Click on the below links to learn more about the team at Bright White.

From our friendly front office staff, our efficient and caring dental assistants to our gentle Dentists who all deliver a high quality of dental care tailored to each individuals needs and comfort zones.

Dr Sama Al-Ahmed (Dentist)
Dr Daniel Richards (Dentist)
Dr Marcos Rippel (Dentist)

Elisha Anand (Dental Assistant)
Robyn Carter (Practice coordinator)
Tracey Tebble-Lewis (Practice Manager)
Rima Singh (Hygienist)

Dr Sama Al-Ahmed

Dentist (Al-Mustansiriya)

Dr Sama is a bilingual dentist speaking fluent in Arabic. She graduated in 2009 from Al-Mustansiriya University then moved to New Zealand in January 2011 since then she has been working on developing her knowledge and skills by attending courses and conferences to make sure she always provides up to date dentistry.

While Sama enjoys all aspects of general dentistry she has a strong interest in aesthetic dentistry such as crowns, veneers and bridges. She loves making patients feel happier and more confident with their smile and the satisfaction of knowing she has helped them.

Sama is passionate about orthodontic and is a certified Invisalign provider

Sama is a very experienced provider of facial fillers and botulinum toxin (Botox) and strives to make patients feel more youthful but with a natural appearance.

Outside of work Sama enjoys spending time with her young family.

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Marcos has over 14 years experience as a general dentist, focussing on both general and cosmetic dentistry.

Marcos is passionate about helping people through dentistry, he works at the clients pace ensuring you understand all your options. Marcos is kind and gentle, and strives to ensure all his clients have a pleasant experience.

Dentist (Otago)

Dr Richards has been providing exceptional dental care for 20 years since graduating from University of Otago in 2000. He has a strong educational foundation and is continually attending the highest level courses, seminars and conferences to stay in the leading edge of his profession. He is an active member of several dental study groups and professional associations.

He has acquired additional knowledge and hands-on expertise in the United Kingdom and Australia to offer a wide range of high quality dental services. He believes that dental health is a lifelong process. Dr Richards is skilled in implants, crowns, veneers, Invisalign and facial injectables. He is a firm believer of “prevention is better than a cure”.

To Dr Richards, dentistry is more than just a medical profession. It’s about relating to each patient’s individual need in order to improve their quality of health.

He also provides you with a personalised treatment plan that ensures long-lasting dental health.

His vision has always been to combine the best medical expertise with state of art technology and world class facilities to ensure complete patient satisfaction. He goes the extra mile to educate each patient so they make their own decisions on their treatment plan.

In his spare time, he spends time with his daughter, his family and friends, plays soccer and tennis, enjoys swimming and hiking.

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