Dr Sam Umaria is a graduate of University College Dental School, London, and is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association and the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is passionate about his dentistry, which he has been practising around the world since 1984.
Besides New Zealand, Sam has worked in the UK, Saudi Arabia and all four corners of Australia, including Cocos Islands and Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean where he was the sole dental practitioner.
Sam’s philosophy is a simple one – he believes in doing what is in your best interest and doing it well.
‘Information is power’ and Sam will impart information to you through video, photographs of past cases and publications so you are fully informed.
After explaining what is actually happening in your mouth, using photos of your teeth, digital radiography and plain English, Sam will discuss all your treatment options with you. He will then provide you with pragmatic, tailored dental solutions and all while playing your choice of music.
Outside of the dental office, Sam’s interests include writing and he is a published author. He is an international sculptor and an accomplished photographer. He is also the author of a picture book/DVD animation for children entitled Going to the Dentist.