About Us

Come in to Burford Dental and we can talk to you about what we see is the problem and what we can do about it. And here is the kicker – we don’t charge you for an orthodontic consultation And if you go ahead with orthodontic treatment for you or your small adults, then our fees are likely to be less than those of other dentists around the patch. Try us and see. Phone for an appointment at 09 524 0424. We are near Newmarket remember, but we don’t mind if you come from further away. We are treating patients from as far away as Kaitaia and Christchurch just now. And we still treat a patient who used to come to the office all the way from Christmas Island [bet you can’t find that on a map!]

Dentists CT computed tomography Scanner, used to make a 3D scan of patients teeth.

John Burford moved to Auckland from the South Island’s West Coast in 1991. He bought an old villa in Alpers Avenue and converted it into a dental office which flourished and morphed into one of Auckland’s most highly regarded dental practices.
Although this is a family dental group, the office’s reputation has grown on high quality general dental [that means we aren’t specialists] orthodontics along with treatments for jaw dysfunction and a range of head and neck pains.

The practice is based in a great looking purpose-built office designed by Michael Unthank [an architect and dentist] living in Nebraska [that’s real cowboy country!] and Barney Milic living in Auckland.

If you are looking for a dental office that is cheerful and inviting, where the staff are highly trained and pleasant, the dentists are experienced and familiar with the latest technologies, all the staff are either handsome or beautiful, and especially if you get headaches or your children have munted smiles, then this is the place for you.

Burford Dental is located at 19 Alpers Avenue on the southern fringe of Newmarket. If you need parking, there are 14 car parks at the back of the property – just drive on in. We promise to meet you with a smile.

Our Team

John Burford left dental school full of enthusiasm and knowledge [as you do] and took over a Greymouth dental practice for an agreed six months. Twenty eight years later, still with enthusiasm.

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Robyn is a real dentist who does the things you would expect from a lady who graduated from Otago Dental School about 40 years ago. But wait, I am not giving away her age, but just her awesome experience.

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Office administrator

Elverie Burford grew up in the wilds of West Otago. As a result, she is a mean horsewoman and can milk a cow as well as the next guy.

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Clinical team leader

Alana Costley started working with John way back in 1997 when they were both young. She took a lot of time off in those days because she represented New Zealand in international trampolining competitions in faraway places like Bulgaria, Outer Mongolia, and Hokitika.

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Senior clinical assistant

Ilona Adams speaks with a Swiss accent because that’s where she is from. Switzerland. She was a dental assistant there and that’s what she is here. But she changed her name from Burger [as in ham and pineapple please] to Adams which is a good Maori name.

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Dental Technician

We usually keep Megan hidden away upstairs in the dental laboratory where she spends her artistic time making those little plastic orthodontic appliances that fit neatly into your mouth.

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Receptionist

Sam is really Samantha, but she likes to be called Sam which is fine by us. She is usually the first person you see when you nervously shuffle in the front door. That’s why Sam has a great smile to make you feel more relaxed.

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Clinical assistant

You could find Teana anywhere around the building. She is a receptionist, she assists the dentists, processes our xrays and CT scans, and even helps with the cleaning and tidying and doing the dishes

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Dr James is our Friday dentist. He comes to us from his other practice in Glen Eden and rushes around sorting assorted problems – and especially Invisalign orthodontic treatments

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Dr DD Singh

Dr Divyadeep – or DD as he is known around the office – came to us with a huge reputation and has a great personality as well as being very clever with his hands [very important for a dentist!] DD grew up in Auckland [and went to Macleans College] and spent some time in Brisbane…

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Oral Health Therapist

Sharlene is our Oral Health Therapist which means she is a School Dental Nurse [the old title] and a Dental Hygienist rolled into one. She received her Bachelor of Health Science at AUT and graduated in 2016. So she is very competent at fixing children and teenagers teeth and, as well, she has an excellent…

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Clinical assistant

Alicia is a Westie – which means she can do anything – and, of course, do it well. This is the first time she has got into dental stuff but she has been a waitress, a debt collector, and a receptionist at a blood collecting agency. So now she is an authority on blood types…

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Receptionist

Linadia is likely to be the first smiling face to greet you when you arrive to have your smile restored by one of our expert dentists. Before Linadia arrived at our front desk, she grew up in Avondale [and went to Avondale College with Teana] Then she studied podiatry, received her Certificate in Applied Science…

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