One Friendly Team

All our staff and Dentists work in house together as one cooperative team.

One Comfortable Location

From consultation, to the planning and preparation of your procedure, treatment day, and follow up maintenance, you only ever have to visit one location with the same friendly faces in a relaxed and tranquil environment.

The Glen Innes Dental Centre Difference

What makes Glen Innes Dental Centre different is that we strive to be and offer the best. Over time technology and systems change and we at Glen Innes Dental Centre make it our goal to keep up to date with those changes. Our Dentists are constantly seeking opportunity to learn and broaden their knowledge for their passion in dentistry from products, to equipment, to the art of technique and more. Our most recent additions in training and equipment have been such services as same day Crowns/Veneers/Bridges with the latest technology and equipment called CEREC. Implants/All on 4 ™/Implant supported bridge made possible with our 3D CBCT Scan which assists us in our planning. Our Root Canal Treatments are made easier with our Endodontic Microscope. Afraid of Dentists? We now offer Conscious Sedation to patients who are anxious about Dentistry. See our Services page to find our more on what Glen Innes Dental Centre have to offer at the footsteps of Auckland’s Community and surrounding area’s. Please note some of these services are only available at our sister practice, Applecross House Dentists, in Matamata but we are happy to discuss more advanced treatments that may require some travel to Matamata.

Commitment to the Customer Service

We aim to not only meet but excel your expectations. Therefore, your comfort throughout the treatment is our number one priority. We operate with full transparency on all our procedures, and provide personalized treatment plans to suit your schedule or special requirements.

Quality Guarantee

Ask us about our state-of-the-art dental materials, advanced procedures, techniques, and we’re happy to share with you. We always encourage our patients to do market research – but remind you to always compare apples to apples! Our dentists and technicians are all highly qualified, with our materials and procedures trusted and recommended on a global scale.

About Us

Dr Ankush Bajaj - Practice owner & Dentist

Dr Ankush Bajaj - Practice owner & Dentist

Ankush graduated with a Bachelors of Dental Surgery from India in 2005 & moved to NZ in 2010. He has worked at Hospitals & private practices in NZ & overseas before owning his own practice in Matamata. Being a second-generation dentist he has a purpose in every smile he creates and every case he oversees.
Ankush has been working on complex cosmetic and implant dentistry cases over the years & has placed thousands of Implants & crowns for his patients. Ankush continues to learn, grow and stay at the absolute forefront of innovation and technology. He is trained in Sedation & attends multiple conferences in country & abroad to upskill himself. He & his dentist wife Swati have brought many new technologies to the practices they own including All-on-4 & digital dentistry.
He is deeply connected to his profession & has been a Registered Mentor to many young dentists in NZ. He believes in actively participates in imparting dental education to the young dentists. Being a clinical consultant at his other practices he makes sure a top-quality dental treatment is given to all. His welcoming personality and an ability to patiently listen provides a comforting care to all of patients.
Away from work Ankush sponsors & is involved with the St. John ambulance. He is also a part of local sports clubs (Matamata Rugby Club, Matamata Squash Club, Matamata Peddlers Club, Karate club). He loves to play squash in his spare time & is a tri-athlete with recently finished Taupo Ironman 70.3.

Dr Swati Bajaj -  Practice Owner & Dentist

Dr Swati Bajaj - Practice Owner & Dentist

Swati graduated in Bachelors of Dental Surgery from India in 2005 & moved to New Zealand in 2010. She along with her husband Ankush owns multiple practices & works mainly in Applecross House Dentists in Matamata & as a consultant dentist at her other Practices. She is very passionate about giving good smiles to her patients & has over the years focused on complex cosmetic & Implant dentistry. Her welcoming personality & ability to connect to her patients provides an added level of personal care to all her patients. She has earned a reputation of being a “ gentle dentist “ which helps people overcome the fear of dentistry & feel relaxed in the dental chair.
Away from work Swati loves to travel & Tramp the Great Walks of NZ. She loves to run when she can & loves to make nice salads to complement her runs.

Dr N. Faris - Dentist

Dr N. Faris - Dentist

Dr. Faris is a New zealand registered dentist with over 25 years of experience. She has been working in New Zealand for more than 20 years. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a particular interest in restorative dentistry and minor oral surgery. She is continuously attending educational courses to keep updated in the latest developments to provide the best dental care for her patients. She is also passionate about working with children of all ages.

Dr. Faris always understands many people feel anxious and nervous when it comes to dental treatment, but her highly professional and caring character always makes her patients feel comfortable. Patients always leave with a big smile on their faces, as she builds a great relationship with them and makes them feel confident about all their treatment being done.


Dr Manisa Panchia - Dentist

Dr Manisa Panchia - Dentist

Dr. Panchia graduated from the University of Otago in 1992 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

Manisa has always lived in Auckland. She has been at Glen Innes Dental Centre since 2003 and has developed a loyal patient base. She has a friendly and caring chairside manner, immediately putting her patients at ease. She is passionate about delivering high quality general dentistry in the fantastic community of Glen Innes. Her special interest areas are restorative dentistry and endodontics (root canal therapy).
Manisa finds immense reward in improving a patient’s quality of life by restoring their dental health.

Manisa regularly attends dental conferences and courses, in order to provide the best dental care for her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys the art and culture scene and spending time with family and friends.

Dr Jane Tuohy -  Dentist

Dr Jane Tuohy - Dentist

My name is Jane, I’m a dentist from Ireland and I recently moved to Auckland. I graduated with honours from University College Cork in my hometown down the south of Ireland, where I developed a keen interest in both oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry aswell as all things general dentistry. My number one priority with patients is working with you to tailor the right oral health strategy and treatment for you. When not working, you can find me out sailing with friends or on a run.

Our Team

Samantha Dunn

Samantha Dunn


Hi, my name is Sam and I am originally from England but I grew up in Tokyo, Japan for 11 years and lived in Orange County, California for a year and half for University. I moved to New Zealand to join my family almost 20 years ago and have studied and earned a Diploma in Hospitality Management here.
I am the receptionist at Glen Innes Dental Centre and I have worked here since 2011.
I am the voice on the phone and the face (usually accompanied by my trademark laugh!) that greets you. I know most of our patients by name, and love getting to know them. I do also sometimes chairside assist which I do enjoy as it also broadens my knowledge of dentistry. I love my job and enjoy every minute of it. I love to help our patients as much as I can.
Here at the clinic, patients are welcomed and treated by a team that I am proud to be a part of, as we strive to make every patient’s visit a pleasant one.

Sanju Uthpala Hettiarachchi

Sanju Uthpala Hettiarachchi

Dental Assistant

I am Sanju Uthpala Hettiarachchi from Sri Lanka working as a dental assistant at Glen Innes Dental Centre since June 2023. I have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management back in Sri Lanka. In addition to the hotel industry, I have worked very skilfully in different fields like preschool education and childcare due to my interest and desire to learn different things. I think that my ability of adapting to any environment and my quick learning skills are the best strengths I own. I see the great opportunity of becoming a dental assistant as a turning point in my career path. What I love the most about it; is the awesome staff and friendly patients I deal with, everyday at Glen Innes Dental Centre. I am very fond of this job and always ensure that patients are feeling relaxed and comfortable. I love cooking, hand crafting and travelling in my leisure time.

Zaenb Abdul Rahem

Zaenb Abdul Rahem

Dental Assistant

Zaenb first joined the clinic in 2009 and soon after, completed her NZDA Certificate in Dental Assisting.

She loves interacting with patients and has vast experience in assisting with treatments offered at the clinic.

She has a calm, cheerful and kind personality and strives to make every customer interaction a positive one

Take a look at our Practice!

Our Equipment – Available at our sister practice in Matamata – Applecross House Dentists

Take a look at some of our latest Equipment and Technology we have at Applecross House Dentists!


Want more information?

If you have any further questions or queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Phone - 09 528 3434
Email - [email protected]


Glen Innes Dental Centre
230 Taniwha Street
Glen Innes
New Zealand
We are open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
Ample free parking
Wheelchair/scooter friendly access

We are members of the NZDA. New Zealand Dental Association, the professional association for New Zealand dentists.
As well as providing services for its members,, the NZDA is the one body able to speak on behalf of NZ dentistry as a whole.

We are very proud supporters of St John New Zealand, who provide an amazing service to our community.