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Your Neighbourhood Dentist

You're not just our patients; you're our community... our family. Your feelings and expectations matter. That’s why we are committed to ensuring that you not only look but feel your very best.

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


You put your faith in us and we're going to exceed your expectations.

We use every ounce of our expertise and provide you with all of the guidance and support you need to get the best results and live your best life.

Philosophy

Philosophy

We understand that your oral health is vital to your overall wellbeing and help you achieve the best outcomes by taking an all-encompassing approach. We look at the big picture and at where you want to be, not just today, but years down the road.

This care is at the heart of everything we do and we are dedicated not only to your oral health, but to ensuring that you are comfortable, feel good, and have the confidence to live your life to the fullest.

People

People

At the end of the day, the Dentists is all about people... our exceptional team and our wonderful patients.

At the Dentists you’re more than just a patient; you’re our family.
...and we treat you that way.

Our staff love what they do and combining that passion with their commitment to you, our patients, is the best recipe to keep you smiling.

Expertise

Expertise

Our philosophy guides all we do and is backed by years of experience, extensive knowledge, leading-edge technology, and some of the best training in the world so that you get the very best outcomes possible.

We’re not shy; we’re proud of our expertise. ..and we don’t just keep it all to ourselves. We lead the way, sharing our knowledge and introducing advancements and education from around the world to dentists right here in our little slice of paradise.

★★★★★

"Jino is a awesome person people were amazing great place to go to!"
- Andre pittams

★★★★★

"I had an amazing time @the Dentists today These guys are always amazing, thoughtful and kind but today I had a whole new experience with their incredible new Air Flow technology machine I am a VHS (very heavy smoker) and really suck back the coffees as well so even though I had had the teeth cleaned up earlier this year, clearly this new technology made them look so new and beautiful and in record time as well. A far superior clean in every way. I highly recommend this wonderful team to anyone that wants the best care for their teeth and mouth: these guys really care 😀"
- Caro Evans

★★★★★

"Brittney was very friendly and helpful when booking my appointment and Jino did an excellent job cleaning my teeth with the new Airflow machine."
- Tom Goldsworthy

★★★★★

"I have just started coming to The Dentist and was greeted by a very friendly team. I felt valued by the professional approach that Mark took to appraising my teeth and grateful for his opinion and the plan that he put together for me. I love how I can dictate what I want to achieve with my teeth and I have never once felt pressured to get treatment that I didn't want. Mark and Taina are a great team. :)"
- Dianne Weston

★★★★★

"What a team! From first contact at reception, to all aspects of their work...just brilliant! Professional and courteous, with special care for the nervous among us! Big shout out to Tony, who is tireless in his care for those who are dentally challenged :-) Also Michael, Ranra and Brittney. Thank you all."
- Stu Duncan

★★★★★

"Jino and Brittney did an amazing job :)"
- Luca Durning

★★★★★

"Loved the results from my braces, Brittney was super helpful when booking appointments. Jamie girl was also amazing when doing check ins"
- Brierley Watson

★★★★★

"oh my, no words can describe it here except incredible. I feel joy everytime i get the honour of walking through those doors. amazing staff and amazing dental assistants, Felicity made me feel so extremely welcomed. I recommend this dentist 110%!!"
- Zoe C

★★★★★

"Lovely procedure by Jamie and Mahalia, such a safe space with the best team"
- Mark Robertson

★★★★★

"I broke a tooth so messaged the Dentists in hope of a next day appointment. Within 10 minutes of sending the message I had an appointment for the next day. The appointment was amazing. My dentist put this stressed out mum at ease. Listened to my worries and dislikes and did his very best to make pulling the tooth has comfortable as he could. His assistant was super nice and friendly. Thank you both so much for all you both did for me today. I will be back 100%."
- Annette Brown

★★★★★

"Many thanks to Michael and Fliss for the professional approach and work done. Your kindness and the pride you take in your work is appeciated. I cannot recommend you highly enough"
- Jo Ander

★★★★★

"Very thankful for the great work Jino did during my dental appointment with no pain during the procedure. Friendly reception team that was able to accommodate my schedule. Would always recommend."
- Yeshua Vermeulen

★★★★★

"“i can smile again and wow! the team did an amazing job” My teeth used to be so bad. I used to never smile now i smile like their is no big deal, all thanks to the team at the dentist i really appreciate them more than they ever know."
- Hayley Poari

★★★★★

"My teeth used to be terrible, I had negleted them for soo long but my Dad put me onto Dr. Sue Cheah and she restored my teeth, I can smile again and wow!! She did a amazing job! I was anxious about going to the dentist before, Dr. Sue made me feel so relaxed and was very gentle, now I look forward to going! Thank you soo much Sue, you've changed my life!"
- Michael Riley

★★★★★

"Excellent service, with a great result. The team worked really well together and kept me informed of what was happening throughout the entire three hours. Amazed to walk out of the clinic with very little discomfort. would highly recommend. Knud Bukholt - Whanganui"
- Karen Bukholt

★★★★★

"I would highly recommend Dr Tony Lin, there are no words to express the gratitude I am feeling for the restoration work to my top teeth. The outcome is truly exceptional & has far exceeded my expectations. Dr Lin is a highly skilled professional, clearly dedicated to his work. Dr Lin through his calm, empathetic nature has enabled me to move through my fear of dental treatment & I now journey each day with new found confidence & just love the return of my beautiful smile that he has re created. I would like to thank also the awesome ladies at reception who made me feel welcome from the onset of my treatment. I now feel encouraged to continue with the next step in my dental treatment : ) Jennifer."
- Jennifer Tuffin

★★★★★

"Yesterday had my two main front teeth taken out cause they needed to be removed.sue at the dentist in wickstead st took them out for me today woken up with no pain what so ever can't wait to get my plate next week . and mark that has seen me first of all has been great.and all the staff and receptionist are wonderful. I totally recommend The Dentist in wanganui"
- Kim Harrison

★★★★★

"Amazing team, great people, so nice and easy to work with. Got me booked in as quickly as possible and talked me through the whole process. Highly recommend."
- Ryan Gray

★★★★★

"I am truly amazed at the set of beautiful teeth Dr Tony Lin has given me. From my initial consultation, reception, Brooke and indeed all staff were so friendly and pleasant making me feel really comfortable. The modern professional expertise shown by Dr Tony was a delight to receive. He understood explicitly what I wished to have. During each phase of an involved procedure I felt at ease knowing and watching an expert perform his craft. Another special feature was viewing how technology played an integral part from photography to intimate scanning then onsite mechanical manufacturing of veneers before my very eyes!!! This whole experience is transformational dental wonder. Thank you all and I unreservedly recommend everything and everyone involved!!!"
- Ruka Broughton

★★★★★

"Had some lovely work done by Mark, he is a 10/10 dentist and you could not get better !"
- Christine Robertson

★★★★★

"I have Sue as my dentist and Caitlyn as her assistant. Seriously the best dentist experience I have had in my life. Made me feel comfortable and safe. Highly recommended."
- Cole

★★★★★

"Fantastic, friendly service from Brittney and Jino!! So happy with the results 😄"
- Iris Warner

★★★★★

"I had a crown done by Sean and was very impressed. He was careful and explained things very well throughout the procedure. Sean and his assistant, Britney, worked together like a well oiled machine. It was a very comfortable and relaxing procedure. The technology was great! Taking images and using a computer to custom make my perfectly fitting crown so quickly! My mate was jealous as he had to go back for another fitting for his crown. I would definitely recommend Sean and The Dentists to anyone."
- Andrea Phillips

★★★★★

"The care, respect and attention to detail from Mark and Phoebe while fixing my teeth went above and beyond. They worked together like a machine and many many hours later I have beautiful teeth for the first time in 40 years. I highly recommend them and the team at The Dentists. Thank you isn't enough for the amazing results they've produced. 😁"
- Anne Beadle

★★★★★

"Sometimes it’s the embarrassment rather than the work required that cause hesitation in making an appointment to see the dentist, however Sean Phillips completely removes those barriers along with any trepidation around treatment. Sean (and his chair side assistant Brittany) allowed time and explanation throughout the process removing any fear so it felt more like a pampering session."
- Janey Jensen

★★★★★

"Dr Phillips is fantastic. Super nice guy, very professional. Best dentist experience I've had by a long shot."
- Sandon McMeeking

★★★★★

"I recently visited The Dentist for some treatment. Air abrasion fillings and full mouth gum treatment. This was quite a lengthy appointment and I would like to thank Sean for his perfect dentistry. I now have an excellent "bite". Also a thank you to Bridget for your professional assistance. They both made me feel at ease through the whole procedure. I would not hesitate to recommend a visit to The Dentist."
- Stu Ashby

★★★★★

"Thank you for the wonderful experience Sean! I felt like you explained everything in a kind and professional manner. You placed all the different treatment options on the table and I did not feel pressured in my treatment choice. Lastly, the procedure was very efficient and nicely done! I will be sure to send you friends and family as I know they will well looked after!! Cheers"
- Antoine Rahier

★★★★★

"Mark and Phoebe were fantastic. They made me feel very comfortable and culturally safe while in their hands. Their professionalism is second to none. I am very pleased with the work they have completed. E ngā ringa ngaio, tēnā kōrua."
- Piripi Blake

★★★★★

"Fantastic, friendly service - would highly recommend them. Thank you Sue and Jamie"
- Frits Mann

★★★★★

"I went a year without being able to talk without pain. Talking was extremely difficult. After visiting multiple other dentists and doctors they did not know what to do and told me it would come right by itself. It continued to get worse. Dr Adam Durning performed a surgical procedure along side Dr Sean Phillips, they made me feel very comfortable and talked to me ensuring everything was going ok throughout. There work has enabled me to talk again without pain. There work, advise and all aspects of there service was absolutely excellent."
- Reece Turner

★★★★

"Understanding and kind dentist."
- Teena Lawrence

★★★★

"Fine"
- Harry Wells

★★★★★

"Great service from Sean Phillips. Thorough assessment involving photos and great communication in regards to our questions and issues we got taken care of. Took the time to educate us pre and post dental care to make sure we look after our teeth in the best way. Highly recommended!"
- Chris Hall

★★★★★

"Great! 🙂 Short waiting time for appointments & friendly team."
- ja.

★★★★★

"A great team that inspire confidence. While I have unfortunately had an interesting run of teeth issues in recent years, Adam and his team have taken great care of me and I have been very satisfied with their work. In particular, Adam’s explanations of options and cost implications as informed by his vast technical experience have been very helpful in guiding decisions. I have recently been looked after by Sean Phillips. Sean is clearly very focused on both detail and quality. He has an incredibly patient and diligent approach to ensure that he achieves the best outcome possible. His thorough approach and the pride that he takes in his work was obvious through a recent (pain free) root canal and replacement crown. While not dentistry, Adam lasered my child's tongue tie at one week of age - this was very successful and I really recommend this option."
- Jason Kaye

★★★★★

"I rarely put 5 stars on anything. I cannot rate them highly enough. As a extremely high anxiety client they were so patient and caring. Nothing was too difficult. Always happy to move on my time . Adjusting their approach whenever anxiety attack happened. Every single member of staff were there for me, empathy and encouraging. Even helping my support people after every IV to get me safely to the vehicle. An amazing team of professionals in all areas, not just in surgery but also in the reception area. Am I still frightened.... yes.... do I know i will be safe and looked after .... yes. I will only go here. Thank you the Dentists"
- Neil Jones

★★★★★

"Sean is amazing! He replaced a lost filling which I was not looking forward to. I didn't feel the anaesthetic as it was being administered and the whole process was entirely pain free. It is wonderful to meet someone who is totally committed and passionate about his vocation. What a wonderful team - thank you!"
- Celia Bassett

★★★★

"Last week I had Sean perform my tooth extraction. I would like to thank him for his awesome chair side manner and professionalism. You made a painful experience bearable."
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★★★★★

"Had Sean work on my teeth today he did a great job"
- Selwyn Anderson

★★★★★

"Dental implants are all healed and ready now for the crown's from my regular dentist at Ohakune Dental. Thanks to Adam and his team for great service and support.👌"
- Pauline Philipp

★★★★★

"Really impressed with the work done by Mark on my wife and I. A combination of composite veneers, crowns, filings, extractions. Very professional work and fantastic staff. Very much recommend this clinic!!!!"
- John Doe

Our Core Values


At the Dentists, we live and breathe by a core set of principles.

These fundamental values embody who we are and are closely aligned with what we believe as a business, and as individuals.

We care

We care

We put our patients first and take a holistic approach to helping them improve their life-long health and wellbeing. That care is at the heart of everything we do. Our patients are like family and we treat them as such.

We know our stuff

We know our stuff

We need to see the big picture to achieve the best results for our patients. By keeping abreast of the latest training, techniques, and innovations we can ensure we have the knowledge required to best serve their needs.

We mean what we say

We mean what we say

We are committed to pursuing the highest level of honesty and integrity in all of our interactions, whether with patients, staff, or even our competitors. By maintaining the highest ethical standards, we show the world who we are and build trust.

We strive for the best

We strive for the best

We constantly endeavour to ensure that our work is of the highest quality and showcases the value that we deliver. We want the very best. The best staff, the best tools, the best materials, the best techniques... all to achieve the best outcomes for our patients.

We pull together

We pull together

We are dedicated to fostering not only a great work environment but also great working relationships, where every team member is important and treated with trust and respect. We value diversity and the unique strengths that each person brings to the team.

We are all accountable

We are all accountable

We all work toward the same goals and are accountable for making sure that we reach them. We collaborate, gather input, and involve key people in important decisions. Then we work together to make those decisions a reality... we all win or lose together.

We share our passion

We share our passion

We are passionate about what we do and want to help others find that same sweet spot, where what they do overlaps what they love. We actively seek to lead and mentor others, not only to our staff but dental specialists throughout New Zealand, giving them the opportunity to learn, grow, and reach their full potential.

We lead the way

We lead the way

We are enthusiastic pioneers dedicated to advancing the field of dentistry throughout New Zealand. We travel the world and bring back the latest advancements and techniques, not only championing them in our own practices but also creating educational programmes designed to upskill dentists across the country.