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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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Whanganui

your oral health is in the hands of the best team,

it's vital

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.

Your friendly Whanganui team


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

Dr Adam Durning
Dentist
Dr Adam Durning
Dentist

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
Dentist
Dr Mark Huang
Dentist

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
Dentist
Dr Tony Lin
Dentist

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

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

At the Dentists you’re more than just a patient; you’re our family. 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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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