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.
BDS (Otago) DipClinDent (Otago)
Haritha is a registered Dental Surgeon who graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She has gained advanced training at the University of Otago leading to a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in 2013. Since graduating as a dentist 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.
Oral Health Therapist
Ruth graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2019 with a Bachelor of Oral Health and was granted the Jane Chalmers award for excellence in Special Needs Dentistry.
Ruth began her career working with the South Australian Dental Service and developed a passion for creating positive and friendly dental visits. She is enthusiastic about empowering individuals to improve their dental health and how it relates to our overall health.
You will find Ruth to be compassionate, gentle and thorough in caring for your Oral Hygiene needs. Ruth also has great experience working with children and loves to create a fun dental visit.
As well as caring for her clients, Ruth loves nature walks, socialising with friends and baking! She is involved in various youth activities and takes great pleasure exploring beautiful New Zealand since moving here in 2022.
“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.