Dr Angel Babu


Specialist Paediatric Dentist

  - Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatrics - Otago)

Smales Farm & Eastridge

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Dr Angel Babu

Specialist Paediatric Dentist - Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatrics - Otago)

angel@thetoothcompany.co.nz

Dr. Angel Babu graduated from the prestigious University of Otago with Doctor in Clinical
Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry). Following this she worked as a senior dental registrar at The
Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She is a registered Paediatric dentist in
Australia and in New Zealand.

Dr. Angel as a paediatric dentist believes in motivating children/adolescents in the
prevention of dental problems and educating the family about a healthy smile for life. Her
philosophy in treating children is based on respecting and caring for children using age
appropriate techniques and earnest attention.

She is passionate and interested in providing oral health care for children of all age groups
(0-18 years). Her special interests are in behaviour management, dental trauma, dental
problems related to sleep issues, dental management in children with high caries risk,
hypomineralisation (chalky teeth) and all medically compromised/special needs children.
She offers dental treatment to a wide range of patients including those with complex medical
and dental histories under general anaesthesia, oral sedation and nitrous oxide (laughing
gas).

Besides paediatric dentistry, Dr. Angel enjoys spending time with her family and friends,
travelling, hiking and cooking in her spare time.

Nikki Coltellaro


Oral Health Therapist

  - BOH (Otago)

Smales Farm

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Nikki Coltellaro

Oral Health Therapist - BOH (Otago)

nikki@thetoothcompany.co.nz

Nikki is a Oral Health Therapist, practicing hygiene treatments and routine dental treatment for children at The Tooth Company. She graduated with Clinical Excellence from the University of Otago. She is an independent advisor for the Health and Disabilities Commissioner.
Nikki has a special interest in pediatric dentistry. With the government scheme she provides free dental treatment for secondary school students. Her easygoing nature makes her a favorite with all her patients.

Nikki enjoys living on the North shore and is a fitness enthusiast.

New Zealand Dental Therapists’ Association and New Zealand Dental Hygienists’ Association.

Dr Tania Hetz


Specialist Orthodontist

  - DDS, Masters Orthodontics, PhD Orthodontics

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Dr Tania Hetz

Specialist Orthodontist - DDS, Masters Orthodontics, PhD Orthodontics

tania@thetoothcompany.co.nz

Dr Tania Hetz is dedicated to creating outstanding, healthy, and beautiful smiles in a warm, patient-focused environment.

Originally from Cologne, Germany Dr Hetz graduated with a BDS in Mexico and Germany (Honours). After working as a general dentist for a year she did her Masters Degree in Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopaedics at the University of Aachen, Germany and obtained her Doctorate in Orthodontics from the University of Düsseldorf.
She returned to Mexico to combine running her own busy practice with her passion of lecturing and scientific research, which she did for 13 semesters as senior lecturer at the Postgraduate Program of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara.

With +20 years of experience Dr. Hetz and is highly qualified in orthodontics and orofacial orthopaedics and has an impressive list of qualifications behind her name. These include:

Doctorate in Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopaedics (Düsseldorf)
Master in Orthodontics and Orafacial Orthopaedics (Aachen)
Bachelor of Dentistry (Guadalajara and Cologne) (Magna cum Laude)

Dr. Hetz has always enjoyed keeping up to date with the latest in orthodontic literature and science and has translated and edited orthodontic textbooks (O-atlas). Dr Hetz is also an active member of the following organisations:

New Zealand Association of Orthodontists
German Association of Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopaedics
New Zealand Dental Association

Dr. Hetz has travelled extensively and says a highlight of her travels was the humanitarian work she did with remote indigenous cultures. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, swimming, dancing, cooking, gardening and yoga.

Theresa Quilin


Orthodontic Auxiliary

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Theresa Quilin

Orthodontic Auxiliary


Angie


Dental Assistant

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Angie

Dental Assistant


Karime


Clinical Coordinator

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Karime

Clinical Coordinator


Karen Loftus


Operations Manager

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Karen Loftus

Operations Manager