Changing the face of Northland,
one smile at a time
Here at Kowhai Dental, we know that dental health is not just about white smiles. It’s about having strong teeth and healthy gums throughout your life. Our mission is to help our patients accomplish these goals in a compassionate and efficient way. By combining the latest technology with superior techniques, we give our patients the best care in Northland.
We aim to educate our patients about their dental health, while offering exceptional, comprehensive care. We understand that many people have anxiety about dental treatment, so we have created a calming, yet state-of-the-art environment and a scheduling system that never keeps you waiting long. We are conveniently located in Central Whangarei with plenty of on-site parking.
All of our dentists have received their Doctorate degree in Dental Surgery, making them highly skilled in the art of dentistry.
Jeff graduated from the University of Southern California – School of Dentistry (USA) in 1987 with his Doctorate degree in Dental Surgery. After graduation, he went on to own two large dental practices in the Los Angeles area for 20 years, before moving with his family to Whangarei in 2007. Jeff went on to design and lead the build of the new Kowhai Dental facility on Maunu Road, which opened in 2009.
Jeff's extensive training and experience includes advanced endodontics, complex restorative care as well as cosmetic dentistry, including modern, short-term orthodontics.
Cindy graduated from Southern Illinois University – School of Dental Medicine (USA) in 2000 with her Doctorate degree in Dental Medicine.
She went on to own a private practice for 16 years, gaining advanced training in cosmetic, endodontic and complex restorative care, before moving to Whangarei in 2014.
Matthias graduated from the University of Freiburg (Germany) in 1995 with his Doctorate degree in Dental Surgery. He continued his studies to include Implantology and Periodontology. Matthias went on to become an Associate Professor of Oral Surgery and Implantology at the University of Dusseldorf, followed by ownership of a private clinic in Overath, Germany.
He moved to Whangarei in 2016 and joined the team at Kowhai Dental in May, 2017. He continues to be a world-renown speaker on Implantology and Restorative Dentistry.
Taylor graduated from the University of Illinois – Chicago (USA) in 2005. After being an associate dentist for two years, he opened his own private dental practice in Broomfield, Colorado where he worked for 10 years. Taylor recently moved to Whangarei and is excited to be a part of the team at Kowhai Dental. Taylor has continued his education in many aspects of dentistry, with a keen interest in implants, dentures on implants and cosmetic dentistry, including Fastbraces.
Bryan graduated from the University of Washington (USA) with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2004. Bryan’s experience spans advanced reconstructive techniques and complex cosmetic cases in Chicago, Illinois to place-based oral health care in several remote Alaskan native villages. He also owned and operated a private practice in Eagle River, Alaska for over a decade.
Bryan is committed to helping patients gain the confidence of a healthy smile. He moved to Whangarei in 2019 for the opportunity to collaborate with the team of professionals at Kowhai Dental on general dentistry, cosmetic, and restorative care.