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Our Staff

All of our staff strive to achieve the highest standards of care possible while delivering exceptional outcomes by using our experience and the latest techniques available at our practice.



  • Dr Allan Young -- B.D.S. (Otago)

    Dr Allan Young graduated in 1981 from Otago. In 1985, he founded Broadway Dental Centre/Allan Young & Associates in Palmerston North.

    Dr Young places a strong emphasis on quality customer service, the continuous education of staff and the utilisation of state-of-the-art technology and equipment to ensure that Broadway Dental Centre is at the forefront of the dental arena. He is particularly interested in cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry and implant dentistry.

    Dr Young is a member of the NZ Dental Association; the NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; and the NZ Cerec Users Group.

    Dr Young is married with three beautiful children and has interests in golf, cycling and skiing.

  • Dr Grace Lee -- B.D.S. (Otago)

    After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago, Dr Grace Lee moved up north to join the team at Broadway Dental Centre. Dr Lee is passionate about all areas of general dentistry. During her undergraduate years, Dr Lee had the opportunity to undertake research projects and present her research nationally and internationally. As a result, Dr Lee has a keen interest in dental research and actively keeps herself up to date with the latest clinically relevant research and new developments.

    Dr Lee is a firm believer in preventive dentistry, and her goal is to broaden her patients’ understanding of their oral health so that each person will be able to take control of his/her oral health and in so doing, improve it. Dr Lee enjoys meeting and getting to know each of her patients, and will take the time to listen to and address their dental concerns to the best of her ability so that she may provide a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to each individual.

    During her leisure, Dr Lee is an avid traveler who also enjoys running, badminton, and a good novel.

  • Dr Crystal Chow -- B.D.S. (Otago)

    Dr. Crystal Chow began her career as a dental house surgeon at MidCentral DHB and is experienced in providing emergency dental treatment, including managing dental trauma, facial injuries and dental infections. She is also familiar with facilitating minor oral surgery, treating medically-compromised patients and those with special needs.

    At Broadway Dental Centre, she continues to incorporate these skills into her clinical practice and is able to provide oral healthcare to patients of different backgrounds, age groups and medical status. Her motto is that everyone is equally deserving of good oral health.

    With her continuing passion for community dentistry, Dr. Chow now divides her time between working in the private sector and playing the role as a Senior Dentist at Midcentral DHB.
    Dr. Chow believes in having a good work-life balance; aside from her career as a dentist, she is interested in film photography, is an avid traveler and enjoys calligraphy as a side project!


  • Dr Bob Yang -- B.D.S. (Otago)

    Dr Bob Yang received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Otago in 1998 and has been in practice for over ten years. He is an active member in several associations, including the Auckland Dental Association, the New Zealand Dental Association, the New Zealand Dentist's Orthodontic Society, the New Zealand Society for Sedation in Dentistry, and is a foundation member of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,

    Dr Yang's family immigrated to New Zealand in 1990. With the completion of college in Palmerston North, he headed to Otago to gain his dental degree. After graduating, he developed and broadened his oral surgical skills further during two years of hospital postings in Wellington and Southland. Currently, he maintains a private practice in North Shore, Auckland, focusing on cosmetic and restorative dentistry with a strong emphasis on risk management and comprehensive treatment planning.

    Dr Yang firmly believes that to practice modern dentistry and have the ability to offer the best treatment option to patients nowadays, one must have a good comprehension of all aspects of dentistry. He continues to enhance his skill and knowledge by travelling extensively throughout the world to some of the world's well-known private postgraduate training facilities and courses such as the Kois Centre in Seattle, the Fahl Centre for Aesthetic Dentistry in Brazil, Advance Implant Therapy from UCLA, and Mini-residency in Orthodontics by Dr Mahony in Sydney.


  • Barbara Patience -- D.T, Dip D.H. (Adel)

    Barbara Patience graduated with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene in Adelaide in 2001, after working many years as a dental therapist. Barbara is very passionate about helping patients improve and maintain their oral health in our caring environment at Broadway Dental Centre.

  • Aaron Wilson -- DentHyg 1998 NZDF

    Aaron Wilson spent his time growing up between Gisborne, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia. Initially studying Zoology at Waikato University, Aaron then joined the New Zealand Defence Force in 1994 as a dental assistant. In 1995 he was accepted to train as a dental hygienist with the Defence Force’s four-year hygienist program, spending most of his time divided between Otago University and Burnham Camp.

    During his training, Aaron travelled to both Malaysia and Australia as a junior hygienist and in 1997 was promoted to lance corporal. His advancement through the Defence Force continued after completing the hygienist program, and having spent six months training as an NCO, Aaron was promoted to corporal in 2000.

    After leaving the Army in 2005, Aaron spent his time writing undergraduate psychology papers and even spent a year as a rugby analyst.

    In 2008 he moved back into private practice as a dental hygienist and has been doing so ever since.

    The team at Broadway Dental Centre is warm, caring and friendly. We look forward to meeting you here soon!

  • Dr Glenn Kirk -- B.D.S. MDS (Oral Surgery)

    Dr Glenn Kirk completed his MDS in Oral Surgery in 2005, graduating with Distinction. Since graduation, Dr Kirk has practised as a specialist oral surgeon in the Manawatu for the NZDF, Midcentral Health and in private practice. He has been the external clinical examiner for the postgraduates in the University of Otago oral surgery programme.

    Dr Kirk is a member of the International College of Implants and maintains an interest in the surgical aspects of implantology. He has been placing Implants for the past ten years. Dr Kirk is also a credentialed oral surgeon at Southern Cross Hospital, Palmerston North.

  • Dr Frances Ruddiman -- Specialist Periodontist, Bsc, BDS, DClinDent (Perio)

    Dr Frances Ruddiman graduated from the University of Otago with a BDS in 2011. She spent two years working as a dental and maxillofacial house surgeon in Christchurch and Hawke’s Bay Hospital, which developed her interest in surgery and the management of medically complex patients. Following a year in private practice in Christchurch, Dr Ruddiman returned to Otago to complete her three years of specialist training in the field of periodontology and dental implants. Her DClinDent research focused on biological complications when using non-original parts on dental implants.

    Dr Ruddiman is a gentle and caring clinician, who believes that with good teamwork, healthy teeth and gums can be maintained for life.

    Outside of work, Dr Ruddiman enjoys travelling, improving her terrible golf game, and she has recently taken up running and is aiming to complete her first half marathon.

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