Meet the Team

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. 

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. 

Brittany, Rachel & Stacey
The Assistants
 
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. 

Rachel West
Practice Manager
Born and raised in the Waikato, Rachel brings small town warmth and hospitality to our busy clinic. With over 20 years of experience in dentistry, she has also had time to raise 4 children and work as a phlebotomist. When not in the clinic, Rachel enjoys playing the guitar and singing in her band.