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We are in the best designed dental office in all of New Zealand at 19 Alpers Avenue, Epsom North [just along the right side of Alpers Avenue from the Honda corner at the south end of Newmarket’s Broadway]


General Dentist

Who really doesn’t know all there is to know about drilling holes in your teeth and filling them up again? It’s a bit like having to be told how to do up your seat belt every time you get on a plane – is there anyone who doesn’t know that stuff? Anyway, lets get back to the fact that we do dentistry better than the other guys in the district. So perhaps that’s all we need to say. 

Now this is an interesting part of the office at 19 Alpers. John used to do all this stuff. In fact, he was very good at it. And, having spent 27 years in Greymouth, he has probably extracted more teeth than most Auckland dentists put together. It is recorded that there were some days when he scored a century in molar removals.

But he doesn’t do any of those ordinary dental things now. Why? Well a life time of peering into little holes down the back of saliva filled mouths, putting up with being bitten by ungrateful patients [thankfully before the arrival of the AIDS virus], inhaling mercury fumes, and going deaf from the constant whine of the high speed drills is enough to send anyone nuts. Not that John is, but he certainly doesn’t hear as good as he should. Did you know that ACC pay for hearing aids for dentists as a work related complaint?

So who looks after this sort of stuff in our office? The lads and lasses in Epsom DentalCare, that’s who. Scott, the boss of the DentalCare Group [they also have a thriving practice in Glen Eden], has assembled a team of dentists, dental therapists, and hygienists who do excellent dentistry – and at a reasonable fee not only but also. Here is their website if you want to know more about them and what they do click here 

And if you are looking for Marnie Bolton, the only practicing myofunctional therapist [and Buteyko practitioner] in the country, then here she is! She treats kids [and adults] who suck their thumbs or don’t swallow right and those sorts of problems that make your teeth stick out and look funny and probably cause snoring as well which means your airway will be messed up and as a result you could become quite sick. Find out more on this by clicking here

Phone 09 524 0424 to make an appointment to see Marnie or the dentist of your choice to have your teeth checked and a plan set up for any necessary treatment. 

My brother and I both had full orthodontic treatment - Adjustable plates then Braces then Retainer We both went and saw John Burford - who is amazing. They believe in not pulling teeth, rather, using plates to realign the jaw to make room for the teeth.

Ours were $6000 for the full treatment including all our X-Rays, Appointments, Plates, Braces etc Good luck! 

- Happy customer

I was so impressed by the orthodontic results Dr Burford achieved for a friend's son that, after years of procrastinating, I was motivated to finally get my teeth straightened. My only regret was that I wish I had done it sooner! John has taken terrific care of me, always explaining in detail the reasons for all the procedures. He has a great chairside manner and his depth of knowledge is very impressive. His team has been wonderful too - always welcoming and friendly. I wholeheartedly recommend the practice. Thank again Dr Burford and team!

- MK

Did you know?

Simple dental appliances can be very effective in minimising snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. This certainly is a treatment option to consider before committing to surgery.

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