Call us: Point Chevalier Branch on (09) 84 66 440 
 Auckland City Branch on (09) 379 0296 

About Metro Dental Care

At Metro Dental Care we are passionate about what we do and believe in helping our patients look after their oral health and their smiles, with a choice of a full range of dental services at an affordable price.

Principal Dentist

Dr Suresh Patel

BDS (Otago) DPHDent (Sydney), MDSc(Sydney), FRACDS(Sydney)

Dr Suresh Patel was born and educated in Wellington. He graduated from the Otago Dental School in Dunedin and completed a Diploma and Masters of Dental Science in Preventative Dentistry and Public Health Dentistry at the University of Sydney Dental School.

Dr Patel became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2000 in Australia. Dr Patel is a very active member of our community involved in many organisations and Dental organisations including the Auckland Dental Association, New Zealand Dental Association, FRACDS College, FDI, WHO, DPL Society, NZACD and others. 

Dr Patel is passionate about dentistry and has over 20 years of experience.

Dr Patel always strives to achieve quality in his work and stays at the forefront of dental advancements by regularly attending many up to date lectures, workshops, seminars and courses, both in New Zealand and overseas.


Vilas Patel

BA (Wgtn),  Practice Administrator / Senior Receptionist  

Vilas is the most valuable member of our team. She has come from a Customer Services background and enjoys the interaction with the patients, and the challenges that comes with it.

She is your first point of contact at the Shortland Street branch and will be very happy to help you, so please give her a call to arrange an appointment.

Senior Dental Nurse

Lynette Gaffaney

Senior Dental Nurse

Lynette is a valuable member of our team and the Principal Dental Nurse at the Shortland Street branch. She is highly experienced and has recently qualified with the New Zealand Dental Assisting Diploma and continues to extend her dental knowledge and skills.

Lynette's friendly, caring nature and organizational skills are a great asset to our practice.

  • “My philosophy in managing the dental needs of my patients is to treat every patient as I would like to be treated. Every patient's needs  are unique. I enjoy helping develop a plan with the patient for their dental management, be it short, medium or long term. I know my long term patients enjoy and appreciate how I deliver dentistry.”

    Dr Suresh Patel Principal Dentist