Mekala is a former guest of the Laser LifeCARETM Institute and when the opportunity arose to join the Institute's staff she didn't hesitate because our holistic approach to dentistry is very closely aligned with her own professional direction and philosophy. Her special interest is preventative dental care and she is particularly keen to help people develop good habits regarding their oral health management. She believes that future dental problems can be minimised, or eliminated altogether, by the adoption of simple and effective routines that will ensure healthy mouths, teeth and gums for a lifetime. Mekala is a qualified dental therapist and dental hygienist with a BHSc degree from AUT. She has lived in Auckland for over 20 years and is married with one daughter.