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The highly trained dental staff at Northmed Dental are dedicated to giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. North Shore’s favourite family dentist provides everything you need to keep your smile beautiful, from preventative care, check and cleans to restorative dental work. Bring in the kiddos after school for their routine check up and dental exams. General dental services offered include:

  • Check and cleans.
  • Fillings. (new or replacements)
  • Root canals. (endodontics)
  • Gum disease treatment.
  • Wisdom teeth extraction.
  • Children’s dentistry.
  • Sedation dentistry.

For people that might be afraid of visiting the dentist, rest assured that Dr Salman and his team offers sedation dentistry and has created a calm, spa-like environment for his practice.

the team at Mairangi Bay dental clinic

As a cosmetic dentist located in Otahuhu, Northmed Dental also proudly offers services including:

  • Invisalign to correct misaligned teeth
  • Porcelain and composite resin veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Gum contouring
  • Smile makeovers.

Should an emergency arise, you can be sure that our emergency dental services will get you sorted ASAP and back to your normal routine.

Your smile means a lot to your overall wellness and happiness, so we use the most advanced dental care in a relaxed setting. We are committed to bringing a caring approach to provide long-lasting oral health and a dazzling smile you can be proud of.

Below are details of some of the services offered at the practice.

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Northmed Dental is your premier destination for top-quality cosmetic and family dentistry in Otahuhu. Our highly skilled team of dental professionals is committed to delivering exceptional dental care tailored to your specific needs. Whether you’re seeking cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening or veneers to enhance your smile or require comprehensive dental services for your entire family, we have the expertise and state-of-the-art technology to meet your needs. At Northmed Dental, we prioritize your comfort and strive to create a warm and inviting atmosphere during every visit. With our top dentist in Otahuhu, you can trust us to provide personalized care and help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. Schedule an appointment with us today and experience the outstanding dental care you deserve.

Cosmetic Dental Services

At Northmed Dental, our passion for dentistry and extraordinary patient care ensures that you receive a comfortable experience along with the highest quality results. We strive to help each patient achieve the healthiest and best looking smile possible. Our smiles are a huge reflection on how others see us and how we feel about ourselves.

Many of our patients come to us because they wish to improve their smile. We offer a free consultation to learn about how you can get the smile of your dreams leveraging the latest dental technology and materials. Working together, we build a customised treatment plan to achieve and maintain the optimal level of oral health and a brilliant smile.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Have you ever wanted a straighter smile, but didn’t want to deal with the look of traditional metal braces? Invisalign is a time-tested revolutionary alternative to braces that provides results that are just as good as braces but without the need for wires and brackets.

For adults, if you thought orthodontic treatment is only for teenagers, you will be happy to know that you can have straight teeth without anyone knowing that you are wearing your braces. Invisalign is virtually invisible to the casual viewer, so your smile will be bright and ready for your day-to-day demands.

At our Otahuhu dental clinic, we offer Invisalign clear braces that provide better results than traditional metal braces without the discomfort and inconvenience. If your smile:

  • Is making you feel self-conscious.
  • Contributing to TMJ pain.
  • Causing problems with your bite.
  • Has gaps in the front teeth you wish to close up.
  • A front tooth is turned around.

Invisalign’s clear braces can help reduce or eliminate these issues.

Invisalign trays are custom made to fit your teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable when around other people. We provide our patients with a sequence of trays, each slightly different than the one before. Each new aligner provides a slight resistance to the teeth which forces them to move into the proper alignment over time. Invisalign is a popular choice for both teens and adults to achieve the smile they have always wanted without feeling self-conscious about wearing braces.

A lot of teenagers opt for orthodontic treatment because it’s a lot easier to move teeth now rather than wait for their adult years. Having that in place sets them up for not just a nice smile, but a properly functioning bite which avoids dental issues like TMJ down the road. Students from Rangitoto College can literally walk to our clinic for their Invisalign appointment.

There’s never been a better time to straighten your teeth with the most advanced clear aligner in the world. Our office is a certified platinum provider of Invisalign clear aligners, which give you a clear, convenient, and comfortable option to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Due to their simplicity and advanced materials, veneers are a popular choice for improving your smile. Once they’ve been bonded to the teeth, veneers look just like healthy and normal teeth. Another benefit of porcelain veneers is that they are highly resistant to staining from coffee, tea, soft drinks or even cigarette stains.

When you choose to have dental veneers to improve your smile, you’ll want to ensure that you use a dentist with experience and advanced cosmetic dental skills. All of our cosmetic dentists at Northmed have undergone intense training in this field to ensure you get the perfect result. Each case is uniquely designed to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile, thus the need for a precise fitting and giving you the right look.

The porcelain veneer is the dental industry’s preferred choice when it comes to creating a brilliant smile. With proper care, porcelain veneers will give you an awesome white smile for over ten years. Each of our dentists ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelain material so you can enjoy your smile for years to come. Read more about porcelain veneers here.

Teeth Whitening Service

If your teeth have a dull look or have become darker or yellowed and bothers you, then you may be a candidate for our professional teeth whitening service. Northmed Dental, in the heart of Otahuhu, is proud to offer teeth whitening systems, which helps to diminish the appearance of discoloured teeth, and brighten your smile.

The enamel on your teeth can become stained for reasons that include:

  • Advanced age.
  • Dental trauma.
  • Certain medications.
  • Coffee, tea, and red wine.
  • Foods with strong colours.
  • Chewing tobacco.
  • Smoking.

When you contact our practice for a free smile assessment, you’ll be able to get an idea of how white your teeth can look. Our professional tooth whitening solutions have the ability to make an amazing transformation of the appearance of your teeth. Professional grade whitening systems can whiten teeth by six shades or more vs. around two shades with solutions bought from the store.

Read more about our teeth whitening service here.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns and dental bridges are a proven and reliable solution for correcting major dental problems caused by accidents and general wear and tear. High-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold has proven to be the best choice of material for a crown. In the event you’ve had a dental trauma, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term restorative solution.

Dental crowns have many benefits, including:

  • They look like your natural teeth.
  • Fixes functional chewing problems.
  • Restoring the structure of a tooth after a root canal.
  • Strong replacements for damaged or worn teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth

Pain from the back molars may be due to cracks in the tooth. A crown over the affected tooth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. Read more about porcelain crowns here.

Restorative Procedures – Dental Implants

Dental implant technology is a proven method to replace missing teeth. False teeth or bridges have historically been the only viable solution, however with advancements in dental implants, they are considered a permanent alternative to removable partial or complete dentures. Implants have advanced over the years and now provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.

A dental implant is made with an artificial titanium root and post which are surgically placed into the jaw bone by our dentist.  The implant is precisely placed for maximum effect and stability. Artificial teeth, usually a crown, are then attached to the implants for a very natural looking smile.

Dental implants have been proven to be very durable and strong, functioning just like your natural teeth.

Reasons to consider dental implants include:

  • Restores chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Replaces one or more missing teeth and suppors the jaw structure.
  • Restores a patient’s confident smile.
  • Resolves bite problems or joint pain when teeth have shifted into missing tooth space.

Dental implants are a great solution if you have lost one or more teeth to disease or decay, and you’d prefer not to have dentures/false teeth. They look and feel just like your natural teeth.

Read more about dental implants here.

Emergency Dental Services

Emergency dental services are available when you need us most. Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect it. Whether you play sports, took a fall on the pavement or plain woke up with a massive toothache, you’ll want to get it sorted ASAP before it gets worse and put you at risk of losing the tooth.

Northmed Dental’s team has special training on dealing with dental emergencies, so we can help you address some of the most urgent dental issues promptly with emergency dentistry service. We have extended hours and appointments just to deal with emergency cases. Our Otahuhu emergency dentists work quickly to assess the issue and provide appropriate treatment ASAP.

Examples of emergency dental problems include the following:

  • Abscesses.
  • Dental trauma.
  • Severe toothaches.
  • Broken or lost teeth.
  • Infections and inflammation.
  • Swollen gums.
  • Chipped teeth.
  • Broken or lost crowns.
  • Veneer, bridge, and crown re-cements.

If your tooth broke or fell out, be sure to:

  1. Avoid grinding your teeth.
  2. Stay away from hard foods.
  3. Keep any oral wounds clean.
  4. Touch the tooth only by the crown, not the root.
  5. Call us immediately for an emergency appointment.

Children’s Dental Services

As an adult, you know the benefits of visiting the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and exam. For your children, these check-ups are also important to their dental health as well. We recommended that your kids have their first dental exam take place by age one or when their first tooth appears. At Northmed Dental we’re proud to offer top notch pediatric dentistry near Mairangi Bay, ensuring the best dentists are taking care of your kid’s dental health and wellness.

Anyone can develop a cavity, however kids have a higher risk for them. They are still building their oral care habits such as daily brushing and flossing, but they are more likely to have a sugary diet. By having regular visits to the dentist, it’s beneficial to their oral health. During their visit, we’ll show them how to properly care for their teeth as well as a fluoride treatment or dental sealants for an added layer of protection for their teeth.

Our approach to your child’s first dental visit will depend on their age and level of emotional maturity. We take the time to personalise their experience so that it’s an enjoyable and comfortable experience. The appointment will be short and very gentle as we make a careful examination of the teeth, gum tissue, and jaw, to look for any developmental problems as early as possible. Our dental team also provides parents with dedicated guidelines regarding good oral hygiene practices at home, how to prevent cavities, how to handle teething, and much more.

Free Dental Services

Children and adolescents from year 9 up until their 18th birthday are eligible to receive free dental treatment (Excluding international students). These dental services are funded by the Ministry of Health. Many parents and children are unaware of this free service! Free dental services include:

  • Regular checkups.
  • X-rays.
  • Fillings.
  • Extractions.
  • Preventative treatments like fluoride or fissure sealants.
  • Accidents are covered by ACC.
  • You’ll need to pay for orthodontic treatments, like braces to straighten teeth. But children with special medical needs, eg cleft palates, can get free treatment.
  • Children in New Zealand are entitled to one free dental examination per year. If there is another problem, they can make another free appointment.
  • They may not be able to cover the full cost of treatment. Orthodontic care and tooth whitening is not free for under 18 year olds.

If you want to learn more or schedule an appointment for your child, call our friendly dental team today.

Read more about our kids’ dental services here.


Northmed Dental is the leading choice for high-quality dental care in Auckland. Our team of skilled dentists is dedicated to providing exceptional treatment and personalized care to patients of all ages. hether you require general dentistry, cosmetic procedures, or restorative solutions, our experienced team is here to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. With a patient-centered approach and a commitment to excellence, Northmed Dental is your trusted partner in dental care. Schedule an appointment with us today and experience the difference we can make for your oral health.

How to Get to Our Dental Clinic

From Auckland City Center:
  1. Head southeast on State Highway 1.
  2. Take Exit 433 toward Princes St/Otahuhu.
  3. Merge onto Princes St, then continue onto Great South Rd.
  4. Follow Great South Rd until you reach Avenue Rd.
  5. Turn left onto Avenue Rd, and you’ll find our dental clinic on the left.
From Mangere:
  1. Take State Highway 20A northbound.
  2. Continue onto State Highway 20.
  3. Take the exit toward Lambie Dr/Otahuhu.
  4. Merge onto Great South Rd.
  5. Continue on Great South Rd until you reach Avenue Rd.
  6. Turn right onto Avenue Rd, and you’ll see our clinic on the left.
From Papatoetoe:
  1. Head west on Station Rd toward St George St.
  2. Turn left onto Portage Rd.
  3. Continue onto Princes St, then onto Great South Rd.
  4. Follow Great South Rd until you reach Avenue Rd.
  5. Turn left onto Avenue Rd, and you’ll find our clinic on the left.

About Otahuhu

  • Population: 13,000
  • Local Authority: Auckland Council
  • Geo-coordinates: -36.9320° S latitude and 174.8479° E longitude
Nearby Towns and Suburbs

Our office offers convenient hours to see patients from across the North Shore area. Whether you live or work in or around Mairangi Bay, or one of the following suburbs, give us a ring and come in for your free smile assessment.

  • Mangere Bridge
  • Papatoetoe
Local Schools

Whether your child attends a primary school, secondary school or college we’re able to see kids for dental care from across the North Shore area, including the following schools:

  • Otahuhu College
  • Otahuhu Primary School
Public Parks

For a great day out with friends and family, be sure to check out these popular places:

  1. Sir William Jordan Park: A spacious park offering recreational activities and community events.
  2. Otahuhu Recreation Ground: A green space equipped with sports facilities and picnic areas for family gatherings.
Nearby Public Transportation
  • Otahuhu Train Station: Provides convenient access to Auckland’s rail network for commuting and travel.
  • Bus Stops along Great South Road: Offering frequent bus services connecting Otahuhu to surrounding areas and the city centre.
Nearby Sports Places
  1. Otahuhu Rugby League Club: A hub for rugby league enthusiasts with training facilities and regular matches.
  2. Otahuhu Recreation Centre: Provides various indoor sports activities and fitness programs for all ages.

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