoughtful and calming demeanour, even his most nervous patients soon feel at ease. He is also happy to be able to offer IV sedation for those patients who require it

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 Teresa Chang

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.

Chan Lim

Oral Health Therapist

Chan has been with us since the start of 2019 and we can happily tell you that he is a kind and gentle person who will ensure your comfort - as it is one of his main priorities. He works well with all our dentists and together with them, ensures that you can achieve and maintain good oral health.


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29A Peach Parade, Remuera, Auckland

(09) 520 0292