Meet Our Team

Caring, Experienced, Professional Staff

Dr. Emily Morris


Emily graduated from Otago University in 2009 and worked as a hospital dentist in Nelson and Christchurch hospitals, before settling in Dunedin in 2012.

Since then she has worked in private practice and enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a special interest in oral surgery. Her aim is to help patients cope with their fears of the dentist and improve the experience of the dental visit.

Outside of work Emily enjoys the outdoors, running and reading.

Sheree Sharp


Sheree has been with the practice since 2001 and continues to work on a Monday & Tuesday.

When not at work Sheree loves to read, garden, overseas travel and above all catch up with her grandchildren.

Anna Renwick

Oral Health Therapist/Hygienist

Anna was born and raised in Dunedin where she completed a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Otago. She then moved to Auckland where she worked as an Oral Health Therapist for five years. The call of home soon became too much and she has been practicing in Dunedin for the last 18 months. She is excited to join the Gentle Dental team in January after returning from maternity leave.

Anna is passionate about helping people improve their oral health, smiles, and confidence. In particular, Anna enjoys working with patients to overcome dental anxiety and improve their wellbeing through education and high-quality dental care.

Outside work Anna enjoys spending time with her family which includes the latest addition four month old Luca.

Lisa Hanson


Lisa graduated in 2009 at Otago University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She then spent some time in Australia working in public dentistry. She returned home to Dunedin to work at the Emergency clinic at the dental school and in private practice. She is still currently teaching at the Dental School part time as a clinical tutor.

Lisa understands that visiting the dentist can be an overwhelming experience for many. Having worked in both public and private practice, she has helped many anxious patients cope and manage dental care and their oral health. She enjoys taking the time to understand her patient needs and treating the person as a whole.

In her spare time you will find her with her husband and her two young girls out on an adventure or at home enjoying music, movies and especially food.

Support Staff:  Andrea Hayward (Dental Assistant), Cherie Keen (Practice Manager) and Emma McCone (Dental Assistant).
We generally have some dentists running evening sessions throughout the year for more specialised cases…