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 Gail Willow, BSc DDS

    Gail graduated with a degree in Biology and earned her Dental degree from University of Missouri. Gail owned and ran her own dental practice for over 20 years and developed deep and enduring friendships with patients, staff and community during that time. She later moved to Singapore for several years, treating patients from all over the world. With a passion for providing the highest quality of dentistry and a desire to truly communicate and be gentle with her patients, Gail is delighted to now be calling the Bay of Plenty home. Having taken extensive coursework her entire career, she enjoys all aspects of dentistry, with particular interest in cosmetic and full-mouth restorative care. Gail also has a degree in Spanish and speaks some French. With a love for nature, on weekends you’ll generally find Gail out enjoying the great outdoors, exploring hiking trails or riding her bike.
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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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    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

    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
Dionne Richter Administrator
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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