Meet Dr. Carolyn Langrell-Read

After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Otago University in 1992, Carolyn gained valuable clinical experience in practices in both Queenstown and Auckland. In 1995 she established a practice in Mount Eden, Auckland, followed by Newmarket Family Dental Care in April 2013.

Carolyn has always been passionate about continuing her dental education and furthering her knowledge in health and well-being. She enjoys travelling when she can, in order to gain both local and international knowledge, techniques and skills to further her expertise and to keep her at the forefront of her industry.

In 1999 she returned to Otago University to begin studying towards her Post-Graduate Diploma in Periodontal disease. She was awarded the diploma with distinction for her performance, and for the following 14 years she continued to work on her clinical skills in minimal intervention dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, crown and bridge work, implant dentistry, root canal treatment and techniques for paediatric dentistry. Currently she is studying Longevity Health Education and Preventative Healthcare.

Carolyn is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association, Auckland Dental Association, New Zealand Association for Minimal Intervention Dentistry, New Zealand Endodontic Society and New Zealand Periodontic Society.

Morgan Jenkins

Your Oral Health Therapist / Dental Hygienist

Morgan is a graduate of the Auckland University of Technology’s Bachelor of Oral Health, making her a qualified Oral Health Therapist with skills across dental hygiene, therapy and orthodontic auxiliary.

Upon graduating, Morgan began her dental career with the DHB working as a dental therapist for children and adolescents in south and central Auckland. She is the newest member of the Newmarket Family Dental team, and is enjoying combining all of her scopes of practice with both children and adult patients. Morgan’s calm and gentle demeanour puts her patients at ease and her interest in wellbeing more broadly ensures a holistic healthcare experience.

Prior to her dental career, Morgan also received a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from Massey University. She has a strong interest in the association between nutrition and dental health, as well as genetic conditions which impact cranial growth.

Naseem Khan

Your Nurse

Naseem has over 15 years experience in the dental industry and is a fully qualified dental assistant. She has been a member of Newmarket Family Dental Care since it’s inception in April 2013.

Having previously worked for a Periodontist as a Periodontal Nurse where she assisted with gum treatments and implant surgeries, Naseem is a very competent and caring assistant. She has the ability to make patients feel at ease during their treatments at Newmarket Family Dental Care.

Dr. Rebecca De Souza MBChB

Your Anaesthetist

Rebecca completed her initial medical degree (MBChB) at Otago University and all of her Anaesthetic training in various Auckland hospitals. Rebecca worked at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, England for a year after completing her training in 2004. Upon her return Rebecca worked as a Specialist Anaesthetist at both Auckland City and Middlemore Hospitals.

Rebecca is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Department of Anaesthesiology at Auckland University and has an interest in Patient Safety, Day Stay Anaesthesia and Local Anaesthetics.

For more information on the services Rebecca provides please visit our Sedation page.


Sonia Astrella

Your Receptionist

Sonia will often be your first point of contact when you call the practice at Newmarket Family Dental Care. Having worked for many years in the dental industry both as dental assistant and in the reception area, Sonia will be able to answer most questions you may have so please feel free to discuss any of your dental issues with her.

She has a real passion for helping to improve the dental health of patients and also has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. Outside of work, Sonia enjoys travel and the joy of experiencing other cultures and lifestyles.

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Patient feedback

  • As a very anxious dental patient I was recommended Carolyn Langrell-Read by a family member who happens to be a dental nurse herself, high praise in itself. I have now been a patient since 1986 and am extremely happy with her caring and professional manner. I required a significant amount of work to be done and have been well informed throughout each stage of the process. Over the past few years my attitude has changed since my first visit when I was terrified to even walk through the door, recently I was so relaxed that I nearly fell asleep in the chair and not due to sedation!! That is due to Carolyn’s patient, kind and thoughtful nature, it makes travelling from the North Shore very worthwhile indeed.
    Chrissie Cunningham
  • I have known Carolyn Langrell - Read for 6 years. In this time she has treated my gum disease, suggested that I should consider braces, (my bottom teeth were breaking my top teeth), and given me superior dental treatment. Her skill in filling, reconstructing, capping and saving teeth some that have been filled generously with amalgam in the past is extraordinary. Her manner is friendly and professional. She gives you an excellent explanation (both verbal and written) of the treatment she proposes or has achieved. Her equipment is excellent and this combined with her expertise enables her to achieve a very high standard of dental work I feel very confident that Carolyn will look after my teeth in the future and I can recommend her as an exceptional dentist.
    Diane McWilliams
  • Good morning Elaynor Thank you for the follow up call. The treatment has worked well and I have recovered fully. My long term association with your Clinic and repeated visits are a testimony of the good and professional care provided by Dr. Langrell-Read and her staff. I am always impressed with her eye for detail and the ability to listen and to communicate with her patient regarding the treatment planned and undertaken. I have recommended her services to my daughter in law.
    Ram Narayan
  • Carolyn's dedication insists on nothing but the best for her clients. Her well established business in Newmarket has a friendly atmosphere coupled with experience and meticulous care.
    Barbara Curties