Lana Smith: Hygienist
Lana joined the team in 2014 as a hygienist although her association with Westlake Dental Specialists extends back to 2000 when she worked as an endodontic and periodontal assistant for Dr Jacqueline Pahl (Endodontist) and Dr Doug Waters (Periodontist). Recognising her drive and excellent chairside skills she was encouraged towards a Bachelor of Health Science in Dental Therapy. Lana completed her training in 2005 and then returned to the Auckland University of Technology for Dental Hygiene training in 2013. She now shares her time between her dental therapy role for the Waitemata District Health Board and Westlake Dental Specialists. Lana brings her vivacious manner and sense of humour to her clinical practice as well as a very gentle touch. If it's hygiene or implant care that you need, Lana has it covered. When not at work Lana spends her time with her husband and young daughter in nearby Northcote.