Our staff are enthusiastic, intelligent, compassionate and have the highest standards of quality and integrity.

Hadleigh Reid

Dentist and Director

Hadleigh Reid graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Otago University and began practicing in Wanganui in 2001.

He believes in giving the best service to all of Victoria Dental’s patients in a professional and friendly manner.

Outside of Victoria Dental, Hadleigh enjoys playing the guitar, tennis, volleyball, cycling and travelling. He has recently returned from a sabbatical volunteering with Mercy Ships and with YWAM Marine Reach.

Suresh Rajapakse


Suresh has gained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in Otago. He also completed 2 Years undergraduate BSc in Biomedical Science.

Suresh has been at Victoria Dental since graduating in 2011. Since then he has attended a variety of continuing education courses keeping up to date with the latest techniques and materials in Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Minimally Invasive Dentistry. Suresh has a great passion for Dentistry and aims to provide the best quality care for patients in friendly and relaxed environment.

Along with practicing Suresh enjoys playing the drums and guitar, Snowboarding, Cricket and Travel.

Bridget O’Neill

Dental Therapist and Hygienist

Bridget is Wanganui born and bred and has been practicing for 8 years as a Dental Therapist. Bridget started at Victoria Dental early 2012 and currently operates as a Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist.

Bridget studied a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Dental Therapy) in 2005 as well as an Advanced Diploma of Health (Dental Hygiene) in 2011.

She enjoys socialising, family, friends and enjoys good food and wine. She loves being active and enjoys such sports as Netball and Tennis.

Sid Patel


Sid gained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in Gujarat, India. Having completed the tough New Zealand Dental Registration Exam in July 2018, Sid joined our team in Dec 2018.

Having recently completed his exams, Sid has continued to develop his knowledge with various courses in Oral Surgery, Aesthetic Dentistry and Endodontics. Having worked in villages of India and seeing the difference it can make, Sid has a great passion for helping those in need and conducts himself with a human touch.

His other areas of interest, outside of dentistry, are football, cricket, guitar and meditation.

Alison Moss

Dental Hygienist

Originally from Auckland, Alison gained her Bachelor of Health Science (Oral Health) from Auckland University of Technology. She joined the Victoria Dental team in late 2015 and currently practices as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist.

Alison loves living in Whanganui and outside of work she spends her time socializing with friends, going
to the movies, visiting the Farmers’ Markets and going to the gym.

Joo Kim


Biography coming soon



Born in Malaysia, Adrian graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago. Seeking warmer climates, Adrian has moved to Wanganui to join the team. He loves every aspect of dentistry and is passionate in producing high quality work. His aim is to make every dental visit a positive one.

On the weekends, and after work, you can find Adrian working on his golf swing or working out at the gym. As do all Malaysians, Adrian loves his food.

Barbara Patience


Barbara Patience graduated with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene in Adelaide in 2001, after working many years as a Dental Therapist. Barbara is very passionate about helping patients improve and maintain their oral health.

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