About Bush Dental
Dentistry isn’t simply about short-term solutions or cosmetic enhancements; it’s about treating the whole mouth. This principle underpins all of our treatments at Bush Dental: by looking at the whole mouth, we are able to create a treatment plan unique to you.
Bush Dental Christchurch are locally owned and operated
We pride ourselves on being dentists passionate about people. We aren’t dictated to by a franchise. We have the freedom and experience to go above and beyond in providing the very best quality of care. Our mission is that you leave our dental practice smiling and feeling truly cared for.
We stand by our work: through a combination of up-to-date technology, best practice procedures and high-quality materials, we ensure you receive the best care.
Our team of dentists are all New Zealand-trained Otago University Dental School graduates and members of the New Zealand Dental Association.
Haritha is a registered Dental Surgeon who graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She has gained further advanced training at the University of Otago leading to a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry. Since graduating she has been working in private practice in Christchurch.
Haritha enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and her special area of clinical interest is general dental, emergency dental, aesthetic dentistry and providing treatment under conscious sedation. Haritha is a member of New Zealand Dental Association.
Haritha is passionate about giving excellent, quality dental care in a calming, friendly and pain-free way. As a dentist she loves getting to know her patients and creating a relaxing, safe and friendly environment. She believes in minimal intervention dentistry where possible and likes to plan practical treatment plans tailored to her patient’s individual dental needs and their financial situation.
Outside dentistry, Haritha finds her passion spending time with her indoor plants. Other interests include cooking, gardening and yoga. She is also mum to two busy young children.
Bertie Graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2019.
After graduating, Bertie spent a year working at Dunedin Hospital as a member of the Maxillofacial team and it was during this time that she developed a key interest in oral surgery.
Since transitioning into private practice, Bertie has thoroughly enjoyed providing general dental care. Bertie takes a special interest in her patients’ wellbeing and makes every effort to ensure her patients are comfortable.
Her friendly and welcoming nature helps put anxious patients at ease. Outside of Dentistry, Bertie loves being active. In her spare time, you will often find her out for a run or a cycle in the Port Hills.
Megan was born and raised in Christchurch. She completed her science degree at the University of Canterbury, after which she trained as a dental therapist. She then furthered her dental studies as a dental hygienist in the UK, graduating in 2001 at Guy’s Hospital in London.
Megan has worked in both private practice and hospitals while in the UK before returning to New Zealand in 2007. She has worked alongside a periodontist specialist in Auckland for four years where she gained valuable insights and experience before returning home in Christchurch in 2011.
Megan will help you get your gums healthy and show you ways to keep your gums and teeth in great condition.
Her interests include cooking, swimming and gardening and anything to do with animals and nature.
“Bush Dental has made it their focus to put a positive spin on dentistry. Our vision is simple: creating an environment where we can deliver dental services in the most calming, peaceful and pain-free way possible.
It is our aspiration to serve our community, not only through the best dental care possible, but also by being an example of an enjoyable place to visit and work where people feel respected, inspired and cared for.”
Arun Natarajan attained his Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2013. Arun returned to Christchurch in 2015 and has been working as a Specialist Paediatric Dentist at the Canterbury District Health Board since then.
Arun has completed several leadership and management papers at the University of Canterbury and was recently awarded the Brain-Based Professional Leadership Coaching Certification at the Neuroleadership Institute in Sydney.
Outside Dentistry, Arun is a proud father to Diya and Diva who keep him very busy outside work. He enjoys tramping, reading, biking, socialising and food.