Our entire team has a common vision of providing the best quality of care to all our orthodontic patients. We are proud that our clinical staff can offer all our patients, youths and adults, thorough and very gentle care. We are knowledgeable about smiles, having provided orthodontic services to many patients over the years. We encourage family members to be involved at each orthodontic appointment with the patient. Our orthodontist is present at each appointment and is happy to answer any questions you may have.
Craig Sharp Orthodontics is now an AOAC Team Certified practice. This designation is provided by a leading education and training company for the orthodontic industry. Achieving this level of accomplishment means that our team has completed countless hours of education, knowledge and testing procedures in the field of orthodontics. You can feel better about the level of care you receive by knowing that our team is dedicated to furthering our knowledge and expertise in the field of orthodontics.
Born in Auckland, Jo moved to Wellington to complete her qualifications in Dental Therapy. After working in Wellington for a couple of years she returned to Auckland in 1995 where she started work with Dr Sharp. At that period she was mainly clinic based but since returning, after having her daughter Sara, Jo has taken on more of an administrative role.
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Puspa was born in Otorohanga and later, moved to Auckland as a child. She joined the team six years ago with a background in orthodontic administration. Both Puspa’s daughters have had treatment with Craig and she felt that the professional and friendly office is where she wanted to work.
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Amanda – Born and bred in Auckland. She studied at Auckland University before getting into the dental industry. With a background in Dental assisting and Accounting Amanda joined the Sharp team to further her knowledge & experience in Orthodontics. Amanda has recently returned from maternity leave after having a baby boy. Due to Amanda’s ability to speak both Cantonese and Mandarin, she is a very valuable member of the practice.
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Liané- was born in South Africa and moved to New Zealand with her family when she was nine. She grew up in Tauranga and moved to Auckland in 2004 to further her studies. With a background in Medical Imaging Liané started in the Orthodontic field in 2008.
You can contact her on: Liane.Hunt@ortho1.co.nz
An orthodontic auxiliary is the doctor’s eyes and ears. An orthodontic auxiliary should be able to speak to the children and their parents and form a good relationship with them. Our orthodontic auxiliaries are all highly qualified (NZDC registered) or are undergoing continuing education. Our auxiliaries are outgoing, personable, have great interpersonal skills and are well organized.
The primary role of the orthodontic auxiliary is to help the Doctor in the placement, adjustment, and removal of the appliances through working with the patient’s, one on one, under the Doctor’s direction and supervision. Auxiliaries will also be involved in other areas of the practice such as sterilization of instruments, and taking diagnostic records such as x-rays, photographs, and impressions of the teeth. The role of an orthodontic auxiliary, is governed by New Zealand Dental Council Regulations.