Starting Over

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What is Starting Over?

Starting Over is an inspirational career make-over series that follows the journey of eight New Zealand women as they take up the challenge to change their lives forever.

Guided by a team of experts – life coach Sian Jaquet, careers advisor Sarah Moyne, and stylist Samantha Hannah – the participants will clarify their goals, overcome their obstacles and achieve new challenges, casting off the personal and professional obstacles preventing them from truly starting over.

Lumino and Starting Over

Lumino The Dentists is the dental partner for the show. Four of our dentists feature in the series...


Dr Allen Baker

In 1987, Allen was instrumental in starting New Zealand's first-ever emergency dental surgery. This meant he was often dealing with dental trauma, which taught him just how much is possible. He brings this experience and skill in reconstruction to his work in appearance dentistry and the results speak for themselves.

Over the years, Allen has continued to build upon his professional qualifications, notably his skills in appearance medicine, where he creates beautiful smiles, and also in new technologies such as the use of 3D imagery and robot-controlled porcelain sculpting. You may have also seen Allen on TV in the series 10 Years Younger, where he transforms his patients' smiles. Allen not only gives his patients a more youthful appearance, he restores their teeth to health and function.
Dr Allen Baker & Starting Over Participant Carla from Episode 1


Dr Allen Baker & Starting Over participant Danielle from Episode 5