Home Our Services Our People About Us Contact Us

General Dentist

Make an enquiry

We want to hear from you. We'll make sure you can sleep at night.

Get Started

Get In Touch

We are in the best designed dental office in all of New Zealand at 19 Alpers Avenue, Epsom North [just along the right side of Alpers Avenue from the Honda corner at the south end of Newmarket’s Broadway]


General Dentist

Who really doesn’t know all there is to know about drilling holes in your teeth and filling them up again? It’s a bit like having to be told how to do up your seat belt every time you get on a plane – is there anyone who doesn’t know that stuff? Anyway, lets get back to the fact that we do dentistry better than the other guys in the district. So perhaps that’s all we need to say. 

Now this is an interesting part of the office at 19 Alpers. Dr John used to do all this stuff. In fact, he was very good at it. And, having spent 27 years in Greymouth, he has probably extracted more teeth than most Auckland dentists put together. It is recorded that there were some days when he scored a century in molar removals.

But he doesn’t do any of those ordinary dental things now. Why? Well a life time of peering into little holes down the back of saliva filled mouths, putting up with being bitten by ungrateful patients [thankfully before the arrival of the AIDS virus], inhaling mercury fumes, and going deaf from the constant whine of the high speed drills is enough to send anyone nuts. Not that Dr John is, but he certainly doesn’t hear as good as he should. Did you know that ACC pay for hearing aids for dentists as a work related complaint?

So who looks after this sort of stuff in our office? We have very experienced general dentists who get very excited about removing decay and grotty teeth and polishing and filling and sorting gungy gums and doing root canals and making crowns and bridges and implants without you having to win lotto first. Dr Robyn is the dentist of the moment and she is very expoerienced at all these things.

And if you are looking for a myofunctional therapist, then we have Alana right in our office! She treats kids [and adults] who suck their thumbs or don’t swallow right and those sorts of problems that make your teeth stick out and look funny and probably cause snoring as well which means your airway will be messed up and as a result you could become quite sick. 

Phone 09 524 0424 to make an appointment to see Alana or Dr Robyn to have your teeth checked and a plan set up for any necessary treatment. 

Wow! Where does one begin?

John is a Saint.

When people complain about how they hate going to the dentist, this is not the case with John Burford, he is caring and passionate with his work and patients, always friendly, makes one comfortable, and he has a great personality, great sense of humour...

He never uses the word no, he always tries. With so much experience and knowledge he is always keen to take on a challenge.

He is thorough, and always explains what he is doing, you see your results, you feel your results.....

I always recommend John's practice to anyone..

He is what he is: amazing!!

- Natalie Mc

My brother and I both had full orthodontic treatment - Adjustable plates then Braces then Retainer We both went and saw John Burford - who is amazing. They believe in not pulling teeth, rather, using plates to realign the jaw to make room for the teeth.

Ours were $6000 for the full treatment including all our X-Rays, Appointments, Plates, Braces etc Good luck! 

- Happy customer

Did you know?

Simple dental appliances can be very effective in minimising snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. This certainly is a treatment option to consider before committing to surgery.

Learn More