Avondale Dental Centre

Meet the Team at Avondale Dental Centre

A Caring and Friendly Approach to Dentistry with Over 30 years of Experience!

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. 

Our team at Avondale Dental Centre


Dr. Sinan at our Avondale Auckland dental office

Dr Sinan Najar, BDS

Principal Dentist

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.

Oral health therapist at Avondale Dental Centre

Priyanka D'cruz, BDS

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.​'

Aimee at Avondale Dental Centre

Aimee Westbury

Oral Health Therapist

Aimee graduated in Oral Health from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in December 2012.

She started her oral health career in orthodontics as an Orthodontic Auxiliary for three years, where she learned cutting edge techniques and tools. Her passion for Dental hygiene led her to find a career in Hygiene where she moved to Tauranga for five years and looked after a wide variety of patients within the Western Bay of Plenty area

She finds Dental Hygiene personally rewarding and gets a lot of personal satisfaction from giving patients a healthy white smile. She enjoys creating a safe and comfortable environment for patients. She is committed to providing a high standard of work and delivering a positive dental experience.

Outside of work, Aimee loves being out in nature, working out, swimming, painting and drawing, music and good food! 

dental hygienist at Avondale Dental Centre

Cabrini Anderson, BHScOH


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.

Receptionist/Office Manager at Avondale Dental Centre

Aileen Henry

Receptionist/Practice Manager

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.

Dental Assistant at our Avondale Auckland dental office

Lisa Marsh

Dental Assistant

Lisa is an Auckland native and earned her Certificate in Dental Assisting in 1988.

Additional Certifications:

  • 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 | Avondale Dental Centre

Katy Zander

Dental Assistant

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.” 

A Healthy smile is just a click away.
Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
To all our valued patients. Your safety and care is our priority. 
We want you to know that we can now provide routine dental care under Level 2 restrictions. Our team will continue to implement additional infection control precautions to keep you, our staff, and the community safe. Please call us today to make an appointment on 09 828 7484.