A boutique dental practice providing exceptional dental care in Christchurch from unique surroundings
Why Choose Us?
Feel confident we care about your dental health
From the moment you walk into our new Papanui Road, Christchurch dental practice we want you to feel welcome. We understand you want personalised, affordable, high quality dental care.
Relax in our comfortable patient lounge before your appointment, flick through one of our great selection of magazines or catch up on the newspaper.
At Beale & Cullen Dental we are passionate about all things dental and have been providing exceptional dental care in Christchurch since 1998. We opened our new practice in Papanui Road in December 2012 after the demise of our Armagh St premises in the Christchurch earthquake.
We will take the time to get to know you and together we will develop a plan that will lead you to healthy teeth for life. We understand all sorts of constraints make dental treatment difficult so we’ll help you prioritise treatment to suit you.
Our patients love the time we spend getting to know them and understanding what they want so be prepared that your first appointment may take a little longer than you are used to.
Meet The Team
Richard has been a dentist since graduating from University of Otago in 1988. He worked in several North Island practices before moving to Christchurch in 1998. Richard is passionate about dentistry and loves using new technology to provide you with the best dental care possible.
A proud Southlander Richard loves to escape to Te Anau for fishing, boating and relaxing with his family. He supports Canterbury in all sports except when they’re playing Southland! Three sons keep Richard busy when he’s not practising dentistry and he can often be found coaching cricket or providing parental support from the sidelines at various sporting events.
In 1991 Louisa graduated from University of Otago, then spent a year as a Dental House Surgeon at Wellington Hospital before a move to Auckland where she gained experience in a variety of dental practices and returned to Christchurch in 1998.
Louisa gains immense satisfaction from providing exceptional dental care in a relaxing environment supported by a great team.
Continuing Education is a passion and Louisa runs a Dental Study Group for colleagues.Thankfully the demands of three busy sons keep Louisa out of the shoe shops while she’s not at work!
Front Office Manager
Joanne is the voice on the end of the phone and the first friendly face you’ll meet at Beale & Cullen. She is in charge of all the non-clinical stuff and is an expert at co-ordinating your busy schedule with ours!
Joanne’s also our IT guru and practice organiser and as Louisa says “Every office needs a Joanne!”
When not working Joanne pounds the pavements keeping fit and spends time with her family.
Valicia has worked as Louisa’s Dental Assistant for over ten years. She is an expert at relaxing patients and making the whole dental experience exceptional. With more than twenty five years working in dentistry Valicia still loves the challenges of learning new techniques.
Riding her bike from Brighton to and from work everyday on less than perfect roads keeps Valicia fit and away from work she is kept busy with her family especially Tilly the Foodle.
Lucinda joined our team in July 2012 as Richard's nurse. With six years in the dental industry and the NZDA Dental Assistant qualification she loves the challenges of working in our busy Christchurch dental practice, providing high technology dental care in a great environment.
Outside of work Lucinda is passionate about athletics and has represented New Zealand at weightlifting.
Where to Find Us
393 Papanui Road
+64 3 354 5450
We have recently relocated to our fabulous new practice with easy access and onsite parking. Our great team is committed to providing exceptional dental care to all our patients.
New patients welcome!
Richard has been a dentist since graduating from University of Otago in 1988. He worked in several North Island practices before moving to Christchurch in 1998. Richard is passionate about dentistry and loves using new technology to provide you with the best dental care...