Dr Kellie Houlahan, BDS (Otago)
Principal Dentist & Co-Founder of FLOSS
First of all welcome to FLOSS, I hope you’ve found everything helpful so far and thanks for taking an interest in getting to know me a little better.
Let’s get it out there… I’m a perfectionist, apparently not a good trait (working on it) I fuss over the little things. Hence here we are. I had to have my own clinic - started from scratch! (as working for someone else, taking over an existing clinic and a previous partnership all didn’t allow me to be me). I could see so many ways in which as dental visit could be improved that seemed small and insignificant to most but when added up would amount to something spectacular. Therefore I won’t rest until floss is just that… Spectacular!
Ever since I was eleven I wanted to be a dentist that everybody loved and that determined mini me never changed her mind and thank god because I really love it. My best days are when I know almost everyone in my book. It’s the relationships we establish that really lift our day. Don’t get me wrong I get a kick out of delightfully surprising strangers but I love my regulars because then I know I’m doing something right.
In another world I must have been a designer. Anything design related really lights me up and I hope you love all the design elements I’ve put into FLOSS and pout their all there to relax, impress and inform you. Yes I’m also that crazy dentist that says look how good your filling looks with all the amazing anatomy and detail, yet it’s in the top back tooth where no one not even yourself is going to see it.
If you haven’t realised, Dan the other founder/dentist is also my husband. So if you’d prefer a male dentist then check out his bio as you’re in the wrong place. He’s also better at the day to day business affairs while I have the creative brain and design flair. You’ll never be left on the fence with us, we’ll give you a gentle shove in the right direction.
My life wouldn’t be complete without our two young adventurous boys. Life’s all about balance so when we need to slow ours down you’d find us chilling on our rural property or off camping with the boys. I try to stay healthy so escape to the gym when I’m not busy cluttering up the house with another never-ending art project.
Dr Daniel Hauptfleisch, BDS (otago)
Principal Dentist & Co-Founder of FLOSS
Extra training in Australia for both implants and orthodontics
How long have you been with the practice?
This is a brand new project for us, but we have been running another dental clinic for over 10 years.
What do you love about your job?
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.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I spend most of my time with my family, Kellie the other principle dentist here and our 3 and 5 year old boys, on top of that I pretty much love anything with a motor in it.
Carla Brown, BHSc (OH)
Oral Health Therapist + Hygienist
Hello, I’m Carla!
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 and exploring my liking towards fashion.
Dental Assistant / Reception
Danielle is our main dental assistant and is also currently working as our receptionist too.
Since opening, Danielle has moved over to FLOSS from our other clinic, Birkenhead Family Dental.
Danielle works with both Dan and Kellie; she has an affinity for orthodontics and loves assisting during sedation and surgery cases.
Outside of dentistry, she has a love of cars and enjoys caring for people and helping out in her community, she has previously volunteered in the fire service and volunteers as a medic.
Aimee has worked in the industry for over 10 years and worked for us at Birkenhead Family Dental for that time,
Aimee and her partner now live locally to Long Bay, just down the road in Browns Bay.
She has a beautiful son named Jordan and she works with us on Thursday and Saturday.
We welcome her onto our team here in Long Bay.
Esthetician - POUT Skin
Hello, I’m Emma, esthetician at Pout. I love skin! It’s been a
passion of mine for over 20 years.
I come to Pout with solid experience in advanced skin therapy and a great
enthusiasm on getting my clients skin looking its very best. I am excited about the
types of skin therapy we are offering, and the innovative skin care product we are
As much as I love the nitty gritty of advanced skin treatments, I also love the
relaxation and nurturing aspects of having a facial, nourishing the skin and just
At home I live with my husband, my two young children and cat Minnie. We moved
to Torbay three years ago with the idea that we would be renovating our 1970’s
home. Life is busy and renovations are slow, but hey, what’s the rush?
In my spare time I like to zone out with a 1000-piece puzzle or pick up a paintbrush.
Spending time with friends, dining out enjoying delicious food and a cheeky Pinos