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

From the time I walked into Clarence's practice to the time they completed my work the team made me feel welcome and very comfortable. It was a big decision for me to get my teeth done and Clarence Tam’s soothing work style made this a smooth process for me. She gave me many options to choose from that all blended in with my needs and my budget. Clarence has a great eye for detail which made me confident that I had chosen the right dentist to do the job.

I have been to many Dentists over the years because of the scale of work I have had done, and this was by far the most pleasant experience.

Thanks again for making my year and doing such a great job.

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