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Meet Dr Shirley Wan, B.D.S Otago

Complete Smile Care at Hello Dental

Dr Shirley Wan Dentist Mission Bay Dr. Shirley Wan, a 2012 graduate of Otago University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, is a distinguished expert in cosmetic and Invisalign dentistry. With over 12 years of private practice experience in Auckland, Dr. Shirley is dedicated to her clients’ long-term dental health, employing a holistic and conservative approach that emphasizes minimal drilling and damage. She has been using digital dentistry for over a decade and has maintained an amalgam (mercury-free) practice throughout her entire professional career.

Before becoming a dentist, Dr. Shirley gained valuable experience as a trained dental assistant in East Auckland. Her clients love her warm nature and chairside manner, which make every visit a comfortable and pleasant experience.

Committed to continuous learning, Dr. Shirley regularly attends conferences both domestically and internationally, staying abreast of the latest advancements in dental care. Her dedication has earned her the prestigious Platinum Elite Invisalign Award for the past seven years.

Dr. Shirley has transformed the smiles of hundreds of Kiwis, honing her skills with cutting-edge technology such as diode lasers, intraoral scanners, 3D imaging, and 3D printing to provide top-quality, comfortable dentistry. She believes in involving her clients in their treatment plans, ensuring personalized and effective care.

Passionate about preventative care, Dr. Shirley enjoys working with families, from children to the elderly. Outside the clinic, she cherishes time with her two young boys, exploring the beautiful local bays.”

Training in Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics and Facial Cosmetics

Dr. Wan has received the prestigious Platinum Elite Provider Status for Invisalign® for 7 years running. This is the world’s premier and leading orthodontic system, allowing patients to discreetly and painlessly straighten their teeth without the wires and hooks of metal braces. This honor was presented to her for achieving huge success compared to all Invisalign® clinicians worldwide. We are one of few who have this status in Aotearoa. With her vast knowledge and experience in Orthodontics she is also competent in providing care via traditional braces. Take a look at our gallery for examples of beautiful before-and-after photographs.

Dr. Wan has transformed red carpet celebrities as well as familiar household names. Recently Miss Universe New Zealand Estelle Curd represented us on the world stage with her dazzling Invisalign® and Porcelain Veneers results. There’s a reason why we are the go-to for those who want top quality care at down to earth affordable and transparent pricing.

Some younger clients and teenagers still prefer the classical metal braces due to their ease of use and familiarity from older generations who themselves have gone through the process. We work very closely with our Orthodontist specialist colleagues who assist and take care of our most complex cases.

Minimal, Gentle & Bio-mimicry Dentistry

The old adage ‘Prevention is better than cure.’ is a strong philosophy that we follow at Hello Dental. The core wish for our clientele is to develop a long term relationship and provide our utmost care for each individual. We take a holistic approach to health. Firstly, no metals. We are against mercury otherwise known as amalgam fillings. Heavy metals and toxins are harmful to the body. We will make a strategic plan to safely remove them from your oral environment. Restoring your dentition to mimic nature (Bio-mimicry) allows us to preserve health and provide predictable and reliable restorative outcomes over and over again.

Secondly, we take in-depth photographs to monitor progress of dental health of each tooth in a lot of detail. As the months and years pass Dr. Wan will prioritize what needs to be treated but most importantly what doesn’t need to be treated. Many dentists fall into the trap of over treating teeth which can then lead to life-long pain and unnecessary dental trauma. Building up trust and connecting to our clients as they journey through various stages of life is the best way we can deliver our gentlest and most effective care.

Away From the Office

Most of her life, Dr Wan enjoyed dancing and ballet. Being a mum to two young boys, she stays busy spending time with her growing family. She and her husband are quite active in their church, where she sponsors “sisters” in developing third world countries.

If your family is looking for a gentle, attentive dentist or dental office that you can call home, contact us today to schedule your first visit with Dr Wan. We’re open late and on Saturdays!


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