Welcome to Botany South Dental
We are a family orientated dental practice providing complete modern dental care for the eastern, south eastern and southern suburbs of Auckland however we have patients travelling from Australia, Samoa, Fiji and many other parts of the world to enjoy our worldclass dentistry. Our daily practice is to place your oral health at our utmost priority, with services ranging from, pain relief, general dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry to ongoing oral hygiene maintenance care. We also work with dental specialists around Auckland for treatment options that require specialist skills.
We have a lovely team of dentist, hygienist and support professionals who are devoted to give you the best experience you can have at a dentist. With modern dentistry, treatment options can sometimes be overwhelming and hard to understand. As trained professionals we are here to help you understand your options. We believe the best decisions are made
when you understand all your options.
Our mission is very simple:
Our commitment is to Look after you and your family’s oral health so you can smile with comfort and confidence.
Dr. Grace Chong, Principal Dentist
Grace came to NZ in her teenage years and had her goal set to become a confident and useful member of the society. It was never her intention from the beginning to become a dentist. In fact, Grace pictured herself being a journalist travelling around NZ and the world. However like anything in life, she stumbled upon the profession in dentistry and did thrive on it while at University of Otago. She graduated from The University of Otago – School of Dentistry in 2003, among the top 20 of her year. Grace found her first job in Wellington and spent 2 wonderful years building her relationships with her doting patients. When an opportunity came to purchase a small young practice in Flat Bush, she and her then fiancé Henry decided to make the big move. 6 years into running the small dental practice, the need for a larger place became obvious. In 2013, after much planning and thought put in, they moved to this well designed and purposely fitted out practice. This is the Botany South Dental you see in its current form.
Grace’s patients often complement her on her unique “chair side manner”. Patients describe her as gentle and informative. Grace believes the best decision can only be made when all the relevant information is given, and she understands how important this is when it comes to medical and dentally related matters. She will spend time explaining treatment plan to you and encourage you to ask questions. It is important for everyone to understand that there is not just only one way to fix the dental problem and understanding this is sometimes a complex process. Grace will guide you with her expertise to suit your individual life style, budget and expectations.
Outside of work Grace is your typical woman next door. She loves fashion, food, wine, travelling and having fun with her young daughter. Her weekends are filled with outdoor activities like going to the beach, zoo or a park to entertain her little girl. At home Grace and her family has two cats named Omi and Lily however she would refuse to be pigeon holed as a cat-person as she loves all animals.
Grace’s right-hand woman, UK-born, Sue’s wealth of experience from over 25 years in the dental industry is an invaluable asset to the clinic. She makes sure all things in the clinic rooms are organized and ready for any situation thrown at Grace, as a result our patients will receive a smooth treatment session of the highest standard.
Her kind and friendly presence will put you at ease, and you will find yourself engage in a friendly chat with her in no time.
It is our professional staffs that set us apart, but in the background of a dental practice is also a
highly technical environment, both hardware and software, that makes the whole place tick.
Henry, Grace’s right-hand man also partner in life, who is science trained combined with business acumen, has the perfect mix for running a practice like Botany South Dental. He makes sure everything runs smoothly from the music you hear when you walk through the door, infection control to the complicated dental equipment that is core to the function of our practice.
It is also his voice, with an American twang, which you will hear on the other end of the phone when you call us for an appointment. If you have any questions relating to your visit, he will be more than happy to help you.
Dental Hygienist / Therapist
Andrea is a recent wonderful addition to our team.
Started as a dental assistant, she developed her interest in the area of looking after patients’ oral
health. Awarded the “Best preventive strategies & Clinical management” by the NZDHA, she will be the hygienist you will want for your oral health monitoring and maintenance.
She is not only a valued member of our team, she currently also holds positons with the
Auckland dental regional services in looking after the oral health of school children. With that experience under her belt, you can have peace of mind that your children will be well looked after here at Botany South Dental.
Just because we are adults, doesn’t mean we feel any less nervous when it comes to visiting
the dentist. She applies the same practicing principles when looking after our adult patients, with gentle and care. If our little patients find visiting her a pleasant experience, so will you.
Southern Cross EASY-CLAIM
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Easier claiming with your Member card
Southern Cross Health Society Easy-claim (“Easy-claim”) is a convenient way for Southern Cross members to claim for eligible healthcare services at the time of purchase, without completing a claim form. Present your Member card at reception, and if your plan covers the treatment and the treatment qualifies, Southern Cross will reimburse the claim directly. All you need to do is pay any contribution you are responsible for. This means no more filling out claim forms or waiting for refunds.*
We are pleased to offer our patients a convenient way to pay for their healthcare needs.
With 12 months no payments and no interest* on treatments $200 and over, you can get the treatment you want, when you want it.
Talk to us about this payment option and begin your treatment today!
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Botany South Dental
2A – 302 Te Irirangi Drive
09 271 0008