Dee graduated from Baghdad university in 1988. She has practiced overseas in Yemen, Jordon & here in New Zealand. In 1997 she worked as a clinician and practice manager of the Adolescent mobile units for Auckland, New Zealand. Dee is passionate about dentistry and has extensive experience working with children under the age of 18. She also completed her Clinical Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry and has a special interest and skill in managing anxious parents and children who find visits to the dentist difficult and display behaviour that prevents effective treatment.
Dee lives in Remuera Auckland with her husband of 25 years and 2 beautiful daughters. She loves to spend time travelling, visiting museums, art galleries and taking their pet labrador Arlo for long walks.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Distinction), University of Otago
Mariam graduated with distinction from the University of Otago in 2012 and gained membership with distinction with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons the following year. She worked as a dentist at Nelson Hospital and then in private practice in Timaru before returning home to work in Auckland. She believes in working with patients to create personalised treatment that improves the quality of their dental health. Mariam actively pursues the latest dental developments to provide patients with the best in functional and cosmetic dental solutions.
Mariam believes that a visit to the dentist should be a comfortable and pleasant experience. She is gentle and patient, and provides IV sedation (sleep dentistry) to help patients manage dental anxiety and long procedures. She also enjoys working with young children and helping them through their dental milestones as they grow.
Mariam loves to bake for her friends and family and enjoys running, painting, and travelling with her husband Tom.
Ellerslie Highway Dental Centre has highly skilled staff who do everything possible to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed. If you are looking for a Dentist that will provide warm, friendly service and excellent treatment, call Ellerslie Highway Dental Centre now to book an appointment. Book your appointment now!
We offer a wide range of treatments from restorative & cosmetic to paediatric dentistry. Our approach is patient focused and we aim to provide conditions to keep patients calm and comfortable, by offering an environment with friendly staff and high quality dental services.
A trip to the dentist can make both parents and kids anxious. This need not be the case. At Ellerslie Highway Dental Centre we have a special interest in keeping kids and parents calm. We offer special care to children and sometimes prescribe sedation to ensure a more relaxed treatment mostly we are successful in calming kids down with behaviour management techniques.