Napat ‘Nathan’ Sombunya - Dentist

Nathan graduated with his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Otago in 2009. After working for a year in Auckland, Nathan traveled to Singapore to build up his dental and general experience. In Singapore, he gained a vast experience in multiple dental aspects such as wisdom tooth surgery, implantology, root canal therapy and cosmetic dentistry. He then returned to Christchurch in 2014 and has settled down here with his family ever since.

Being notable for his gentle manner with patients, Nathan is a kind and patient dentist who will listen to patient’s concerns and is willing to go the extra mile. Nathan is always trying to improve his dental knowledge and skills. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys fishing, watching sports and good movies.

Additional language: Thai.

Soon Jee Low

Soon Jee Low - Dentist

Soon Jee obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Otago in 2009 after having completed his Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences degree in 2006. He regards Christchurch as home after moving from Malaysia in 2002. Since graduating, he worked in Wellington for a year and chose to return to Christchurch right after the 2011 earthquake and has been providing his services here since then. Enjoying all aspects of dentistry, he heavily aims for all his patients to be dentally healthy. Understanding that dentistry can be intimidating, he tries his best to make dental appointments as comfortable and as pleasant as possible for all his patients.

During his free time, Soon Jee enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Being an active member of the Canterbury Society of Magicians, he enjoys spending his free time refining his performing craft with other magicians around Christchurch and New Zealand.

Additional language: Malay & basic Mandarin.


Swati Kadian - Dental Assistant

Swati moved to Christchurch in 2013 and has been involved with dental assisting within a private practice sector since then. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Dentistry from Kurukshetra University, India in the year 2011. In 2015, she then pursued her Overseas Trained Dentist Program at the University of Otago School of Dentistry. Swati is working towards her registration as a dentist in New Zealand.

She is an avid reader and her hobbies include, photography and she enjoys different cuisines with her husband who takes her around different restaurants around New Zealand.

Additional language: Hindi, Haryanvi, & Punjabi.


Jennal Rule - Dental Assistant

Being the mother of two teenagers, Jennal enjoys her rural, country lifestyle in Dunsandel while still having the convenience of city life in Christchurch. She originally grew up in Timaru and later worked in the banking industry in Dunedin before she finally transferred to Christchurch to raise her own family. Being a former dental assistant at the Canterbury District Health Board, Jennal brings in and shares a lot of her public sector experience with us.

Jennal spends much of her free time at home taking care of her two miniature dogs, two guinea pigs, cat and tropical fish. Her hobbies include being involved with her two children’s sporting events and activities, taking nature walks and exploring New Zealand’s most beautiful countryside, camping, trying new cuisines and gardening of the organic kind. She is also a health enthusiast and is interested in how organic foods can optimise health and aid in our defence of diseases.


Kay McPhail - Receptionist

Kay grew up in Timaru. After her marriage, she lived and worked in Invercargill and Queenstown as an Agriculture Secretary and in Human Resources respectively. In 1991, Kay and her husband moved to Christchurch and had their own business until recently when she decided to look for a new challenge. Today she is proud to be part of a positive and very friendly team at Pathway Dental.

Kay’s interests involve walking, enjoying the company of family and friends and spending time with her amazing grandchildren.


Tina Lin - Receptionist

Born and raised in New Zealand, Tina attended Riccarton High School. After high school, she decided to follow her passion of travelling and has toured Brazil and Australia on her own while working part time. She joined Pathway Dental after her travels. Tina has always been fond towards customer service and enjoys interacting and meeting people. She is friendly and is always willing to help.

In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, listening to music, eating out and hanging out with family and friends.

Additional language: Cantonese.