Established in 1997, Eastcare Dental is an extended hours private dental practice which provides a wide range of general dental care and caters for regular dental patients.

We also treat dental injuries and have IV sedation for anxious patients. Our friendly, caring and experienced team takes pride in providing quality dental care, not only treating your immediate issues but fulfilling all of your dental health needs to provide you with life-improving oral health.

Dr Gareth Ngan

A 1995 graduate from the University of Otago, Gareth has owned Eastcare Dental since 1999.

Gareth aims to provide a high level of dental treatment to enhance the quality of life of his patients in a caring and informative manner.

He is committed to helping patients keep their teeth for life, and has special interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and endodontics.

Gareth is highly skilled in oral surgery and is certified to provide IV sedation.

Outside of work Gareth enjoys sports and spending time with his young family

Dr Alan Tan

Alan graduated in 2005 from the Otago university and has been practicing in Auckland ever since.

Born in Malaysia, he is fluent in english, malay and mandarin and is known to be an excellent communicator. He is known to go out of his way to make patients feel welcome and comfortable in the dental setting.

Outside dentistry, his interests are playing badminton, running and keeping up with the latest technology.

Dr Karla Youhanna

Karla graduated from the University of Otago in 2019 with distinction. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.

Previously a Pakuranga College student, Karla is excited to be working in the community which she grew up in. Born in Philippines, Karla is fluent in English and can speak basic Tagalog.

Karla is dedicated to alleviating anxiety around dental treatment as well as educating each individual to maintain good oral health for life. She is interested in all aspects of dentistry and aims to keep her knowledge and skills up through background reading, asking questions and attending workshops.

Outside dentistry, Karla enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, keeping active through workout videos or a stroll around the shopping mall, podcast listening and her guilty pleasure, stationery/arts and crafts 'collecting'.

Dr Isla Melton

Isla is a 2008 graduate from the University of Otago. After graduation, she worked as a dental house surgeon at Christchurch Hospital.

In 2010 she moved to Australia where she worked in both the public and private sector.

Isla enjoys all aspects of dentistry and keeps up-to-date with all the latest research and technology by reading articles and attending courses.

Outside of work she likes to keep fit by jogging and enjoys exploring Auckland.