Vivienne LevyBDS (LHMC), Dip.F.Od(LHMC), NZSSM
Born in Liverpool and trained as a dentist at the London Hospital Medical College qualifying in 1986. A few years working in London followed in various dental practices part time, as well as getting a qualification in Forensic Odontology in 1988 (LHMC) and then working part time as an Honourary Lecturer also at the London Hospital.
I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and keep up to date with current changes in dentistry attending many courses and lectures. I am a member of various proffesional bodies including the NZ Dental Association, where I am a Past president of the local Canterbury Branch.
The Forensic side of my career is busy too. I am the Forensic Odontology Co-ordinator for Canterbury, West Coast and Nelson working for the Police and the Coroner. I was deployed to Phuket after the Boxing Day Tsunami to help identify the victims of the Tsunami. Most recently I was the DVI Dental Ante-Mortem and Reconcilliation Co-ordinator for the Christchurch Earthquake.
My partner of 30 years Charles and I live with our 3 great kids who always suprise me and make me proud. My interests include travel, reading, theatre, music, other people and anything I have not done or seen before.
After graduating from University of Otago with Bachelor of health science endorsed in dental hygiene in 2004, I wanted to venture out of nz but didn't go too far.
I first stopped by Perth, travelled a bit and started working both in orthodontic practice and general practice in Brisbane. In 2013, I came to Christchurch with family.
Being a second generation migrant from Taiwan and spend most of my life between nz and Australia, I speak mandarin, Taiwanese,English and little cantonese.
I am passionate with preventive dentistry and endeavour to work holistically with patient and closely with our dental team to maintain your periodontal health.
If your gum is bleeding after brushing, your floss catch in between teeth, teeth feel furry, it is time to visit a dental hygienist today.
Chelsea RohekarBOH (Otago)
Dental Hygenist, Oral Health Therapist
I graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2015. Coming from a dental background initially, I pursued a career down the dental hygiene and therapy pathway. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects in the role of being a dental hygienist and therapist, with particular interest in the prevention of dental and periodontal diseases.
Being born and raised in Christchurch, I love the outdoors and have just recently begun participating in triathlon events.
Originally from Jersey Channel Islands, I qualified as a dental assistant from Guys Hospital London in 2006 then went on to complete a post qualification in Oral health care.
Working in the dental environment since 2004, I have been involved in all aspects of dentistry including sedation, orthopaedic orthodontics, bone expansion implants, facial aesthetics and also the hospital environment.
I moved to Christchurch in 2012 with my kiwi husband Richard.
My interests are horse riding travelling and socialising.
Andrea has been associated with Halswell Dental Centre for many years, starting as an experienced chairside assistant, then as a receptionist and finally becoming practice manager in 2002, and now added Longhurst Dental to her portfolio. Andrea shares Longhurst Dental's passion and enthusiasm for helping people to fulfill their dental needs . One of the most enjoyable parts of her role is working with her great team to provide excellent service in a warm and friendly environment for their patients. Outside the practice Andrea likes to spend time with her family and friends, walking the dog, crafts and cooking.
“You don't have to floss all your teeth... Just the ones you want to keep.”— Author unknown