Bachmann Orthodontics, is a leading registered Auckland orthodontic practice based on the North Shore. Our professional, skilled and friendly team are here to help create your beautiful smile.
Meet the Bachmann Orthodontic Team
The first person you’ll meet at Bachmann Orthodontics is Candice, our practice manager. Candice moved to Auckland from Mt Maunganui in 2010 and joined Bachmann Orthodontics shortly afterwards. She has over 20 years experience in dentistry, both in nursing and management roles so she can answer most questions related to your treatment at Bachmann Orthodontics, and will sort out a payment plan to suit your budget. A qualified chef, Candice enjoys creating in the kitchen for her family and friends. She loves netball, rugby and all things kiwi. Relaxing with a good read, listening to music or lazy days at the beach is how Candice likes to spend her free time.
Originally from Brisbane, Renae grew up in Auckland and has been a part of Bachmann Orthodontics since 2014. Before joining the Bachmann Orthodontics team, Renae worked in general dentistry for 4 years as a dental assistant. The challenge of extending her knowledge and learning new skills has led her to orthodontics, and now she is a registered orthodontic auxiliary. Renae is also an accomplished florist, loves mountain biking, dancing and spending time with friends, family and her feline ‘fur baby’.
Born in Auckland, Alana completed her tertiary studies at AUT University. Alana is a registered orthodontic auxiliary and has been with Bachmann Orthodontics since 2011. Having had braces herself, Alana spent four years working for her orthodontist, after leaving school. She then attained her NZ Dental Surgery Assistant Qualification before coming to join the Bachmann Orthodontics Team. Having also studied for a Bachelor of Design, it’s no surprise Alana’s hobbies include photography, art, design and renovating. She enjoys snowboarding and basketball and loves her two cats.
Another Australian born team member, Teanji was educated at Hunter Sports High School in Newcastle. Teanji worked as a qualified dental surgery assistant in Australia for 4 years before moving to New Zealand, and has worked at Bachmann Orthodontics since 2011, where she attained her NZ Dental Surgery Assistants and Orthodontic Auxiliary Qualifications. Teanji is in charge of the Bachmann Orthodontics onsite laboratory and makes many of the appliances that our patients use for their orthodontic treatment, as well as working in surgery as a registered orthodontic auxiliary.
Podjanee is from Thailand and has lived in Auckland since she was a little girl. She started working at Bachmann Orthodontics in early 2014 and works as a registered orthodontic auxiliary. She has had 7 years previous experience in general dentistry working as a dental assistant for the Auckland Regional Dental Service. In her spare time Podjanee enjoys walking her dog, going to the track to watch drifting and drag car racing or just hanging out with her hubby. A self-confessed “kid at heart”, Podjanee’s 100% happy place is Disneyland.
Cici was born in Beijing and came to New Zealand when she was just 16. She attended high school in Rotorua then studied hospitality and architectural design before completing a Dental Assistant course at AUT University. Perhaps wearing braces as a teenager sparked Cici’s interest in orthodontics as she’s now a qualified orthodontic auxiliary with Bachmann Orthodontics. Cici has been at Bachmann Orthodontics since 2012 and being fluent in Mandarin has proven to be a great asset to the practice. She’s travelled throughout Asia and the Pacific and enjoys snowboarding, outdoor sports and reading.
Dr Tania Hetz, an Orthodontist originally from Cologne, Germany has been working at Bachmann Orthodontics since 2012. She obtained her Dentist Degree in Mexico and Germany, her Masters in Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopaedics from the University of Aachen in Germany and in 2002 she gained her PhD in Orthodontics from the University of Dusseldorf. She returned to Mexico and at just 30 yrs old was not only lecturing at the Postgraduate Program of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara but also running her own busy private practice. Tania has travelled extensively and says a highlight of her travels was the humanitarian work she did with remote indigenous cultures. When she’s not creating beautiful smiles at Bachmann Orthodontics, Tania enjoys playing tennis, swimming, cooking, gardening and yoga.