John Bell Dental | Papakura | General Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Implants, Crowns, Bridges, Dentures

Practice Philosophy

Our primary objective is to provide the best and most appropriate treatment for our patients. There are nearly always treatment choices available and we always discuss these alternatives with you, the patient. We offer advice, but it is you who makes the final choice.

We have dedicated and highly skilled team whose sole objective is to give you the best results possable.


John Bell, Prosthodontist

A New Zealand graduate who undertook his post graduate training in London and has been in specialist practice as a Prosthodontist since 1990. He has lectured both in the fields of General Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He has served on the committee of several NZDA Societies and been president of the NZ Association of Prosthodontists and Restorative Dentists. He served eight years on the Executive of the New Zealand Dental Association including two years as President of the New Zealand Dental Association.

He is a:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists
  • Fellow of the International Team for Implantology

In 2012 he was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the New Zealand Dental Association.

His philosophy is to always strive for the best possible outcomes for his patients by offering high quality treatment and offering his patients all the appropriate treatment options so that his patients are involved in the treatment decisions.


Jason Ma, Ceramist

Jason is a NZ registered Dental Ceramist and is responsible for the technical laboratory work for all our crowns, bridges and implant prostheses. Having Jason in our practice means that you have the assurance that all work is under our control and fully meets New Zealand Standards. Please note that none of our technical work is outsourced to overseas agencies.

Having Jason on the premises and part of our team means not only do we have control over materials but we can closely monitor crown shades so that our patients get the best aesthetic results.


Anita Connelly, Practice Manager

Anita Qualified in England as a Chairside Assistant and in responsible for the running of the Practice and oversight of the cross infection controls which are rigorously enforced within the practice. She is highly experienced and will be your first point of contact with our practice.

Anita will guide you through the initial stages of your contact with our practice and will answer you initial questions.

(09) 298 3502     Upstairs at 323 Great South Road, Papakura