Welcome to Avondale Dental Centre. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.
Our mission is to provide exceptional dentistry designed to promote good oral health and a confident smile. Our experienced dentists combine the latest modern dental technology with their extensive training and experience to restore optimum function and aesthetics.
As a private dental clinic, we are able to spend time with our patients, learning about their goals and developing a relationship based on trust.
Dr Sinan Najar
Avondale dentist Dr Sinan Najar attended the University of Baghdad College of Dentistry, earning his BDS in 1990. He also participated in a progressive orthodontic training program to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to provide our patients with traditional orthodontics, Invisalign and Six Month Smiles.
Dr Najar is a current member of the following organisations:
- Auckland Dental Association
- Former Committee Member and Treasurer of Auckland Dental Association
- Founding Member of New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Member of New Zealand Society of Sedation Dentistry
'My practice philosophy is based on a deep, personal belief in the importance of each patient's dental and oral health. Our Avondale Dental Centre pledges to provide the best dental care in a compassionate environment.'
When away from the clinic, you will find Dr Najar playing soccer, swimming, playing sport with his children and walking with his dog.
Dr David Crum
I grew up in the area, attending Green Bay High, then Otago University. My postgraduate study is in Restorative Dentistry and was also completed at Otago University
I started the Practice in 1987, in 2003 became Chief Executive of the NZ Dental Association.
Since then I continue to work part-time at the practice treating patients who in many instances have seen me since I started working in this practice 30 years ago.
My work within dentistry nationally and internationally has seen me awarded Honorary Fellowships from the International College of Dentists, The Academy Dentaire International, and The Pierre Fauchard Academy.
I have played a significant role in developing dental standards in NZ, mentoring young dentists and the promotion of oral health issues in the media and with Government.
Oral Health Therapist
Priyanka earned her Bachelor of Science degree before advancing her education with her Bachelor of Oral Health degree. She is the past Secretary of the New Zealand Dental Hygienists Association (Auckland) and joined the Avondale Dental Centre team in 2015.
'I love meeting and getting to know people from different walks of life as well as helping and motivating people to have a great smile and to feel good about themselves. I love to bake. I love food. Ironically, I also love to keep fit and healthy by spending some alone quality time with my headphones at the gym or outdoors.'
Ms Cabrini Anderson
Cabrini’s passion for oral health and patient care has led her to gain both Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy scopes of practice. Graduating from AUT she was awarded 'Best Preventative Strategies and Clinical Management' from NZDHA. Since this time she has enjoyed working as both a clinician in private practice and a clinical educator for the oral health department at AUT. You will find her patient-focused and committed to providing individual-based preventative treatment plans in a warm and friendly environment.
In her spare time, Cabrini loves to spend time with her family and friends. Especially her little one year old boy, who is a little outdoor adventurer and they will easily spend hours on the weekend exploring local gardens and parks.
Aileen is often the first face you will see when you visit our clinic. She joined our team in May 2000 and helps patients enjoy a cheerful welcome and successful visit.
'I enjoy helping patients and the wide variety of tasks required throughout my day.'
When Aileen is away from the clinic, you will most often find her catching up with friends, walking her dogs, gardening, reading and travelling.
Lisa is an Auckland native and earned her Certificate in Dental Assisting in 1988.
- Level-4 Qualified by New Zealand Resuscitation Council
- Certified in Sterilisation and Infection Control
As an assistant, Lisa has the opportunity to get to know our patients and assist Dr Najar in a wide variety of procedures. She joined our team in 2011.
When Lisa is relaxing, you can find her walking, gardening and spending time with family.
Katy has successfully completed her Certificate in Dental Assisting. She is a great asset to our team here at Avondale Dental Centre. Her friendly and caring manner will make you feel welcome.
Outside of work, Katy enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, going to the gym as well as adventuring outdoors finding new hiking places around Auckland.
“I really enjoy working here at Avondale dental centre! I believe that personal interaction and building relationships with our patients is the key to providing a welcoming environment.”