Meet the Team

We are proud of our caring and dedicated dental team who are professionals maintaining high standard of dentistry.


Dr. Hasan Imam

Dr.Hasan Imam (Practice Principal)

Dr. Hasan Imam graduated as a dental surgeon in 1991. Soon after finishing his internship he went to South Korea with a scholarship and completed a post-doctoral training for 3 years in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

He started practising in New Zealand in 2000 and spent 6 years in sunny Tauranga. Dr. Imam purchased Takanini Dental Care in 2007

He enjoys helping his patients achieve a lovely smile which is becoming more and more affordable with proper application of minimally invasive adhesive dentistry. He is also passionate about oral surgery and gained vast experience in surgical removal of wisdom tooth.

He is happily married to his wife Daisy and has 2 boys Preyo and Preto.

Dr. Imam enjoys socialising, playing with his two boys. Soccer is his favourite sports and he is hard to beat player in table tennis.

He believes that a portion of everyone’s time and wealth should be dedicated to help people in distress.

Dr. Lucy McGread

Dr. Lucy McGread
BDS Hons MFDS RCPSG

Lucy moved to New Zealand in April 2017 from her home in the UK. Lucy is originally Irish but studied and worked in Scotland for over 7 years before her move to New Zealand. Having graduated with an honours degree in dentistry from Glasgow Dental Hospital and School in 2014.

Lucy completed her vocational training in dentistry and continued to work at this same practice for a number of years following this. She completed her MFDS examinations over two years following her graduation which granted her membership to the prestigious Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow.

Lucy loves all aspects of general dentistry – she has a keen interest in endodontics and paediatric dentistry. 

Dealing with anxious patients and children is something that comes naturally to Lucy and her relaxed manner in the surgery is something patients can relate to. 

Outside of dentistry Lucy enjoys swimming and walking to keep fit although she is also a keen cook and baker!

Dr. Christina Edison

Dr Christina graduated from the University of Queensland Australia with honours. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a focus on patient education and prevention of oral diseases. 

Christina’s approach is patient-focused and quality-oriented, and she has a caring and friendly nature which puts her patients at ease. In addition to English, Christina also speaks fluent Chinese (Mandarin and Taiwanese). 

Outside of dentistry, she is an active member of the community and enjoys spending time with family and friends.


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