Ben Catherwood, Dentist.

Ben graduated from Otago University in 1995 with a bachelor of dental surgery degree. After working at Napier hospital then A+E dental centres in Auckland he spent a couple of years working in the UK. On return to NZ he settled in wellington and joined a group practice on the Terrace where he practices today. Ben enjoys the variety of general dental practice and the challenges it provides. He is married to Bridgette, has four children, and is an avid sports fan.


Denise Hunter, Hygienist.

Denise graduated as a Hygienist from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 1997.  She  worked in private practice as well as Eastmans Dental Hospital in London where she worked along side Periodontal specialists and tutored the hygiene/therapy course. After marrying Matt a kiwi she joined our practice in 2004. Denise enjoys attending conferences and providing health promotion to groups and local business in the Wellington area. She strives to provide excellent care and prevention of periodontal/gum disease to all our patients. Away from the office Denise enjoys all sporting activities with Matt her husband and Jack her son.


Christine Rolfe, Receptionist/Manager.

Christine has a dental background stretching back 20 years in Wellington and the Kapiti Coast. Originally a dental assistant, Christine was headhunted by Ben in 2005 when an administrators role opened up at the practice. Christine is the key figure when it comes to arranging appointments, scheduling regular check-ups and managing Ben and Denise’s appointments. Christine is married to Mark, they have a son who is a computer genius at 11 years old.


Amber Christensen, Dental Assistant.

Amber is a highly experienced assistant having worked in Wellington and London before joining Ben’s practice in 2008, upon returning to New Zealand from her OE. Amber enjoys the social contact and variety of people she gets to meet while working. Helping patients feel comfortable throughout the various dental treatments available is of particular importance to her. Amber came door knocking at the right time when a staff vacancy came up in 2008, she has proven to be the ideal fit for the practice. With a love of bright colours, vintage clothing and collectables and a recent renaissance of knitting enthusiasm Amber’s interests are unique and varied. Amber also enjoys yoga and coasting around the bays on her cruiser bike. Her partner, Adrian, is a mad sports fan which well, kind of ensures Amber has a daily update of sports news.