Meet the Team
DR SAM PATERSON B.D.S.
A native of Dunedin, Dr Samuel Paterson graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Upon moving to Tauranga, he worked for Te Mana Toroa before starting work with us at Baywide Smiles in 2015. With energy to burn, Sam takes a particular interest in surgical extractions and large dental restorations. When he’s not in the surgery you can find him on the basketball court or hitting the mountain biking tracks.
DR IVAN GIRD B.Ch.D
Originally hailing from South Africa, Ivan graduated from Stellenbosch University in 1986 and has since moved to the Bay of Plenty with his family. Ivan has a well-rounded interest in general dentistry and has a passion for delivering high quality work to every patient. When Ivan (and his infectious grin) aren't in the dental clinic, he is usually spending time with his two daughters or keeping up with the latest rugby.
Yamuna Marshall B.H.Sc. (Oral Health)
Oral Health Therapist
Yamuna, our superstar therapist, graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Yamuna works with our patients under the age of 18 and collaborates closely with our dental practitioners in making prevention of disease a priority. She enjoys working to improve oral health through education, treatment and maintenance. Outside of work she loves being a mother and is often found in the kitchen preparing nutritious meals for her family.
Brittany, Rachel & Stacey
All of our lovely assistants have a passion for the dental clinic and a special ability to put our patients at ease. Qualified and recognized by the New Zealand Dental Association, these girls deliver exceptional care of the highest standard while bringing a fun and friendly atmosphere to Baywide Smiles.