Our Team

From the smallest filling to the most complex makeover, DentalPlus offers the best in modern dental care.

Relax and enjoy personalised, expert service in a caring and friendly environment.

Our goal is to make your next dental experience the most positive, painless and pleasant ever.

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    Dentist

    Dr Chris Anderson, BDS

    Chris is the founder and owner of DentalPlus and is proud to lead such a dedicated professional team.

    After graduating from Otago University in 1986, Chris worked in Whakatane and overseas before settling in the Mount in 1992, first with Bayfair Dental and now DentalPlus.

    Chris is passionate about dentistry and has a wealth of postgraduate training and experience in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, full mouth rehabilitation and implants. He maintains membership of the NZ Dental Association and the NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has been a regular contributor on new dental technology for the NZDA News.

    Chris’ wife Brenda and their three children are his focus when not at work and when time permits he also enjoys a variety of pursuits including photography, golf and fishing.

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    Dentist

    Dr Nate Chong, BDS

    Nate graduated from the University of Otago and worked in Levin before moving to Mount Maunganui to join DentalPlus.

    Nate is passionate about quality dentistry and enjoys the challenge of creating individualised treatment plans, from the simple to the very complex. He has a wide range of interests and is a member of the NZ Dental Association and the NZ Institute of Minimal Intervention Dentistry. As well as English he speaks a number of languages including Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hainanese and Hokkien. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with friends, rock climbing, tramping and travelling.

    "Being able to provide dental treatment to the highest standard is my passion. Dental care can be personalised to suit every patient, based on the desired results that you have for your teeth. My main priority is not to only attend to your teeth, but to ensure that you are well taken care of and have a pleasant experience!"
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    Dental Hygienist

    Janine Harrington, DipDH

    Janine worked for a number of years as a Dental Assistant before heading to Otago University and gaining her Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2001.

    Janine has a real passion for her work that shines through in every interaction she has with people. She loves working alongside patients and helping them to achieve optimum oral health; something that makes a real difference to people’s lives.

    Outside of work Janine has a busy family life, but somehow still finds time to pursue her sporting interests, particularly triathlon and multisport. Her proudest sporting achievements to date are completing the NZ IronMan challenge in 2012 and the New York marathon in 2014.

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    Dental Hygienist

    Lianne Bateman, BHSc

    Lianne has been involved in dental care for over 15 years and absolutely loves her role as a hygienist.  Her dental career began with chair-side assisting and she enjoyed it so much that she decided to train as a hygienist at Otago University.

    For the past few years Lianne has been responsible for developing hygiene programmes in dental offices in Tauranga and the Mount, so she knows this area well. She loves people and enjoys helping her patients develop and maintain excellent oral health in a relaxed and friendly environment.

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    Dental Hygienist

    Bronwyn Signal, DipDT DipDH

    Bronwyn studied at Wellington Dental College where she gained a Diploma in Dental Therapy, followed by a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Adelaide Dental Hospital. She worked at a top Wellington practice for a number of years and also took on other roles, including Chairperson of the Wellington branch of the New Zealand Dental Hygiene Association and working with the Ministry of Health on the Technical Advisory Group for Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.

    Bronwyn is dedicated to providing impeccable patient care.  She has a very friendly approach and is passionate about providing gentle, thorough hygiene care in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Support Staff

At the core of DentalPlus is a talented, highly experienced and hardworking support team.

Renowned for their professionalism and amazing customer service, they help make DentalPlus the relaxed and friendly environment that it is.

Angee Holmes Dental Assistant
Kathryn Kear Dental Assistant + Orthodontic Auxiliary
Suzy Oldfield Dental Assistant
Rachel Ward Dental Assistant
Heather Chaplin Receptionist
Brenda Anderson Administrator

Our Facility

It takes a world-class facility to produce world-class dentistry, so DentalPlus was designed from the ground up to be state-of-the-art. From the award-winning architectural design, to the superbly equipped treatment rooms, every detail of its construction has been meticulously planned and executed.

To make your time with us as comfortable and stress-free as possible, we put just as much effort into providing a great customer experience. Relax and enjoy a DVD of your choice on your personal widescreen TV, sample our superb espresso coffee or gourmet teas, or browse our extensive magazine collection.

If there is ever something we can do to make your visit with us more pleasant or comfortable, just let us know.

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