Meet The Team

Say Hello To Our Friendly Team 🙂

Meet Dr Linda (BDS, Otago)

Founder/ Director / Principal Dentist

Dr Linda Hwang is the principal dentist at Glow Dental. She has studied dentistry at the University of Otago and has practised in Christchurch and Auckland for the last 10 years. She is a huge believer in continued education – she has spent countless late nights & weekends receiving extra training to further her expertise, including braces and implants. She is a big advocate for using new technology to improve patient care & outcomes – the modern equipment found at Glow Dental is a testament to this belief. Dr Linda is fluent in English and Korean.


Dr Linda has an honest, patient-focused approach to dental care and will explain the options to you alongside her own recommendations. In addition to being stellar at her job, Dr Linda is super friendly and is dedicated to making your next visit to Glow Dental as easy as possible!


Qualifications / Professional Affiliations/ Achievements:

  • University of Otago, Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Progressive Orthodontic Seminars Graduate – NZ dip POS ortho
  • International Academy of Advanced Dentistry Graduate (Implants)
  • Certified Invisalign Provider
  • NZ Dental Association Member
  • NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Research poster presenter at the Sir John Walsh Research Institute Research Day
  • Winner and presenter of the IADR Junior Poster competition, ANZ Division in Brisbane
  • Research poster presenter at the IADR Boston Meeting (Oceania region representative)

Meet Dr Rosemary (BDS, Otago)

Associate Dentist

Dr Rosemary Han is an enthusiastic general dentist aiming to bring a compassionate approach to treatment. Having grown up in Auckland for most of her life before venturing down to Dunedin for study, she returns back home to practice and is familiar with the wide demographic that Auckland brings. Rosemary is particularly interested in surgical and restorative dentistry. Dr Rosemary is fluent in English and Mandarin.


Her passion for dentistry is fueled by the joy of seeing people gain confidence back in their smiles, always making sure her patients take control of their dental health, and so she aims to make sure all those who see her are well-informed, heard and their needs come first.


Rosemary is committed to providing high-quality dental care and regularly attends lectures in continuing her education, developing both her knowledge and skills to tailor your treatment to best suit your needs. She awaits to greet you warmly at Glow!


Qualifications / Professional Affiliations/ Achievements:

  • University of Otago, Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Auckland Dental Association
  • NZ Dental Association
  • NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Auckland Representative of the Young Dentists Action Group

Meet Dr Yasaman (BOH/Mdent, Griffith)

Associate Dentist

Dr Yasaman  is a highly accomplished dentist who brings a wealth of knowledge to Glow Dental. She graduated from Griffith University in Australia with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and a Master of Dentistry with Distinction. Throughout her academic journey, Yasaman consistently excelled, earning the prize for academic excellence each year of her studies.


Yasaman is known for her friendly and caring demeanor, striving to make every patient feel comfortable and at ease during their visit. Her gentle approach fosters a calming environment, particularly beneficial for those who may feel anxious about dental appointments. As a genuine listener, Yasaman values open communication with her patients, ensuring that their concerns are heard and addressed. She is committed to all aspects of General Dentistry, with a particular focus on Prevention, as well as a keen interest in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics.


Outside of her professional pursuits, Yasaman enjoys traveling, baking, and spending quality time with her friends and family. Her dedication to patient-centered care and her warm personality make her an invaluable member of the Glow Dental team.


Qualifications / Professional Affiliations/ Achievements:

  • Griffith University, Master of Dentistry with Distinction 
  • Anxiety Control in Dentistry (Oral and Nitrous oxide sedation) Certificate 
  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education (AFHEA)
  • Invisalign Go and Trioclear aligner Certificate
  • Griffith Award for Academic Excellence


Meet Tegan

Front Office Coordinator

Tegan is the Office Coordinator and Social Media Manager at Glow Dental, she looks after all things admin and customer service related. She has been working in customer service for the past 10 years and is our first point of contact.

Tegan loves to be a part of all things creative here at Glow Dental. She enjoys running social media pages and effectively translating our fun working environment online for our patients to interact with. In her spare time, she enjoys attending music festivals and she also loves all things
sports and is a part of a social netball team.


Meet Nanami

Dental Nurse

She is one of our lovely dental nurses here at Glow. Nanami is originally from Japan and moved to New Zealand in 2019. Nanami practiced as a Hygienist back in Japan, meaning she knows her stuff when it comes to dental procedures. She is a wonderful addition to our growing team, you’ll never catch her without a smile or positive attitude.

Nanami loves to spend her free time scuba diving and enjoying the outdoors. Her sense of adventure and kind nature adds to our fun-loving environment at Glow Dental.


Meet Nicole

Dental Nurse

Nicole is originally from South- Africa and moved to New Zealand in 2019.  She is passionate about everything dentistry and is currently studying towards a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at the University of Auckland. Nicole is an outgoing individual who will do what it takes to ensure that the patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their appointments.

In her spare time, she likes to study and enjoys being a mentor to younger students who seek confidence and motivation. The well-being of others is very important to her as she believes that happiness is a state of mind.


Meet Anna

Dental Nurse

Anna, originally from South Korea, relocated to New Zealand in 2015 to study English. However, she quickly fell in love with the people and nature of NZ, eventually becoming a resident.

Passionate about dentistry, Anna is currently studying for her Bachelor of Oral Health at Auckland University of Technology. Her work at Glow Dental allows her to observe and learn from dentists, complementing her university studies.

Anna takes pride in organizing and maintaining surgical equipment, finding joy when a dentist successfully completes a procedure and brings a smile to the patient’s face.

Outside of work, Anna enjoys watching Netflix while using the stair masters at the gym and discovering cute cafes in Auckland. Spending quality time with friends is also a cherished pastime.

With her dedication to oral health and commitment to exceptional patient care, Anna is a valuable member of the Glow Dental team.