Team Amber is headed by Nitish Surathu and Sujatha Mathew who founded the practice in Gisborne. Their vision was to set up a unique practice with advanced technology in an environment that values individual care and attention. They believe they have been able to realise that vision, but are constantly updating the practice and themselves to bring the best to their patients.
They are hugely community oriented with Nitish being involved with the Rotary Club of Gisborne West and have supported various local causes including Autism New Zealand, St Johns Gisborne, The Sunny Day Trust, The Life Education Trust, Gisborne War Memorial Theatre Trust, The Women’s Native Tree Project Trust, Bethlehem Foundation, Fostering Kids, Sport Gisborne, Tairawhiti Multicultural Council, Lost Hope Restored, House of Breakthrough Trust and The Ruel Foundation. They firmly believe in approaching patient oral health with disciplined regular examinations and maintenance care, having realised over many years of practice, that there is no better way to keep the cost of care realistic. Central to their vision is the wonderful team they have surrounded themselves with who help them everyday to live their dream.
Jane is usually the first point of contact at Amber Dental as the Front Office manager. She brings extensive administrative experience to her job and is focussed on keeping the practice committed to its ideals. In addition, Jane is also a trained Dental Assistant and is Level 4 certified by the New Zealand Resuscitation Council. Jane enjoys weekend evenings around a cosy fire with friends and loves a glass of fine wine.
Jannah is our enthusiastic and empathetic reception coordinator. She works closely with our patients to organise their appointments and treatment plans. Jannah has worked in government organisations and the private sector and has been a business partner herself in a Gisborne business. She brings tremendous experience from these roles to her job, that she enhances with her positive disposition.
Jenna works closely with Nitish and is a fully qualified dental assistant with additional assisting skills in implantology, minor oral surgery, orthodontics and microscope dentistry. She has also trained in sedation with the NZ Society for Sedation in Dentistry, The Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology and is by examination, Level 5 certified by the NZ Resuscitation Council. She loves her free time and enjoys photography and videography.
Jessica is Sujatha's ever efficient and witty dental chairside assistant who has also completed certification with the New Zealand Dental Association. She has additional skills in endodontics (root canal treatment procedures) and ceramic laboratory procedures and is Level 4 certified by the New Zealand Resuscitation Council. Jess enjoys her hunting and loves nothing better than being around horses.
Nadine is another of our dental assistants and works closely with our associate dentist. Nadine is always full of positive energy and is totally committed to making every patient's experience in her room fantastic. With great skills for her role, she is currently completing certification with the New Zealand Dental Association and is also Level 4 certified by the New Zealand Resuscitation Council.