Meet The Team

  • Dr. Sanjaya Gamage
    Director/ Senior Dentist
    Dr. Sanjaya Gamage
    Director/ Senior Dentist

    Sanjaya is one of the co-founders of Bishop Dental at its inception in 2015 and now plays a role as advisor and visiting senior clinician. He grew up in Auckland and upon completion of high school, left to South Australia to commence a career in Dentistry in 2007. Graduating from the University of Adelaide with Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Science in Dentistry [Honours] in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he initially worked for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) based in Broken Hill, Australia. After which he moved back home to Auckland where he has gained experience in both private practice and Accident and Emergency dentistry. At time of setting up his private practice, he concurrently completed a Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery in 2017, which allows him to incorporate his knowledge of medical and surgical conditions that affect general health and the impact this has on an individual’s oral health. Hence, he is confident and well equipped to tailor treatment plans that meet individual requirements, not only from an oral health health perspective but also from a holistic view-point. In early 2019, Sanjaya gained his Fellowship (in General Dental Practice) of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS).

    Sanjaya is a highly motivated and hardworking clinician whose experiences in a number of clinical settings (private practice, large public and private hospitals, rural and remote health services and accident and emergency health services) have allowed him to gain a keen interest in all aspects of general dentistry, including special interests in oral surgery (surgical extractions and wisdom teeth extractions) and prosthodontics (crown and bridge including full mouth rehabilitation). Sanjaya wishes to ensure his patients are made comfortable in the dental setting and well informed of all aspects of the appointment prior to treatment commencing. Sanjaya’s commitment to Bishop Dental and most importantly its patients and wider community is something that is unwavering and which he wishes to continue into the future.

  • Dr. Neil Vijayaraj
    Senior Dentist
    Dr. Neil Vijayaraj
    Senior Dentist

    Neil graduated from MGR Medical University, India in 1996 and has working ever since in private practice as well as multi-speciality hospitals. He was also instrumental in starting up state of the art dental departments in various hospitals in India. After completing his Advanced Diploma in Oral Health in Australia in 2015 , he moved to New Zealand in 2016. Neil has a keen interest in general dentistry and pays more attention to how it affects ones general health and well being. He has a holistic touch to his practice and treats the underlying issues causing dental problems, educates the patient, discusses issues affecting the oral health and establishes treatment plans that will suit their lifestyle, finances and their immediate or long-term needs. 

    He has been an international speaker in the field of oral health and has attended numerous workshops and courses all over the world. Neil’s extensive and in-depth knowledge of every specialty allows him to diagnose your condition accurately and often offers you unique solutions that you would not easily find anywhere else. His moto “Pain free dentistry” draws patients for his gentleness and kind chair side manners.

    He has worked in multi-speciality hospitals back in India for quite a long time and had the rare opportunity working along side renowned Cardiologists, Plastic surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Orthopaedicians, and has been very supportive in treating their patients with dental problems. He was also a panel dental surgeon for cleft lip and palate team in collaboration with “Smile train”,USA. His interest in implants and complicated root canal treatments had always spurred him to attend advanced courses and workshops to keep himself updated with the latest advances. 

    Neil loves the beach, travelling and keeping active. You can find him on the weekend exploring new cafes, getting out and about, hitting the gym or playing tennis or snooker . He welcomes any recommendations for local and trendy places to explore!

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