Meet the Turner Lim team of orthodontists, orthodontic auxiliaries, assistants and administration staff in New Lynn, Auckland.
our Specialist Orthodontist
Fiona has travelled a long road since primary school in Dunedin. She studied for her dental degree at Bristol University, England and then completed her three-year Master’s Degree in Orthodontics, with an academic scholarship at the University of Otago.
She became a Specialist Orthodontist in 1999. She practiced as an orthodontist in Auckland and England both in the hospital and private practice. In 2004 Fiona set up practice in New Lynn where she has since looked after over 6000 local patients.
She actively participates in continuing professional development and runs the North Shore and West Auckland Orthodontist Peer group. This allows her to stay current on the latest technology and treatments. Fiona is a member of the Auckland Dental Association, New Zealand Dental Association, New Zealand Association of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists and Wish for a Smile Trust – the charitable arm of the NZAO.
Fiona is the mother of Isobel and Rory and is married to Arend. She loves the outdoors especially tramping and multi-sport. Reading, the arts, gardening and caring for the hens are other spare time activities.
our Specialist Orthodontist
Donna has been in dentistry and specialist orthodontic private practice since 1997. After completing her undergraduate dental training at the University of Otago she spent 6 years in private and hospital practice as a general dentist.
She worked in Auckland, London and Melbourne before commencing her postgraduate specialist studies at the University of Melbourne with a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics in 2005. Following this, Donna returned to London working in private specialist practice before settling down in New Lynn in 2009.
Donna is a member of the Auckland Dental Association, New Zealand Dental Association, New Zealand Association of Orthodontists, Australian Society of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in Orthodontics and Wish for a Smile Trust – the charitable arm of the NZAO.
Donna has two young girls and is married to husband Peter. She speaks Cantonese and her passions outside of orthodontics are cooking, running and travelling.
our Orthodontic Auxiliary
Kaye graduated as a Dental Therapist in 1981 and worked in school dental clinics for 8 years before relocating to Auckland in 1988.
She moved into orthodontics, working as an orthodontic auxiliary for several years before leaving to start a family. Before joining the Turner Lim team, Kaye enjoyed working as a territory manager for two dental supply companies. After spending time at home raising her family, Kaye returned to orthodontics in 2010, finally joining Turner Lim in 2013.
Kaye lives with her husband, 3 teenage children and their exuberant dog, Jessie, in Mt Eden. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing and creating all sorts of handcrafts.
our Orthodontic Assistant
Christchurch born Nicole began working as an orthodontic assistant for Turner Lim after she moved to Auckland from Queenstown in 2017. Before joining the Turner Lim team, Nicole spent 2 years in Germany working as an early childhood teacher for a Montessori Kindergarten.
Upon returning to New Zealand, Nicole practised beauty therapy, owning her own salon, until a change of career focus led her to the dental industry. Nicole thrives on the fast pace of the orthodontic clinic and with her cheery smile and persona, can calm the most nervous patient.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys the outdoors, practising yoga and is an advocate for healthy sustainable living.
our Orthodontic Assistant
Rose worked in the retail and childcare sectors before discovering her passion and love for dentistry. In 2010, she gained her NZDA Certificate in Dental Assisting and worked the following 7 years in general dentistry.
When the opportunity arose to further her knowledge and interests, Rose joined the Turner Lim team in 2017 as an orthodontic assistant. Born and raised in West Auckland, Rose enjoys helping build confidence and creating beautiful smiles for the many patients of her local communities.
In 2016, Rose and her husband became parents to daughter Ayla. She enjoys spending time with family outdoors, and likes to play the violin if she gets any spare time!
our Office Manager
Jo has 22 years’ experience working in the dental industry qualifying as a clinical assistant through the Christchurch Polytechnic. Whilst fulfilling her passion of travelling she enjoyed working for specialist dental practices in Sydney and London.
Now working predominately at the front office, she enjoys the pace and dynamics of orthodontics. She loves being part of the journey of creating great smiles with her role as Treatment Coordinator along with making it financially achievable for families.
Jo & her husband are originally from Christchurch and now call Auckland home. She enjoys travelling, biking, general outdoor pursuits and is learning to love the garden – because someone has got to do it!
our Front Desk
Lou joined the Turner Lim team in late 2016 and brings with her 18 years of dental experience and knowledge. She has spent the last 9 years in the Specialist Orthodontic field, thoroughly enjoying meeting new patients and helping create beautiful smiles.
When she’s not busy with her latest renovation project, Lou likes to spend her spare time swimming, kayaking or walking the family dog along one of the many sunny North Shore beaches, where she lives with her partner and three children.
Susi started working in the dental industry in Germany in 1995 where she completed a Dental Chairside Apprenticeship. She moved to New Zealand as an Au Pair in 2000 and after a one year break from the dental industry she returned as a Chairside Assistant and later a Practice Manager for an Auckland Dental Practice.
She moved into a dental sales role with an Australian based company in 2006 where she stayed till her maternity leave. Two children and some admin work later she started with us at Turner Lim in early 2015. She is a part of the administrative and marketing team as well as a Treatment Coordinator during new patient consultations.
Susi and her family love their house overlooking the bush in the Waitakere Ranges and spend a lot of time exploring beaches and bushwalks. Being German, her children are bilingual and are always looking forward to their next visit to their Mum’s home country and to spending time with their German grandparents.
& Finance Manager
Becky takes care of everything financial. She has been in the dental field since 1991 working as a dental assistant in Auckland and Palmerston North.
She joined the Turner Lim team in 2011, bringing with her a vast range of experience, cheerfulness and dedication to all aspects of Turner Lim which is appreciated by all.
Becky loves spending time with her husband and two daughters (who’s beautiful smiles are thanks to the expert team at Turner Lim). She also enjoys reading, walking, travelling and swimming.