Floss Dental Boutique

Meet the Team at Floss Dental Birkenhead

Dr Daniel Hauptfleisch, BDS (otago)

Dentist & Owner of FLOSS

Hi guys. 

I never know if anyone actually reads these bio's but if you do, hopefully you find this helpful.

A brief work history for me, after i graduated from Otago university in 2007 i found myself working in Palmerston North hospital, in their Oral health and maxillofacial surgery department, where i learnt a lot of my advanced surgical dental knowledge.

I moved to auckland after that to pursue a career in the private sector, where i have worked in clinics in many areas, Remuera, Albany and Browns bay before buying my first clinic with my wife kellie in Birkenhead in 2010 ( formerly called Birkenhead family dental and now part of the floss brand - now called Floss dental birkenhead - ONEWA ROAD 

Plain and simple i love talking to people and helping people get over their fear of the dentist.
I love learning new procedures and offering new services that you may normally have to see a specialist for at a affordable rate.

I must get bored easily, as i am always pursuing extra training and have completed training in Australia for both placing and restoring implants and orthodontic treatments

In my spare time, i spend most of my time with my family, Kellie (the other principle dentist here) and our 5 and 7 year old boys, on top of that I pretty much love anything with a motor in it.you are welcome to start any conversation that involves motorised vehicles at any time with me.

If you need you're wisdom teeth removed or want dental braces or dental implants, then look no further.

Dr. Harvey Shorter, BDS (Otago)


A North Shore local, Harvey has over 30 years dental experience, including eight years practicing in the UK. With advanced skills in general and cosmetic dentistry, he will have your smile healthy and beautiful in no time.

Harvey is also a keen fisherman when he gets a chance.

He has been working with us for over 8 years now and has a loyal following of patients that love seeing him.

He works exclusively at the ONEWA road clinic (Formerly called Birkenhead Family dental)

Dr. Richard Choi, BDS (Otago)


Richard grew up in the North Shore and attended Westlake Boys before graduating with a BDS in 2014.

Richard has a holistic approach to dentistry and has particular interests in wisdom teeth extractions and aesthetic restorations. He is fascinated with the latest dental technology and techniques and has undertaken numerous continuing education courses including a 2 year post graduate mini-residency course in orthodontics. He is passionate about fitness and nutrition, as well as helping his patients understand the many links between oral health and systemic health.

Outside of dentistry, Richard enjoys exercising, playing the guitar and travelling. One of his most memorable trips was a dental humanitarian trip to Cambodia, working for a non-profit organisation providing free dental services in orphanages and schools in provincial areas.

Dr. Katherine Fowler, BDS (Otago)


Following graduating from the University of Otago, Katherine returned to her home-city of Auckland.

Katherine enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a particular interest in prosthodontics (crown, bridge and dentures). She prides herself on her communication skills, using easy to understand language. 

Committed to delivering a full range of dental services tailored to each individual patient and considers patient satisfaction a genuine reward.

Katherine works exclusively at the ONEWA road clinic

Chan Lim, BHSc (OH)

Oral Health Therapist + Hygienist

Bio to be filled soon watch this space

Michelle Fleet, BHSc (OH)

Oral Health Therapist + Hygienist

Hello, I’m Michelle!

I am a graduate from the Auckland University of Technology in Oral Health. My skills involve dental hygiene, therapy and orthodontic auxiliary work, with a special interest in gum disease, bleaching and homecare education. I am a member of the NZDHA and NZDOHTA.

I value patient centred care and ensuring each person I see has a comfortable, positive experience! I am also able to provide my services for free to secondary school children through the governments Dental Benefit Scheme.

Other interests of mine include spending endless time at the beach, exercising at the gym or outdoors, cooking.

A Healthy smile is just a click away.