Riverside Dental Warkworth

Riverside Dental Warkworth is a modern practice situated in the heart of Warkworth. We are focused on the technology and techniques that are used to maximize the patient convenience, comfort and satisfaction. We are committed to providing friendly and cost effective dental services. Our highly skilled dentists offer the very best care and attention to each and every patient in a peaceful and comfortable environment. The entire team is solution driven from the moment you call or walk through the door! After living and working in Hawkes Bay, Mahitha and her husband Sarath, who is an oral health therapist and hygienist, moved to Warkworth and started this lovely practice. Joining the team is Sarath Pothula Oral Hygienist and Therapist. We have a passion for what we do and everything we do is focused on making sure our patients have a beautiful healthy smile.  We do this by providing the highest quality treatment with the best possible materials and techniques.

Dr Mahi


Dr. Mahitha Veerepalli (Dr Mahi) completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2007 and New Zealand Dental Registration Examination (NZDREX) procedure in 2009. She is a caring and passionate dentist who has more than 13 years of experience in all fields of general dentistry.
Dr Mahi’s motto is “gentle dentistry with excellent results”. You will find her honouring this motto in everything she does, giving her 100% to ensure the best results for her patients.
Dr Mahi’s energy, warmth and clinical excellence, will give you the confidence to have any dental need managed. She prides herself on her attention to detail, taking the utmost care and time to perfect the treatment she provides. In this way, she guarantees that any treatment she delivers will have the highest chance of success.
Maintaining the highest level of patient care, accreditation and education to stay abreast of the latest techniques in dentistry, she can ensure that every patient has a positive experience. She has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and plans on pursuing further studies in implant dentistry.
After enjoying a relaxed lifestyle in Napier and Bay of Plenty for more than six years, Dr. Mahi and her husband Sarath Pothula have moved to Warkworth to start off this lovely practice. She loves to travel and explore different cultures around the world, and also enjoys to paint in a peaceful and quiet environment.

Fiona Lu

Oral Hygienist and Therapist (Otago)

Fiona is an Oral Health Therapist who graduated from the University of Otago, provides oral hygiene and dental therapy (for children up to eighteen years old). Patient satisfaction and comfort are the main focus for her. Fiona believes pleasant dental visits and effective clinical relationships are fundamental factors for successful treatment outcomes. Fiona speaks fluent English and Mandarin.



Sarath is dual qualified as both Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist (Oral Health Therapist) from Charles Stuart University (Australia). He is very passionate about his work and is well known for his attention to detail. He actively attends dental seminars and conferences, reads current research literature to advance his professional knowledge and competencies through continuous learning. He is always committed to improving the oral health of his patients and ensures his patients receive their treatment in the most kind and gentle manner.

Sanghamitra Valicaharla

Practice Manager

Sanghamitra (Sony) completed Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2007. Her passion towards serving the community led her to pursue Master in Oral Pathology (India), Master in Public health and Master in Health sciences (Western Sydney University, Australia). These qualifications in Australia recognise her as a public health graduate and health promoter. She worked as a dentist and oral pathologist in India, promoted ‘breast screening among Indian and Sri Lankan communities’ in Australia and also worked as a dental assistant for the past 5 years in Sydney. Her education and experience makes it easier for her to work towards the betterment of the community. Her ultimate goal is to get registered as a dental surgeon in New Zealand and further research in oral health. She loves spending time in the library reading books, learning Korean language, and also enjoys long walks.

Marina Angeloni

Dental Assistant

Marina Angeloni completed her Bachelors in Dentistry (2004) and later specialised in Endodontics (2014) in Argentina. She has 16 years of experience working as a dentist in private and hospital settings and has special interest educating patients in preventative dentistry.
In January 2021, she moved to New Zealand along with her husband Craig and two children. Currently, she is learning the English language and enjoys working as chair side assistant at Riverside Dental Warkworth.
Her aim is to register as a dentist and provide dental services in New Zealand. She enjoys cooking and loves spending time with her two adorable children and husband.

Why Choose us?

Are you looking for quality dental treatment with a relaxing and enjoyable environment? If your answer is yes, then why not come see us. We offer free WINZ quotes, ACC cover, and free dental treatment for adolescents aged between 13 and 17 years old. We also can provide free dental treatment for children ages 5-13 years when referred by the school dental nurse. Not only do we provide state of the art technology to make every treatment more efficient and effective, but we ensure that you are comfortable during your time here. As a patient, you can select your favourite movie or TV series on Netflix, or simply lay back and listen to music during your treatment. At Riverside Dental, we take pride in performing dentistry to the highest standards as we put a strong focus on safety and quality. Our team tailors every patient’s treatment recommendations to best suit their specific needs and budget. We are committed in updating the skills and knowledge of our team through regular training and education seminars, providing you with the best possible care. With the help of our diagnostic televisions, intra-oral cameras, and digital imaging systems, we have the ability to capture clear and detailed images of most problematic areas. This is a major step in helping identify and prevent issues that may not be visible through a basic examination. We take great care in providing preventative treatments and techniques to help reduce the potential for issues to reoccur. Through this, we can help provide knowledge of what you can do to help retain a beautiful smile. For more information about how we can help you feel and look great or to book appointment, please feel free to call our friendly reception team.