Your first choice for dentists in Whangarei

                  Complete, friendly dental services.

Professional care is the number one focus for Whangarei‘s Gentle Dental Company – Gus Cameron. Our dentists provide a welcoming environment where you will feel safe and at ease while ensuring your ongoing dental health. Our passionate team of Dentists and assistants can perform a vast range of dental treatments efficiently with lasting results that will benefit your teeth and gums for years to come. Our bright, modern reception area provides a welcoming, friendly environment whiere you will feel at ease while ensuring your ongoing dental health.  

Gus Cameron – Principal dentist

Alan Payne - Specialist Prosthodontist



Principle dentist Gus Cameron, has 36 years practicing experience and is dedicated to providing the best quality dentistry in a modern, caring and friendly environment with the latest in technology and equipment.

Gus Cameron graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and has managed his own private practice since 1977.  He moved to New Zealand with his family in 2002 and decided to settle in Northland and beautiful Whangarei.  As the owner of Gentle Dental Company, Gus Cameron has built a team of highly qualified professionals, including Alan Payne, a prosthodontist and Anette Franck, a hygienist.

Gus prides himself on providing quality, affordable dental care for everyone.  He ensures that each and every patient will feel welcome and at ease in his relaxing, comfortable and state of the art surgery.  Gus and his dentists have always aimed to improve oral health by providing the best quality dentistry to ensure that your teeth will last your lifetime. 

Alan Payne – Specialist Prosthodontist

One of our dentists (Gus Cameron) in Whangarei



Dentist and specialist prosthodontist Alan Payne has 30 years’ experience across private practice, university teaching and senior management.  In addition to all aspects of general dentistry, for 20 years he has specifically been making the finest specialist dentures for adults allowing them to smile with confidence and improved self-esteem. 

Versatility in treatments is offered with “normal dentist” and “specialist” approaches, involving a variety of skills, procedures and materials to accommodate all patients’ needs.

Alan is a denture specialist in Whangarei, also with an international reputation for rehabilitating patients with dental implant crowns/bridges and dentures.

Anette Franck – Hygienist

Anette - Hygienist



Anette is an Otago University graduate having worked at this practice since 2006. Being a most meticulous dental hygienist, she has a wealth of practical knowledge for the best ways for you to look after your teeth and gums. She is certified to administer local anaesthetic for the best outcome after non-surgical periodontal (gum) treatment. A high portion of her work load is for altering patients’ confidence and self-esteem with successful tooth whitening procedures.

Here in Whangarei, our hygienist Anette Franck is truly passionate about her job. Her aim is always to work with you to maintain the health of your periodontal tissues (gums) and provide professional oral hygiene coaching. She has a wealth of knowledge on the best ways to look after your teeth and gums, which she is always eager to share.


Our Team

dental team
Our friendly, efficient receptionist, Yvonne, will help you feel right at home as soon as you walk in the door. 

The very competent nurses, Lyndall, Jenny and Lesa are there to assist the dentists and support our patient throughout their consultation ensuring your appointment is a pleasant experience.

The vital role of sterilising is undertaken by Carol and Mary