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About Clarence


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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In the news


(Cosmetic Dentistry Intl.; (2017) Jan(1): 22-24): Complex Direct Ormocer Restorations

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Patient testimonials


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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Press, media and footage



Dentists are split over benefits of electric toothbrushes
Yahoo NZ Business News

Smile/Restoration of the Month

Levi Hawken - Nek Minnit

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Digital Smile Design (DSD)



What is Digital Smile Design (DSD)? DSD is the use of digital images and computer-based manipulation to demonstrate possible changes to the smile and specifically to the position, size, shape and colour of the teeth and gums. It is a comprehensive cosmetic dental planning tool that uses digital calibration to known dimensions in the mouth in order to guide the placement of wax during the planning/blueprint or diagnostic wax-up stage. It is then this diagnostic wax-up that is "test-driven" in your mouth before the final smile is delivered. This is a technique coined and pioneered by Dr. Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT. Read more here: http://digitalsmiledesign.com Note: page is in Portuguese, but do look at the photographs! - Contributed by Dr. Clarence Tam, HBSc, DDS
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Memberships

Chairperson & Director, NZACD (New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry)

Accredited Member, AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry)

Fellow, IADFE (International Academy for DentoFacial Esthetics)

Member, NZDA (New Zealand Dental Association)

Member, CDA (Canadian Dental Association)

Member, ODA (Ontario Dental Association)

Member, International Team for Implantology (ITI)

Executive Board, Smiles for the Pacific (Charity Arm)



Winner:
Smile Gallery Competition 2013, New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (NZACD)

International Top 10 Placement:
Ivoclar Vivadent Smile Award 2016: Asia Pacific (only dentist in NZ to be awarded this)


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