Hamilton Emergency Dental Centre
Hamilton Dental emergency Centre is the longest established after hrs. Dental A and E in Waikato area with an onsite dentist available 24/7- 365 days a week.
The practice is well equipped to handle majority of the dental emergencies 24/7, taking full advantage of the newest advances in technology within the field, along with the clinical expertise of Dr. David Smith and Dr. Rahul Gautam having a collective experience of more than 60 years.
We are a family focused dental practice that provides excellence in comprehensive dental care while managing systemic medical conditions, oral health, and associated pathology in each patient.
We endeavor to treat patients as a whole person rather than focusing on a single tooth. Our team makes all the efforts to create a comfortable, and relaxed environment to reduce apprehension in every patient experience.
We believe in the use of well-researched methods and materials, preventative dentistry and the finest technicians in the country for the long-term success of our treatment plans.
Our aim is that all the patients should be well informed of all reasonably possible treatment options, their associated advantages, disadvantages and potential complications, along with the time frame to complete the treatment and associated costs and proper follow-up care. In cases where the dental treatment is beyond our scope of management, we can facilitate referral to any alternative dental specialist in our area.
We constantly try to improve our patients' well-being and quality of life by continually educating our entire dental team. The greatest achievement for us as a team would be to see our patients able to chew efficiently, speak normally and smile confidently again.
The Team That Makes It Happen
Dr. Rahul Gautam
BDS (Delhi University), MDS (Pediatric Dentistry- PGI Chandigarh), Past Sr. Lecturer in Himachal Dental College (India), NZDREX 2006(University of Otago), Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (GDP) Sydney, Member of IADT (International Association of Dental Traumatology), Member of ITI (International Team of Implantologist)
Dr. Rahul Gautam is the longest established emergency dentist based in central Hamilton serving Waikato and other areas not limited to Thames, Coromandel, Whitianga, Morrinsville, Rotorua, Raglan. He took over the operations from the retiring dentist Dr. Nigel McCool in the year 2008 and since then have worked relentlessly to increase the scope of the dental services in this practice.
Rahul focuses on challenging surgical cases of impacted tooth extractions, the aesthetic replacement of missing teeth, the management of dental trauma, and the restoration of severely worn, eroded and decayed dentitions. He works closely with referring dentists, dental specialists, dental technicians and medical specialists to achieve optimal outcomes for his patients.
For anxious patients, he works along side a fully trained anesthetist specialist for performing surgeries under IV sedation or General Anesthetic if required. Rahul also has special interest in looking after patient’s who are medically compromised and cannot wait for the long waiting lists of specialists and the hospital.
His main mission is to provide the highest standard of evidence-based care for patients after acquiring continuing educational qualifications from reputed Dental universities by way of examination.
Dr. David Smith
BDS (University of Otago), 1971
Dr. David Smith is a graduate from University of Otago (1971). With more than 47 years of experience as a dentist. While working in New Zealand, Australia and the UK he has dedicated himself to the comfort of the patient and the support of the other dentists, facilitating respect between patients and providers, consoling nervous patients, focusing on preventative dentistry.
In this clinic he looks after a wide variety of patients of all the age groups. Dr. David's contribution to patient care has been well appreciated and devotion to his role and stamina to maintain it is well recognised among fellow colleagues and patients.
His focus in this practice is on completing detailed examinations of the patients and performing emergency extractions, cavity fills and root canals. Fitting and aligning full and partial dentures. Diagnosing diseases and abnormalities and recommending patients for specialty care.