Dr Alex McIntosh is one of New Zealand’s most experienced Dental Implant Surgeons as he has been placing dental implants since 1985 and he continues to be at the forefront of dental implant placement and dental implant restoration due to his extensive experience and advanced up to date expert knowledge in this area of dentistry.
He graduated from Otago University in 1978. In 1979 he was a tutor at the School of Dentistry in Dunedin. He then became the senior dental house surgeon at Auckland Hospital and the Plastic Surgical Dental Unit at Middlemore Hospital.
Alex commenced private practice in 1981 and since then has developed Fraser Dental Centre into one of the leading dental practices in New Zealand.
His special interests are in dental implants, orthodontics for children and adults, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr McIntosh is highly regarded in his field and regularly gives lectures on orthodontics and dental implants. He is acknowledged by the NZ Dental Council as being one of New Zealand’s most experienced Dental Surgeons in implant dentistry in advanced complex cases, both surgical and restorative.
Dr McIntosh is enthusiastic about dentistry and the way it can improve everyone’s quality of life. Outside of his work, he enjoys spending time with his family, road cycling and swimming.
Milan graduated from Otago University in 1999. Since joining Fraser Dental Centre in 2003, Dr Raniga has earned a reputation as a friendly dentist who delivers only the very best dental care. Many patients seek out Dr Raniga after hearing about his skills from their friends or family. Dr Raniga has a special interest in Orthodontics for adults and children and is an accredited Invisalign provider.
He has completed a mini-residency in Orthodontics with EODO (Excellence in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics). In addition to this, he has worked in a Specialist Orthodontic practice in Sydney for 3 years under the guidance of Dr Derek Mahoney. Dr Raniga shares Dr Mahoney’s full face Orthodontic philosophy, whereby removal of teeth is avoided where possible. This creates not just beautiful teeth but beautiful faces.
Dr Raniga is a great communicator and takes the time to carefully explain your treatment plan before beginning treatment. His gentle approach allows time for you to become comfortable with the procedure and your surroundings so that you can enjoy the best dental experience possible. He is passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives through dentistry, especially young individuals by giving them a confident new smile.
Dr Raniga enjoys spending time with his two children, playing cricket and practicing yoga. He was born in Fiji and went to school in Auckland.
Dr Raniga’s professional associations include:
Member New Zealand Dental Association
Member Auckland Dental Association
Secretary for The New Zealand Dentists Orthodontic Society
NZ Society for Anaesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry
Member of the International Association of Orthodontics
NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr Milan Raniga
Dr Melissa Inger
BSc (Auckland) – Major in Psychology
BSc with Honours (Neuropsychology – First Class Honours, Auckland)
BDS (Distinction, Otago)
Melissa has always been a creative person. Her love of art and her passion for science led to her choosing dentistry. A perfect combination of both.
Melissa believes in continuous education and up-skilling, learning about the latest technologies and dental research by taking various continuing education courses to further her knowledge. She is currently working toward completing a mini-residency in Orthodontics through renowned Orthodontic specialist, Dr Derek Mahony.
For Melissa, dentistry is about improving someone else’s quality of life, whether by fixing back teeth to enable chewing or by improving confidence by creating a beautiful smile. Seeing someone excited about their teeth inspires Melissa as well. Her patients love her enthusiasm and gentle approach.
Fun fact – Melissa is completely ambidextrous! This means she is able to use both hands equally, which makes performing dental procedures much easier as she can switch hands when necessary!
When she is not in her clinic beautifying and correcting smiles, Melissa loves the outdoors and is an avid snowboarder.
Dr Melissa Inger
Dr Stephanie Lee
Stephanie graduated from the University of Otago with First Class Honours in 2014 and has worked as a Dental and Maxillofacial House Surgeon at Christchurch hospital. She also enjoyed looking after the locals in a family dental practice on Waiheke island for a number of years before moving back to Auckland to be closer to family and friends. She is very excited to be joining the team at Fraser dental, as she was born and raised just down the road in West Harbour.
Stephanie enjoys tailoring dental treatments to each of her patients to suit their needs and expectations, and believes prevention and education is the key to helping everyone have healthy and confident smiles for life. Her favourite part of dentistry is getting to know and build relationships with her patients and provide them with the highest quality of treatment.
Outside of work, Stephanie loves hiking, reading and is an avid foodie.
As a teenager, Nitesh underwent orthodontics, which showed him how a change in function and aesthetics can help an individual. He also had some pretty uncomfortable past dental experiences – dental needles used to freak him out.
In choosing dentistry as a profession, Dr Gangadin always looks forward to building valued relationships with his patients. Being in the dental chair might not be the happiest place for everyone. Nitesh feels proudest when his patients express their gratitude from having a pleasant and comfortable experience with him.
After graduating as a dentist, Dr Gangadin continued to evolve professionally. He has completed two postgraduate studies in both South Africa (University of Western Cape) and New Zealand ( University of Otago). In 2005 he completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry and in 2014 he completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Periodontics. His current special interest is “gums”. Gum disease is still prevalent in New Zealand and affects all ages.
Dining out and sampling Auckland’s different restaurants’ is a weekly passion. Building solid and positive friendships around him is important to Nitesh. On a fun side, he will never miss a horror movie or a night in playing PlayStation games.
Nitesh has delved into academics and has lectured to AUT Oral Health students on a part-time basis. He has enjoyed building great working relationships with the Fraser Dental, McIntosh Dental and AUT teams. Being South African born, Nitesh is happy to have been adopted as a Kiwi and is looking forward to doing more things as a proud New Zealander.
Dr Gangadin’s professional associations include:
Member New Zealand Dental Association
New Zealand Society for Anaesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry
New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr Rakesh Jattan has returned to Fraser Dental after several years overseas extending his training and gaining invaluable experience. He originally completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Otago in 2000 and went on to complete a Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Dental Surgery in 2009. His specialist fellowship was gained at the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2014, which was followed by a fellowship in Orthognathic surgery and head and neck oncology in the UK three years later.
Dr Jattan provides specialist oral and maxillofacial surgical treatments for Fraser Dental patients, with areas of specialty including wisdom teeth, difficult cases of impacted or un-erupted teeth and dental implants.
Rakesh’s services are part of our Southern Cross Affiliated Provider team. He is also a consultant OMFS surgeon on the Auckland and Counties Manukau District Health Boards.
Dr Rakesh Jattan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Lisa is a Dental Hygienist and graduated in 1998. She loves seeing the transformation in new patients once they have regained the confidence and control of their oral health. She says there’s nothing like seeing the joy on her patient’s faces when they see how clean their teeth are! When her patients come back for routine maintenance, she loves seeing how easy it can be to have a healthy mouth and a great smile.
Outside of work, Lisa loves spending time with her three awesome kids.
“They keep me on my toes and I’m so grateful to be working part-time at Fraser so I can spend more time with them.” – Lisa
Judy is one of our wonderful Dental Assistants, and has been at Fraser Dental for over 20 years.
Jude has watched many nervous new arrivals become regular valued patients. She is proud to be a member of the wonderful, hard-working Fraser Dental team. She takes real pride in welcoming patients, listening to their needs, and helping them through their treatments with care and compassion. She builds great relationships with patients and their families – in fact, she has watched the children of many of her patients grow into amazing young adults. After all these years she can honestly say that she still loves Dental Assisting!
Outside of work Jude loves to spend time with family and socialising with friends. She enjoys renovating with her husband – in fact they have been renovating their home for several years. She has two children she is extremely proud of – not to mention their gorgeous Persian cat Garfield!
Hayley enjoys all aspects of her role, from patient care to the hands-on work. Making patients feel welcome and comfortable is important to Hayley, and she enjoys making their dental experience a good one.
When she’s not at Fraser Dental, Hayley and her partner spend most of their spare time exploring what Auckland has to offer as they are both new to the area. They love exploring new walking tracks and beaches but also love a good day out shopping.
Hayley grew up in the small town of Whakatane and this is her first experience living away from home. Even though she does miss her family and friends, the team at Fraser Dental have made her move super easy by being so welcoming and helpful.
Oral Health Therapist
Ashley works at Fraser Dental as a dual-trained dental hygienist and therapist.
She enjoys providing a variety of dental care to her patients including the dental care of children under 18 years of age, the preventive hygiene care of patients of all ages, and assisting Dr Raniga in his orthodontic and general dentistry work. There isn’t a boring day at Fraser Dental!
When Ashley isn’t at the clinic, she loves going to nice places and trying new restaurants like a true foodie and has recently started rock climbing, which she has come to enjoy as a leisure activity and sport.
Oral Health Therapist
Advanced Clinical Assistant
Ash works at Fraser Dental as Dr McIntosh’s Dental Auxiliary. He says that the team at McIntosh are great and he really enjoys working there.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery BDS (Fiji) in 2007.
Ash enjoys working at Fraser Dental Centre because he is constantly being exposed to a lot of different types of dentistry, such as ‘New Teeth on 4’, dental implants, wisdom tooth surgery, and cosmetic dentistry.
When he is not at work, his hobbies include playing soccer, netball, volleyball, and he loves cars. Ash also loves to cook.
Advanced Clinical Assistant
Tania loves working as part of an amazing team. She really enjoys meeting and assisting new and regular patients at Fraser Dental Centre.
When she is not at work she loves spending time with her wonderful husband and two handsome sons. They like going to the movies and enjoy outdoor activities.
“If you would like to come to a relaxing and fun practice I would highly recommend coming here, where you will be well looked after and cared for.” – Tania
Sam Lee is the General Manager of Fraser Dental and Fraser Dental.
Sam has a Master of Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science majoring in chemistry. His work experience includes both the hospitality industry and the healthcare sector.
Sam is passionate about service. He loves working with a professional team who go the extra mile to provide the best possible service – something that the McIntosh and Fraser Dental teams are also passionate about!
In his spare time, Sam enjoys cycling and travelling.
Deb Robson is responsible for all of the marketing and promotional activities for Fraser Dental and Fraser Dental. She has over 15 years’ experience in product and services marketing, and particularly enjoys copywriting, content management and digital marketing.
Deb says she has a real appreciation for how good dental care can change a person’s life and impact on their complete health and wellbeing. She loves how passionate the McIntosh and Fraser Dental teams are about providing great service and really caring about their patients.
When she’s not working, Deb has a busy family life with three teenagers. She is also a huge advocate for all animal causes.
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