Meet the Team

Dr. Gurpinder Singh - Johnsonville Family Dentist

Dr. Gurpinder Singh

Dr Gurpinder Singh graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry in 2003. After leaving dentistry overseas, Gurpinder began working in dentistry in New Zealand, and has been working in the Wellington region for the past 10 years. Gurpinder enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a special interest in CAD/CAM dentistry. By attending regular dental conferences, Gurpinder keeps up to date with advances in dental technology. When not working Gurpinder loves to travel and explore New Zealand’s wonderful hotspots.

Dr. Upma Bhasin - Dentist - Johnsonville Family Dentist

Dr. Upma Bhasin

I started my journey as a general dentist after graduating. After practicing in India for 11 years, I migrated to NZ with my young family in 2003 after being mesmerized by the beauty of the country. I completed my NZDREX registration in 2005 and have practiced in New Zealand for the past 14 years. Pursuing my passion for the dentistry, over the years I have continually updated and expanded my pool of dental skills with ongoing training and professional development courses. I have had extensive training in Endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, CAD CAM dentistry & have added Implant dentistry to my list of skills recently.  I love my work and my family – they are what makes me happy. I love to take up new challenges. If my positive attitude and my skills as a dentist can put a smile on your face, it would please me more than any words can say.

Dr. Rushil Patel

Rushil grew up in Lower Hutt and graduated from Otago Dental School in 2012. He has worked in a variety of places in NZ and the UK. This included hospital jobs which gave him valuable experience in surgical dental treatment including wisdom teeth removal.

Rushil’s calm approach and careful step-by-step explanations will help you to understand the different treatment options available and put you at ease throughout all stages of treatment. Whether it’s improving your smile, or dealing with a painful tooth, Rushil has an eye for detail and endeavours to provide quality treatment with a gentle and personalised approach for all of our patients.

Dr. Laura Bridger

Laura is committed to helping her patients have healthy, happy smiles for life. After graduating with Distinction from Otago University in 2018, Laura gained valuable surgical experience as a Dental House Surgeon at Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals before joining the Johnsonville Family Dentist team. Laura brings an empathetic, gentle approach to patient care and strives to provide the highest quality of dentistry while making the dental experience as comfortable as possible for each of her patients.

Outside of the clinic, Laura is an avid cyclist and can be found exploring the amazing Wellington mountain bike trails or attending local competitive events.

Tracey Ng - Dental Hygienist - Johnsonville Family Dentist

Tracey Ng
(Dental Hygienist)

Dental Hygienist Tracey graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Oral Health. As an oral health therapist, she can practice within the scopes of dental hygiene and dental therapy. Prior to graduating as an oral health therapist, she has also graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Technology. Tracey is passionate about helping her patients to improve and maintain optimal oral health. Tracey decided to study to become a dental hygienist due to her interest in community health and because the hygienist role allows her to have great connections with her patients. In her free time, she likes to travel (particularly Asia), try new foods and spend time with her family and friends here in Wellington. Tracey endeavours to build long lasting relationships with her patients to ensure ongoing oral health.