Dentists who place your comfort first


Here, our experienced dentists and team help you feel at ease while providing you with the very best in personalised dental care.

Need a check-up or experiencing discomfort?

general checkups

You might like to think of a general check-up as your dental ‘warrant of fitness’. Coming in for regular check-ups means we can spot any potential problems early on and create a personalised treatment plan for your unique oral health needs.

Toothaches and emergencies 

If you are suffering from acute pain in your teeth or gums, ring us straight away. We have time set aside every day to accommodate people who need to see a dentist urgently. Contact us as early as possible and we’ll do our very best to see you the same day and alleviate any discomfort you might be experiencing.

Snoring and sleep apnea

Snoring is more than simply an annoying habit. Besides creating broken sleep for individuals and their partners, it can also be an indicator of a much more serious medical condition called ‘sleep apnea’. 

Family dentistry

At Carlton Dental Care we offer private dental care for children under age 13 at a reduced price, and free dental care for youth from Year 9 through to their 18th birthday (excluding orthodontic or cosmetic treatment).

Hygiene and gum treatments

Our mouths are filled with a myriad of nooks and crannies. Even with the most diligent home care, it is easy to miss small areas where plaque can accumulate and harden onto your teeth.

Tooth extractions

Sometimes it may be necessary to remove one or more teeth, whether due to infection, trauma, overcrowding or lack of space (as in the case of wisdom teeth). Our experienced dentists will let you know if extraction is necessary and explain your treatment options, including the replacement of any missing teeth. 


From chewing through three meals a day to forming our beautiful smiles, our pearly whites are constantly at work. Over time, these hard workers can start to suffer from wear and tear. Restorative dentistry includes the use of fillings, crowns and onlays to bring your teeth back to full function and minimise future damage.

Root canal treatments

A root canal treatment is often the last resort to save a natural tooth that has become severely infected. During a root canal treatment, the affected tooth is opened up and any damaged or infected tissue (known as ‘pulp’) inside the tooth is removed. The tooth is then cleaned and sealed to prevent further infection, and usually capped later with a dental crown for added strength. 

Replacing missing teeth

If you have one or more missing teeth, we can restore your smile and function through the use of implants, bridges or dentures. These are all common solutions that each have their own role to play.

Cosmetic dentistry

Whether you are looking to brighten your smile with teeth whitening or reshape your teeth with veneers, we offer personalised treatments to meet your unique needs. Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing a comfortable experience, using state-of-the-art technology to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.

Sedation dentistry

If you feel anxious about seeing a dentist, please know that you are not alone. Dental anxiety can be a huge hurdle for some people. At Carlton Dental Care we have gone the extra mile to create a safe, reassuring environment and our empathetic and caring staff are here for you at every step.

Dental services

Whether you need a regular check-up, are experiencing discomfort or even need help with snoring or sleep apnea, we have a wide range of services to take care of your dental health.

We welcome all ages, providing reduced rates for children under age 13 and free dental services for adolescents from Year 9 through to their 18th birthday.

the confidence of a healthy smile

Our approach is to take the fear out of dentistry for our patients. To that end, we have created a warm, welcoming environment where people feel at ease from the moment they walk in the door.

We are also focused on patient education, answering questions and explaining treatments in an easy-to-understand way so that people are empowered to care for their oral health at home.

Why Carlton Dental Care?

Our clinic has been trusted by patients for generations. Here are just a few of the reasons people choose us for their lifetime dental care.

Patient comfort

From the moment you walk in the door, you’re made to feel welcomed and relaxed. Our dentists listen to your concerns and explain any treatment, so you can relax knowing you’re in excellent hands. 

Personalised care

Everybody has unique set of teeth, lifestyle and habits. We get to know you and take a close look at your dental needs to create a plan that will keep your pearly whites in tip top shape for life.


Each of our dentists and dental assistants is fully qualified with years of experience. Established in 1963, Carlton Dental Care is one of the longest continually running dental care clinics in Ōtautahi.

Modern premises

Our purpose-built clinic on Papanui Road was built in 2022. Bright, modern spaces and the latest technology enable us to deliver the highest standard of dental care to our patients.

Carlton Dental Care is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA).
We are accredited to provide ACC services and are an Affiliated Dental Provider for Southern Cross. 

At Carlton Dental Care we offer a comprehensive range of professional dental services designed to meet the needs of every patient. Our team of experienced and highly qualified dentists provides top-notch care in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Services at Carlton Dental Care include general dentistry, such as routine check-ups, cleanings, fillings, and extractions, ensuring your teeth and gums remain healthy. We also specialize in cosmetic dentistry, offering procedures like teeth whitening, veneers, and smile makeovers to enhance your smile's appearance.

For those needing more advanced care, our clinic provides restorative dentistry services, including crowns, bridges, and dental implants, to restore function and aesthetics. Additionally, we emphasize the importance of preventive care, educating our customers on proper oral hygiene practices to maintain your dental health. The clinic's state-of-the-art facilities and use of the latest dental technologies ensure that all treatments are performed with precision and efficiency.

Patients at Carlton Dental Care can expect personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs, ensuring optimal outcomes. With a commitment to excellence and a focus on patient satisfaction, Carlton Dental Care is your trusted partner in achieving and maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile.

Your Smile, Our Focus


Need an appointment? We’d love to see you. Simply fill out this form to book.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our clinic on 03 355 8020.


Need an appointment? We’d love to see you. Simply fill out this form to book.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our clinic on 03 355 8020.