The Team

rob smith dentist

Rob Smith - Dentist

Rob has been working as a Dentist in Wellington since 1995. His special interests are in cosmetic dentistry and replacing missing teeth. Rob has trained with some of the world's most prominent Cosmetic Dental Specialists and has devoted countless hours in the perfection of his craft. Wellington Dentists is fast becoming known as the Wellington area's leading place for people who want excellence in cosmetic dentistry.

(Testimonials for Rob clickhere>)


Christie Holmes - Dentist

Christie Joined us in June 2011. After first doing a stint up north, Wellington born and bred Christie has been working in Wellington since 2008. Her interests are general dentistry with a special interest in Endodontics and Cosmetic dentistry.



Jane Lambert - Dentist

I graduated from Otago University, and I have been practicing in wellington since 1994. After an initial stint at Hutt Hospital, I have worked solely in private practice. I opened my own very successful business at The Wellington Dental Practice and built up my practice as "No Pain Jane". With the chaos of having 3 children I sold my practice to devote more time to my children. I am excited to join Rob and his Team as a full time dentist. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry. Outside of work my hobbies include cycling, short triathlons, skiing and of course, my wonderful children!



Lisa Bailey - Dental Hygienist

Lisa graduated from The Eastman Dental Hospital London in 2011.  I emigrated to NZ with my family in 2014. I bring lots of enthusiasm and enjoy helping my patients to achieve a high standard of oral hygiene. My aim is to optimise each patient’s oral health.





Testimonials for Rob Smith

I have always had crooked teeth and always wanted to do something about it.
They were also yellowish in places despite my best efforts at keeping them clean. I almost never smiled at people, and when I did I always felt embarrassed. I decided to have a look at composite veneers to see if they could make my teeth look a bit better.

I made the appointment to see Rob to discuss my options. At the initial consultation Rob explained my options and we decided that composite veneers would be the way to go. He then did a quick demonstration to give me an indication of what the composite veneers could do. This involved sticking some of the material to the front of my teeth and shaping it to give an indication of what the finished result might look like. It took about 15 minutes and the change was dramatic. I made the decision right then to go with it.
The mock-up was then removed and I was back to having crooked teeth again. No change was made to my teeth and if I had decided not to go ahead and get the veneers my teeth would have been none the worse for the trial.

To prepare my teeth for the veneers, I went to see the hygienist, Mel, to get them professionally cleaned. She did a wonderful job and I got comments from people that my teeth looked much better. The putting on of the veneers was to take two sessions of 2 1/2 hours each. The first session Rob concentrated on the four front teeth. There was quite a bit to be done as one tooth stuck way out towards the front and had to be shortened by removing some of the tooth. While this was not reversible, it was necessary to give a good result, and I'm happy that it no longer cuts into the inside of my mouth.

While Rob and Lisa did their magic I lay back and watched a DVD. Going to the dentist was never like this when I was a kid!! It was also not painful and I only required anesthetic when Rob was removing sections of tooth.

After the first session I was very pleasantly surprised at the results so far. I have no idea how Rob achieved the result he did, but my front teeth were straight and looked totally natural. The result was significantly better than the mock-up. My mouth ached a little from being worked in for a couple of hours, and my teeth felt a bit funny for a while. But by the next day I was fine and ready for the second session. The second session was doing the two teeth on each side behind the front four teeth. Once again it was a relatively painless experience, and having been through the first session I found it easier to relax. Once that was done Rob did some adjustments to ensure my mouth could close properly and that there were no sharp edges left and that it felt comfortable

Then I got to see the results. I was nearly reduced to tears. The results were so much more than I had ever hoped for. I now have a smile that I am not embarrassed for people to see. I find myself smiling more at people, and they smile back. The whole process was relatively painless (much less than getting a filling) and inexpensive. I only wish I had done this a long time ago.

Thank you to everyone at Wellington dentists I love my new smile, and as a bonus, I am not longer hesitant about going to the dentist.

T George - Wellington


'After returning from overseas after a two year period, I walked in off the street for an appointment with Rob, his having been recommended by a business friend.

My first impressions of his practice were very favourable - friendly and helpful staff out front, light, airy premises with cool cafe music, flat screens on the ceiling and cool images/movies to watch - a whole new experience for me at a dentist's surgery. However, I was apprehensive at that first consultation - years of neglect, botched National Health dentistry from the UK, the attrition associated with middle age and the specific challenge of a weakened bridge at the front, the legacy of an old rugby injury, made me a walking dental nightmare! Then there was the worry about cost?!

I needn't have worried: Rob immediately got to work, strategising a treatment plan and crafting solutions to my specific dental problems, something he is very clever at. He was upbeat and positive about the outcomes and e-mailed me a plan and quote that was very reasonable indeed. Once agreed upon, along with his assistant Lisa, the pair earnestly got to work.

Rob is an amazingly quick and efficient practitioner - he is very professional, totally focussed on the best outcomes and I consider him to be a true craftsman; the results he achieved with me after three days of intensive treatment were nothing short of remarkable. After being used to slow, invasive, brutal/ protracted regimes of drilling and filling, my experience in the chair with Rob by comparison was pain free, and certainly less arduous and relatively stress-free.

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In short I would wholeheartedly recommend him: so if you have a dental problem you want to get fixed up, you now know where to go!

M Williams - Wellington