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.
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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.
Brooke Holmes, RDH, BSDH
Brooke joined our team in November 2020. Having 16 years of clinical dental hygiene experience, Brooke trained and worked for the first 10 years of her career in the United States. Brooke graduated from Western Kentucky University which was ranked a top 3 dental hygiene program in the USA during her time there. She obtained a Bachelors of Science with honours in Dental Hygiene from WKU. After moving to New Zealand with her family in 2015, Brooke has worked both in Auckland and Tauranga mainly focusing on non surgical periodontal therapy. Brooke enjoys tailoring treatment to each person’s individual needs and is gentle and thorough. She has a focus on pain management and wants each patient to be comfortable and confident in their dental treatment. Brooke has training in advanced periodontal therapy as well as experience in treating a variety of conditions. She is knowledgeable and skilled in treating periodontal disease, hygiene cleans for both children’s and adults, teeth whitening and tooth sensitivity. She attended lectures and clinics in the USA to gain extra training and knowledge specifically in the treatment and prevention of both tooth sensitivity and fluoride applications, as well as teeth whitening and subsequent care. Brooke and her family love living in Tauranga. When not in the hygiene room you can find her coaching basketball for her two children, as well as hiking with her family and playing basketball herself.
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.
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.