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This is a difficult and testing time for all of us and we understand there is a lot of uncertainty out there and we wish to assure you and our community that as we transition to Covid-19 alert level 4 our teams at the Dentists are here for you if you should need us.

As an essential service we will remain open and we have staff available for emergencies, however it is necessary and a government requirement that we suspend all non-essential dental services and this means all non- urgent scheduled appointments have had to been postponed.

We understand this is a stressful time and we are happy to consult with you and answer any of your questions over the phone. Don’t hesitate to call us. We care for you and if you have any concerns about your oral health and well being please give us a call. Our phone lines will be manned and answered by people who care.

As always, we are dedicated to keeping everyone, our patients and our staff, safe. We will continue to maintain our high standards of health and safety along with additional precautions that we have put in place in accordance with the guidelines outlined by the MOH.

Please take care and stay safe. Look after each other and help where you can.

COVID-19 UPDATE 24/03/2020: As an essential service provider the Dentists are open. Call first.

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Welcome to the Dentists Whanganui Your home for oral health

You're more than just a patient because we're more than just a dentist. We care.
Not just for your teeth, but for you and your overall wellbeing and health.

Looking for dental care you can trust? We're here for you.

My teeth hurt

You have a lot on your plate and we are here to help ease your burden not add to it. Get the expert diagnosis you need without feeling pushed into anything.

It's an emergency

You deserve the best and we will ensure that you get it. We sit down with you face-to-face, go over your options, and give you the information you need.

I need a check-up

Enjoy the freedom of choice. Get expert guidance that puts everything on the table, from potential treatment options to flexible financing. You call the shots.

A Holistic Approach

Your oral health is vital to living your life to the fullest.

It's more than just a great smile... it's intricately linked to your overall wellbeing and health.

So we don’t just look at your teeth but at how everything works together. By taking this well-considered holistic approach we can see the big picture and ensure that you get the best results possible. Results that improve your health and your life.

Results that make you want to smile. :)

Your journey with us

Come in to chat

We don't just rush you into a chair.

We take the time to talk to you and understand your needs, then do a thorough exam.

Get all the info

Get an in-depth diagnosis on us.

We sit down with you face-to-face, give our expert opinion, and discuss all of the options.

Go home happy

Get the results you want and deserve.

You make the call and we'll give you the best outcome so that you can enjoy your life.

Shane feels like a kid again.

"Probably the second-best dentist experience of my life (the first being biting the dentist in the fifth form). Love the before and after photos and the explanations of the issues…"
- Shane

Anne has refreshed her flair.

"I was very fearful of having a root canal procedure. The professionalism put me at ease and the procedure went so well I just about went to sleep having it done. Lovely staff."
- Anne

Our dental services

Your oral health is vital to your lifelong wellbeing. Get the results you deserve.

General Dentistry

Keep your mouth healthy - preventative care, cleaning, and hygiene

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Restorative Dentistry

Restore missing or damaged teeth - fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Enjoy a winning smile - teeth whitening, veneers, and dental makeovers

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Align, straighten, and correct your smile; orthodontic braces and Invisalign

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Replace lost teeth: replacements look and feel just like your natural teeth

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Resolve potential issues - extractions, root canals, and wisdom teeth

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Your friendly Whanganui oral health experts

Get the best team and the best care. Your life, your health, your dentists.

Dr Adam Durning
Dr Adam Durning

Dr Adam Durning graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 1990. A year later he moved to Wanganui having bought into a group practice. He is now Co-Director of The dentists dental group.

He is a life member of the World Congress of Micro Dentistry and after passing their exams was accepted as a Diplomat. In 2001 he was elected as a Board Member of World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, today he is their Treasurer. After much learning and travel overseas he developed the training program for new laser users within New Zealand and Australia of which he is the Clinical Trainer.

In November 2002, due to the increasing number of Laser users in New Zealand, he felt there was a need for a formal structure and organisation and consequently founded the New Zealand Institute of Laser Dentistry of which he is the President.

This year he was elected as Vice President of the Australasian branch of the World Clinical Laser Institute.

Dr Mark Huang
Dr Mark Huang

Dr Mark Huang came to live in New Zealand from Taiwan in 1995 to pursue a better education and living environment and is “exceedingly satisfied with the opportunities New Zealand has offered”.

Mark graduated from Otago University in 2004 and even though he had no family or friends in Wanganui, he decided to move here because he wanted the opportunity to work with Dental Lasers in one of the most up to date practices in New Zealand. Mark believes in regular check-ups, early detection of decay and minimally invasive treatment. In the past three years Mark has been treating patients with I.V sedation, micro air-abrasion and CEREC (computer aided porcelain restorations). He enjoys the efficiency and quality treatments the laser technology brings.

Mark says “I am very thankful for the technology. There is no comparison to the treatment this technology provides. The dental laser especially has enhanced my performance and has helped me to treat my patients in a less invasive and more comfortable way”.

Dr Tony Lin
Dr Tony Lin

Tony graduated from the University of Otago in 2015 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Born in Taiwan and moved to New Zealand when he was 14. He attended Auckland Grammar School before heading down to Dunedin for dental degree. He enjoys all aspects dentistry and has special interest on dental prosthetic, root canal treatment and cosmetic dentistry.

Tony believes modern dentistry is about patient comfort and quality service. He aims to provide the best care to all patients with latest technology. Tony attends courses frequently to keep up-to-date with the latest dental technology and clinical research. He also has publications in Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and Journal of Dental Education.

Tony is a member of New Zealand Dental Association and New Zealand Institute of Minimal Invasive Dentistry.

Outside dentistry, he enjoys basketball, biking and traveling

Allie O'Donnell
Beauty Therapist
Chris Walker
Jeimy McIvor
Dental Technician
Donna Rasmusen
Business Manager
Jenni Gibson
Practice Manager
Jessi Podjursky
Dental Assistant
Julie Rivers
Dental Assistant
Kelly Croot
Kendall Hart
Dental Technician
Kelsie Gillam
Beauty Therapist
Keri Hurst
Louise Lawrence
Nadia Cvitanovich Kerr
Dental Assistant
Phoebe Cromar
Dental Assistant
Rachel Mayo
Dental Assistant
Richelle Terrey
Dr Sue Cheah
Melissa Hounsell
Clinical Coordinator
Jamie Searle

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