Welcome to our specialist paediatric dental practice


Following the move to Alert Level 2 and in line with the Government’s COVID-19 guidelines, our practice is again open for dental consultations for current and new patients. If you need further information or to talk to us about booking an appointment for your child, please get in touch through any of the following ways:

·   Complete the contact form on this website.
·   Email us on admin@dentalspecialist.co.nz
·   Call us on on 03 479 2372.

Please note that the practice does not open on a Tuesday. However, if you leave a message, we will call you back as soon as possible.

Please select this link to find out further information for clients of Dr Dorothy Boyd with regard to practice and patient management during Level 2 restrictions.

Thank you
Updated 18 May 2020

Our practice is part of the Burns House Dental Specialists group in Dunedin, New Zealand. We operate regional clinics in Central Otago, and carry out treatment under general anaesthesia at Mercy Hospital, Dunedin. We provide families with private specialist dental care for infants, children and young people.

To book an appointment or to find out more, call us on (03) 479 2372 

What is Specialist Paediatric Dentistry?

A specialist in paediatric dentistry has the highest qualification and experience to best manage the unique oral health needs of your child. Specialist paediatric dentistry is the branch of specialist dentistry concerned with all aspects of oral health for children. In New Zealand, specialists must be registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand.

See other New Zealand paediatric dental specialists here: DCNZ

Our aims are:

To provide excellent contemporary paediatric dental care in an approachable, child-friendly manner, in a modern, well-equipped and comfortable practice.



To empower children and their families to prevent future dental problems. 



To help children to develop confidence so that they are comfortable in the dental environment and grow-up with a positive attitude to oral health.