Tauranga Dental House
Whether you need routine dental care, pain management, emergency care or more complex treatment, Tauranga Dental House provides complete dental care with integrity.
We value the relationships we establish with our patients. Your comfort and safety are most important to us and our friendly team is dedicated to alleviating any fears and addressing your concerns.
We are fortunate to have a range of highly qualified experienced dental specialists in Tauranga to whom we can refer you to should the need arise.
We are all registered ACC providers and will see urgent accident related injuries.
We are committed to providing you with quality, ethical dental care.
You get the most comfortable and effective care because we stay on the leading edge of technology:
- Digital images and photography are used for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning.
- Infection control that meets or exceeds the Dental Council requirements. All instruments, including hand-pieces, are heat sterilized. Disposable materials are used whenever possible and surface disinfectants are utilized for your protection.
- We use a closed water delivery system to ensure that water sprays are safe from bacteria and bio-film.
- Diagnodent is a revolutionary laser that allows us to diagnose dental decay in its earliest stage.
- CEREC is used to produce custom restorations such as crowns, inlays and onlays. It’s a sophisticated combination of precision machinery and computer technology.
Meet Our Dentists…
B.SC B.D.S. DIP. CLIN. DENT RESTORATIVE
General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
The over-riding principle of my dentistry is conserving tooth tissue.
I offer all aspects of general dentistry as well as some of the more complex cases.
Roger Burley and I were in the same class at Dental School in Otago. I returned to Tauranga and have been in practise here since then. After ten years of general dentistry, I studied for and passed a Post Graduate Diploma in restorative dentistry from Otago. I learned restorative procedures on dental implants in 1989 and surgical in 1999 and have completed many hundreds of cases, also some involving guided surgery utilizing data from CT scans.
We have enjoyed living and raising our family in Tauranga taking advantage of all that it has to offer.
General and Cosmetic Dentistry
I was born in Beijing and lived in several countries before committing to the good old kiwi life style and moved to “sunny” Dunedin to study. I then graduated as a dentist in 2014. I went on to work in a very busy private practice for 2 years in the heart of New Plymouth. I moved to the Bay in 2017 and started working at TBK Dental now known Tauranga Dental House. Other than work I absolutely love the outdoors, I enjoy tramping, camping, kayak fishing, hunting, scuba diving, fly fishing and the list goes on.
I am fluent in English as well as Mandarin Chinese.
Dentistry is one of my greatest passions. I take pride in the work I do, and at the end of the day patient’s satisfaction is really what drives me to keep improving my skills. I regularly attend national dental conferences and hands on workshops to learn the latest scientifically proven treatment procedures to provide the best treatment for our patients.
I take my time to discuss the treatment options with my patient to make sure we formulate the most suitable, cost effective treatment plan for them. During the dental treatment, I often explain exactly what the next step is to the patient beforehand to avoid any surprises. And at the end of the treatment I often take intraoral pictures to show the finished product and make sure patients are happy with what they have received.
I believe that I have the best job in the world, because I am able to make a positive contribution to patients’ oral health, appearance and often confidence in their smile after just a few visits.
I look forward to meeting you in the near future.
I graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) in 2015 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree. I worked in a range of practices until 2018, when I swapped the cold North of England for New Zealand. I have not looked back! Since then I have gathered a wealth of experience in New Zealand before making the Bay of Plenty my home.
As a dentist, the best part of my job is to put my patients at ease and make sure that they are comfortable.
I like to explain things well by keeping it straightforward:
What has happened?
What does this mean going forwards?
What are the options?
From there, whether simple fillings or more complex dentistry, I can make sure it is smooth sailing to give results that last.
I love the new technology and advanced skills that are developed in dentistry. Things keep getting better and better – I am excited for what the future holds. I am proud to say that I am an eternal student.
Outside of work I like spending quality time outdoors. I am a firm believer in the three Bs (Beaches, Barbecues and Backyard games) and will never turn down a challenge to a friendly game of French bowls or corn-hole!
Born and raised in Christchurch, I ‘left the nest’ to travel the world in 2014 before embarking on my studies at the University of Otago. I completed my dental degree in 2019, graduating with distinction. I have spent the last two years working as a Dental House Surgeon at Hutt Valley DHB, where I have gained invaluable skills in oral surgery, urgent dental care and developed a special interest in Paediatric Dentistry.
I was drawn to the sunny Bay of Plenty to live my outdoorsy dream, enjoying the sand, sun and surf on the daily! If I’m not out in the surf, you’ll catch me running trails in the hills or hitting the slopes at Mt Ruapehu or Wanaka, on my snowboard.
I endeavour to provide fully-informed, patient-centred and ethical dental care for all my patients, whether that be to children who are unfamiliar in the dental setting, or to adults who haven’t been to the dentist for many years. I hope to change anyone’s mind who “doesn’t like going to the dentist” and instead have a positive and empowering experience. With a huge focus on prevention and dental education, I strive to ensure my patients have the best oral health outcomes.
My friendly, empathetic nature and compassion has allowed me to build strong relationships with my patients in my career thus far, which I hope to continue in Tauranga. I look forward to meeting you.
Hygienist – Donna Bishop
DIPLOMA OF DENTAL HYGIENE 2002 – UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO
Having spent many years as a Dental Chairside Assistant in 2000 I decided to move my family to Dunedin for 2 years to complete my Diploma in Dental Hygiene at Otago University. Since graduating I have been working to assist individuals manage and maintain their Oral Health in my role as a Dental Hygienist here in Tauranga and it was with pleasure that I joined the team at TBK Dental in February 2017.
Maintaining high standards of patient care and clinical standards is important to me, with patient comfort a priority. Offering a gentle, pain free dental hygiene experience, as well as making sure you have an understanding of the disease process and interventions that can improve not only your oral health but overall health is all part of the service you will receive in your dental hygiene appointment.
Regular treatment with a Hygienist can maximise your oral health and minimise the possibility of dental problems developing.
If you are a new patient to the practice you will need to first see one of our Dentists to assess your overall dental health and then be referred to the Hygienist for treatment if required. Existing patients can make an appointment directly and I look forward to getting to know you and assisting you with your oral health routine.
On a personal note I am married with 2 teenage children and enjoy many of the things living in the Bay of Plenty offers with friends and family.