CEO/Director/ Founder/Lead Dentist of Bright Smile Group
Originally hailing from South Africa, Ivan graduated from Stellenbosch University in 1986 and has since moved to the Bay of Plenty with his family. Ivan has a well-rounded interest in general dentistry and has a passion for delivering high quality work to every patient. When Ivan (and his infectious grin) aren't in the dental clinic, he is usually spending time with his two daughters or keeping up with the latest rugby.
A native of Dunedin, Dr Samuel Paterson graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Upon moving to Tauranga, he worked for Te Mana Toroa before starting work with us at Baywide Smiles in 2015. With energy to burn, Sam takes a particular interest in surgical extractions and large dental restorations. When he’s not in the surgery you can find him on the basketball court or hitting the mountain biking tracks.
Dr Nisha Bedi graduated from a University in India in the year 2010. She moved to Sydney, Australia soon after and finished her Masters in Health Sciences. Dr Nisha has had the privilege to work with some of the most reputed and leading dentists in Sydney, working in the field of neuromuscular dentistry, dental rehabilitation, and implants.
Dr Alisha Pereira is a 2014 Otago Graduate, she been with Bright Smile Dental for almost a year now. She spent the last two years working in Whakatane and has gained invaluable rural experience. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, especially forming good relationships with patients and instilling confidence in one ability to maintain good oral health.
Dr.Vera graduated from The University of Otago School of Dentistry. She loves meeting a wide range of people and serving them to achieve healthy smiles. She aims to make her patients experiences relaxed and pleasant while providing a high standard of general dentistry.