About Us

At Kensington Dental the primary focus is the comfort, care and wellbeing of our clients.

We understand that a visit to the Dentist or Hygienist can cause some anxiety.

We strive to provide the best, most up to date dentistry possible. The clinicians are keen students of their profession, and attend national and international courses, seminars and presentations in their field, ensuring the skills they practice are of higher quality.

We take special care to ensure our clients are relaxed and comfortable and have a good comprehension of their treatment options. We are passionate about oral health and strive to achieve the best individual results possible - aesthetically, structurally and financially.

We realise that a lot of our clients are busy working people who cannot afford to take time off work to attend appointments.  For this reason our surgery is open from 7am most mornings.

NB: PSA members receive a 15% discount on treatment upon presentation of their membership card.

Meet the Kensington Dental Team


Johan Hugo

Principal Dentist and Owner

Johan graduated Stellenbosch University in 2000. He then worked in England for 8 years, providing a mixed private and National Health service. In this time, he completed a 3 year diploma at Bristol University Open Learning in Dentistry in Sedation in Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Business Management. In 2009, he and his family moved to NZ, and they loved it so much that they now call Whangarei home. He has subsequently completed and excelled in a post-graduate diploma in Orthodontics in General Practice. He continues to practice all forms of general dentistry, and has a keen focus on keeping patients comfortable, relaxed, calm, informed and in control of their experience in the dental chair.


Arnon Sharp

Principal Dentist and Owner

Arnon graduated from Otago University with Bachelor of Dental Surgery 2016, endorsed with Credit and the NZ Royal Dental Corporations prize for excellence in Oral Surgery. Arnon grew up here in Whangarei, and has recently moved back home to join us as a Director. He is passionate about providing the highest level of care for all his patients. He maintains a healthy work life balance, and when he’s not working, you can find him diving, fishing, and getting amongst the outdoors. Member of the New Zealand Dental Association.


Catherine Andrew

Oral Health Therapist

Catherine originally from London moved to New Zealand with her Husband Paul in 2007. Working for the Northland District Health Board as a Dental Assistant in Kaitaia, Catherine decided to follow her passion for Dentistry and trained as an ‘Oral Health Therapist’ at the AUT University in Auckland graduating in 2011. As an oral health care provider both gentle and caring, Catherine wants to support the individual needs of her patients. Placing a strong emphasis on dental health education and instigating preventive measures to motivate patients to reach an optimum level of oral health.


Sarah So'e

Oral Health Therapist

Sarah first came to us in 2021 to do her placement as part of her training with the Auckland University of Technology. Sarah has since graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Oral Health Therapy. She has a wealth of experience in dentistry, she first trained as a dental assistant in Auckland in 2011. She has worked in the dental field in both New Zealand and the UK and has special interests in orthodontics and adolescent oral health care. Sarah recently moved to Northland with her husband where they are building their new home. Sarah is enjoying exploring the Northland coastline and the change in pace to busy Auckland city life.


Lea Bradley

Dental Hygienist

Lea has worked in the dental industry most of her working life. First as a School Dental nurse, Dental Assisting overseas, Dental Sales representative upon moving back to NZ and now a trained Dental Hygienist. Leas passion is looking after our patients oral health. She has a particular interest in combating Periodontitis which is Gum disease and is dedicated to providing you with gentle and very effective hygiene treatments.


Julie Williams


Julie has been a hygienist in Whangarei for more than twenty years. She enjoys meeting people and helping patients to achieve and maintain good oral health.

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