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The Tooth Group

About Us

The Tooth Group - Your Family Friendly Dentist

It's our pleasure to welcome you to our dental practices on Peachgrove Rd in Hamilton East and Flagstaff Dental situated at Flagstaff Shopping Centre. We offer a warm, comfortable environment where we always take the time to understand your needs, explain the options and answer any questions that you might have to help you make the right choice!

Rest assured that our expert clinicians have been hand-picked for their skill, knowledge, caring natures and gentle hands. We pride ourselves on being able to perform all aspects of general dentistry to the highest standard. If your nervous about seeing a dentist, that's okay. We understand and will do everything we can to alleviate your anxiety.

We offer good old fashion payment plans that are tailored to suit your needs. This means you can pay your treatment off over time without having to worry about interest or dealing with the middle man.


Our Team

Dr Amelia Liew

Dentist
BDS  (Otago)

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Amelia enjoys all aspects of general dentistry including providing IV sedation for nervous patients, and is committed to providing high quality services to her patients. Her friendly and easygoing approach makes her patients very comfortable and at ease while being treated in the dental chair.

Amelia is a member of the NZ dental association and NZ society for Anaesthesia & Sedation in Dentistry and continues to pursue education with ongoing courses. Amelia converses fluently in English, Malay and Mandarin and is a keen traveller!!

 

Brooke Wiggins

Dental Hygienist / Dental Therapist
BOH

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Brooke is a dual qualified and registered dental hygienist and dental therapist who graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Oral Health. For the past five years Brooke has been gaining exceptional experience working in some of New Zealand's and Australia's top practices. Brooke specialises in non-surgical gum treatment, disease prevention, whitening and dentistry for 0-18 year olds.

When Brooke's not treating teeth you will find her at Lake Tarawera, snowboarding or spending time with family and friends.

 

Dr MARGUERITE RITCHIE

DENTIST
BDS (Otago)

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Marguerite Ritchie is highly qualified dentist with over 30 years’ experience in private practice. Marguerite is passionate about all areas of dentistry and has a special interest in oral surgery her gentle and bubbly nature makes her a favourite with all her patients.

When not in the office or attending to her animals at home, Marg enjoys cycling both on and off the rds, riding horses and spending time with her family.

 

Dr LOONG YONG

Dentist
BDS  (Otago)

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Loong is the newest edition to the team. After graduating from Otago University with a BDS, he spent many years practicing in Oamaru. Loong has a friendly personality and easy going nature, making him favored among patients. Loong enjoys practicing a broad range of dentistry and techniques. He is also fluent in Mandarin and Malay

 

DR Melissa Inger

Dentist
BDS  (Otago)

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My first university qualification was a degree in neuropsychology, which I completed with first class honors from the University of Auckland. I then completed my Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction from the University of Otago. Several of my summer holiday periods were spent carrying out research, funded by four summer research scholarships. From these I have been able to publish two journal articles which in turn enabled me to receive the New Zealand Dental Research Foundation prize upon my year of graduation.

All aspects of dentistry interest me, from restorative to cosmetic work, and I am able to carry out all procedures ambidextrously. I am committed to ensuring my patients receive excellent and personalised care.

I am passionate about health and keeping in shape. This is achieved through running and playing sports, with a major focus on volleyball.