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.
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 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.
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!
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.
Kumeu Dental has a team of dentists and highly skilled support staff to provide a comprehensive range of services to patients in and around the Auckland area. While our office is founded on providing general dentistry services, our dentists and practitioners have a range of strengths supported by postgraduate training and years of experience. All of these factors allow us to offer exceptional dental care in just one office.
Our clients are our priority – we offer a wide range of quality dental services at very competitive prices. We offer a wide range of quality general dental care, from simple to state of the art procedures to cater to the needs of your whole family.
All of our clinicians are very experienced and our prices very competitive. Once you entrust us with your dental care you will experience that you are not just our patient but you are part of the Kumeu Dental Family.