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Wellington Dentists

Meet the team

Our compassionate team will help you feel completely at ease.
Our dentists have different special interests. Let us know your requirements and you will be placed with the dentist to best meet your needs.


Parm Gill

BDS (Otago 1995), MFDS(RCS Lon), MFGDP(UK),
PGDip Dig. Orth.(UK) – Non-specialist Orthodontics

About Parm

Dr. Parm Gill graduated from the University of Otago obtaining a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1995.

Following graduation, Parm embarked on a house surgeon position at the Rockhampton Base Hospital in Queensland for a year before returning home to New Zealand to work as a dentist in private practice in Hamilton.

In 1998 he began work in London, covering NHS (National Health Service) and private dentistry, and continued his career working at Kings College Dental Hospital. During his time overseas, he embarked on an extensive study programme, obtaining two fellowships with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MFDS) and The Royal College of General Dental Practitioners (MFGDP).

Upon his return to New Zealand in 2007, Parm developed an interest in the area of implant dentistry, attending courses in Wellington, Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne. He then proceeded to achieve accreditation with the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry through completion of the Levels I-III Accreditation courses as well as the Level IV Advanced Surgical Skills course. A Diploma in Head and Neck Anatomy at the University of Sydney Medical Faculty was obtained in 2008.

Parm has worked across the globe and has continued to strive for professional excellence by keeping abreast of the latest and most up to date dental treatments by attending regular dental courses here in New Zealand and overseas regularly to provide the best possible care for his patients

Parm is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association and International Team of Implantologists and adheres to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the New Zealand Dental Council (NZDC Standards for Dental Professionals).

With a great deal of experience under his belt, Parm looks forward to providing the highest level of dental care to all of his patients. He especially enjoys carrying out minimally invasive smile makeovers using simple and advanced corrective teeth straightening techniques followed by any necessary restorative/cosmetic procedures. He firmly believes in the motto of prevention is better than treatment and works to ensure that all his patients are able to be dentally healthy for the long term.

Parm just recently successfully completed a Diploma in Digital Orthodontics. He is very much into his fitness, golf and gardening in his spare time.


Colette Guinee

BDS (Dundee)

About Colette

Originally from Scotland, Colette can now be found in one of the furthest cities from home. Qualifying in 2012, she has experience working in both the UK and around New Zealand; and has been based in the Wellington region since 2017. She attends regular courses around the country, and is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association. Colette has also provided volunteer dental work in developing countries, including Tanzania, Uganda and Papua New Guinea.

She is experienced in all areas of general dentistry and extends her warm and friendly personality to the care of her patients. She aims to make treatment as pleasant as possible, and wishes to put anxious patients at ease.

Outside of work, Colette can be found (slowly) walking NZ’s tramping tracks, and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


Office Administrator

About Anne

Anne has worked as our receptionist / administrator since 2009.

Her helpfulness to patients, dental knowledge and administration skills are what makes her an important cog in the wheel that helps to keep this practice running smoothly.

During her spare time she likes to spend her days more often than not pottering round the garden in the Wairarapa with her husband and pets.



Dental Assistant

About Susan

Susan is our senior team member, a real people person and an experienced Dental Assistant with excellent chair side manner and patient focused skills.

She began her dental career volunteering at the Wellington People Centre where she completed her NZDAA Dental Assistant qualification, now the Downtown City Mission where she still volunteers providing dental care for the most marginalised in the community.

Since then she has gone on to complete an IV Sedation course, Level 4 Resuscitation Certificate, Implant Course in Shanghai and a live Implant Placement Course in Wellington. She went onto train and work as a digital workflow technician undertaking intraoral digital scanning for implant placements using the latest digital technologies.

When not at work she can be found moaning at her husband, avoiding her three grown up children and walking her two Daschunds, Frank and Sally along the Wellington waterfront.


Dental Hygienist

About Kristy

Kristy Symons started originally working as a Dental Assistant in 1996, working for 10 years before heading down to The University of Otago where she graduated with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2006.

After completing this she went back down to the Dental School to complete a course in Local Anaesthetic in 2015. Once graduated, she started work in Hastings, Hawkes Bay before moving back down to the Hutt Valley.

Kristy has 3 beautiful children with her husband. In her spare time, she can be found chauffeuring the kids between dance, hockey, softball and futsal or having some chill time with her husband Jarryd and crazy dog Winston.


Dental Hygienist

About PH

PH grew up in Singapore but now calls New Zealand home. She graduated from the University of Otago in 2015 and has worked in Masterton and the Hawkes Bay before settling down in Wellington with her husband and 2 cats. PH believes that good oral hygiene is the foundation for a healthy mouth

PH is a huge movie and TV buff and is always on the lookout for a good Netflix recommendation. So don’t hold back if you’ve got a good one to share!


Dental Assistant

About Nat

Nat became a member of the team in 2020. She takes great pride in assisting patients with their dental needs and works efficiently alongside the dentist to ensure no time is wasted. Nat is dedicated to providing exceptional service, making patients feel at ease. Outside of work, she can be found practicing and teaching ballet, or racing her motorcycle out at the track.



About Sharon

Having recently returned to my home country, it is a great privilege to bring my 20+ years of experience in Customer Service, Reception and Administration within the Medical and Oral Health sectors to Thorndon Dental. Originally from the Hutt Valley, my interests are varied from enjoying and soaking up the natural wonders of the Wellington region to primarily spending quality time out and about with whanau or just curling up at home relaxing with a good book.



About Yvonne

Yvonne grew up in a multicultural family in Germany. After graduating with a business high school diploma she became a qualified baker, but unfortunately developed a flour allergy. Since Yvonne likes to challenge herself, she still participated in the yearly graduate baking competition and achieved second place.

Looking for a new pursuit in life, Yvonne backpacked through South America, experienced bushcamping in Australia, then ultimately found her home in the beautiful Aotearoa.

Throughout the years she acquired a diverse range of work experience. From making the craziest shapes of bread, driving tractors on vineyards, to customer service, she finally found her place at our reception and is excited to extend her work experience to Dental Assistance.

In her spare time Yvonne enjoys watching all kinds of movies and tv-series. She also likes to read about science and philosophy and improving her eco friendly lifestyle. New Zealand taught her how to convert her old live-to-work life into a more balanced and relaxing attitude to focus on the things she loves like cooking, gardening, crafting and catching up with family and friends.

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