Opening Hours  Mon - Thurs 7.30am - 3pm

Meet the team

Dr Graham Shaw

Graham is the Founding dentist at Jervois Dental.

After Graduation from Otago University in 1985, he spent a year as dental house surgeon at Christchurch hospital. At the completion of that year he travelled to the UK for the typical Kiwi OE. Based in London and working in Sloane Square at a private practice, he mixed work and travel for a few years, but the New Zealand lifestyle drew him home again.

After a few years in a practice in Northcote, he looked for a suitable location for a dental practice in Herne Bay. After securing a lease on the current premises, he opened the doors for the first time on 23 May 1996. His first patient was a veneer case, and the venture was off on a roll.

Initially only the front half of the house was used for the surgery, with the back half being sub-let as a 2 bedroom flat. As the practice built, more space was needed, and after gaining council consent the rest of the house was converted and a full refurbishment was carried out in 2003.

Graham's passion for dentistry has led him to create a boutique practice with very high standard of technology and a commitment to excellence. He strives to stay at the cutting edge of techniques and technology. The benefits for the patients are phenomenal and the benefits for Graham are that he gets to perform the type of dentistry that he loves.

Away from the surgery Graham has two gorgeous kids Phoebe 15, and Vinnie 12. They both attend local schools.


Patrycja Thomas

Patrycja loves working chairside, and has moved to the practice from Milford. You may find her working on reception too.



Anna Coupe

Anna is our full time hygienist. She graduated from Otago with a BOH (Oral Health) in 2010. Her philosophy is focused on preventative care and will ensure that your gums are kept healthy as well as showing you proper cleaning techniques and other handy tips. She also runs the bleaching program for the practice with both in-clinic and take-home whitening systems.  


Yvonne Neeley

Yvonne joined the Jervois Dental team at the beginning of 2011. She is a registered dental assistant with certification from the NZDA and her caring and friendly personality will help put you at ease.


Dr Don Macalister

 We are fortunate to have the services of Don Macalister, registered oral surgeon. Don works in-house on a monthly basis and provides an excellent service. He is the most experienced practitioner using TCI sedation with BIS monitoring.


Jervois dental is the only practice in NZ that can offer the combination of services that we have available. Graham is currently president of the NZ Society for Sedation in Dentistry, and is involved in teaching courses for practitioners wishing to learn sedation.
Please feel free to contact us and we will do our utmost to ensure that you join the large number of satisfied clients of Jervois Dental.


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