Meet the Team

DR IVAN GIRD B.Ch.D
Dentist
 

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. 

DR PAUL LEE B.D.S
Dentist

Paul is originally from South Korea and moved to New Zealand in 2002. He studied in Otago University and graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Also being passionate in theology, he studied a Diploma degree at Laidlaw College. His emphasis is to provide quality patient-based care and endeavors to produce a result that both the patient and the dentist can be satisfied of. Outside of work he spends his time with family and enjoys playing basketball. 

Our Receptionists and Assistants
 
All of our lovely receptionists and 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. 

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.