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Karen Jade Hobbs (BOH)


"I had my 1st treatment with Karen Hobbs today, and i have to say she is the best Hygienist I’ve ever been to. Total Professional, who made me feel at ease instantly, also it was pain free which is a total 1st for me and Hygienist’s!!” - Kim H


I’m Karen Jade the Oral Health Therapist (Hygienist) here at Accent Dentists.

I have worked in the dental industry since 2003, starting as a Dental Assistant and then studying at AUT to complete my Bachelor of Health Science in 2008 for Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. I'm further qualified with Advanced Clinical Practice Adult Scope to treat adults for fillings, checkups and general dental care. Ongoing dental learning is very important to me. 

Previously (for the last 18 years), I worked on the North Shore where I built on my skills to provide the best quality of care for my patients. I've helped many adults and children who have been petrified of coming to the dentist to now look forward to their visits. Children can be especially anxious as it’s the fear of the unknown. I love treating children, and always make sure to explain clearly what is going to happen to help build their confidence, and find this a very successful approach.

Helping people with halitosis (bad breath) is also something I enjoy. This can be a very embarrassing issue for people and can really affect their confidence. With education and guidance, I have made people become more confident in knowing how to avoid this common problem.

Outside of work, I live in West Auckland with my husband, three cats and two chickens. I am a foodie who also loves gardening, arts and crafts, animals, travel and hanging out with friends and family on the weekends.

I look forward to meeting you at Accent Dentists.  

Karen Jade Hobbs


"Today I went for a cleaning at Accent Dentists and it was the most enjoyable experience I have ever had at the dentists. Karen has such a warm and friendly demeanour. I immediately felt at ease and comfortable with her. She explained the cleaning process so well and kept checking in with me throughout the cleaning of my teeth. She was very gentle and it didn't hurt anywhere near as much as it has with other dentist cleanings. My teeth look and feel amazing and I would 150% recommend Karen to everyone" - A Connolly 

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Air Flow


Ask Karen about her new AIRFLOW machine, which removes stains and discolouration in a painless and stress-free manner. It's like a day spa for your mouth as it combines air, fine powder and warm water to gently exfoliate your teeth without physically touching them. Note the BIG differences, especially evident in this photo on patients bottom teeth (note: no cosmetic work done, these results show a hygiene appointment using airflow).



Before AirFlow

After AirFlow 



To contact us for your initial appointment, please phone us on 09 376 4374 or you can email for your convenience at:
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If you would like, you can also now book online. Many of our clients do!

Covid safe - Your Health, Safety and Wellbeing remain our top priority - we're a covid-safe dental practice.



Yamuna Mallinson (BOH)



I’m Yamuna, the part time Oral Health Therapist here at Accent Dentists. I graduated from Auckland University of Technology in 2008, and  have worked in the Dental industry since 2000, working in Australia and the Bay of Plenty for the most recent decade.

I'm passionate about providing a high level of preventative oral hygiene care, and especially enjoy working with people to overcome dental fears and phobias. I have vast experience working with children and believe strongly in making dental visits a pleasant experience from a young age.

People say I have a caring and gentle nature, and when not brightening my patients smiles, you will find me on the yoga mat, netball court or spending time outdoors with family and friends. 

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Yamuna Mallinson


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