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Gentle Dental

COVID-19 Information

We want to reassure our patients and the wider community during this incredibly tough time that we will be doing free phone assessments for dental emergencies during the duration of the level 4 lockdown, and if you have a true dental emergency that cannot be deferred or managed by medication one of our dentists will be available to give you advice and prescribe medication if necessary. 

Please note unfortunately; we are very limited with the range of treatments that we are allowed to carry out at this time and only true dental emergencies following phone screening will be able to be treated, as afterall the aim of this lockdown is to minimize any unnecessary face to face contact and to prevent community transmission. 

Rest assured the safety of our staff, patients and community is of paramount importance to us so we’ll be taking all necessary precautions as stipulated by the NZ Dental Council and Ministry of Health against Covid 19. 

So to get touch please email: or call free on 0508 GENTLE.

Please bear with us  during this difficult period if you can’t get through straight away as we are experiencing high demand and are doing our best to get through all of the messages and will endeavour to call you back as soon as possible. We will only be available for phone triage Mon- Fri between the hours of 9am-4pm.

Update: Just want everyone to know that at this stage, we are doing our very best to get hold of all the necessary PPE (personal protective equipment) as mandated by the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Dental Council  to enable us to safely treat patients in need with dental emergencies . However as you may be aware, PPE gear is very difficult to come by as it is in very high demand and short supply due to the global pandemic.

We will keep you updated via this website and social media.

Stay safe and be kind everyone!

Gentle Dental

About Gentle Dental

As one of the gentlest dentists in Wellington, our goal is to provide a high standard of care in a relaxed and friendly environment with a gentle touch!
Our patients are our top priority, and we do all we can to make each visit a positive experience. We’ve been The Gentle Dental Centre since 1992, formed from an original practice that dates back to the 1930s. We have Two central Wellington locations, one on Ghuznee Street and one on Lambton Quay.
Our dental branches have eight highly trained New Zealand dentists and four university-trained hygienists. Together they look after you and your teeth with some of the latest technology available. The Gentle Dental Centre aims to bring 21st-century dentistry to Wellington and that includes having intraoral cameras that detect decay, Cad-Cam one visit crowns.
Together, our Technology, Expertise and Gentle Approach enable us to produce top quality results in all aspects of dentistry. Take a look at the Dental Services we offer. Meet the Friendly Team of Gentle Dentists.

What We Can Offer You

As a large group practice across two locations we have a team of dentist with expertise in most aspects of dentistry ranging from wisdom teeth removal and surgery to full mouth rehabilitation. This enables to us treat most cases in-house without having to refer to a specialist









Why Choose Us?

Awesome Service

Our team are seasoned professionals with years of experience, meaning you're receiving nothing but the highest standard of service at Gentle Dental. 

First Class Support

If you're worried, anxious or uncomfortable before, during or after your visit, our team are always here and happy to support you.

We Get It Done

We're extremely proficient at identifying what your needs are. Whether it's a Filling, Clean, Cosmetic Upgrade or something else, we have you covered.

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Gentle Payment Options Are All Part of the Service

At the Gentle Dental Centre, we understand that costs can be a barrier to achieving the best dentistry results. In order to keep our costs as gentle as our service, we offer the following payment solutions:

18 months interest free and deferred when you pay with Q Mastercard. *conditions apply

Our Practitioners

Team of Professionals

Dr Mike Tonkes BDS (Otago)

Principal Dentist & Owner

Dr Sam Moeung BDS (Otago)

Principal Dentist & Owner
our point of pride

Patient Testimonials

We have introduced the principle of family medicine, which means that the family practitioner will handle the majority of medical requests, with a specialists involved only if necessary.

Please Rate & Review us if you’ve been with us before!

Toothache? Need to see a Dentist? Urgent appointments available.


COVID-19 Update


All routine treatment at Gentle Dental has now been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

Our dentists will be available for advice over the phone and to prescribe medication if necessary until we can get hold of all the PPE required to safely treat our patients.

For more details please see website.

So if you have a dental emergency please email us at or call free on 0508 GENTLE