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'm very happy with my new teeth.  They feel and look so much better.  Dr. Tam is the best dentist I have ever been to!  I'm actually looking forward to coming back for more treatment!"
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