MEET OUR TEAM
Our warm Bays Dental family
Dr Lance Mundy – Dentist
Dr Lance Mundy graduated from Otago University's School of Dentistry and started his career by working as a Maxillofacial house surgeon at Waikato Hospital.
After a year in this position, he moved into private practice, working first as a locum in central Otago, and then working at a large orthodontic based clinic in Newmarket. Dr Lance enjoys carrying out a wide range of dental treatment, but is particularly passionate about Orthodontic and Cosmetic dentistry. He is well known among his many loyal patients for his gentle nature and attention to detail. Dr Lance gets particular satisfaction from treating patients with dental anxiety, and those who have neglected their dental care in the past.
Dr Lance is an active member of the NZDA (New Zealand Dental Association) and the NZACD (New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry). He is also a board member of the ADA (Auckland Dental Association) and NZDOS (New Zealand Dentist Orthodontics Society).
Lance and his wife Inah married in 2014 and enjoy spending time with their dog, Ella. Lance enjoys most outdoor adventure sports including skiing and kayaking. He has been an avid mountain biker for over 15 years and can frequently be found at places such as Woodhill mountain bike park, Riverhead, and Dome valley. Wherever possible, Lance will also find an excuse to get down to Rotorua or Queenstown for a sneaky ride!
Dr Young Kim - Dentist
Dr Young is THE definition of a "Gentle dentist".
His patients know him for his kind and approachable nature to what is often a daunting experience.
Dr Young founded Bays Dental Surgery in 2001, and has developed a reputation for honest advice, and dentistry of the highest quality.
With over 30 years of clinical experience and a PhD in Periodontology (gum and implant specialty), his patients can trust that they are in skilful hands. Dr Young provides the full spectrum of dental treatment, from implant placement to orthodontics and everything in between.
Dr Young enjoys keeping fit with his daily walk on North Shore's beautiful beaches, and loves to keep his thumbs green in the garden. He is also an award-winning photographer and has a great appreciation for classical music.
Danielle Hendry – Oral Health Therapist
Danielle is a gentle, friendly hygienist who loves to put patients at ease, especially patients that are nervous or have had bad experiences.
Danielle graduated from AUT with a BHSc (oral Health) degree.
Not only does Danielle provide gentle Scale & Polishes, but she is also passionate about helping patients achieve their teeth whitening goals. She gives FREE treatments to qualifying teenagers from School Year 9 up until their 18th birthday.
She has a huge passion for oral hygiene education in order to get the best dental results. Many problems with the gums and teeth stem from poor diet, poor oral hygiene or a lack of knowledge around disease processes.
Outside of dentistry, Danielle loves going to the gym, competing in bodybuilding competitions and taking her dog, Rosco, for walks.
Liza van Wyk – Practice Manager
An organisation whiz, a wealth of corporate experience and a great love for people makes Liza a passionate Practice manager.
Liza graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a BA Communications (Hons) degree. She comes from a diverse working history, with almost two decades worth of working experience in different fields, ranging from Publicity, IT, Sales, Analytics, Project Management and Business Analysis.
A keen traveller, Liza has visited many places like England, Hong Kong, Australia, Paris, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. So Liza knows what she's talking about when she says NZ is best!
A published author, Liza continues to write in her free time, drawing from her experiences and over-active imagination for inspiration.
Estella Gilchrist – Dental Assistant
Estella has a positive energy that makes her a valuable part of the team at Bays Dental. She is always more than happy to fulfil and exceed any patient's needs, always with a big smile. Her love for the dental industry continues to grow and strives for our patients to receive the "ultimate" patient experience.
Estella is an adrenaline junkie with a passion for outdoorsy activities but also treasures spending time with her close knit family.
Soyoung Bang – Dental Assistant
Soyoung is a little pocket rocket with a contagious smile. She initially graduated with Excellence as a dental hygienist in South Korea with a special interest in implant and periodontal maintenance for 3 years. This experience equips Soyoung to give the utmost care for her patients.
Soyoung loves to travel and is well-cultured having visited 15 countries on solo trips by herself. Lucky she knows everything to do with dental homecare, because she loves baking sneaky sweet treats in the kitchen.
Shannon Tan – Front Desk Administrator
Though small in height, Shannon has a big, bubbly personality-as well as a huge love for food. All the more reason why she knows how important it is to floss and brush well everyday! She currently studies at the University of Auckland, majoring in Computer Science and Asian languages. During her time there, she has received three scholarships, including the Prime Minister's scholarship.
In her free time, you might find Shannon doodling or composing instrumental music-when she's not busy finding new places to eat, that is!
Dr Inah Mundy – Dentist
(previously Dr Inah Kim)
If you need a little TLC, Dr Inah is the dentist for you.
Her approach to dentistry is caring and conservative. Having worked at Auckland, Greenlane, and Middlemore Hospitals, Dr Inah has extensive knowledge of medical, surgical and emergency dentistry, including dental trauma.
With a keen eye to detail and artistic ability, she enjoys giving patients the smile they have always dreamed about. Dr Inah has a special interest in combining orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry to create an incredible result.
She is the recipient of over 15 awards and scholarships throughout her studies, graduating with Distinction. She is also a published researcher and author, and has presented her research internationally.
Dr Inah is a member of multiple national and international dental associations and is a member of the Auckland Dental Association executive board.
Having attended Browns Bay Primary, Murrays Bay Intermediate and Rangitoto College- Dr Inah is a proud "Shore Girl", and enjoys working alongside with her father. On her days off - paddle boarding, creative design and dog agility training with her fluffy Sheltie Ella is usually on the agenda.