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.
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.
Christina Huang, BOH – Oral Health Therapist
Christina graduated from Otago university with a Bachelor of Oral Health degree in 2012 and she’s been working as an Oral Health Therapist with focus of dental hygiene. Her six years of experience along with approachable and outgoing personality are what make her popular amongst patients. Christina always welcomes questions that patients might have towards their oral health. She enjoys providing education and information to help makes a different in patient’s oral health and quality of life.
Christina was born and raised in Taiwan until the age of 16 when she made the move to New Zealand to continue her education. She has since fallen in love with this amazing country and now calls New Zealand home. Having experiences of living in different cultural environments as well as being bilingual helped Christina attain awareness of different cultural backgrounds, particularly Asian and Western cultures.
In her spare time, Christina enjoys being outdoors in the sun and at the beach. She has particular interests in scuba diving, Latin dancing, traveling to new places and exploring different cultural experiences.
Member of NZ dental hygiene association, registered member of NZDC with current annual practicing certificate
Tania Johnson — Front Office Coordinator 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.
Kirstie Weigel — Dental Surgery Assistant Kirstie has been in the dental industry for over 6 years and holds a certificate in dental assisting (NZDA). She enjoys fishing, snorkeling and outdoor adventures. Kirstie is Family oriented and passionate about helping people feel at ease and get the great smiles they deserve.