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Our Team

Dr Garth Sherriff - Principal 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 New Zealand 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. He is also a member of the New Zealand Society for Anaesthesia & Sedation in Dentistry (NZSSAD).

Dr Alan Tan Principal Dentist

Malaysia born, educated in Dunedin and at Otago University, Alan is married with a young family. He has a great deal of experience in both IV sedation and Emergency work as well as General Dentistry and has worked with us here at Dentistry for Chickens since 2007. He is the ‘nice guy’ of dentistry who will listen to your fears and concerns and treat you with respect and compassion.



Dr Ellen Yang  - Associate Dentist

Ellen is an enthusiastic and hard working dentist who endeavours to always ensure her patients are comfortable in the dental setting. With the completion of her studies in New Zealand, she has been working in the dental field for 20 years. She has a special interest in the areas of restorative dentistry and endodontics. Ellen is able to communicate in English and is fluent in Mandarin. 

Married to Edward for 17 years, they have 2 lovely teenage daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks, good food and spending time with her family. 


Simone Sherriff - Practice Manager

Simone has been working in the dental industry for over 30 years. Together with her husband Dr Garth Sherriff, they have four grown children. Simone has managed the practice in Peach Parade since 2003. She has a welcoming and warm personality which helps ease apprehensive patients into dental care. 



Shalini Mani 
Dental Hygienist RDH
Dental Surgery Assistant
Rebecca Holland
Principal Nurse and Administration Manager
Dental Surgery Assistant
Dental Receptionist
Dental Surgery Assistant