Dr Hua Gao (00000002)

Dr. Hua Gao. (BDS, Otago)

Hua has been a principle dentist in his southland dental clinic for five years prior moving his young family to Christchurch. Further before that, Hua worked in a number of different dental practices in North Island. With a wealth of advanced technical skills learned over the past years, Hua has now founded the Dentist on Merrin.

Hua is a passionate and most caring dentist. He enjoys spending time with his patients, educating and enabling them to reach the best treatment option that suits their personal, dental and financial needs. Lots of patients suffer from poor oral health because of emotional scar caused by their bad dental experience in the past. Hua’s aim is to make his patients feel confident about dentistry again, and feel comfortable enough in visiting dentist and keeping up with their dental care.



Vicky Liu. (Otago)

Vicky is a Registered Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. Vicky was born and raised in Christchurch, and completed her degree in Otago.

Vicky is a very caring and friendly hygienist. She works closely with dentist to improve oral health and help overcome periodontal (gum) disease. During her session, Vicky assesses and evaluates the periodontal issues and provides preventative advice and care. Vicky enjoys spending time educating her patients the best home hygiene routines to keep their gums in optimal health and reduce the occurrence of decay.

Vicky also looks after younger patients, from age 0 to 18, as a qualified dental therapist. She is particularly passionate about helping people develop good oral hygiene and dental habits from their very young age. This includes all services covered by school dental benefits scheme (you don’t even have to be at school), general advice and cleaning, but also may include floride treatments and fissure sealants to help prevent tooth decay.