Put your health in the best hands,

it's vital

Your Neighbourhood Dentist

You're not just our patients; you're our community... our family. Your feelings and expectations matter. That’s why we are committed to ensuring that you not only look but feel your very best.

Looking for dental care you can trust? We’re here for you.


You put your faith in us and we're going to exceed your expectations.

We use every ounce of our expertise and provide you with all of the guidance and support you need to get the best results and live your best life.

Philosophy

Philosophy

We understand that your oral health is vital to your overall wellbeing and help you achieve the best outcomes by taking an all-encompassing approach. We look at the big picture and at where you want to be, not just today, but years down the road.

This care is at the heart of everything we do and we are dedicated not only to your oral health, but to ensuring that you are comfortable, feel good, and have the confidence to live your life to the fullest.

People

People

At the end of the day, the Dentists is all about people... our exceptional team and our wonderful patients.

At the Dentists you’re more than just a patient; you’re our family.
...and we treat you that way.

Our staff love what they do and combining that passion with their commitment to you, our patients, is the best recipe to keep you smiling.

Expertise

Expertise

Our philosophy guides all we do and is backed by years of experience, extensive knowledge, leading-edge technology, and some of the best training in the world so that you get the very best outcomes possible.

We’re not shy; we’re proud of our expertise. ..and we don’t just keep it all to ourselves. We lead the way, sharing our knowledge and introducing advancements and education from around the world to dentists right here in our little slice of paradise.

★★★★★

"Dr Gaius Zhang and Cheyenne, Dental Assistant, completed the placement of a crown on my broken tooth today. Every step of the procedure was explained very well by Dr Gaius so I knew what was happening. Their teamwork was excellent. The procedure was pain free and Cheyenne checked in regularly to ensure that I was feeling comfortable. It was a very positive , successful experience."
- Deborah Taylor

★★★★★

"Dentists and dental assistants here are fantastic!! Maia & Marcella make the experience so pleasant and such nice people!"
- Nate C

★★★★★

"Excellent service"
- Ana Louise

★★★★★

"I see Maia Tapsell at the practice and highly recommend her as a professional! I have had all 4 wisdom teeth removed and multiple cleans over the recent years and appreciate the team at “the dentists” for giving me the best experiences possible. Highly recommend!!"
- Georgia Wiltshire

★★★★★

"Gaius Zhang thank you for being a wonderful dentist. I enjoyed your quirky sense of humour. I especially appreciate that you offered some historical feedback regarding past dental work as well as giving solutions for future work. Your lovely dental assistant Jayde was a joy to be around and her caring and positive nature made what's normally an intimidating experience a lot more warming. You are a good team."
- Sheralee

★★★★★

"The team at The Dentists are great! I was very nervous but Maryam and Marcela put my mind at ease. Exceptional service at the front desk aswell. 100% recommended!"
- Liam Portsmouth

★★★★★

"Dr Mia is very professional and gentle."
- Kevin Ward

★★★★★

"Dr Mia Chua & the other ladies are awesome! super friendly professional do a great job, they have been helping me get my teeth back in better condition."
- Sly Si

★★★★★

"Danny is always a pleasure to visit. He makes me feel comfortable and safe. He also takes wonderful care of my teeth."
- Karen Konig

★★★★★

"I have had great experiences here. Appointments are easy and if there's a cancelation they will call and ask if I would like this slot. The stuff are great, friendly and professional,especially my dentist..she in awesome! consultions are informative and detailed. Prices are reasonable and cheaper then some other clinics i've been to. I recommend them 100%"
- Dion

★★★★★

"Dr Mia Chua is an absolute expert with excellent bedside manner and skill. I am very grateful for the reception staff helping me moving my car when i couldnt walk without assistance. So very thankful"
- Tiaki Grant-Mackie

★★★★★

"Maia & Marcella … the dream team. I had a 3h session with them today and cannot recommend these two enough. They are awesome. Super professional, yet completely lovely, caring, gentle and happy to answer any questions and always making sure i was happy and comfortable. What could have been a very unpleasant afternoon actually left me happy and confident, knowing my teeth where in the best hands."
- Melanie & Guido Bachmann

★★★★★

"It is rare I place a review. I first started using The Dentist Rotorua in 2019 after my previous dentist retired. In 2020 I became unwell, swollen sensation around my eyes, double and blurred vision, mild fever and achy arms. Blood test marker for infection was elevated. MRI scan of my head and other test found nothing. Then, during my annual dentist check up the dentist spotted a very small shadow under an old root canal on my Xray and referred me to an Endodontist - it was chronic infection and was the cause of me being unwell. As you can imagine I am very grateful this was seen by the Dentist. Since 2020, I have had three crowns fitted, couple of fillings and the annual clean. Thank you Dr Danny, Dr Maryam, head dental assistant Cheyenne and the team at The Dentist Rotorua. See you next check up."
- Paul Wilson

★★★★★

"I've been to the dentist three times over the past two years and it's been superb service everytime. The practice has a very friendly vibe. All the workers have been nothing but helpful, pleasant and professional. Dentist Maia and technician Chey performed 4 fillings and one extraction on me today and the whole process went very smoothly. They were both so friendly, taking care to be as efficient as possible while I was in the chair and making sure I was well looked after pre/post. Maia had remembered from a previous visit I liked Ghibli movies and had put one on the above screen to distract me which was a really thoughtful personal touch. She also touched base with me before starting to see how I was feeling about the lengthy process ahead. Chey gave a very informative korero with me afterwards on how to care for my extraction site and what to expect over the coming days. Overall I felt very well looked after and in the hands of skilled professionals. I can't recommend them enough 👍"
- Hine-Rotu Taylor (Debudango)

★★★★★

"I've never felt so comfortable with; had such confidence in; nor been so happy with the results of any dental treatment ever! I'm feeling so much more confidence in my smile these days. As a result, I've been recommending Maia Tapsell & her assistant Chey to family & friends since my very first appointment. After seeing the outcomes of Maia's work, I put aside any thoughts of travelling overseas for further dental treatments, preferring instead to work with Maia to sort thru any dental issues. My school-aged daughter & her best friend have both just finished their second visits with Maia to have fillings replaced & teeth cleans. And it was they who convinced me to take time to write this review because they wanted me to join them in showing their appreciation to Maia & Chey for their friendly & exceptional service. Nga mihi mahana korua!"
- Lani Kereopa

★★★★★

"Maia Tapsell and Chey are the best. They both made me feel extremely safe and I knew that I was in good hands, they did amazing work on my teeth and I had a really good experience.😊😊"
- Hinemoa Dawn

★★★★★

"Lovely experience at The dentists. Mia and her nurse always look after me with care and explain everything they are doing. Lovely, friendly and I highly recommend them."
- Bronny Hurst

★★★★★

"Simply the best.. Amazing results-and brilliant consultation - I can smile again !!! Yeah… Heart felt thanks for the awesome patient treatment I received from Dr Maia Tapsell and her right hand assistant Chey Can’t recommend you highly enough My teeth were in a tragic state worn down and discoloured Now looking so nice and normal at last. Many thanks"
- Mary Kururangi

★★★★★

"Mia explains thoroughly what work will be done. She works with care and precision. Extremely happy with “The Dentist”! I will be returning."
- Philip & Sarah Hawken

★★★★★

"Evertime i go to see the team at The Dentists i am greeted and asked how i have been and they have remembered what we spoke about on previous occasions.Lovely to talk too and I always feel relaxed.To Maia and the whole team you are the best."
- Peter Clayton

★★★★★

"Once afraid of dentist, not any more.could not fault my visit. A big thankyou"
- Don Campbell

★★★★★

"What a truly amazing team! Sarah, Alex and Tara at reception were very welcoming. They sorted out issues with my appointments and even helped out with the necessary paperwork because of my vision problems. I can’t thank you all enough. To Maia and Cheyenne thank you. You were both very professional and respectful to me. You have got to be the nicest, sweetest people I have ever met. I hope you know how special you are. You will always be welcome at my fire anytime. Thank you so much. I highly recommend The Dentists Rotorua."
- Phillip Wall

★★★★★

"Great work from the dentist and Amazing service with a smile from the front office. No obvious signs I’ve had repair work done, my teeth look 100% natural, very pleased."
- Martin Prasad

★★★★★

"From the moment we arrived in the reception area the staff (especially Sarah and Alex) were very welcoming and friendly. They explained the process as this was our first visit. Danny and his chair assistant Keeley were also super lovely and as someone who has a huge fair of the dentist , they made me feel very calm and explained everything before they did it, so I felt at ease. I have made my follow up appointment and feel much better knowing I’ll be in Danny and Keeleys safe hands. Thank you to all the team for making our visit so pleasant."
- Raechel Leishman

★★★★★

"The team here are exceptional, very streamlined and professional process right from booking to completion of procedures. Recommended to all"
- Sam Barrett

★★★★★

"So grateful for Dr Mia Chua and her lovely assistant on the day (I didn’t catch her name unfortunately!) for my teeth cleaning. I was so anxious but they made sure I was comfortable, always checked in to see if I was okay and had a really nice conversation with me all the way through. Dr Mia recommended some great products which was really helpful. Her assistant talked me through every step of the process as I had my teefies cleaned! I feel so much better about the whole experience now and will absolutely be back in the future. 😊"
- C Day

★★★★★

"Danny is the man! He only wants the best for his patients, he explains things very well and provides many treat options, I can't say enough good things about him. High recommend"
- Justin Wilkinson

★★★★★

"The wonderful Natasha and her assistant Neve took fabulous care of me and my teeth today. I'm a bit of a nervous Nellie with dental visits. The prelim kōrero discussion about whats going on in my waha with my niho (mouth and teeth) helped ease the anxiety- thanks for that Natasha. I confidently sorted another visit when Natasha is next next free 😃😁 cheers Patti"
- Patti H

★★★★★

"My wife was very anxious before her dental procedure. Danny was very patient to explain the procedure again. She felt very much less anxious. If you want the best in Rotorua make sure you ask for Danny."
- gideon lee

★★★★★

"Going to the dentist might be my new hobby after Danny and Keely made light work of my wisdom teeth. Best experience I have had. Highly recommended."
- Ty Runga

★★★★★

"Big thumbs up 👍 to Maia and Cheyenne, this is the first time I've ever had a relaxing, pain-free dental treatment. Very professional, caring, respectful and friendly, This is by far the best experience I have ever had, thankyou 😊 Posted on behalf of my mum Sarah."
- Justin Harris

★★★★★

"I am a very anxious patient and needed some attention. Dr Natasha Manuson and her technicians were incredible! I had sedation but for some reason it wasn't having the desired effect so we went along with the treatment anyway. Natasha was the most kind, caring and considerate dentist I have ever met. Bravo team"
- Sharon Ramsden

★★★★★

"Friendly,helpful reception, Dr Maia Tapsell and her nurse gave first class treatment, professional and painless. This is now 'my dentist'."
- Raymond Gordon

★★★★★

"Thank you Danny! (And keeley!) For helping me feel relaxed and well informed when getting all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. You guys are great. Rebooked with Danny already!"
- Jessica Nock

★★★★★

"Last year in 2022 I had an abcessed tooth and my Dentist had retired. Lucky for me The Dentists Rotorua were able to take me at short notice and I feel so fortunate to now have Dr Natasha Manuson as my Dentist as her services are outstanding. After that initial appointment my personal plan for restoring my smile and protecting my teeth for the future was made up and everything was explained fully with all the options, different procedures and prices in writing for me and presented in a way that I could make decisions about which option was the best. Natasha is very professional, takes pride in her dentistry and is so gentle and thorough I always felt well looked after, and her assistant Niamh was very kind and thoughtful going the extra to make sure I was comfortable. They make a great team and I highly recommend Dr Natasha and The Dentists Rotorua."
- Diana W

★★★★★

"Visiting NZ from the UK and started with tooth pain. The Dentists were wonderful fitting me in at short notice and Maia sorted my infection out. All the staff; reception, dental nurse and Maia were wonderful. Tooth pain has now gone and I can continue to enjoy my holiday. Thank you"
- Gill W

★★★★★

"I was well looked after during my Extraction by Dr Maia Tapsell and her dental nurse. Have been nervous wreck over dental appointments but Dr Tapsell really changed that and I feel super comfortable coming in. Thanks again!"
- Megan Hurschler

★★★★★

"Natasha did such an awesome job. Really happy with my experience with her."
- lani dawson

★★★★★

"Once again, the Dentists Rotorua, or to be more precise, Dr Danny Lee and Sarah Leishman, managed to arrange help for me and a very sore tooth on a busy Friday. For the second time in 15 months The Dentists Rotorua exceeded what could reasonably have been expected.They're a great team, thank you!"
- John MacRae

★★★★★

"Absolutely wonderful professional service. Went the extra mile to help me. Thank you from Frankie O'Connor-Young"
- Ayjae Landrum

★★★★★

"From having a fear of the Dentist for ever in a day, right from child hood, always making excuses, well that changed 3 years ago when I joined "The Dentist" in Rotorua. I saw a Dentist "Danny", who changed my experience and I now go religiously for treatment or annual checkups. He gave me the confidence, was very informative, showed me the x-rays, explained everything, talked about short and longer term plans. These guys are professional, sincere and care. I would recommend "The Dentist" to any body looking for treatment to definitely give these guys a go. Richard B"
- Richard Boyd

★★★★★

"Wow, 100% recommend The Dentist. After several decades of not going to a dentist thanks to awful experiences from school dental nurses, I realised I needed to practice what I preached to our son in regards to looking after his teeth - I overcame my fear and rang these guys. Very understanding and supportive. My first visit was back in August 2021, I had the lovely Charlotte and Maia (what an wonderful team). I have since returned for a check up and for work on an old sports injury. Charlotte and Maia are very supportive. Charlotte explains everything which will happen. Very impressed with The Dentist, from the moment you step inside you can certainly see and will experience that this team is dedicated to your oral health. Special mention also to Cindy on receptionist. Thank you."
- HeatherRodney Thurlow

★★★★★

"Brilliant service; chipped my front tooth, and was seen and fixed straight away. Very friendly and informative staff. Couldn't have asked for a better service."
- Ian Hutchesson

Our Core Values


At the Dentists, we live and breathe by a core set of principles.

These fundamental values embody who we are and are closely aligned with what we believe as a business, and as individuals.

We care

We care

We put our patients first and take a holistic approach to helping them improve their life-long health and wellbeing. That care is at the heart of everything we do. Our patients are like family and we treat them as such.

We know our stuff

We know our stuff

We need to see the big picture to achieve the best results for our patients. By keeping abreast of the latest training, techniques, and innovations we can ensure we have the knowledge required to best serve their needs.

We mean what we say

We mean what we say

We are committed to pursuing the highest level of honesty and integrity in all of our interactions, whether with patients, staff, or even our competitors. By maintaining the highest ethical standards, we show the world who we are and build trust.

We strive for the best

We strive for the best

We constantly endeavour to ensure that our work is of the highest quality and showcases the value that we deliver. We want the very best. The best staff, the best tools, the best materials, the best techniques... all to achieve the best outcomes for our patients.

We pull together

We pull together

We are dedicated to fostering not only a great work environment but also great working relationships, where every team member is important and treated with trust and respect. We value diversity and the unique strengths that each person brings to the team.

We are all accountable

We are all accountable

We all work toward the same goals and are accountable for making sure that we reach them. We collaborate, gather input, and involve key people in important decisions. Then we work together to make those decisions a reality... we all win or lose together.

We share our passion

We share our passion

We are passionate about what we do and want to help others find that same sweet spot, where what they do overlaps what they love. We actively seek to lead and mentor others, not only to our staff but dental specialists throughout New Zealand, giving them the opportunity to learn, grow, and reach their full potential.

We lead the way

We lead the way

We are enthusiastic pioneers dedicated to advancing the field of dentistry throughout New Zealand. We travel the world and bring back the latest advancements and techniques, not only championing them in our own practices but also creating educational programmes designed to upskill dentists across the country.