About Us

We are committed to providing that care in an environment of outstanding customer service.

Humans have only two sets of teeth in their entire lifetime—baby teeth and permanent teeth. Once you have your permanent teeth, make sure you take good care of them.

Corson Dental is located in Central Tauranga. Our practice offers general and cosmetic dental treatment options, with our ultimate goal being to deliver dental excellence through uncompromising patient care.

Using the latest technological advances, we are able to help you achieve a beautiful healthy smile, with options ranging from simple preventive measures to our more specialised smile make-over cosmetic treatments. A dental experience in our modern high tech office will open your eyes to the wonderful possibilities today’s dentistry offers.

Meet The Team

Dr Jennifer Corson
(BDS Otago)

Dr Jennifer Corson is a graduate of the Otago University Dental school, with over 22 years experience as a Cosmetic and General Dentist first in Auckland, and now here in Tauranga. She is an active member of the NZDA, ADA and ASCD, regularly attending national and international meetings in order to stay abreast of dentistry’s latest advances.

Since moving with her young family to Tauranga in November 2004, Jennifer has been combining dental excellence with uncompromising patient care at Corson Dental, 2 Willow St, assisted by her highly skilled administrative and clinical team.

Her passion is creating healthy long-lasting beautiful smiles, creating a balance between the art and science of dentistry. With the use of Tooth Whitening, Porcelain Veneers and Crowns, Implants, Tooth coloured fillings, Microdentistry , and the latest diagnostic tools, Jennifer is able to achieve and keep the smile you have always wanted.

Dr Todd Evans
(DDS University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry )

Dr. Evans graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry in 1987 and has an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Southern California, 1983. He is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association and has attended professional development courses worldwide.   After owning his own private practice for more than 26 years in Murrieta, California, he and his wife Laurie, a dental hygienist, sold their practice to be closer to family and moved to Tauranga. They have two children, a daughter, Kristina and a son, Weston. Kristina is a physiotherapist and lives in Sydney with her husband, Rupert and their new baby, Ella. Weston lives in Maui, Hawaii and owns a tour company, Shoreline Snorkel.

Outside the world of dentistry, Dr. Evans enjoys photography, woodworking, welding, renewable energy, computers and the occasional surf.

We are happy to have moved to Tauranga and believe that the best part of living here is the people that make up the community. I look forward to meeting each everyone of you.

Samantha Badenhorst
Dental Hygienist

Samantha graduated with a Bachelor in Oral Health Science from AUT in 2010, practising both Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

Samantha recently located to Tauranga in early 2015 and joined the team at Corson Dental. Her passion is for overall oral health and lives by the motto ‘prevention being better than cure’. Her aim is to work together with patients to achieve optimal gum and dental health, treating the disease and providing patients with the tools and education for at home care.

Samantha strives to make the experience of visiting the Hygienist or Therapist as pleasant as possible, hoping to eliminate any dental fears so that patients are happy to return.

Both Samantha and Claire are trained in the use of Oraquix, a no-injection numbing technique to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Claire Schumacher
Dental Hygienist

Claire has worked in the dental industry for 18yrs, originally as a dental assistant before going on to train as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. She has worked in both public and private sectors and alongside a number of specialists and leaders of their field. She enjoys working with patient of all ages and the variety of work her qualifications offer.

Claire understands that the dentist is not necessarily people’s favourite place to be but with her gentle hands and a caring nature she strives to ensure her patients are comfortable and at ease.

Claire believes that her role is as much about prevention as it is about treatment. She understands that genetics, health conditions and lifestyle habits, both past and present, play a role in status of an individual’s oral health. Claire can help to you to identify relevant risk factors and give you simple day to day advice to help you maintain oral health while reducing the likelihood of gum disease and/or dental decay down the line- helping you keep your teeth for life!

Dentistry is an exciting and ever changing field and Claire enjoys keeping up with the latest developments and best practice. She is an active member of the New Zealand Dental Hygienists Association, the New Zealand Institute of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and regularly attends an Orthodontic study group. She has recently completed a workshop in Advanced Dental Hygiene Instrumentation to assist her in the treatment of more complex gum disease cases.

When Claire isn’t working on smiles she is likely to be found enjoying the great outdoors, in the vegetable garden or taking care of her two cats, two chickens and five calves.

Dee Brown
Dental Assistant

Dee is Dr Bronte’s Dental Assistant. Dee joined Corson Dental in 2010 with over 19 years experience in the Dental Industry. She has worked both chairside and front office over the years in practices in Tauranga and Auckland.

Dee moved to Tauranga with her husband and three boys in 2004 and we were fortunate when she became available to join us to work along side Dr Bronte.

As well as assisting Dr Bronte with all clinical procedures, she is responsible for the monitoring of our high tech sterilisation protocols and works with Trudi to ensure all our equipment is maintained at the highest standard.

Dee’s bright and bubbly manner is a pleasure to have around, and certainly helps relax our patients to make their dental experience less daunting. She particularly enjoys seeing the positive results achieving optimum dental health has for our patients.

Trudi Glover
Dental Assistant

Trudi joined Corson Dental in 2010 when she and her family returned to New Zealand after 20 years in Europe and the Middle East.

She has worked both chairside and reception, and most recently in the principal sales role for dental materials while based in Qatar.

As well as assisting Dr Corson with all clinical procedures, she is responsible for the preparatory laboratory work for our whitening treatments and reconstruction cases, and runs the high tech audiovisual system we have for our patients. Trudi’s calm and relaxing nature is wonderful for helping put our patients at ease. She particularly loves seeing the changes in patient’s smiles with the dramatic results of our smile makeovers.

Fiona Benny
Reception / Front Desk

Fiona and Andra have the friendly voices that greet you when you call our practice, and are also likely to be the first people to welcome you on your arrival.

Both utilize their excellent customer service skills at reception, taking on additional specific responsibility for appointment co-ordination, and administration.

With over 20 years experience each in the Customer Service; they are well equipped to provide you with a wide range of information on the services we offer at Corson Dental

It is Fiona’s delight to ensure that all our patients at Corson Dental are greeted with a cheery and friendly smile.  Whether you take time to call us or visit the surgery she endeavours to provide you with excellent customer care.  Fiona truly enjoys getting to know our patients and meeting the varied administrative needs.  Please feel free to ask questions about the services we offer at Corson Dental.

Andra Rapley
Reception / Front Desk

Fiona and Andra have the friendly voices that greet you when you call our practice, and are also likely to be the first people to welcome you on your arrival.

Both utilize their excellent customer service skills at reception, taking on additional specific responsibility for appointment co-ordination, and administration.

With over 20 years experience each in the Customer Service; they are well equipped to provide you with a wide range of information on the services we offer at Corson Dental.

Andra particularly enjoys watching patients transform as their confidence is restored with a new smile, or their dental issues are resolved. She enjoys getting to know our patients over time and catching up with their news, not just their teeth, when they visit reception!