Meet Our Team | Specialist Blockhouse Bay Orthodontist | Auckland Orthodontics

Meet our team

At Auckland Orthodontics, we love to smile and we love to see our patients smile too. Meet the team who’ll be smiling with you every step of the way along your orthodontic treatment journey.

Auckland Orthodontics team

Dr Nitin Raniga

Dr Nitin Raniga

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS (Otago) DClinDent (Otago) MOrthRCSEd MRACDS (Orth)

I am very fortunate to have found a profession as rewarding as the field of orthodontics.

I enjoy creating beautiful smiles for our patients all over Auckland. Orthodontics can change a person’s life by boosting confidence and self-esteem. I see evidence of this every day and it is a truly fulfilling experience for our whole team. A great smile is one of the first things people notice, and when we see patients who can’t stop smiling, it lets us know we’ve accomplished our goal.

I am a registered orthodontic specialist and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO). After completing my Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Otago and graduating with credit in 2000, I worked as a general dentist from 2001 to 2006. I returned to Otago in 2007 to undertake the specialist doctorate programme in orthodontics. My main research involved analysing bite irregularities and tongue pressure generation during swallowing.

To attain international recognition of the highest standards, I completed the prestigious orthodontic membership examinations from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. I am also a member of the New Zealand Dental Association and Auckland Dental Association.

Originally from Fiji, I relocated to Auckland in 1994. I now live here with my beautiful wife and two sons. In my spare time, I like to play sports like soccer and tennis.

I practice my profession in a friendly, caring atmosphere while committed to excellence in the treatment of patients to create beautiful smiles and exceptional functional bites. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about you or your child’s orthodontic treatment.

Anikka Vilahermosa

Anikka Vilahermosa

Orthodontic Assistant

As part of the warm and enthusiastic Auckland Orthodontic team, I would like to inform you that we are an awesome bunch that will make you feel right at home.  

Orthodontics is what Dr Raniga does and he does it well! I love to watch our patients develop as their smiles become amazing works of art. I have been in the smile creation business for a while. I am gentle and engaging. The greatest delight of my job is assisting in bringing out those beautiful smiles in everyone we see.

Orthodontics aside, I have a love of travelling, a keen interest in sport (more watching than participating) and I enjoy spending time with my family.

Debbie McVey

Debbie McVey

Front Desk Coordinator/Receptionist

Welcome to Auckland Orthodontics, where smiles are contagious! As the front desk coordinator, I have the satisfaction of seeing people’s lives change one smile at a time. I am very lucky my job has allowed me the opportunity to meet some amazing patients.

Outside of orthodontics, my two daughters keep me busy. I also enjoy power walking and reading.

At Auckland Orthodontics, we strive to provide outstanding advice alongside a high quality of service. Please do not hesitate to chat to any member of our team if you have any queries.

Shinal McKoy

Shinal McKoy

Orthodontic Auxilliary (in training)

It is a privilege to be part of the Auckland Orthodontics team that helps patients grow in confidence through achieving a beautiful smile they can love for a lifetime!

I am cheerful and friendly so aim to create a fun and relaxing environment for our patients. I have been in the dental field for many years going from general dentistry to paediatric dentistry to dental product companies and now orthodontics. Getting to work alongside Dr Raniga to provide patients with the very best care makes orthodontics my favourite!

In my spare time, I enjoy dancing, fishing (ask me about my biggest catch!) and spending time with family and friends, especially my nieces and nephews.

Tour our practice

These photos give you a sneak peek into the warm and welcoming orthodontic clinic environment we have created, where we hope you’ll feel at home and relaxed while receiving treatment with us. Please stop by any time. We’d love to show you around.

If you would like to meet our team and take a tour of our practice, book an orthodontic consultation with the friendly team at Auckland Orthodontics today.

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Auckland Orthodontics

Auckland Orthodontics

6 Exminster Street
Blockhouse Bay
Auckland 0600

09 627 3555

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