Meet the Eden Orthodontics team
The team at Eden Orthodontics love seeing the results orthodontic treatment can make and will care for you throughout your treatment journey.
Dr Rachel Smith
Rachel is the principle and owner of Eden Orthodontics. Before returning to New Zealand to establish her own practice she worked as a private orthodontist in the exclusive Harley Street area of London.
Rachel is a leading clinician in the use of state-of-the-art orthodontic techniques. She has significant expertise and experience in all aspects of orthodontics including aesthetic approaches. This allows her to achieve the very best outcomes to meet the specific needs of each individual patient. Rachel is a regular speaker at conferences on these topics and is the top Orthodontic provider of Invisalign in Auckland.
Rachel is a New Zealand Qualified Specialist Orthodontist holding a Doctorate in Orthodontics from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago. She is a member of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists, New Zealand Dental Association and the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). In her spare time, Rachel enjoys Crossfit, yoga and spending time with her family.
Tara is our both our Treatment Coordinator and Practice Manager here at Eden Orthodontics. She has many years’ experience in account management and customer service.
Tara has been working with Dr Smith since the inception of Eden Orthodontics and is loving spending time in the practice, meeting and building relationships with our patients. Tara lives locally in Mt Eden with her husband and 2 children. Outside of work, if she’s not powering up the mountain she’s spending time on her yoga mat.
Jennifer is an Australian girl at heart but since a New Zealand guy stole hers, she's calling Auckland home. Leaving Melbourne with her qualification and 4 years of orthodontic nursing experience, she was fortunate enough to join Dr Smith’s team. The best thing Jennifer likes about orthodontics is patients’ completing treatment and seeing for the first time their brand new smile and the confidence it gives them. She was fortunate enough to have experienced this herself when she had braces for 20 months. Apart from working in a fantastic team and work environment she loves travelling, skiing, coffee, dining out and the gym!