Wanting to provide fair and quality dentistry to the area she grew up in, our principle dentist & owner Dr. Krystal Tarak bought into the already existing Balmoral Dental Centre. After spending a couple of years practicing in Balmoral the vast growth of our practice and desire to introduce modern dental technologies encouraged us to expand on our services and open at a new custom designed location which lends itself to the services we provide.
With all of this in mind All Smiles Dental® was born in January 2014.
As a dental clinic that strives to provide a caring service from start to finish, honesty, integrity, down to earth kiwi staff and quality treatment at a fair price for everyone, we were looking for fun yet professional branding.
With the help of an amazing graphic designer we have created that brand which reflects our values, team and the All Smiles service.
OUR LOGO: The heart combined with the tooth symbol reflect the caring and personable love we show to our customers and their smiles.
THE FONTS: Just good old classic book typeface. Not too fancy
THE QUOTES: The inspiration in making sure everyone who comes to see us are ALL SMILES®
Love your smile x
I was born and raised in Tauranga but have called Auckland home for the past 8 years.
I started off in the fashion industry before moving into the dental field. In my spare time I enjoy getting out and about with my energetic dog Kobe,as well as spending time with family and friends.
I work closely with all of our clinicians to ensure you are made as comfortable as possible throughout your dental appointment and ensure you leave our clinic smiling.
Qualifications I have gained:
– Certificate in Dental Assisting from the New Zealand Dental Association
– First Aid certificate Level 4 resuscitation
I’m Grace, and I was born in Korea and grew up in Christchurch. In 2010, I graduated with Bachelor of Oral Health from University of Otago. Since then, I have worked as an Oral Health Therapist (Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist) in a number of cutting edge public and private practices, working with some of the best dentists and specialists in NZ. In 2014, I was appointed as a professional advisor to the Dental Council of New Zealand as a dual-qualified practitioner. I also work with the NZ Police as a member of the Forensic Dental Identification Team.
What I love about my career, is only that I am able to provide comprehensive oral care to my patients, but seeing the shift in their mindset – that prevention is better than cure. I believe that as a team, the patients, the dentists and dental hygienist/therapists are able to maintain a healthy mouth and body for life.
As a kid, I had many unpleasant experiences of going to the dentists due to poor oral health. I feel that this has helped me understand many people who are anxious about coming to visit the dental practice, and motivates me to make any visits with me comfortable and positive.
When I am not at All Smiles Dental, I like to spend my time volunteering at the University of Auckland Christian Club, having Bible studies and hanging out with the uni students. I love baking, cooking, and eating… So I am extra vigilant with my oral care and like exploring and tramping through the Waitakere ranges to keep fit. I look forward to seeing you soon!
I was born in Taranaki however have spent most of my life in Auckland where I attended my schooling years. In school I enjoyed sports and science; it was therefore no surprise to my parents when I decided in 2012 to complete my Health Sciences year at the University of Otago. Throughout Uni I have kept active by attending local gym classes and playing in a social but competitive waterpolo league.
My passion for dentistry has flourished since beginning my study for a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in Otago. I love bringing my theoretical knowledge to real life situations which is why I sought a position as a dental assistant. Since working at All Smiles I have not only furthered my understanding in patient care and relevant techniques but cemented textbook knowledge.
I joined the team at All Smiles in December 2014 and enjoy working with the team each holiday break. Krystal and Shirley are both superb role models and excellent clinicians who I have learnt a lot from. I really enjoy helping them and looking after their patients, if I haven’t yet met you I hop I get the chance to soon.
I started in the dental industry 11 years ago as a dental assistant and have spent the last few years working through the various roles in a dental practice.
In my spare time I love to travel and keep fit by attending a Box-Fit class a few times a week. I have a great passion for animals and their welfare and have a sweet SPCA classic kitty at home called Nala. I’m not afraid of a new challenge and love trying my hand at DIY at home when I can.
My vast experience and caring personality enables me to provide you with a genuine and knowledgeable personal service.
Dr Krystal Tarak, Dr Shirley Wan and I worked together previously in another dental clinic and it has been a pleasure to join them again in caring for their patients and also Grace’s.
The qualifications I have gained include:
I joined the team at All Smiles in May 2016. I really enjoy helping and caring for people in my dental assisting position. I find the dental industry very interesting and I always look forward to learning new aspects. Family is important to me so I spend a lot of my spare time visiting friends and family. I have a passion for playing hockey the outdoors, and try to discover new bush walks at every chance I get. I enjoy caring for Krystal’s and Shirley’s patients and look forward to seeing you soon.
I am new to the dental industry, having come from a background in travel, as well as having run my own retail business for many years, however, I believe the underlying principle of all successful businesses is excellent service, and that is irrespective of which industry is being discussed.
My role at All Smiles will be to greet you when you arrive and make sure you are comfortable before and after your visit with the to see us. All Smiles is incredibly proud of it’s exceptional reputation for customer service, and I am pleased to be able to join the team as they continue to exceed their guest’s expectations.
I am blessed to have 3 beautiful grandchildren, and love to spend every moment with them that I can. I also enjoy handcraft, knitting, sewing and more recently, have taken up spinning wool, which I find very rewarding.
I grew up in Wellington and studied a bachelor of Biomedical Science gaining honours at Victoria University before moving to Auckland.
I am currently studying medicine at The University of Auckland, hoping to specialise in surgery. I have a great passion for science, learning and teaching others.
I have been in the dental industry for more than 2 years at a dental practice in Wellington before I made the move to Auckland.
I love playing sport in my free time and I play football and cricket competitively.
I look forward to meeting you while assisting Dr Krystal Tarak and Dr Shirley Wan.