The McIntosh Dental News

Welcome To Bhavik Parekh

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We are excited to welcome to the team Bhavik Parekh as our new Finance Administrator. Originally from Fiji, Bhavik has been ‘living the dream’ in New Zealand for the past…

The McIntosh And Fraser Dental Group Orthodontic Scholarship Winners 2020

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Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for this year’s Orthodontic Scholarship. We received a record number of entries and it really was a tough job to select the…
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Adult Braces

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Are you one of the many adults who would love to have straight teeth but worry that you are too old for braces? Actually you are never too old for…
2019 Orthodontic Scholarship winner Rico Bendall

2019 Orthodontic Scholarship Winner Rico Bendall

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We check in with 2019 Orthodontic Scholarship winner Rico Bendall to find out how his journey with braces has been so far. Rico Bendall was a Year 8 student at…

6 Ways To Overcome Fear Of The Dentist

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Many people of all ages have a fear of the dentist. It may be due to a bad experience in the past, triggers such as the noise of drills, sensitivity,…
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Top 5 Reasons To See Your Dentist Today

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Have you had your teeth checked recently? Here are our top 5 reasons to see your dentist today. 1. You can’t remember when you last visited the dentist. When you…
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Dental Savings Plans For Seniors

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These days older adults are keeping their teeth for much longer than previously. Gone are the days when dentures are an inevitable step as they were for many of our…
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Sleep Dentistry: Taking The Fear Out Of Dental Visits

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Sleep dentistry, or dental sedation, can be a great solution for people who have a fear of visiting the dentist. What Is Sleep Dentistry? Sleep dentistry is using sedation to…
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Are Dental Implants Painful?

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Dental implants are a successful way to replace single or multiple teeth, and are an ideal alternative to wearing dentures. But while they look great and are an effective long-term…
Mey Romero

Welcome To Mey Romero

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Mey started her career as a Dental Assistant in New York and quickly fell in love with dentistry. She has now been a DA in New Zealand for six years,…

Introducing Dr Ian Kuan

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We are excited to welcome Dr Ian Kuan to the McIntosh Dental team. Ian is a locally born and raised West Aucklander, and is actually a past patient of McIntosh…

Continuing Dental Care For 18+ Year Olds

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Unfortunately, dental care is not a priority for many young adults. Budgets can be especially tight when studying full-time or working for low starting wages, so finding money for dental…
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The Cost Of Avoiding The Dentist

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A large number of New Zealanders are avoiding the dentist. It’s estimated that around 40% of Kiwis only see a dentist when something hurts or there is an obvious problem…
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Is The Cost Of Dental Implants Worth It?

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It is estimated that between 20-25% of us will need to replace missing teeth at some stage in our lives. This could be due to age and general wear-and-tear, or…
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2018 Orthodontic Scholarship Winner Justine Fabiana

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We recently had the pleasure of removing the braces on Justine Fabiana, one of our 2018 Orthodontic Scholarship winners. She shared with us how her experience with braces has been…
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Is A Dental Savings Plan A Good Idea?

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2020 has been an incredibly stressful year already, and unexpected dental bills are the last thing anyone needs right now! While delaying check-ups and treatment can cost you much more…

Spotlight On Artem Shtaltovoy

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Originally from Russia, Artem is one of McIntosh Dental’s experienced Advanced Clinical Assistants. His career in the dental industry began in 2003, and he worked as a Dentist and Specialist…
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Dental Implants: The Alternative To Dentures

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Did you know that dental implants are an innovative alternative to dentures? Even if you take great care of your teeth and gums, it’s still possible that you may need…
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Why New Mums Shouldn’t Neglect Their Oral Health

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When you’re a new mum it’s easy to let normal routines slip, and often taking care of yourself can be far down your list of priorities. Something as simple as…
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How Orthodontics Can Help Stop Bedwetting

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McIntosh Dental practices ‘Full Face Orthodontics’, an orthodontics philosophy which favours development of the upper jaw (maxillary expansion) to accommodate the teeth and achieve a fuller, more pleasing facial profile.…
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OrthoPlan: The Affordable Orthodontic Payment Plan

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Families and individuals throughout New Zealand have been hit by the financial impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, and financial uncertainty is likely to affect us for a long time to…
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McIntosh Dental Team News: May 2020

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We Welcome Tanya Tudman To The McIntosh Dental Team Dental Therapist and Orthodontic Auxiliary Tanya Tudman has recently joined the McIntosh Dental team. She was a valuable member of the…
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Delaying The Dentist Could Cost More In The Long Run

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There are few New Zealand families who have not been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Reduced hours, reduced wage rates and job losses have unfortunately become commonplace over the…
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Good Oral Health Can Boost Your Immune System

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In the last few months the topic of personal health and our immune systems have been in the spotlight like never before. Most of us were very quick to adopt…