Why Us?

Are you looking for quality dental treatment with a relaxing and enjoyable environment? If your answer is yes, then why not come see us. We offer free WINZ quotes, ACC cover, and free dental treatment for adolescents aged between 13 and 17 years old. We also can provide free dental treatment for children ages 5-13 years when referred by the school dental nurse.

Not only do we provide state of the art technology to make every treatment more efficient and effective, but we ensure that you are comfortable during your time here. As a patient, you can select your favourite movie or TV series on Netflix, or simply lay back and listen to music during your treatment.

At Riverside Dental, we take pride in performing dentistry to the highest standards as we put a strong focus on safety and quality. Our team tailors every patient’s treatment recommendations to best suit their specific needs and budget. We are committed in updating the skills and knowledge of our team through regular training and education seminars, providing you with the best possible care.

With the help of our diagnostic televisions, intra-oral cameras, and digital imaging systems, we have the ability to capture clear and detailed images of most problematic areas. This is a major step in helping identify and prevent issues that may not be visible through a basic examination. We take great care in providing preventative treatments and techniques to help reduce the potential for issues to reoccur. Through this, we can help provide knowledge of what you can do to help retain a beautiful smile.

Seena Gopi


Seena graduated in 2004 and enjoy every aspect of dentistry.

She takes pride in providing dentistry at the highest standard, in a comfortable and caring environment.

Seena practices a wide range of general dentistry and has special interest in Cosmetic dentistry.. She enjoys meeting her patients and discussing their concerns, explaining the treatment plan and involving them in the process of dental care.

She always makes her patients feel comfortable and welcome and that they leave feeling happy with their dental care.

Outside of work Seena enjoys spending time with her husband and son.She loves to travel, explore the local beaches and enjoy long walks.

Tanya Fu


Tanya is one of our friendly Dentists.

Tanya’s aim in dentistry is to provide patients with quality treatments and care. As a general dentist, she has a strong work ethic and high self-expectations. 

As an eager learner, Tanya has always learned from her experiences and urge for higher goals. Tanya’s natural interest and care for people gives her a strong sense of duty and excitement of her career in dentistry. Growing up in a Chinese background, Tanya has compassion for cultural diversities and can effectively communicate bilingually(Chinese). Tanya would love to contribute to the community around us and become a valuable addition to the team.

In  Tanya’s spare time, she is a active and adventurous person and likes to spend time on fitness workouts, such as boxing and Pilates. Tanya also enjoys outdoor activities such as tennis, snowboarding, horse-riding, swimming and more.

Luke Simpson

Implant Surgeon

Dr Luke is a University of Otago trained dentist with over 22 years of clinical experience in surgical, and implant dentistry and offers dental care with sedation for apprehensive patients and/or more complex treatment requirements.

His attention to detail gained him the Leask Memorial Medal for Conservative Dentistry and the New Zealand Society of Periodontology Prize.  He has lectured and run study groups in dental implants, sedation, dental emergencies and dental materials.

Outside of work, Luke enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 young children.  When time permits he also loves skiing, snowboarding, cycling with friends, and attending the local church.

Rachelle Perkin

Oral Health Therapist

Rachelle is our lovely and gentle Oral Health Therapist (Hygienist). Rachelle is very bubbly and warming to her patients and always makes sure they are feeling as comfortable as possible. Rachelle ensures to check on the patients throughout their appointment by stopping and asking if they are ok and comfortable.

Rachelle graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2018. Rachelle has a gentle but thorough approach to dental hygiene and loves to keep her patients relaxed and confident.

In Rachelle’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family and has a love for maternity and newborn photography and film.

Trudy Burgess

Oral Health Therapist

Trudy has a number of years experience as a dental hygienist/oral health therapist. She takes great care in ensuring all her patients are as comfortable as possible during treatment. Although Trudy enjoys all aspects of hum disease prevention, she has a particular interest in advanced periodontology and is currently learning to fine tune her skills with perioscopy.

She loves the variety of her role in that she can also see children for their dental work and enjoys having children in her chair.

Outside of work Trudy enjoys spending time with her family, whether it be on the beach in summer or on the mountain in the winter.

Agnes Lemuelu

Practice Manager

Agnes Lemuelu is from the South pacific Island Kiribati and migrated to NZ in 2017. She is a qualified Dentist graduated from Fiji , seeking to be registered in New Zealand as a Dentist.

She has a friendly welcoming attitude, kindhearted, soft and always willing to help out all patients in a gentle and friendly manner.

Outside work Agnes is very proactive in her Kiribati Community,loves going to church and is a very good singer.

Alesha Watson

Dental Admin/Reception

Alesha is our welcoming and bubbly Dental Admin and Reception.

She is always making sure our patients are feeling welcomed with her warm and bubbly personality and are feeling as comfortable as possible when they come into our practice. She enjoys helping her patients fulfill their needs in our practice and making sure they are receiving the best possible treatment to suit them.

Outside of work Alesha enjoys spending quality time with her family and children and also completing some Personal Training classes.

Alyssa Rowley

Dental Assistant

Alyssa is our friendly Dental Assistant.

Alyssa moved to Auckland in 2020 from Hawkes Bay for a wider opportunity in the work industry. Alyssa has a welcoming and kind hearted personality and behind her personality she has a warm heart that ensures each patient is welcomed and feeling comfortable within the practice.

In her spare time, she enjoys going camping and spending quality time with her family.

For more information about how we can help you feel and look great or to book appointment, please feel free to call our friendly reception team.

P: (09) 422 3214 | 027 725 7999
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