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Gentle Dental

COVID-19 Information

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of our patients for your support and understanding.

At COVID orange traffic light, we are able to carry out all  non-urgent and routine dental care. As a healthcare provider we are an essential service and will not require to scan your vaccine passport. All three of our practices are now fully back up and running providing a full range of dental care including our hygienists and orthodontist (braces).

Here at the Gentle Dental Centre the safety of our staff, patients and community is of paramount importance to us so we’ll still be taking all necessary precautions as mandated by the NZ Dental Council and Ministry of Health against Covid-19. It is a requirement as a face to face healthcare provider for all of our staff to be fully vaccinated.

To maintain social distancing and contact tracing requirements, we kindly ask that only patients with pre-made appointments enter the practice. We are now taking all new bookings over the phone or via our online booking page.

Please note it is very important that if you have any flu-like symptoms or have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with Covid-19, please avoid coming directly into the clinic. Phone us for advice and to discuss your options first.

Check out our social media! We will continue to post updates on this platform also.

Stay safe and be kind everyone!

Gentle Dental

About Gentle Dental

As one of the gentlest dentists in Wellington, our goal is to provide a high standard of care in a relaxed and friendly environment with a gentle touch!
Our patients are our top priority, and we do all we can to make each visit a positive experience. We’ve been The Gentle Dental Centre since 1992, formed from an original practice that dates back to the 1930s. We have two central Wellington locations, one on Ghuznee Street and one on Lambton Quay.
Our dental branches have nine highly trained dentists and five university-trained hygienists. Together they look after you and your teeth with some of the latest technology available including Cerec one visit crowns, 3D cone beam digital Xrays, HD intra oral cameras and soft tissue lasers. The Gentle Dental Centre aims to bring 21st-century dentistry to Wellington.
Together, our Technology, Expertise and Gentle Approach enable us to produce top quality results in all aspects of dentistry. Take a look at the Dental Services we offer. Meet the Friendly Team of Gentle Dental

What We Can Offer You

As a large group practice across two locations we have a team of dentist with expertise in most aspects of dentistry ranging from wisdom teeth removal and surgery to full mouth rehabilitation. This enables to us treat most cases in-house without having to refer to a specialist.









Why Choose Us?

Awesome Service

Our team are seasoned professionals with years of experience, meaning you're receiving nothing but the highest standard of service at Gentle Dental. 

First Class Support

If you're worried, anxious or uncomfortable before, during or after your visit, our team are always here and happy to support you.

We Get It Done

We're extremely proficient at identifying what your needs are. Whether it's a filling, clean, cosmetic upgrade or something else, we have you covered.

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Gentle Payment Options Are All Part of the Service

At the Gentle Dental Centre, we understand that costs can be a barrier to achieving the best dentistry results. In order to keep our costs as gentle as our service, we offer the following payment solutions:

18 months interest free and deferred when you pay with Q Mastercard. *conditions apply

Our Practitioners

Team of Professionals

Dr Mike Tonkes BDS (Otago)

Principal Dentist & Owner

Dr Sam Moeung BDS (Otago)

Principal Dentist & Owner
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Our Locations

As one of the gentlest dentists in Wellington, our goal is to provide a high standard of care in a relaxed and friendly environment with a gentle touch! Learn more about our locations and their difference. 

Ghuznee Street

Lambton Quay

Upper Hutt