Barrington Dental Centre | Your Quality, Affordable Dentist

About Us

Barrington Dental Centre has been providing dental care for over 25 years. 
We welcome new patients and can provide you and your family with advice, routine care or emergency treatment. We are located within the Barrington Community Health Centre where we have 3 modern, fully equipped surgeries and plenty of onsite parking. 

Elizabeth Ashby
Owner / Principal Dentist

Elizabeth is the practice owner and has been at Barrington Dental Centre since it opened in 1991, having spent the 4 years after graduation working at the Christchurch Hospital and in London.

Elizabeth works Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and is assisted by Carolyn.

Catherine Gill

Catherine graduated from the University of Otago with distinction in 2012 and joined Barrington Dental Centre in 2015.  She has a strong preventive focus and enjoys helping others improve their own oral health. Outside of work, Catherine enjoys long distance running . She is able to communicate with those in our Deaf community by means of New Zealand Sign Language. 

Catherine works Monday to Thursday and alternate Fridays and is assisted by Jan. 

Stephen Smith

Stephen gained his dental degree from Otago University in 1987. For many years he practiced in the CBD, interrupted by a brief stint working in London. Stephen joined Barrington Dental in 2004. He is a born and bred Southlander, married to a Cantabrian, and together they have two teenage sons. Stephen enjoys the friendships he has made over many years in General Dentistry and looks forward to forging new friendships in the future. 

Stephen works Wednesday and Friday, and is assisted by Sue.

Samantha Forde

 Samantha joined Barrington Dental in 2017 and is available on Mondays and Wednesdays.

From left to right: Shirley - Receptionist, Carolyn - Dental Assistant, Sue – Dental Assistant, Rebecca – Dental Assistant

 Treatments & Services

We provide a full range of dental services including:


Dental Checkups and Consultations
Adolescent and Health High School Pupils (Free Until Age 18)
Relief of Pain and Dental Extractions
ACC Treatment
Root Canal Treatment
Hygienist Services
Instant Digital X-rays
White and Amalgam Dental Restorations (Fillings)
Teeth Whitening
Crown and Bridge Work
 Dental Implant Restoration
Dentures (Full and Partial)
We will create a treatment plan to suit your individual needs.
We will refer for specialist treatment if required.

 Useful Information

 We’re here to help you get on track. 
We’ll help you restore your oral health and get you back into great routines to keep it that way.

 Our Dentists and Hygienist are all New Zealand graduates and belong to the New Zealand Dental Association or Hygienist Association.
If your require weekend emergency care phone 027 683 0679 for the dentist on call. This service is supported by members of NZDA Canterbury branch.
New Zealand Dental Association website is


Get in touch with us

 (03) 332 9791

 14 Athelstan Street, Spreydon, Christchurch 8024

We are located within the Barrington Medical Centre complex

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Alternatively send us a message and we will get back to you