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We are a “people” practice

Dan Smethurst Orthodontics is a leading orthodontic clinic in Tauranga, focusing on flexible treatment options for children and adults. Whether you’re interested in Invisalign or traditional braces, you are our priority and you can expect an individualised experience when you visit us. Our treatment philosophy is centred on providing excellent customer service, innovative care and a convenience to our patients. 

 

Dan Smethurst

Dan Smethurst

Specialist Orthodontist

British-born Dan Smethurst first came to New Zealand in 1990, to work at the University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry. After returning to the UK, Dan gained Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He then completed a Masters in Orthodontics (with distinction) and a Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 

Dan, with his Tauranga-born wife and three boys, returned to Tauranga in 2004 and set up the practice where he is today.

Dan has embraced digital technology in orthodontics. “Digital technology in orthodontics is amazing because it helps us treat our patients better. That means faster and better treatment outcomes. That’s good for everyone. Digital technology allows us to plan our treatment cases more accurately and speeds up treatment by customising our braces and clear aligners”.

Customised braces (SureSmile) and Invisalign are the epitome of how advances in technology can help your treatment. Dan is the only SureSmileprovider in the Bay of Plenty and is the biggest Invisalign provider in the Bay. Dan’s passion and experience with Invisalign have led him to be involved with the training of postgraduate orthodontics students at the University of Otago in the use of Invisalign.

Whilst away from work, Dan enjoys kitesurfing, surfing, mountain biking and fishing.

Cheryl Downey

Cheryl Downey

Cheryl is a registered Dentist from the University of Otago, with 15 years of general dental practice experience. Cheryl has been working with Dan in orthodontics for over 10 years. Cheryl will be involved throughout your orthodontic and Invisalign journey. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Suzanne Duthie

Suzanne Duthie

Suzanne has been in the dental industry for nearly 25 years as Practice Manager and now Receptionist. She enjoys her work at the front desk, greeting and arranging appointments for the patients. She also loves seeing the wide smiles of patients who have completed their treatment.In her spare time, Suzanne goes for walks, reads and enjoys cooking.

Nealey McCarthy

Nealey McCarthy

Nealey is a qualified Dental Assistant of eight years. She has recently returned to Dan Smethurst Orthodontics in December 2017. Nealey loves working in orthodontics and seeing the joy on patients' faces when they reach the end of their treatment. Outside of work, she enjoys socialising with friends and family, travelling and walking.

Kelly Halse

Kelly Halse

Kelly has been in the dental industry for 17 years, making the move to Dan Smethurst Orthodontics in 2016. As an adult in treatment, Kelly knows all the ins and outs of braces and is perfect to talk to if you’re an adult seeking orthodontic treatment. She thoroughly enjoys watching patients' confidence grow as their teeth move, and seeing their lovely, smiley faces when braces come off. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog along the beach, tearing down the slopes when skiing and relaxing with friends and family.

Morgan Smith

Morgan Smith

Coming from a teaching background, Morgan decided it was time to change career paths and is excited about the new adventure at Dan Smethurst Orthodontics. She enjoys her role as chairside assistant, as well as getting to know all of the lovely patients. Her hobbies include Mount walks, going to the gym and spending time with her family and friends.

Taryn Iyer

Taryn Iyer

Taryn is a qualified dental therapist from South Africa. She has considerable knowledge and experience in the dental industry. Taryn enjoys walking, biking and exploring our beautiful scenery with her family in her spare time.

What sets us apart

We are a specialist orthodontic practice committed to excellence in all that we do. From your first visit to your last, we understand we are treating individuals with different concerns and needs. Our goal is to treat each patient with the highest quality of care, producing great smiles that we and our patients are proud of.

  • Specialist care – you will receive treatment from a team of orthodontic specialists who have extensive training and experience in dental and facial aesthetics. Learn more about orthodontics.
  • Convenient location – our practice is located in Tauranga and serves patients from Te Puke and Mt Maunganui.
  • Free parking– we have ample parking on-site making it easy for you to find a park before you walk in the door.
  • Flexible hours – we strive to ensure treatment fits in with your schedule by offering convenient hours for your orthodontic appointments. 
  • Lastest digital technolog – giving you no dental impressions using introral scanner though to digital treatment planning our investment in technology will allow your treatment to progress faster and with a better outcome

About Dan Smethurst Orthodontist

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Our specialist orthodontist and highly-trained staff provide the latest orthodontic treatments to patients at our clinic in Tauranga. Our experience and advanced orthodontic treatment options lead to amazing treatment results for our patients. 

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