Local dentistry located in sunny Nelson, New Zealand with a unique and understanding approach to dental care

Gentle Dental is our name
and our aim

For over 30 years we have been offering ethical, caring dentistry to the wider Nelson community.  We pride ourselves on creating a kind and caring experience, alongside first class dental treatment. 

We offer up-to-date and long-lasting treatment options in cosmetic and general dentistry, advice in oral health and hygiene, as well as our nervous patients programme, which offers special attention to patients experiencing anxiety.

If you are looking for teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, white fillings, dental implants, gum and teeth contouring or teeth reshaping, our team can discuss options with you, to find the best solution for your needs and budget. Gentle Dental is a dental practice that you can trust.

The Magic Wand

We use the Wand, which is a revolutionary system that can give pain free injections, and we are one of a few practices in NZ trained to use it.

Before an injection, we use a surface anaesthetic gel which numbs the area first.

We try very hard to ensure that there is no need for you to see the needle, let alone feel it.

Gentle Dental services

We offer the usual range of dental services with our Gentle Dental promise.
Whether you are in pain and need immediate treatment, or are looking to improve your smile, we can help.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns & bridges

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry

Dental implants

Dental implants

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening


See our full list of Gentle Dental services →

What people are saying

Took a very nervous 13 year old who 'hates' the dentist. The experience was excellent. The dentist was extremely kind and patient. Got the whole appointment completed successfully, with no dramas! Thanks Gentle Dental! Highly recommend you for any nervous patients. We will definitely be back.

  • Naomi

Richard and Molly make a great team who took things gently and were happy to proceed at a pace I could cope with, after many years of avoiding the dentist completely...Richard was very understanding and non-judgmental and made sure the treatment was virtually pain free!

  • Elise

4.6 star rating on Google reviews from happy clients all over the Nelson area

Get in touch or pop in for a chat

32 Bridge St
New Zealand

Ph. 03 548 4601

We have multiple finance options available which we'd be happy to discuss with you