Precautionary care for your teeth

No matter what is going on in your mouth, it’s important to get it checked as soon as possible and the team at TBK Dental are ready to help.

TBK Dental is a 100 per cent Kiwi-owned, private dental practice with a team of dentists that are all New Zealand citizens.

“We have a wealth of experience in restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and dental implants,” says dentist Kane Zhao. “We utilise the latest technology, equipment and materials to achieve long-lasting and aesthetically-pleasing results.

The team is committed to changing people’s perception of dentistry from ‘ambulance at the bottom of the cliff’ to preventative care.

Traditionally, Kiwi patients have always been passive consumers of dental health care. At TBK Dental, the point of difference is empowering patients to be engaged in the process and making their own, fully-informed healthcare decisions.

“Personally, I was born in Beijing, went to school in Abu Dhabi and was educated at Otago dental school,” says Kane.

“I have travelled to many parts of the world and last year I did overseas voluntary dental/medical aid work in the remote parts of Papua New Guinea.

“My wife and I got married in March this year and moved to Tauranga to settle. We just bought our first home in the Avenues. We love the great outdoors in the Bay, and we enjoy tramping, fishing, camping, kayaking and scuba diving.”

Kane says he is keen to build rapport with families and break down barriers between patients and dentists.

“At the end of the day, patient satisfaction is what drives me to be a better dentist.”