Month: May 2021

INVISALIGN – Is it for me? All your questions answered.

Be clear on the facts. With more choices when it comes to teeth straightening, it’s now more important than ever to be clear on the facts – the differences in treatment options, the providers, and the products. Understand some of the potential risks when it comes to teeth straightening. All teeth straightening procedures involve risks, but you can minimize preventable risks to your health and safety if you know the facts, know what to ask, and know what you are getting.

Our Invisalign accredited dentist is able to provide complete orthodontic care through the use of Invisalign clear alignment trays. Each set of trays is worn for one to two weeks before being replaced with the next set of trays in the series. This unique approach allows the teeth to be moved without the use of traditional braces.

Invisalign patients love that there are no dietary restrictions, and keeping their teeth clean is as simple as removing the aligners to brush and floss as normal. Invisalign patients also require less frequent visits to our office because there is no need for adjustments, and the trays are sent home with the patient in advance.

Dr. Nash explains about Dysport

Whether you are looking to soften forehead lines, crow’s feet or frown lines, Botox and Dysport® safely and effectively reduces wrinkles and helps prevent signs of aging.

An effective treatment that reduces signs of ageing.

A smile is a complete face event, that means your teeth and gums are the picture and your skin and face are the frame of your smile; then, who better can understand your cosmetic needs and provide you with a long term healthy smile than a highly trained dentist who perform what we call today as Complete Dento-Facial Aesthetics !!

Dr. Nash is trained by The Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA)

Here’s what an AADA trained Dentist can do…….

Cosmetic Dentists are among the only people to be able to offer a complete approach to facial aesthetics.

By first setting solid foundations through establishing optimal oral health and aesthetics, Dentists then add Muscle relaxants “like Dysport”, Dermal Fillers and Skincare enhancements to complete the picture, making treatment less painful, more convenient and more comprehensive. Whether you are looking to soften forehead lines, crow’s feet or frown lines, Dysport® safely and effectively reduces wrinkles and helps prevent signs of ageing.

Instead of facial aesthetic treatment being disjointed and leading to compromised results, Dentists ensure that lines are softened, lips are enhanced and skin health is optimized to compliment the aesthetic dentistry done in the mouth.

Muscle relaxants can be used to relieve discomfort from tight and tender facial muscles due to grinding or clenching as well as to soften and improve facial wrinkles for more natural-looking healthy smiles.

Ask our friendly receptionists to BOOK NOW a FREE consultation with our lovely Dr. Nash and start your journey to beautiful results !

TK

TK Sharma

Prateek (TK) graduated from Auckland University in 2016 with a BHSc in Oral Health and received an academic prize of excellence. 

TK’s motto is GENTLE DENTAL and he provides both simple and complex scaling and polishing of the teeth, as well as periodontal treatment, and teeth whitening. 

TK is compassionate and understanding, always striving to make his patients feel as comfortable as possible and therefore, takes the time to explain every step, throughout the appointment.

TK provides general dental care to children up to their 18th birthday and also preventative treatments for adults. In addition, he is a Dental Benefits practitioner as well. This means, your child if at secondary school, can be seen for most dental procedures for FREE up until their 18th birthday.

 TK works alongside Paul and Dora in providing Orthodontic treatment as well.

Outside of the clinic, TK enjoys the outdoors and keeping fit. He also loves to play guitar and travel.

Next time when you visit us, take a look in the upstairs waiting room to see if you can spot his guitar.

Andy

Andy is one of the OHTs in KDS. Originally from Taiwan, he moved to NZ with his family in 1996.

Andy graduated from AUT in 2014 and have worked for WDHB before joining KDS.
Andy believes prevention is the key to good oral health, he likes to shares everything he knows to keep your teeth away from the drill! He is friendly and approachable, making sure each visit is as easy as possible!

On his days off you would see him in the gym or playing basketball, cruising on his motorbike, and definitely enjoying some nice food.

Dr. Adam

I’m very grateful to be part of our happy dedicated team here at Kumeu Dental practicing modern dentistry in a stylish well-equipped surgery that also happens to be extremely close to my home here at Muriwai Beach.
I enjoy doing all aspects of Dentistry, finding the beautiful transformations in people’s smiles extremely rewarding with the Cosmetic Dentistry that I do and I also have a particular skill in the extraction of difficult teeth when required, including the safe removal of impacted wisdom teeth under intravenous sedation for our highly anxious patients.
I love music, travel, the beach and of course my beautiful family.

Dr. Benjamin Kofi

Dr Oteng-Boateng is a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon trained in Australia and New Zealand. He holds both general and specialist registrations with the medical and dental boards of both countries. He is comprehensively trained in and practices the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

Dr. Oteng-Boateng completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) with honors from the University of Otago in Dunedin New Zealand. He worked full-time for four years as a dentist before completing his medical degree (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, MBChB) at the University of Auckland. He spent two years working as a medical doctor in New Zealand, completing rotations in General and Emergency Medicine, Ear Nose and Throat Surgery, Orthopaedic, and General Surgery. He then moved to Australia and completed four years of Advanced Surgical Training in OMFS, while simultaneously completing a Master of Surgery degree through the University of Sydney. He was awarded the Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in February 2015. Dr. Oteng-Boateng takes pride in being an excellent surgeon. He keeps up to date with the latest literature in surgery, medicine, and dentistry. He always provides the highest standard of care to his patients in a compassionate and considerate manner.

Dr. John

John has been working alongside Paul at Kumeu Dental for over 20 years, experiencing so many changes in Kumeu, the growth of The Practice, and in Dentistry itself.

John qualified in 1986, after 5 years in the Dental School at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK – Coincidentally Paul’s hometown!

He has spent most of his working life in New Zealand and has embraced the multitude of advances in his profession, whilst still drawing on his depth of experience to set his patients at ease, and to focus on their individual needs and concerns.

John loves the variety of general practice, and especially enjoys the broad spectrum of people and their dental needs that Kumeu has to offer. Many of John’s long-term patients had previous experiences which led to anxiety and lack of dental care for many years, resulting in sometimes being too embarrassed or upset to even consider seeing a dentist.

The extensive dental problems, and potential costs, that this can create can all be overcome, and John’s caring and relaxed approach has led to many happy outcomes for patients who are now proud of what they have been able to achieve, and are relaxed, regular, welcome visitors to us, with confidence in their appearance, their smiles and their treatment.

Outside the practice, John has always loved outdoor pursuits – sailing, cycling, skiing, diving, and exploring New Zealand’s beautiful environment. His partner works in a Specialist Practice and keeps him on his toes and very happy! Between their four children, and the constantly expanding number of pets, the time left for outdoor pursuits is diminishing fast. A nice evening rustling up great food and relaxing at home is the perfect way to end a busy day in Kumeu!

Dr. Paul

Paul is the longest-serving member of the Kumeu dental team that’s why he nearly looks like the oldest person there!!!

He was born and raised in the North East of England and then moved on to Manchester University where he completed his dental degree and graduate program.

He then got itchy feet and decided to travel the world. The backpacking trip lasted a while and took in some cool places but nothing prepared him for falling head over heels in love. The love affair has lasted twenty-six years , produced three beautiful children and confirmed New Zealand is the best place on the planet. He really loves what he does, yes people think that’s weird but there is no mistaking his passion and enthusiasm for what he does.

He started Kumeu Dental when it was a small single chair surgery and guided it to the multi-discipline, multi chair surgery it is today.

He has a special interest in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry and has undertaken a huge amount of postgraduate courses to develop his skills and knowledge to give his patients the smile they want.

The team at Kumeu Dental reflects his values and beliefs and you will struggle to find a friendlier, more committed team.

Outside of the surgery, Paul is a long-suffering Newcastle United supporter but on a happier note likes a bit of snowboarding which helps him to forget that.

Dr. NASH

BDS Hons (University of Baghdad, Iraq), NZDREX

Dr. Nash graduated (with Honours) in 2001 and since then he has worked overseas and in New Zealand both at hospital and in private dental clinics. He sees himself as a progressive learner, he has extended his knowledge and advanced both his clinical and communication skills through extensive post graduate continuing educational courses in multiple fields of dentistry both here in NZ and overseas including:

  • Dental Implants;
  • Bone and gum grafting solutions;
  • Surgical wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation;
  • Dental extractions;
  • Full mouth rehabilitation;
  • Digital smile makeover and cosmetic dentistry;
  • Orthodontics (Braces and Invisalign);
  • Facial Aesthetics and Teeth grinding solutions (Muscle relaxants like Dysport)

Dr. Nash completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2001 with honours from University of Baghdad/ Iraq, being one of a handful of students in his class to achieve an honours. He worked full-time at Baghdad University overseeing undergraduate dental students in various fields of dentistry.

He came to NZ in 2003, went on to start his family while finishing his NZ dental registration examinations in 2006.

He had established two successful dental practices both in North shore and South Auckland, before joining the team at Kumeu Dental in 2017.

Dr. Nash is a current member of the NZ Dental Association, Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and Fellow of the International College of Continuing Dental Education (ICCDE)

Dr. Nash takes pride in being an excellent dentist. He keeps up to date with the latest research and modern trends in various fields of dentistry. He always provides the highest standard of care to his patients in a compassionate and considerate manner.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Hons, BDS (Hons), University of Baghdad, Iraq
  • NZDREX, New Zealand
  • Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • Fellow of the International College of Continuing Dental Education (ICCDE)
  • Fellow of the NZ Society for Anaesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry

KDS BLOG

To our lovely patients joining the KDS family !

We always give our best possible treatment to help our existing and new patients coming to see us. Keep a look out on our blog for information about our KDS family and dental related information to keep your SMILE – Beautiful & Healthy always !!!