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Meet Our Team at Aevitas Dentistry

Our Newmarket dentists bring a special approach to their care of our patients. But going to the dentist is more than just having a provider whom you can trust. It’s also about having a support team that you can feel confident in. Each of our carefully chosen staff members aim to provide you with the attentive care that you deserve.


Dr Dylan Yung
Principal Dentist



Dr Peter Colenbrander
Principal Dentist

Dr Dylan Yung’s Team

faviconLana Simpson, Practice Manager

Lana Simpson, Practice ManagerKeeping Aevitas Dentistry running smoothly is a primary goal of Lana, Dr Yung’s practice manager. “I enjoy being a part of a practice that provides quality dentistry in lovely surroundings with great people, both staff and patients,” Lana says. She likes the fact that our team truly cares about patients’ outcome and is happy to be associated with our patient-focused practice that delivers excellent care.

Before coming to our practice, Lana served as part of an airline crew for many years. She also worked in the New Zealand Pavilion for Expo 92 in Seville, Spain for a year. Her past work experience also includes working in the New Zealand government for APEX and CHOGM, and with an orthodontic company for 13 years.

When she’s not at the practice, Lana, a self-described foodie, enjoys cooking, biking, playing tennis, travelling and studying languages. She also likes to catch up with her friends.

faviconMiriam Gollop, Dental Assistant

Miriam Gollop, Dental AssistantInteracting with her patients and helping them smile brighter is what Dr Yung’s part-time assistant Miriam enjoys most about her job.

Originally from the Czech Republic, Miriam moved to New Zealand in 2000. This busy mum enjoys the beautiful weather in the summer and the numerous beaches in our area.

In her spare time, she enjoys interior designing, working with fashion, playing tennis and going to the beach.


Dr Peter Colenbrander’s Team

faviconMelanie Pitout, Practice Manager

Melanie Pitout, Practice ManagerMelanie came to Aevitas Dentistry in 2008, after emigrating with her family from Durban, South Africa. We are excited that they have just recently received citizenship.

Mel has had many years working in the dental industry. Before joining Dr Colenbrander as Practice Manager, she had been a dental assistant for 25 years and a front desk administrator prior to moving to New Zealand. Her extensive experience and dental knowledge has given her skills in understanding the needs of busy families and is capable of answering any dental questions you may have.

Mel has an exceptional ability to “Make a Plan”, a ready smile, quick wit and an outrageous sense of humour – which makes her a favourite with staff and patients alike.

Along with loving the lifestyle New Zealand offers, Mel enjoys her family, animals, an array of Music, internet shopping and is partial to red wine!

faviconBrenda Tanner, Dental Hygienist

Brenda Tanner, Dental HygienistBrenda has been in the Dental Industry since she was 18; she worked in NZ and overseas before training as a dental hygienist at Otago in 1997.

Brenda is professionally trained to detect and prevent gum disease, she is thorough and gentle and with regular treatment can maximize oral health and minimize the possibility of dental problems developing. She has been a part of Dr Colenbrander’s team at Aevitas Dentistry since 2012.

In her down time, she and her husband have been renovating an old house, and she loves walks with her dog Rawley.

faviconEmma Hobbs, Dental Assistant

Emma Hobbs, Dental AssistantEmma has worked as Dr Colenbrander’s dental assistant since 2008. She has worked in dentistry in the Waikato as a senior dental assistant since leaving school and loves her job. In addition to her dental assisting qualifications she has travelled to St Petersburg, Florida to attend an advanced training course. She is up to date with modern clinical and sterilisation procedures.

Emma also is a fabulous artist in her spare time and loves cooking. She also is involved with smile design and sculptures teeth in wax for many of our cosmetic procedures.

Meet the caring team that delights in helping patients smile brighter. Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment!


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