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 current President of the ADA (Auckland Dental Association) and is on the advisory council of the NZDA.
Lance and his wife Inah married in 2014 and enjoy spending time with their young son. 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 Rusin Zhao - Dentist
Rusin received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago and also holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences from the University of Auckland.
He is a gentle clinician, listens carefully to his patients’ concerns and keeps them involved in the treatment planning phase to develop the best solution suited for each individual. He aims to build long-term, trusting relationships with each and every one of his patients.
Rusin practices all aspects of dentistry, with special interests in implantology and cosmetic dentistry. He is constantly upgrading his skills through regularly attending professional development courses to provide his patients with the most modern & advanced treatment options suited to their needs. He is also actively engaged in research, and has published several papers in highly reputable international academic journals. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Outside of work, Rusin enjoys spending time with his family of ragdolls, travelling, gaming and searching for the best food places in town.
Danielle Hendry – Oral Health Therapist
(Currently on maternity leave)
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. Above hygiene treatments,
Nour is able to provide a number of wider procedures including examinations, composite restorations (fillings) and teeth whitening with additional postgraduate advanced training.
In her spare time, she likes to spend quality time with family and friends, going to the pools, and playing sports.
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 Manager
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.
Mia Canter - Dental Assistant
Mia is a cool, calm and collective girl with the desire to fulfill all patient needs to the best of her ability. Mia loves building relationships with patients and providing a comfortable and supportive environment to ensure patients feel relaxed and cared for at all times.
Mia loves spending time at the beach and all other outdoor activites.
Sarah Jeon - Dental Assistant
Sarah is a kind and friendly Dental Assistant who strives to make patients feel comfortable and at ease. She loves being social and enriching the lives of others by helping whomever might be in need.
Often inspired by her surroundings and people, Sarah enjoys developing her artistic talent in her free time by playing around with colours, painting on canvas and creating beautiful digital drawings.
Jess Ross - Administration / Dental Assistant
Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa- Jess enjoys meeting new people from all backgrounds and listening to their stories, and sharing her own. She describes her work style as "organised chaos" which makes everyday interesting and exciting. Jess is empathetic and strives to ensure all patients feel at ease and safe during their visit, and believes laughter is the best medicine.
Jess enjoys spending her free time camping, fishing and off roading with her partner- sharing a mean feed and cheeky Youtube binge to end the day.