Serving the Community since 1966
Originally formed in 1966 by Dr. Michael Croagh at 301 High Street, our clinic has always had the purpose of serving the Ashburton community and the surrounding suburbs. For over half a century we have provided high quality dentistry and service.
In April 2011, Dr Robert Ong was invited by Dr Croagh to become joint Practice Principal. The practice was always run as a family orientated practice and over the years had gained an excellent reputation in the community. Dr Robert Ong aims to continue and expand on the great foundations that have been put in place.
Ashburton Family Dental has been able to expand in size, now incorporating 3 dentists, a team of 7 nurses and receptionist. This important development is providing the community with a very high standard of dental services in a warm, friendly environment for each member of your family.
Dr Ong said: “I am extremely proud of the commitment and service we provide to our patients, along with the modern dental technology we employ to provide the latest in dental techniques and care to all of our patients. We hope to provide high quality dentistry with ethics and integrity – in our eyes, the patient always comes first.”
Newly refurbished facilities
We have completed a full refurbishment of our entire clinic with the aim of meeting the evolving needs of our patients. The building continues to provide a warm and welcoming reception area where patients can relax before their treatment, 3 fully equipped treatment suites, a decontamination & sterilisation centre which more than exceeds the current requirements of the health boards. We look forward to continuing to provide a very high standard of service & dentistry to our current patients as well as welcoming many new faces to our clinic.
Patient care and wellbeing are at the core of Ashburton Family Dental. We strive to deliver high quality dentistry and service to all our patients, above all acting with ethics and integrity. We are firm believers in the value of preventive dentistry, helping you to avoid unnecessary and expensive treatment.
Our focus is on family friendly dentistry, aiming to create an environment where your kids will actually enjoy visiting the dentist. We believe in building relationships with our patients, enjoying seeing ‘our’ kids grow up and providing them with quality dentistry to meet their changing needs.
Commitment: Ashburton Family Dental is committed to providing long-term, quality dental treatment and advice to you and your family.
Convenience: Our comfortable, modern practice is in a handy location, with plenty of parking, plus Saturday morning appointments to fit into your timetable.
Care: Our service is warm, friendly and respectful, and we’re focused on the whole patient, not just your smile.
Our goal is to provide the best of dental care to you and your family, to help you maintain exceptional oral health. Maintaining excellent dental health is about long-term care — and at Ashburton Family Dental, we’ve been providing quality dental service, advice and expertise to the community for 45 years. Our practice has three generations of dentists, to look after every generation of your family.We believe lifelong dental health starts with looking after kids’ first teeth from the beginning. A good start is vital, so we offer free check-ups to children under four.
We understand that most of the time, your dental treatment will not involve cosmetic dentistry, but simply ethical, high quality general dental treatments.
Waiting Room Facilities
We are committed to providing you a warm and comfortable experience while you wait for your appointment. Our waiting room area provides a selection of magazines, daily “The Age” newspaper, iPad (on request) and toys for the kids.
We Use The Latest Technology
Fully computerised charting, chair side monitors, intra-oral cameras, digital radiography, central sterilising room and treatment animations are just some of the features we use to enhance your experience with us. Our designer Antony Poate used soft tones and textures to give the clinic a family-friendly feeling and relaxing comfort.