Dr Charlene Borges graduated from the University of Otago Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction, after which she worked in both the public (Middlemore and Greenlane hospitals) and the private sector, gaining valuable and expansive experience.
Charlene grew up in Te Atatu and is a local resident. She has been mentored by and worked alongside Anthony Wong for several years. Charlene decided on practising in her local community so that Te Atatu residents and those from surrounding areas have the best dental treatment available on thier doorstep.
Charlene is the only female dentist in Te Atatu. She is well known to her patients for her gentle and caring manner and is great at making her patients feel at ease while providing them with the best treatment options. She is passionate about treating patients with the most long lasting treatments and hence invests in regular continuous education and new technology.
Charlene provides a wide range of treatment options to her patients and will tailor treatment to everyone's individual needs. She has a keen eye for attention to detail and carries out her treatment with the utmost care.
Along with providing a wide range of dental treatment, Charlene believes that a smile does not just end with teeth. This is why she also has a special interest in facial enchancement such as Botox and Dermal Filler as well as facial rejuvenation. Charlene has a growing patient base in Te Atatu that seek her out for this treatment.
Dr Anthony Wong is a New Zealand born Chinese who trained and graduated from Otago University Dental School in 1975.
After qualifying, Anthony chose Te Atatu Peninsula to start his practicing career and has been providing his services to Te Atatu and the surrounding suburbs' residents since 1977. His services include free dental treatment for the children and the adolescents under the ARDS approved and contracted dentist listing.
Continuous professional development courses are undertaken annually for new treatment ideas so that Anthony Wong's Dental Surgery can offer his patients the latest ideas in patient care.
Anthony prides himself on providing an impeccable service to his patients and is passionate about the dental care he provides. He continually strives to provide high quality workmanship. This passion and attention has resulted in a high number of regular patients who continually choose Anthony Wong for their dental care.
Anthony is passionate about giving back to the community and, not only does he donate to various charitable causes in the local schools, but for the last ten years he has given his Christmas vacation time to overseas voluntary missions. Anthony has volunteered his skills for the deprived and underprivileged, including orphaned children, in the rural communities of Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, where he provides not only dental treatments but also mentoring and tutoring of their training dental students.
He also extended his focus to mentoring and lecturing the trainee dental nurses in East Timor's Dili University, by travelling to East Timor several times between 2013 and 2016. This new development was an extension of the dental programme within the ”One 2 One Charitable Trust" organisation.
All these overseas voluntary missions are self funded which Anthony takes great pride in undertaking.
Opal Dental provides a wide range of dental treatments including:
- tooth coloured fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, dentures, extractions, dental cleans and whitening
- Botox, dermal filler and rejuvenation
- children 13-18 years - free dental treatment
- children under 13 years treated for free with a referral
- ACC treatment
- WINZ quotes
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|Mon – Thu||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Fri||8:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
Saturday morning appointments are by arrangement
Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
English, Cantonese Chinese
Government Funded/Subsidised Dental Care
Children up to age 13
Free with a referral from the School Dental Clinic (private fees may apply otherwise)
Adolescents – aged 13 - 17
Free dental care from the ages of 13 to 18
Conditions and Treatments
General Check up
A general check up (every 6-12 months) ensures your dentist detects any problems in their early stages, before they become more severe.… More
Your dentist or dental hygienist will recommend you have a professional clean every 3 -12 months.… More
Bonding is done to restore chipped or broken teeth, to fill in gaps or to shape and recolour your teeth.… More
A dental bridge is a false tooth or teeth that are fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in an area missing teeth.… More
Cosmetic Contouring and Reshaping
Tooth contouring or reshaping generally does not require anaesthetic and can usually be done within 1-3 dental visits to correct minor problems with crooked, chipped, cracked or overlapping teeth.… More
Cosmetic dentistry combines a variety of techniques with the aim of giving you improved confidence and a better, whiter smile.… More
Crowns cover the entire surface of your tooth. They are used to protect existing teeth and/or improve their appearance.… More
Crown lengthening involves removing excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of a natural tooth.… More
Dental Caries (Dental Cavities, Tooth Decay)
Dental caries (dental cavities, tooth decay) is the most prevalent oral disease.… More
Dentures (False Teeth)
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth made out of acrylic resin and sometimes porcelain to provide a more natural appearance.… More
There are two types of filling, direct and indirect restorations.… More
Molars (teeth at the back of the mouth used for chewing) often have deep grooves or fissures.… More
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease characterised by red, swollen (inflamed) gums that may bleed when teeth are cleaned.… More
Impacted Tooth Extraction
An impacted tooth is a tooth that is partially or totally trapped within the gum.… More
Knocked Out Teeth
During sport and other activities your teeth can be knocked out completely from your gums.… More
Pain Relief and Anxiety
Visiting the dentist can be a source of anxiety. We provide painless procedures with local anaesthetic.… More
Periodontitis (Periodontal Disease, Gum Disease)
Periodontitis involves the gums and support tissues of the teeth.… More
Your general dentist may be able to provide a plate for your child to prevent a malocclusion (crowding) from forming or to correct a mild malocclusion.… More
Root Canal Fillings (Endodontic Treatment)
The centre of a tooth contains connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves, collectively known as dental pulp.… More
Tooth extraction involves the removal of damaged, decayed or infected teeth.… More
Although at home tooth whitening treatments are available from pharmacies you are best to visit your dentist to ensure an effective and consistent result.… More
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic that are permanently fitted to the front of your teeth.… More
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are the third molars right at the back of your mouth.… More
The Auckland Transport website is a good resource to plan your public transport options.
518 Te Atatu Road
Te Atatu Peninsula
518 Te Atatu Road
Te Atatu Peninsula
518 Te Atatu Road
Te Atatu Peninsula
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