Clarence is originally from Toronto, Canada, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery and General Practice Residency at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, respectively. Clarence's practice is mostly limited to cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She is well-published to both the local and international dental press, writing articles, reviewing and developing prototype products and techniques in clinical dentistry. She frequently and continually lectures throughout New Zealand and Australia.
Clarence is the Chairperson and Director of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is an Accreditation Candidate and Sustaining Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and seeks to be the first in New Zealand to gain Accredited Status with them. Clarence is an Opinion Leader for multinational dental companies Henry Schein Shalfoon, 3M ESPE, Kuraray-Morita, GC Australasia, SDI, Coltene-Whaledent, Dentsply/Triodent/Rhondium and Voco. She is a passionate
and approachable individual, and is committed to having an interactive
approach with patients in all of her cases to maximize predictability.
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Clarence is, quite simply, the best dentist ever! I wish that she had been my forever dentist but that is sadly not the case. Not only is she an absolute perfectionist (eg with restorations including crown fit, colour, strength, alignment etc) and expert in her field but she is also dedicated to making the patient's experience very comfortable (pain free!) and inclusive. As my teeth were in a very poor state, a dental plan was mapped out and my concerns respected, discussed and sorted. She monitored my comfort while in the "hot seat" and regularly checked to see how I was feeling. And she also has a great sense of humour! I no longer have a sinking feeling about getting dental work completed. The work she does is absolutely amazing - my teeth look just fabulous and I have actually received compliments about them, for the first time ever. An added bonus is that I can whistle again! She really cares about, and takes pride in, my appearance. I heartily recommend Clarence Tam, she is a truly superb dentist who is passionate about her work.
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