Our Dentists

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JASON KE - B.D.S - Principal Dentist

Jason has worked in the practice since 2007 and became a full partner in 2011. Jason practices all facets of dentistry and specializes in intravenous sedation, root canal therapy, crown and bridge and implant work. Jason is also a keen snow boarder. 

Jason spent three years overseas, between 2013 and 2016 continuing his formal training in implant technology and its exciting that he is now able to offer full implant services.  

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DAVID FORNUSEK - B.D.S - Principal Dentist

Full partner and founder of Thames Dental and Podiatry Clinic. Has been practising dentistry in Thames since 1970. David is no longer available for appointments at the clinic. David is contracted by the Waikato District Health Board to carry out paediatric dental treatment under general anaesthetics at Thames Hospital.

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ROGER DODDS - B.D.S. Dip.Clin.Dent - Associate Dentist

Sadly Roger is now retired from his regular surgery hours.  However we will still see him from time to time as he fills in for when one of the other dentists are away.  

Roger specialises in restorative dentistry and intravenous sedation and came to the practice in 2004 after previously running his own Auckland practice.

Roger does a lot of voluntary work for the community and is a very good tennis player !

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DON HWANG - B.D.S - Associate Dentist

Don has been with the practice since graduating from Otago in 2007.  He practices the full spectrum of the services we offer. He has a very gentle and quiet manner which patients feel comfortable with.

Don has a keen interest in cooking and computer games.  


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LUCIA PAINUTHARA - B.D.S - Associate Dentist

Lucia joined the team in February 2015 after spending a year working with the Dental Department at Waikato Hospital.

Lucia practices all aspects of dentistry and regularly attends dental courses so she can provide her patients with the latest techniques and materials.

Lucia likes to keep herself busy and enjoys mountain biking, hiking amount other outdoor activites.

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SONJA TU - D.D.S - Associate Dentist

We welcome Sonja as our newest addition to our team. Sonja comes to us with a vast amount of experience having worked in both Taiwan and the United States.


About us

Our team of highly qualified and experienced dentists have been providing superior dental services to Thames, the Coromandel Peninsula, Hauraki Plains and surrounding area for over 20 years.

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