Meet Clarence Tam, HBSc, DDS, AAACD, FIADFE
Dr. Clarence Tam 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 has a focus on restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and she strives to provide consistently exceptional care with each patient. She is well-published in both the local and international dental press, writing articles, reviewing submissions, and developing prototype products and techniques in clinical dentistry. She frequently and continually lectures internationally.
Clarence has multi-faceted dentistry experience that extends across multiple tiers of leadership. Not only does she serve as the Chairperson and Director of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, but she is one of merely two dentists in Australasia who are Board-Certified Accredited Members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Moreover, Clarence maintains Fellowship status with the International Academy for DentoFacial Esthetics. She also sits on the Advisory Board for Dental Asia, and is part of the Restorative Advisory Panel for Henry Schein Dental New Zealand.
Aside from the professional organizations she belongs to, Clarence is a Key Opinion leader for an array of global dental companies, including Triodent, Coltene, Kuraray Noritake, Hu-Friedy, J Morita Corp, Henry Schein, Ivoclar Vivadent, Kerr, GC Australasia, SDI, and DentsplySirona. Moreover, she is the sole Voco Fellow in New Zealand and Australia. Clarence participates in a number of charitable endeavors and takes great pride in achieving beautiful smiles for patients in and around her community. She sits on the board of Smiles For the Pacific, an educational trust and charity that aims to expand professional dentistry services across the entire South Pacific region.
Awards & Memberships
Dr Tam is the first and only dentist in New Zealand to hold a Board-Certified Accredited Member Status with the AACD.
Clarence is the Chairperson and Director of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is currently the first in New Zealand and only dentist to hold a Board-Certified Accredited Member Status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in New Zealand and Australia. Clarence is an Opinion Leader for multinational dental companies Henry Schein NZ, Ivoclar Vivadent, DentsplySirona, 3M ESPE, Kuraray Noritake, Morita, Kerr, GC Australasia, SDI, Coltene-Whaledent, Triodent, and Rhondium. She is also the only Voco Fellow in Australia and New Zealand and she holds Fellowship status with the International Academy for DentoFacial Esthetics. Dr Tam is a passionate and approachable individual who is committed to having an interactive approach with patients in all of her cases to maximize predictability.
What Is a Cosmetic Dentist?
A cosmetic dentist is a dentist with some extra-special training. Once a dentist has completed dental school, they can choose to continue their training in any number of directions. Some people go into practice as a general dentist, some choose to pursue a subspecialty, such as orthodontics or endodontics, and some become cosmetic dentists. Dental school provides a cursory overview of many esthetic techniques, but to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art care in the safest possible environment, it’s recommended for dental professionals to continue their studies, as Dr Tam did. Furthermore, she became an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in Australasia, the leading organization for cosmetic dentists.
Why Should I Choose Dr Clarence Tam?
Doctors’ offices should be sterile, but few people enjoy the typically clinical feel associated with hospitals. Dr Tam combines advanced techniques with a kind, approachable demeanor that puts patients at ease and reduces that uncomfortable impersonal feeling. Her in-depth training in today’s most innovative and effective treatments also gives Dr Tam the ability to provide excellent results consistently and to deliver customized dental programs designed with your unique needs in mind. If you have ever had a bad experience with a dentist, or are fearful of visiting the dentist, Dr Tam offers a welcoming and calming environment that can help put you at ease. And, with the help or our sedation dentistry techniques, you can enjoy a stress-free dental visit—perhaps for the first time ever.
Call us today and give us a try. Schedule an initial consultation to see what a difference Dr Tam and our skilled, friendly, and knowledgeable team of dental professionals can make.