MEET OUR TEAM
Our warm Bays Dental family
Dr Lance Mundy – Lead 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 the Vice President of the ADA (Auckland Dental Association) and is on the advisory board of the NZDA.
Lance and his wife Inah married in 2014 and enjoy spending time with their dogs, Ella and Disney. Lance enjoys most high adrenaline adventure sports including skiing and whitewater 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 Inah Mundy – Director / 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 was a member of the Auckland Dental Association executive board for 5 years.
Having attended Browns Bay Primary, Murrays Bay Intermediate and Rangitoto College- Dr Inah is a proud "Shore Girl",
When not at work, she is busy dragging her young family around the north island competing in national dog agility championships with her fluffy Sheltie "Ella" and mini Australian Shepherd "Disney".
Dr Young Kim - Dentist
***Retired as of December 23rd 2021***
His patients are now being cared for by his daughter and son in law.
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 40 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.
Nour Fahmy – Oral Health Therapist
Nour is a very gentle, genuine, and kind Oral Health Therapist that always strives to attain optimum oral health for her patients. She is committed to spreading awareness and knowledge to enable her patients to achieve the best home care methods. Nour loves working with her patients to embrace a smile they would be proud of.
Her passion for the dental field from a young age has driven her to complete Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health at Auckland University of Technology. Nour is dedicated to generating a safe, encouraging, and stimulating environment for her patients. She is always eager to seize every available opportunity to upgrade her skills through professional learning courses, enabling her to always improve on her patients’ care.
In her spare time, she likes to spend quality time with family and friends, going to the pools, and playing sports.
Jennifer Jang - Oral Health Therapist
Jennie is a gentle and caring oral health therapist, providing periodontal treatment and routine dental treatment for children. Patients' comfort and satisfaction is top priority for Jen, and she takes pride in helping the community to maintain healthy mouths and creating beautiful smiles.
Jennie’s dental philosophy is to treat everyone in a way that she would treat her own family. She regularly attends professional developing courses to maintain her high standards with the latest technology and clinical research.
Her dental interests include non-surgical periodontal treatment, implant care, and teeth whitening.
Outside of dentistry, Jennie enjoys family time, drawing, and yoga.
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 – Clinical Coordinator
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.
Alicia Brock – Administration/Dental Assistant
Alicia is our friendly Administrative Assistant and likely the first person you will encounter at Bays Dental.
She grew up on the North Shore and before joining the dental industry she worked in early childhood centres.
Alicia loves spending time with her family and their dog Ace. In her free time she is a fierce netball player and enjoys being part of a team.
Serena Hendry – Administration / Dental Assistant
Serena comes to us from a background in music, dance, entertaining and performance. Serena has competed and danced extensively overseas, teaches children’s piano classes and worked as a Nanny and in child care facilities. Therefore, it is not surprising that she has a caring and considerate nature and aims to bring a compassionate and understanding face to Reception and Dental assisting.
Outside of working hours she will be found on her Piano, training at the gym, competing in CrossFit and Olympic lifting competitions and enjoying time with family. Her aim is to bring a calming and reassuring presence to your dental experiences.
Leah Steyn - Dental Assistant
Leah is friendly, caring and fun who goes the extra mile for others. She loves working in Dentistry, because it is family oriented and it involves working together to achieve greatness every day. Leah loves seeing smiles on patients' faces and getting to know them every time they walk through the doors. She enjoys Orthodontics and being able to play her part in insuring patient's results are as good as it can be.
Leah has been a volunteer firefighter for 3 years now and has a passion for serving her community and helping others when they need it most- she also lives for the adrenaline! She lives an adventurous life that includes being outdoors 90% of the time. From going on Great Walks, to snorkelling, to skydiving and even fishing off the kayak. Life if short, so she believes in living everyday like there's no tomorrow.