About Us

At John Harris Dental (formerly known Reekie and Harris) we take pride in being a family-friendly, high quality, affordable dental practice.  Having dental care and a healthy mouth is an important factor towards having a healthy body.  We provide the full range of dental care to give you healthy teeth and gums, whilst ensuring you have a winning smile. Late night appointments are available on Monday and Wednesday.  New and existing patients are always welcome.


Please call our friendly team for more information or to make an appointment.


Our Team

Dentist | John Harris

John graduated from Otago university with a BDS in 1981. He then moved to Invercargill and started work with Alastair Reekie. They worked as Reekie and Harris for 30 years until Alastair retired in 2014. John is an enthusiastic member of the New Zealand Dental Association and has held every elected position in the local branch.

John is married to Jan and they raised their three children in Invercargill. John brings experience and current concepts to the re-equipped and refurbished rooms at 79 Don street.

Dentist | Lydia Lim

Lydia graduated from University of Otago with BDS in 2014 and has been working with John ever since. Being born and bred in Malaysia, she is fluent in multiple languages, including Mandarin.

Lydia understands that going to the dentist can be a nerve wrecking experience for many. She is known to be gentle and caring, and strives to change your perception towards dentistry.  Lydia provides a wide range of dental services and attends continued education courses regularly in order to keep up to date in this rapidly advancing profession.

Outside of dentistry, Lydia loves watching TV dramas and also spending her time in the kitchen trying out new recipes.



More Than 30 Years Experience
Fully Equipped Modern Clinics
Two Dentists Available
Late Nights
Payment Plans
Adolescent Dental Care Free
WINZ Quotes


Full Examination and Consultation
Dental Emergencies
Routine Fillings
Root Canals
Hygiene Scale & Polish
ZOOM Whitening
Immediate Dentures


Most regular patients see our dentists once a year. Finding problems when they are small and maintaining the health of your teeth and gums saves difficult, expensive treatment later.

Full Examination and Consultation

We try to keep appointments open so that you can be seen promptly and have those painful problems dealt with.

Dental Emergencies

We have used the composite (white) fillings ever since the technology become completely reliable. The old amalgam (Mercury) fillings have been going out of favour with the public for years.

Routine Fillings

An extraction is the last resort for a tooth that can’t be saved and a predictable option for a painful tooth in an emergency.


Inside a tooth is a fine space called the root canal. This contains nerves and blood vessels. If this tissue becomes diseased or dies, pain and infections will occur. Root canal treatment cares for these teeth.

Root Canals

Advice is given about home care and treatment of the gums to prevent the progress of periodontal disease. This is essential maintenance for the long life of your teeth and gums.

Hygiene Scale and Polish

Whiten teeth fast with the advanced zoom whitening system. Feel good and look great with a whiter smile.

Zoom Whitening

Tooth shaped caps which fit over your own teeth. Used to cosmetically improve and strengthen heavily filled and root filled teeth. Help you keep your own teeth.

Crown and Bridges

Loosing teeth is not something anyone wants to do. Immediate dentures are planned and constructed with the intention of placing them in your mouth immediately the teeth are removed. This deals with the embarrassing appearance problems loosing teeth causes.

Immediate Dentures

Am implant is like an artificial tooth root. A crown, bridge or denture can be attached to an implant. This is an excellent way of replacing teeth as other healthy teeth are not involved.


Opening hours

Monday8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday8:30 am - 5:00 pm

contact us

79 Don St, Invercargill, 9810

      79 Don Street, CBD
           9810 Invercargill, New Zealand
      03-218 8356