My Story

As a young 11 year old girl, Melody sat completing her studies for the day. It was 2am and this was a regular part of her daily study routine. Because this was a heavy burden for an 11 year old to bear, Melody's parents made the heart wrenching decision to send her and her sister to New Zealand on their own to finish their education in an environment that was free from such gruelling physical and psychological pressures.

Arriving in New Zealand with very few English words, Melody ensured that her family's sacrifices would not be in vain. Her determination saw her mastering the English language (with a NZ accent) and becoming a successful dentist.

The story doesn't end there. Melody married the love of her life, David. He has been her greatest fan and because of his desire for her to share her passion for dentistry in her own business environment he encouraged Melody to start her own practice. Not having experience running a business Melody knew she needed to dedicate a lot of time and energy learning how to best implement her ideas. She developed her ability to implement her expertise and skills to successfully deliver an outstanding patient experience.

In 2012 Melody received the exciting news that she was expecting her second child. Desperate to be a hands-on mother and not sacrifice the precious first months of bonding with her daughter Melody faced a difficult decision. With Melody being absent from the surgery, she was worried about her patients well-being and the ability to deliver on-going excellence of service.

At this juncture, Melody worked with her amazing staff who supported her absence and worked tirelessly to ensure her patients were well looked after. The whole team were overjoyed with the outcome, and the way in which these events brought them together as a strong unit. The understanding and support given by loyal patients was overwhelming and encouraging.

Now with two beautiful children, wonderful staff, Bay Arcade Dental is going from strength to strength, providing a passionate, caring and state of the art practice.

Our Mission

Our team is committed to providing our patients with a state of the art dental experience in a caring, respectful and passionate environment.