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About Clarence


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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


(Triodent/Voco GmBH) Utilization of the V3 sectional matrix system in a predictable complex composite restoration - a case report

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Patient testimonials


"I wanted to take a moment to explain just how you have impacted my life. I can't begin to tell you how many people complement me on my teeth. I can't tell you how shocked they are when they find out they're actually veneers. I can't tell you how jealous they are of your work compared to work they've had. And I can't tell you how awesome it is to be able to smile worry-free and actually enjoy taking photos. You have literally changed my life. I never imagined a day where I would enjoy looking in the mirror and/or having my photo taken. I'm sure you must get letters like this all the time, but I want you to know that from the bottom of my heart thatI THANK YOU. I literally tell people that they only way they'll get me back to a dentist is if they drag me back to New Zealand. And seriously, next time we're there I'm going to hunt you down!"
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Press, media and footage



Free Dental Initiative Reaches Out to Needy
NZ Herald and TV3's Campbell Live

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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- Oscar Wilde

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