Meet Dr Carolyn Langrell-Read

Carolyn graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Otago University in 1992. After gaining valuable clinical experience in larger practices in Queenstown and Auckland in 1995 Carolyn established practice in Mount Eden, Auckland. Carolyn has always shown a strong passion to continuing her dental education, to further her knowledge and keep up to date with the latest clinical innovations. She travelled extensively gaining both local and international knowledge and clinical skills and techniques to bring back for the benefit of her patients. In 1999 Carolyn returned to Otago University to undertake formal study towards a Post-Graduate Diploma in Periodontal (Gum) Disease, an achievement she was proudly awarded with Distinction for her achievements. During the subsequent 14 years Carolyn has continued to upgrade her clinical skills in the areas of minimal intervention dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, crown and bridge work, Implant dentistry, Root canal treatment and Techniques and procedures for Paediactric dentistry. Carolyn is currently undertaking study in the area of Preventive Healthcare and Longevity Health Education.

Carolyn has recently established NEWMARKET FAMILY DENTAL CARE and has relocated her clinic to these new premises. She is delighted to be offering services to new and transferring patients.

When not serving the needs of her patients, Carolyn is a busy Mum with 3 school age boys. Her passion for health and well being sees her in the gym, on the bike or enjoying time at the beach. Carolyn is a keen musician playing violin, piano and saxophone and attempting a tune or two on the ukulele in her spare time.

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


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.

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Patient feedback

  • I avoided going to the dentist for more than 8 years after a traumatic experience getting a wisdom tooth out and was reluctant to go back to a dentist, but was then recommended Carolyn. Carolyn has communicated well with me, has always been gentle, caring, and also advised me to stagger the appointments I had when I first needed lots of work done to make it more affordable and comfortable for me. She is dedicated to her work and always makes me feel cared for and that I am active participant in the process. I would absolutely recommend Carolyn.
    Katherine Bussey
  • Carolyn and her team provide an outstanding dental service. Carolyn seems very up to date with best practice and new research in dentistry and dental health. She seems very thorough and precise, and determined to deliver a quality outcome that fits a patient’s needs and preferences. I was particularly impressed with Carolyn’s attention to detail in finding a way of making a large filing replacement work in a tooth that was in a difficult location with uncertain strength in its remaining enamel walls. Carolyn crafted the replacement to fit extremely well in a manner that seems to have maintained the required strength. I was also impressed with her attention to detail and current best practice in oral health, particularly the relationship between diet (high fruit intake) and dental hygiene.
    Tony Baldwin
  • Due to an allergic reaction to a local anaesthetic earlier this year, I visited the Anesthetic Allergy Clinic at Auckland hospital on Tuesday 11 December. I was first seen by Peter Cooke, a specialist anesthetist. After going through the various note he had received from my and from Dr Carolyn Read, my general dentist he made special mention of the letter she had provided to support my allergy Investigation. He receives many letter from dentists, but the one from Carolyn soot out for its attention to detail and the information it contained. The notes that were included were very helpful in isolating the local anaesthetic I am allergic to. Mr Cooke made special mention more than once about how impressed he was with the notes provided. Thank you Carolyn, for your help in identifying my allergy.
    Helen Eastabrook
  • I have been looked after in my oral health for some years now by Carolyn and her team. They have always treated me in a professional manner being always alert to my other health needs. I have a medical condition of high blood pressure and this is always a consideration during treatment that I am calm and relaxed. I am of the generation that did not have the protection of fluoride in our water supply so my teeth have always been an ongoing problem. I have had crown work done recently and I am very pleased with the results. The costs have been in line with the time it has taken and the skill level involved.
    Maria Piggin