New Patient Comprehensive Exam
Your first visit with us is a one-hour appointment to discuss your dental health, complete a checkup, and plan your future dental care.
We recommend regular checkups to identify any dental problems so you can stay healthy and avoid larger (and more expensive) problems later.
Regular hygiene visits to remove decay-causing plaque and tartar will help your family avoid further treatment and keep smiling.
ABOUT OHAKUNE DENTAL
We believe it’s our responsibility to promote healthy choices widely within our community so that all families have access to good care and accurate information to stay well and maintain their smile.
We focus squarely on prevention, and we plan for long-term dental care to maintain good health. When we shape a care plan for you, we’ll look ahead ten years, prioritising any problems to get the best outcome for you.
We take a wholistic approach to your care because we know tooth decay can be transmitted within families. When you visit, we’ll talk to you about others in your household to make sure everyone is getting the care they need.
We appreciate that a trip to the dentist can be uncomfortable, so we’re careful to keep our environment calm to help you relax when you visit. We know many of our clients need to travel for their appointments and we make sure everyone receives a warm welcome. If you’re feeling anxious, let us know and we can chat about how we can help.
Our dentist Jane Sherrit B.D.S is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association and the New Zealand Institute of Minimal Intervention Dentistry.
Jane studied for her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree at Otago University. She is a community dentist at heart and has worked in London at BP’s International Headquarters, with the Mercy Ships in Belize and with street children in Kathmandu, Nepal. She has twice been awarded Wrigley’s Community Dental Service grants for projects in the Ruapehu community.
“I am delighted with the result of new teeth!I enjoyed meeting you all and I was very appreciative of the friendly, informative assistance from all of you, and of Jane’s artistry. See you in six months.”
“I’m just loving my treatment. I wish I had plucked up the courage earlier.”
Emergency dental care
If you have an emergency outside of our opening hours, please contact:
163 Wicksteed Street
06 345 3030
Afterhours emergency on-call dentist:
027 444 4185 (9 am – 11 am)
The following is an update for Level 2 and the dental services we can provide during this time.
At Delta Level 2 we can provide routine dental care for patients in the low-risk category.
We can provide telehealth consultations for patients who fall into the high-risk category. We will endeavour to assist you firstly in this way.