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About Clarence

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Clarence is originally from Toronto, Canada, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery and General Practice Residency at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, respectively. Clarence's practice is mostly limited to cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She is well-published to both the local and international dental press, writing articles, reviewing and developing prototype products and techniques in clinical dentistry. She frequently and continually lectures throughout New Zealand and Australia. Clarence is the Chairperson and Director of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is an Accreditation Candidate and Sustaining Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and seeks to be the first in New Zealand to gain Accredited Status with them. Clarence is an Opinion Leader for multinational dental companies Henry Schein Shalfoon, 3M ESPE, Kuraray-Morita, GC Australasia, SDI, Coltene-Whaledent, Dentsply/Triodent/Rhondium and Voco. She is a passionate and approachable individual, and is committed to having an interactive approach with patients in all of her cases to maximize predictability.

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In the news

Dentalzeitung (January, 2014)

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Patient testimonials

"I was truely fortunate to have an incisal restoration done today by the most professional Dr. Clarence Tam. The care and consideration given to colour and aesthetics was remarkable. She went above and beyond any care I have ever experienced and her attention to detail is paramount. Thank you so much, I can't stop smiling."
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Press, media and footage

Free Dental Initiative Reaches Out to Needy
NZ Herald and TV3's Campbell Live

Smile/Restoration of the Month

Levi Hawken - Nek Minnit

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Digital Smile Design (DSD)

What is Digital Smile Design (DSD)? DSD is the use of digital images and computer-based manipulation to demonstrate possible changes to the smile and specifically to the position, size, shape and colour of the teeth and gums. It is a comprehensive cosmetic dental planning tool that uses digital calibration to known dimensions in the mouth in order to guide the placement of wax during the planning/blueprint or diagnostic wax-up stage. It is then this diagnostic wax-up that is "test-driven" in your mouth before the final smile is delivered. This is a technique coined and pioneered by Dr. Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT. Read more here: Note: page is in Portuguese, but do look at the photographs! - Contributed by Dr. Clarence Tam, HBSc, DDS
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Chairperson & Director, NZACD (New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry)

Accredited Member, AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry)

Fellow, IADFE (International Academy for DentoFacial Esthetics)

Member, NZDA (New Zealand Dental Association)

Member, CDA (Canadian Dental Association)

Member, ODA (Ontario Dental Association)

Member, International Team for Implantology (ITI)

Executive Board, Smiles for the Pacific (Charity Arm)

Smile Gallery Competition 2013, New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (NZACD)

International Top 10 Placement:
Ivoclar Vivadent Smile Award 2016: Asia Pacific (only dentist in NZ to be awarded this)

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- Oscar Wilde

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