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Experience Comfort

It starts right at the door when you are greeted personably and warmly. Feel free to ask for a coffee. Enter our consult rooms, sit back and relax. If you like, request an inseat massager to keep your back comfortable or seat heating for those cold winter days.

Your personal on-chair monitor screen shows digital x-rays and educative animations. Recline to look at the ceiling mounted television screen if you like or bring your own DVD movie or choose from one of ours or just watch the latest news. If you don’t feel like keeping your eyes open, sit back and listen to your own music or choose from an extensive selection of genres available on our on chair iPods.

Whether you watch the screen or listen to music, you can plug in high definition noise cancelling headphones designed by renowned American music producer Dr Dre. These awesome headphones almost completely cancel out the noise of any dental instruments. Ask for a blanket, ask for a neck pillow…sit back, make yourself comfortable and take home a truly positive dental experience.

Experience Empathy

Team Amber is headed by Nitish Surathu and Sujatha Mathew who founded the practice in Gisborne. Their vision was to set up a unique practice with advanced technology in an environment that values individual care and attention. They believe they have been able to realise that vision, but are constantly updating the practice and themselves to bring the best to their patients.

They are hugely community oriented with Nitish being involved with the Rotary Club of Gisborne West and have supported various local causes including Autism New Zealand, St Johns Gisborne, The Sunny Day Trust, The Life Education Trust, The Gisborne War Memorial Theatre Trust, The Women’s Native Tree Project Trust, Bethlehem Foundation, Fostering Kids and The Ruel Foundation.

They firmly believe in approaching patient oral health with disciplined regular examinations and maintenance care, having realised over many years of practice, that there is no better way to keep the cost of care realistic. Central to their vision is the wonderful team they have surrounded themselves with who help them everyday to live their dream.


Experience Expertise

At Amber Dental, we bring you more than 35 years of combined experience in dental practice. We have learnt to use the best technology available and aspire to provide this in an ambience of comfort and care.

Dr Nitish Surathu completed his BDS in 1991 and an MDS in Periodontics in 1994. He is, by examination, an accredited Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is also a Fellow and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In 2009, he completed the New Zealand Dental Registration Examination process and is now a registered General Dental Practioner who limits himself to general dental practice in Gisborne, New Zealand. He has lectured around the world on periodontics and dental implants and continues to lecture in Australia, New Zealand and Asia with the world’s leading dental implant company, Nobel Biocare™.

Dr Sujatha Mathew completed her BDS in 1991 as well. She went on to pursue a Senior Residency at the Department of Dental Surgery at the renowned Christian Medical College Hospital in South India for a further one and a half years. She has a strong interest in Endodontics, the dental science that deals with root canal treatment. Much of her time is devoted to general dentistry and supportive care.

Experience Technology

Dental Implants

Dental implants help us to replace teeth. We offer full spectrum implant services including surgery and restoration


Full option orthodontics including metal braces, clear braces and clear aligners to give you a fabulous smile

Painless Anesthesia

Computerised dental anesthesia that is almost painless and focused

CAD CAM Dentistry

CEREC CAD CAM enables us to make crowns and other restorations in one appointment. No more moulds, no more waiting

Microscope Dentistry

High magnification illuminated dentistry that enables us to bring fine detail to our work and enhance what we do

Moulded Dentures

BPS dentures using state of the art european technology to provide better fit and stronger dentures

Cosmetic Makeovers

Custom planned cosmetic makeovers featuring veneers, crowns, white fillings, bleaching and digital planning.

Laser Dentistry

Hard and soft tissue lasers enable us to eliminate the dental drill on many occasions and treat a variety of problems

Sedation Dentistry

State of the art intravenous sedation with an attending anesthetist and advanced session monitoring technology

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