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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


(NZDA News, July, 2016: Predictable Esthetic Reconstruction Using a Simplified, Bilaminar Technique)

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Patient testimonials


"Hi Clarence, How are you doing. I am just wanting to let you know, that I am very happy with your top dentistry work...and that my Crown is still on good and strong. After two other Dentists failed to refit my Crown, and a third refused and who only offered to do an unusual double Crown refit job, you were the Dentist who put it all right. So, I am happy to let you know, that you have won my customer loyalty, and I like your excellent workmanship very much. Interestingly enough, after many years of first seeing your marketing advertisement in a magazine, and intending to see you one day when required, I was coincidentally recommended and referred to you by another Dentist who I highly regarded, who could not achieve your successful Crown refit outcome. Thank you very much for doing top notch Dentistry work, I highly recommend your services to anyone looking for a very good and dedicated Dentist."
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Press, media and footage



NZ Childrens' Dental Health still amongst worst
NZ Herald

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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