Kane Zhao

Kane Zhao
BDS Otago – Director of Tauranga Dental House
General, Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implants

I was born in Beijing and lived in several countries before committing to the good old kiwi lifestyle 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 two years in the heart of New Plymouth. I moved to the Bay in 2017 and started working at TBK Dental now known as 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 went to see Kane a dentist at TBK Dental. I had a broken tooth. Kane explained what needed doing, a crown was made, it fits like a glove. He showed me images of what was happening, very interesting. He was very caring for the 2 visits needed. I highly recommend him. Thank you Kane.”

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While we offer the complete range of dental treatments, we will never pressure you into expensive or unnecessary treatments.

For our part, success is measured by helping one smile at a time.


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Friday 8am – 4pm
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8 Willow Street, Tauranga


07 578 9849

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 8am - 5pm (Fri 4pm)