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 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 (Happy Gas or Laughing Gas sedation).
Haritha is a member of New Zealand Dental Association and is one of the directors at Bush Dental.
Haritha is passionate about giving an excellent quality dental care in a calming, friendly and pain-free way possible. As a dentist she loves getting to know the patients and create a relaxing, safe and friendly environment. She believes in minimal intervention dentistry where possible and likes to plan practical treatment plans for each patient’s individual dental needs and their financial plans.
When not doing dentistry, Haritha finds her passion spending time with her indoor plants (about 90 of them!). Other interests include cooking, gardening and yoga. She is also mum to a busy preschooler and a School-Age kid!
Warm and caring, she’s the ideal dentist for those with a fear of the chair!
Tony is able to offer intraoral camera examinations. The intraoral camera allows your teeth and mouth to be examined in extreme detail, resulting in a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. As the image is projected directly onto a screen as it is taken, a discussion around oral health can happen immediately.
With an extensive interest in the latest computer-aided dentistry and smile enhancement procedures, as well as all the skills needed for every day care, he is a man of many talents.
“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. He brings education and experience from various parts of the world including India, Australia and New Zealand.
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.