TMP Stevens Dental Surgery is a practice founded on the principles of providing the best patient care in comfortable and relaxed modern facilities.
Our heritage in Papakura goes back to the 1940’s! Doug Johnston originally established the practice in the Stanley Building on Great South Road. Dr Don Miller joined Doug and continued to build the practice reputation when he took over in 1956. Dr Trevor Stevens joined Don to grow the practice, eventually taking over the running of the business in 1990. The practice eventually relocated to its present Wood Street location in 1998.
One consistent principle that has defined the practice throughout our history is the quality of care our patients receive. This tradition continues with Dr Zina Ali who joined the practice in 2005. She has continued to develop the practice and improve patient care by introducing modern digital technology. Zina has also introduced orthodontic treatment to children and adolescents which she provides with enthusiasm and passion to fullfil the needs of all family members.
Zina took over the practice leadership in 2009, and although still supported by Dr Trevor Stevens, is defining a new chapter for this practice in Papakura.
We believe the best choice a patient can make when looking for a dentist is from a word of mouth recommendation. Our practice aims to continue the trend of ensuring our patients recommend us to the people they know by consistently providing the best care possible to all our patients.
We look forward to continuing this level of care to you, your family and your friends.
What is a General Dentist?
A general dentist is involved in all aspects of dental care and they will refer patients to a specialist dentist for procedures and treatments that are outside of their scope. They educate patients to maintain healthy teeth and gums and diagnose and treat problems of the teeth, gums and mouth. A general dentist performs the majority of dental procedures such as tooth extractions, fillings, creating crowns, bridges and dentures, root canals, teeth whitening, minor orthodontic and minor periodontic work. Dentists can administer anaesthetics, pain relief and antibiotics.
An assessment will be conducted during your routine check up and a full quotation provided for any work required. We can discuss payment plans and treatment schedules with you.
|Mon – Fri||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sat||9:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
Government Funded/Subsidised Dental Care
Children up to age 13, Adolescents – aged 13 - 17
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 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
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are similar to direct restoration/fillings, except that rather than the filling being placed in a single dental visit, the dentist takes a mould of your existing tooth and the inlays and onlays are created by a dental technician.… 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. Your dentist may be able to provide sedation or nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you feel calm.… 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 (bad bite) 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 it is better 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
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Free off-street parking is available.
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This page was last updated at 9:22AM on March 12, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by TMP Stevens Dental Surgery.