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Our Team

Steph Wills

BDS (Otago) 1998
DipClinDent (Otago) (Paeds) 1994
Steph has 30 years experience in dentistry.  She's worked in both hospital and private practice whilst living in Invercargill, in NHS and private practice in Wales and in Motueka since 1998. In 2000 Steph bought the practice.

She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, but is especially interested in the restoration of worn dentition.

Steph's married, has five children and she loves gardening.

Heidi Seifried

BDS (Otago) 1998
Heidi has worked part time as an associate dentist at the practice since 2005. She graduated from Otago University with a BDS (credit) in 1998 and went on to work in the UK where she completed dental vocational training at a mixed private-NHS practice in the beautiful Lake District.

Following this Heidi worked for Dental Health Services Victoria at Ballarat Base Hospital, Australia, and then at a private Christchurch practice before returning home to the Nelson-Tasman region.


She is a qualified winemaker and splits her time
between the dental surgery, the winery and being a mother to three busy young children.

Turoa Gallagher

BDS (Otago) 2015

Turoa graduated with a BDS from the University of Otago in 2015.

He performs all aspects of general dentistry where he likes to incorporate Tikanga Maori in his approach. He enjoys helping create a calming and caring environment for his patients.

Outside of dentistry Turoa is passionate about rugby and he plays in the forwards for Motueka's Huia club. He also enjoys spending time with his family. His daughter, Mia, was born in late October 2017.

Nick Griffen 

BDS ( Otago) 


Nick graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2022, completing his final year at the Auckland Dental Facility. Nick is interested in all aspects of general dentistry and is passionate about staying up to date with the most current literature and techniques in dentistry.  


Outside of Dentistry Nick is a keen musician playing the Guitar, Drums, Bass and Keyboard. He has also been involved with various Kapa Haka groups and has spent many years training with Te Whare Tū Taua O Aotearoa

Asyraf Edlin

BDS (Otago) 2021

Asyraf was born and raised in Malaysia before moving to Otago in 2017 to complete his degree.  Asyraf has a patient-centred approach to dentistry with an emphasis on preventive care. He has a special interest in periodontics, oral surgery, and a passion for helping people overcome their dental anxiety. 

On his off days you can find him around the bay fishing or on the golf course practicing his swing. 

Motueka Support Staff

Katie (Office Administrator) Kim, Aimee, Amy (Dental Assistants) and Sandy (Reception).

Richmond Support Staff

Kelly (Dental Assistant and Administration).

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