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Visit our dental practice in Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand and you will experience a level of care from our team that extends from general dentistry through to root canal treatment and more complex cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry.

Our Mission

Perfect Smiles for All!

— Dr Gary Winter

Why choose us?

It is very simple; Dental on Raffles is all about you. We feel that we have points of difference that separate us from other practices.

Below is a list of these:

    • A group of professionals and staff that absolutely put you first
    • A level of care for our patients that goes well beyond just sorting your dental problems
    • We all love what we do
    • A commitment to the highest of standards
    • Emphasis on caring for anxious patients and the techniques to help them through demanding treatments
    • Modern technology and rooms we feel proud to work from
    • A very wide range of services that allow patients to get most of the possible treatments with us
    • A quick response service that enables urgent dental problems to be sorted using Grab-a-Dentist

Our History

Established in the 1980’s by highly respected local dentist David Marshall, Dental on Raffles has remained at the forefront of Dental health services in the Bay ever since.

David withdrew from private practice in 2005 and Gary Winter bought into the business and became principal dentist in 2011. Gary brought with him from Auckland both his general dentistry skills and extensive knowledge in reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry.

We are very thrilled to have Garth Forbes with us who has experience and expertise second to none. Garth and Gary have had parallel practicing careers yet each have different skill sets that compliment each other.

We are also very proud of the fact that Dental on Raffles has a history of being one of the pioneering practices to employ Dental Hygienists which we continue with Marie.

Gradually we are getting more Hygienist/Therapists in Hawke’s Bay but unfortunately some practices have dragged the chain in this vital area of oral health through lack of personel and reluctance of a proportion of patients to accept its value to their general health.


Our Philosophy

Dental on Raffles doors are open to anyone and everyone.

It is just as satisfying for us to take people who have embarrassing dental problems and limited budgets and do the best for them and see the changes that we can make to their lives as it is to do the massive “Hollywood type makeovers” that one can see on T.V.

We are totally focused on your individual needs, especially those who are reluctant through fear and anxiety.


Meet the Team