The Rescue DENTIST 

Our dentists are well trained in Restorative, Preventive & Cosmetic Dentistry.

The Dentist Northland Trusts
To Take Care Of Their Oral Health

Here at Rescue Dentist, we are committed to helping you achieve a lifetime of superior oral health. As experienced dentists who specialise in cosmetic, preventative and restorative work. 

Dental Excellence For Optimal Oral Health

We strive to provide you with dental care and a dental experience which constantly exceeds your expectations. Located in Maunu, Whangarei, our dentists cater to local clients – as well as many who travel from other parts of the Northland region.

Periodontal Dental Care

Special Interest In Gum Disease

Crown & Bridgework

Cosmetic Dentisry Oral Health

Dental Implants

Implant Dentistry Teeth That Look & Feel Like Your Own

Restorative Dentistry


Highly Skilled  Dentistry Whanagarei

Our commitment to you is to always provide the highest standard of dental care.

In order to make this as pleasant an experience as possible we:

* Educate you of all of your treatment options and the long term     consequences of choosing those options
* Assist you making the best choices to achieve a lifetime of oral health
* Are non-judgmental and fully supportive of your choices
* Deliver the treatment in a friendly manner
* Develop relationships based on trust and friendship


Periodontal Therapy Skills

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Restorative Dentist


Dental Caps


Gum Disease

Meet The Rescue Dentist

For Excellence in Dentistry 

Meet Dr Dennis Shepherd for Specialised training, experience & skills in dentistry. A prosthodontist, periodontics with a special interest in gum disease.



Our Dental Services

Say everything with your smile Dental Crowns Ceramic Veneers & Bridges Cosmetic Dentist Whangarei

Say Everything With Your Smile.  Dental Crowns, Ceramic Veneers & Bridges Cosmetic Dentist Whangarei.

Rescue Dentist has an excellent Cosmetic dentist or A "Prosthodontist" is a specialist in cosmetic dentistry; this covers dental veneers, teeth whitening and more advanced dental tooth implant surgery and restorative dentistry and ideally with a particular interest in periodontal (gum) disease.

In a recent interview at his dental clinic here in Whangarei Cosmetic dentist Dr Dennis Shepherd , explained all you need to know about cosmetic dentistry. He covered ceramic veneers, dental implants, caps and bridges how the bone shrinkage in the extraction site and how to avoid it for the best results from your dental implant results. to see the full interview go to this link:

  • Say everything with your smile
  • Dental Crowns, Ceramic Veneers & Bridges
  • Cosmetic Dentist Whangarei
Tooth Pain Cracked Tooth, Root Canal Ceramic Dental Crown.

Tooth Pain Cracked Tooth, Root Canal Ceramic Dental Crown.

A cracked tooth is one of the most common forms of tooth pain toothache. As shown in the broken tooth model to the left, it is often caused by silver amalgam fillings in the teeth and the sharp edge that used to lock the filling into place. This edge is weakened, and it results in a cracked tooth. If the tooth cracks above the gun, it can be repaired with a ceramic dental crown. Otherwise, it might need a root canal treatment. When a dental crown is cemented onto the broken tooth to hold the pieces together, it behaves like a crash helmet and gives it strength.

Dental Implants for best results require good socket preservation

Dental Implants For Best Results Require Good Socket Preservation, Quality Materials & Time Is Of The Essence.

The moment that the tooth comes out, the bone starts shrinking away and shrinks downwards and in thickness as well, and you end up with a really much thinner jaw bone until overtime over the patient person's life, you can end up back just with skeletal jaw bone right now. In the first you patients lose up to 56% of the bone that was around their tooth when the tooth is extracted. Timing for dental implant placement is quite critical. So if we place a dental implant, we like to get in there after the first few months to allow the healing. Some practitioners are placing them straightaway into the extraction site. I've got a lovely little model that will show you what the implants are like. We place an implant if there is available bone, and we choose an implant depending on the thickness of the bone. So when there's thin bone, we use the implants stick by, and we use thick implants. And I tend to use implants that are called Southern implants as the brand of them I use amongst others.  

  • Full Dental Checkups and exams
  • Tooth Socket Preservation
  • Ceramic Dental Implants
Root Canal Treatment to preserve a broken or cracked tooth in preparation for a ceramic dental crown.

Root Canal Treatment To Preserve A Broken Or Cracked Tooth In Preparation For A Ceramic Dental Crown.

If you have ever suffered severe tooth pain you might know what a Root Canal Treatment is. Its usually to preserve a decayed, broken or cracked tooth in preparation for a ceramic dental crown.
The process requires drilling down the tooth and removing the nerve and filling the tooth right down to the root to prevent any new infection or decay from below. 

In the event a root canal fails or does get infected then it may be necessary to perform and apicoectomy, but usually this is rare and many years later.

  • Cracked tooth pain
  • Root Canal Treatments
  • Ceramic Dental Caps
  • Apicoectomy

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Dentist Near Me Cracked Tooth Pain in Whangarei

Do You Need An Emergency Dentist In Northland?

While preventative dental work is always preferable, serious dental issues do occur from time to time.

At Rescue Dentist, we understand that some situations require emergency assistance. 

CALL NOW! 09 438 7694

Are You Suffering From Dental Pain?
Do You Need An Emergency Dentist In Northland?

If you are in severe pain due to dental issues, we will fit you in as quickly as possible to ensure you are comfortable. We will diagnose the problem and, if we have time on the day, begin treatment. If you need to book an appointment with an emergency dentist in Whangarei, Dr. Dennis Shepherd and his team at Rescue Dentist are your best choice.

Do you need an emergency dentist in Northland? CALL NOW! 09 438 7694

Oral Health Education Is An Essential Part Of Your Oral Health Journey

In order to make your dental and general oral health journey with us a beneficial and comfortable experience as possible we make a point in educating you in all of your dental treatment options and the long term consequences of choosing those options. At The Rescue dentist we assist you with making the best possible oral health treatment choices to achieve a lifetime of optimum oral health care. We are non-judgmental and fully supportive of your choices and we deliver the dental treatments in a friendly manner. We develop relationships with our patients based on trust, quality and friendship.

Highly Skilled Dentists Located In Maunu, Whangarei.

 Our dentists cater to local clients – as well as many who travel from other parts of the Northland region.
Our dentists are well trained in a wide range of procedures. In addition to routine dentistry, we are able to provide comprehensive dental care consisting of a range of treatment options:

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About the Rescue Dentist Maunu Clinic in Whangarei

Treatment Options:

- Periodontal care
- Crown and bridgework
- Dental implant placement and
- Restorative dentistry
- Aesthetic dental solutions

Highly Skilled Dentists Located in Maunu, Whangarei.


Team to Brighten Your Smile in Whangarei

Maintain optimal oral health by booking a dental appointment at our Whangarei clinic today.
Whether you require routine dental checks up and preventative work, wish that you had a whiter, brighter smile, or urgently need an emergency dentist who can help rectify painful concerns such as root canals, we can help. As a dental surgery that specialises in prosthodontics – that is, cosmetic, implants and restorative dentistry – we can help you to achieve the smile you have always dreamed of. If you are searching for dentists in Whangarei region, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Whangarei clinic today on 09 438 7694.

Meet the Team to Brighten Your Smile in Whangarei

Dr Dennis Shepherd The Rescue Dentist Team

Dr Dennis Shepherd

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Erin The Rescue Dentist Team

Call Erin  09 438 7694

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Shelby Dental Tech The Rescue Dentist Team

Shelby, Surgery Assistance



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Dr Shepherd Gold Medal SASCOC South African Sports Confederation Olympic Committee
WITS University of Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in South Africa
OTAGO New Zealand dentistry Qualification NZ DREX
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The Rescue Dentist:
2 Puriri Park Road,
Maunu, Whangarei, Northland,
New Zealand

Phone: 09 438 7694



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