Finding the best cosmetic dentist near you can take a bit of research, but it’s worth the time and effort. Cosmetic dentistry is an investment in yourself and you want to be sure you’ll be happy with the results! Here are some helpful tips on how to find a good cosmetic dentist in your area.

Look For New Zealand Association of Cosmetic Dentistry (NZACD) Membership

The New Zealand Association of Cosmetic Dentistry, or NZACD, is the highest recognised professional organization in cosmetic dentistry in New Zealand. NZACD defines standards of care for cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and membership means that a dentist meets their strict criteria and participates in continuing dental education and training to stay up-to-date on the latest practices, techniques, and technologies. 


Membership in this prestigious organization is an honor bestowed only on those dentists who are at the top of the cosmetic dentistry field in New Zealand. Members adhere to NZACD’s code of ethics, which offers guidelines for providing exceptional patient care. Our practice and our dentists are members of NZACD, and Dr. Correa has served as an executive member of its executive committee.

Find the Services You Need

When you’re searching for a cosmetic dentist, it’s usually because you have a specific procedure in mind or an aesthetic imperfection you’d like to correct. Not all dentists offer all cosmetic dentistry services, so before you book your appointment, be sure to visit their website and make sure they offer the service you need. 


As cosmetic dentistry specialists, our dentists offer a full-range of services, including Invisalign, teeth whitening, and veneers. We also perform restorative procedures like dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures with an eye for aesthetics to ensure results that restore both function and appearance.

Ask for Before and After Photos

Good cosmetic dentists are proud of their work. We share case studies on our website, so not only can you see before and after photos of the dental work we’ve performed, you can also read our patients’ stories. If a dentist doesn’t share patient photos on their website, you should ask to see photos during your consultation. Should they refuse, it may be that they do not perform complex cosmetic procedures. 


Remember, cosmetic dentistry is an investment—you wouldn’t hire someone to remodel a room in your home without seeing photos of their work, so why would you let someone makeover your smile without seeing what they’re capable of first? 

Look for the Latest Technology

With the advent of digital technology, the field of cosmetic dentistry is changing and evolving faster than ever before. What was once cutting-edge a few years ago may now be obsolete. It’s important to find a dental practice that is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest advances in the field. This isn’t simply about having the newest bells and whistles—these technologies mean treatments with more predictable results, improved comfort, and better patient outcomes.

Book an Appointment for a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation

Are you looking for a good cosmetic dentist to rejuvenate your smile? Caring 4 Smiles is here to help! Contact us today at 09 631 5416 to book an appointment for a consultation.