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It’s a beautiful space. On entering the reception area, it feels unique to many other dentists I’ve visited over the years. Think warm, modern and contemporary. The newly installed chunky steel beams frame the entrance nicely and give it a cool rustic flavour.
Alex and Melissa Munro are a fun and upbeat couple who have combined their strengths and formed this exciting new venture on 37 Bridge Street (opposite the Dowsons arcade) which has been open since September this year.
Alex was originally from Tauranga and met his wife Melissa in London where they started raising a family then decided to move back to sunny Nelson in 2004. Alex is an experienced Dentist, who has worked in London and back in Nelson over the past 16 years and has built up a great reputation and customer base.
Melissa grew up in Nelson and is a qualified Accountant and runs that side of the business, including managing the HR aspect which she loves. Melissa says, “Everything is so close and convenient here. It’s a great place to raise our kids. We are into all the outdoors lifestyle, including Mountain biking, Paddle-boarding, tramping and more. We wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”
They employ two experienced Dental Assistants, Renee and Karen, who make their patients feel relaxed and at ease. Taylor is their young Dental Assistant in training, and she livens up the atmosphere and is keen to learn, she rides her skateboard to work most days and enjoys working with the team. Claire manages the reception and greets their customers with a smile.
“Previous to moving into the new building, it was the $2 store, and it had to be completely gutted for earthquake strengthening. We had the opportunity to create the new space from a clean slate, which has been a lot of work but we love it”, says Melissa.
Alex says, “The new equipment was sourced from Germany and is top quality. We love having the latest technology, not to mention artworks from local artists adorning the rooms. It feels great having our own systems, and the new location is very relaxing and easy to access. We manage the sterilisation tasks in separate rooms which are all nicely set up and out of the way.”
“One of the things I get excited about is being able to help change attitudes to dentistry. It’s not a scary process like some people may imagine perhaps from the old days. Seeing people learn how to take care of their teeth and get well spins my wheels. We make the whole process feel warm, friendly and pain-free every step of the way.”
You can tell these guys love what they do. There are an upbeat vibe and a family atmosphere that will make anyone feel at ease.
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm.
Saturday 9 am – 1 pm.
For appointments call 03 548 0000 or visit their website to book online www.munrodental.co.nz