William (Billy) Cross was born in Scotland, completed his secondary schooling in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and graduated from Edinburgh University Dental School. Together with his wife and three sons, he relocated to New Zealand to join us from Scotland in 2006. Prior to his move he ran his own dental surgery in Scotland for over 11 years. Billy has nearly 35 years general dental practice experience.
He has undertaken significant postgraduate study, as well as being involved in the training of dentists. His special interests include orthodontics, cosmetic and children’s dentistry. He and his wife Liz, have also spent time working with Mercy Ships international, a missionary agency that provides healthcare for those who ordinarily have no access to such treatment. He has been instrumental in introducing affordable quality dental solutions for patients at Feilding Dental Centre. Billy is currently studying for his MSc in restorative dentistry via distance learning, through the University of Birmingham.
Frederik A Dean BDS PDD (Stell, SA) DipPDS (Bristol) MBA (Open Univ UK)
Frederik was born in Holland (of English/German parents) and qualified as a dentist in 1989 at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He has obtained postgraduate diploma qualifications in children’s dentistry, orthodontics and sedation techniques (Stellenbosch and Bristol Universities) and an MBA (Master of business administration) from the OU in the UK.
Together with his wife and two daughters, he arrived in New Zealand from England, in January 2004. In January 2005 he took over the dental practice previously owned by John Lawrie. Frederik enjoys showing people how easy (and inexpensive) it is to maintain a healthy mouth. In particular how cosmetic dentistry can be quick, painless and affordable.
Billy and Frederik (and their families) love the New Zealand lifestyle – New Zealand is the place in which to raise a family.
Jeffrey Ong BDS (Hons) University of Otago
Jeffrey is our newest team member! After
graduating with Honours from Otago University in 2015, Jeffrey gained
valuable surgical experience working as a Dental House Surgeon in
Dunedin Hospital. He also worked at a private clinic in Hamilton before
deciding to settle down in Palmerston North.
takes pride in continuously improving himself as a clinician. He was
recently commended on his outstanding performance in all subjects of the
Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Examination. He also
attends various courses in and out of the country to keep himself
up-to-date with the latest advancement in dentistry.
believes dentistry is all about the overall experience and that
patients appreciate a dentist who is welcoming, patient, willing to
listen and work with them. That is why Jeffrey’s services focus on
building a strong rapport to deliver the best long term care that are
paramount to his patients.
Outside of dentistry, Jeffrey is an avid traveler and photographer. He also enjoys hiking and reading in his spare time. Originally from Malaysia, he also speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.
All of our dentists are passionate about preventive dental care.
Yvonne Symons - dental hygienist
At Feilding Dental Centre we believe that oral health is linked to general health - a healthy body needs a healthy mouth. Yvonne helps keep teeth and gums healthy and disease-free. A key part of a healthy smile. This is achieved through the use of specialised
cleaning techniques with special instruments. Yvonne also advises
patients how to best care for their mouths at home with a proper daily
oral hygiene regime.
Yvonne is down to earth and practical, and has a special interest in those involved in sport and their oral health. She is passionate about and enjoys her work - this is clear from the laughter often heard coming out of her treatment room.
Yvonne hails from the Wairarapa and has a nursing and
farming background. Outside of work, Yvonne and her husband enjoy
traveling in their motor-home and compete in RallyO with their dog Mollly. She is
involved in art, various handicrafts and enjoys a good book and
walking (usually not at the same time).
TEAM: T ogether E ach A chieves M ore - awesome support from Anna, Debz, Helen, Jan, Jani and Shelley enable our clinicians to provide their best care for patients.
Our team are delighted and honoured to have been previous recipients of the BEST PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS and SUPREME WINNER by Feilding business awards.
We love what we do, and we appreciate the support of our patients and our community - THANK YOU.