Richard is an Otago graduate who began working life as a Dental House Surgeon at Christchurch Hospital. He then entered private practice in the city,
and developed Riccarton Dentists in 1991 which he still enjoys too much to ever leave!
“I love being a dentist and have never wanted to do anything else.
My own childhood experience with dental extractions under general anaesthetic left me with a deep understanding of dental anxiety that people commonly suffer.
I will put you at ease, so that you can make the dental choices that are right for you.
My depth of experience enables delivery of a wide range of procedures with significant expertise and painlessness.
My on-going professional development means I am able to offer you simple, complex and advanced treatments, with confidence.”
Dr Tony Hill DMD (Tufts USA)
Tony is a graduate of Canterbury University(1997) and Tufts School of Dental Medicine(Boston, USA)
Following successful practice in the US for 10 years he returned to hometown Christchurch in 2019.
Tony values individualised patient centred care.
"I sincerely enjoy getting to know my patients and their families, and appreciate the trust and confidence they place in me. I am supported by an excellent team of professionals at Riccarton Dentists, and together we aim to provide exceptional care”.
When not practicing dentistry or pursuing more education, Tony runs or plays tennis and helps his children have a quality Kiwi upbringing.
Dr Lucky Masilamani BDS
Lucky was born and raised in Christchurch, and graduated in Dentistry from the University of Otago. Having spent the last few years working as a dentist in the North Island, Lucky is happy to be back in her home city as part of our Riccarton Dentists team. Lucky loves practicing Dentistry, and is very aware of the anxieties that many people experience with going to the dentist. She has a very warm, caring, patient centred approach, and patients are at ease from the moment they enter her room. Gentle, painless comfortable dentistry is essential to Lucky’s work ethic.
When not at work, Lucky enjoys running, rock climbing, and football. A keen foodie, she also loves to travel and experience different cultures.
Grace Fischer BOH
Dental Hygienist/ Oral Health Therapist
Grace graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Oral health in 2012.
Since graduating she has had experience working with adults and children in New Zealand, and overseas in third world countries, both working and volunteering.
Grace joined us in February 2020.
We love her - and the patients are very happy!
Grace is highly skilled with hand scaling for your greater comfort and safety.
She loves her work, and looks forward to meeting you.
Peter Durham ACDT
Peter is a qualified Advanced Clinical Dental Technician.
“I consult with patients in our surgery at Riccarton Dentists, and create many different types of denture in my laboratory at Okains Bay.
The big advantage of working clinically at Riccarton Dentists, is that it
enables me to liaise with the dentists and hygienists on site, thereby optimising the patient’s choices and outcomes.
I look forward to helping you solve your denture related challenges.”