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.

Debbie McVey

Debbie McVey

Invisalign Treatment Co-Ordinator

I joined Auckland Orthodontics in 2013 when we first opened and have enjoyed being part of a team that treats our patients like family.

I have the satisfaction of seeing people’s lives change one smile at a time and I love being able to show our patients how Invisalign works and how easy it is to wear. I am very lucky my job has allowed me the opportunity to meet some amazing patients.

In my spare time, I love reading, baking and power walking and spending time with my family and 2 beautiful daughters.

Brenda Boucher

Brenda Boucher

Registered Orthodontic Auxiliary

Having started my career as a School Dental Nurse, I moved into orthodontics in 2009 resulting in becoming a registered Orthodontic Auxiliary.

I am delighted to continue my career at Auckland Orthodontics where my passion for helping make beautiful smiles continues with Nitin alongside a knowledgeable and caring team.

Out of work, I enjoy yoga, cooking and spending time with family.

Grace Hinton

Grace Hinton

Registered Orthodontic Auxiliary

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. The greatest delight of my job is assisting in bringing out those beautiful smiles in everyone we see.

In my spare time, I like swimming, spending time with family and friends, love cars and food.

Pam Kordina

Pam Kordina

Front Desk Coordinator/Receptionist

I joined Auckland Ortho in 2020 and I have worked in dentistry - 12 years (prior to that law and travel) - love my job!!

I always believed smiling is the easiest and nicest way of communicating, so warm and inviting!

In my spare time, I enjoy baking, walking, gardening, socialising, dancing and red wine!

I grew up on a farm - love animals! Family and friends are super important to me and my two daughters and grandson are my pride and joy!

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

6 Exminster Street
Blockhouse Bay
NZ, 0600

09 627 3555

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