We are a new dental surgery clinic set up in the heart of Tauranga Crossing Shopping Centre in Tauriko. Our skilled and knowledgeable dental team provides high quality dental care services including general, cosmetic, emergency, preventive and comprehensive dentistry.
- Help you to take care of your teeth, smile and gums at a level that is right for you in a non-judgmental environment
- Treat you with respect regardless of your current condition of oral health and chosen options
- Support you before, during and after your treatment
- Continuously grow and improve our skills and knowledge
Honest • Trustworthy • Respectful • Professional
Dr. Maria Macfarlane DDS, NZDREX — Dentist
Maria qualified in Russia in 1998 with a Doctor of Dental Science Degree and was registered in NZ in 2001. She has worked as a dentist in Tauranga since and has 18 years of experience in providing high quality general, emergency and cosmetic dentistry services to many loyal patients.
A highly skilled and knowledgeable dentist Maria MacFarlane is passionate about delivering pain free dentistry services to her patients. Her gentle approach and caring personality ensure maximum patient comfort.
Dedicated to continual learning Maria invests in professional development to stay at the forefront of dentistry practice. Maria provides a full range of dentistry services and has strong expertise and skills in dental diagnostics. Her focus is on finding the best way to plan and treat complex and simple cases and to deliver great long-term results for patients.
Maria has two teenage boys and in her spare time she enjoys an active lifestyle, family time and travel.
Maria Macfarlane looks forward to welcoming new patients to Tauranga Crossing Dental and is excited about bringing high quality dentistry services to The Lakes/ Tauriko and Tauranga areas.
Member of the NZDA (New Zealand Dental Association), registered member of the Dental Council of New Zealand and member of the Waikato and BOP branch of NZDA.
Dr. Jose Marinho BSc (Hons), BDS
Dr José Marinho, originally from Portugal, graduated from Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in the United Kingdom in 2011 after initially completing a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Manchester in 2006. Since graduating he has been at the forefront of dental knowledge and innovation, he has regularly invested time and resources in several post-graduate courses including the world renowned one year Cosmetic Dentistry & Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry course in London. He was also recognised as a finalist of the prestigious Private Dentistry awards as Best Young Dentist in the UK 2018.
Before moving to New Zealand, José worked in prominent private dental practices in Central London providing high-end treatments and smile makeovers to his much loved patients. His caring and empathetic approach makes him extensively popular with his patients, to which he comes highly recommended.
José provides a wide range of treatments and has a special interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry including veneers, tooth-coloured restorations and teeth whitening. He has extensive experience as a certified provider of Invisalign and clear fixed-braces.
To complement his dental services, José also provides wrinkle reduction treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers, providing a conservative administration to achieve a natural, youthful result.
He is on the executive board of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has also published articles for the NZ Herald and The Weekend Sun.
Executive Committee Member of the NZACD (New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) and registered member of the Dental Council of New Zealand.
Tania Johnson — Practice Manager
Tania moved to Tauranga from Auckland with her partner and 4 boys 13 years ago. She has 30 years of Dental Experience in the surgery and on reception. She will be your first person contact when you call or visit Tauranga Crossing Dental. Her passion lies in delivering excellent customer service as well as creating trust and building confidence with patients.
Rosemary Edwards — Hygienist
Rosemary graduated in 1985 from Birmingham Dental University, UK.
Rosemary has a wealth of dental experience and feels strongly about making a difference in her work and is passionate about transforming patients mouths and seeing improvements in their oral conditions. She aims to make prevention work for her patients and hopes to change habits for optimal dental health.
Outside of the practice Rosemary enjoys spending time with her family, keeping fit with walking, swimming and water sports….she loves being on the water or on the beach. She and her husband are keen renovators-having renovated many properties together.
Claire Schumacher — Oral Health Therapist
Claire began working late nights at a dental clinic while at high school and has now been in the industry for over 20 years. She has a well-rounded understanding of dentistry with experience in both public and private sectors and with a number of dental specialties.
Claire understands the fear and anxiety many patients feel when coming to the dental clinic and she puts great care into helping her patients feel comfortable, secure and at ease during their time with her. She has gentle hands and a caring, patient, non-judgemental nature.
Claire has an individualised and holistic approach to care. She understands that genetics, health conditions, lifestyle habits and previous experiences all play a part in making her patients’ oral health as unique as they are! Claire can help identify and explain personal risk factors and make simple preventive recommendations to help you keep your teeth for life!
Dentistry is an exciting and ever changing field and Claire enjoys keeping up with regular continued education. She is a member of the New Zealand Dental Hygienists Association, the New Zealand Institute of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and has advanced training in periodontal instrumentation from the University of Adelaide.
Claire moved to Tauranga five years ago and loves the outdoor lifestyle it offers! She also works part time as a massage therapist and has a special interest in head, face and neck pain.
Dee Brown — Senior Dental Surgery Assistant
Dee is our Senior Dental Surgery Assistant, she and her Husband plus three boys moved to Tauranga from Auckland 10 years ago. Dee has 30 years of Dental Experience in the Dental surgery. She is passionate about the well-being of patients while being in the surgery. Dee takes pride in making sure you are relaxed and feel secure. She will always greet you with a smile or end with a laugh. Her hobbies are Tennis and taking long walks with her husband and dog named Millie.
Skye MacLennan — Dental Assistant
Skye and her twin sister Shaye moved to the sunny Bay of Plenty from Australia in 2009. Skye loves to bake, loves fashion and enjoys spending time with her family and of course lying by our beautiful beaches. Skye is new to the Dental industry. She brings with her a fresh bubbly attitude and is excited for the challenge of her new role as a Dental Assistant.