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Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Dental: Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Otago
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Dental: Graduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants), Sydney

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Full Dental Implants - Are Failure Rates Higher?

Quite the opposite! Implant success rates have improved and remained steady for the past decade, with implants now being regarded as the IDEAL choice... READ MORE

My gums growing over my porcelain veneers? How can I reverse this? (photos)

Conditions like this are typically caused from one of 2 factors: prescription medications, or gum disease. Some medications do cause gum growth, which... READ MORE

Are veneers a good idea for back teeth?

People with wider smiles often need to have veneers extend back farther than people who have narrower smiles. As long as an experienced cosmetic... READ MORE

Can implants still be unscrewed 5 months after they were put in? What are the risks associated with doing this? (photos)

After 5 months, the osseointegration that has occurred between your bone and the implant will make it very difficult to remove the implant, and could... READ MORE

Im 15 and currently debating traditional braces vs Invisalign treatment. Can Invisalign straighten my teeth? (photo)

A complex case such as yourself would greatly benefit from traditional orthodontics. Why? Because they are much more effective at dramatic tooth... READ MORE

Do Bleaching Trays Work?

You can usually get fairly quick, significant results from touching up your whitening treatment. Be sure to use your trays and gel as prescribed for... READ MORE

Why laser whitening didn't work for me

Some people need more whitening applications to achieve the same results as other people, simply due to the anatomy of their teeth and the amount of... READ MORE

Molar pain with invisalign...what to do?

It is normal to experience some pressure discomfort when you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Upper teeth can also experience discomfort if you... READ MORE

Does daily usage of whitening toothpaste, rinse & monthly whitening treatments (trays/strips) weaken & break bonding?

Try not to use any whitening products within 2-3 weeks before or after having your bonding placed on the tooth. Since the bonding is on a front tooth,... READ MORE

Should I be upset? Dentist shaved my teeth way to much when I asked him not to?

Most veneers require the tooth to be prepared before the veneer can be placed onto the tooth (unless it is a no-prep veneer). You may have only had a... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Tam

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