Dental Extractions

Extractions of teeth are rarely needed in my practice.  Our emphasis is on the conservative treatment of teeth and extraction ONLY AS A LAST RESORT.  Once a tooth is extracted, the biting forces of your mouth are focused on fewer teeth in the region, accelerating their wear and demise.  Extractions can be completed under oral sedation (i.e. Diazepam (Valium) or inhalation sedation (i.e. NOS, nitrous oxide, laughing gas) just to take the anxiety away.  Difficult cases are referred to our oral surgeon to be performed under intravenous (IV) sedation or general anaesthetic (GA), and who also honor Southern Cross Insurance Policy holders.

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About Clarence

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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Patient testimonials

"I wanted to take a moment to explain just how you have impacted my life. I can't begin to tell you how many people complement me on my teeth. I can't tell you how shocked they are when they find out they're actually veneers. I can't tell you how jealous they are of your work compared to work they've had. And I can't tell you how awesome it is to be able to smile worry-free and actually enjoy taking photos. You have literally changed my life. I never imagined a day where I would enjoy looking in the mirror and/or having my photo taken. I'm sure you must get letters like this all the time, but I want you to know that from the bottom of my heart that I THANK YOU. I literally tell people that they only way they'll get me back to a dentist is if they drag me back to New Zealand. And seriously, next time we're there I'm going to hunt you down!"

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