The word ‘bach’ conjures up images of relaxing times at the beach and it’s that same calm environment with a friendly Kiwi feel that Dr Vishu Agarwal is aiming to recreate in her new dental practice.
This is reflected in a comfortable interior, soft music and, even more importantly, in the dentists’ ability to talk with, and calm, patients.
The Dental Bach opened in the New World complex in Stanmore Bay early this month providing all general dentistry services.
Vishu grew up in Delhi and says she wanted to become a dentist from a young age.
“I get the most satisfaction from being in a profession that is about making people smile with confidence, and taking away their pain,” Vishu says.
After spending time working and furthering her studies in Australia, Vishu moved to New Zealand three years ago with her husband Sam.
She has worked in a wide variety of Auckland dental practices but says it’s exciting to now be opening her own.
Preventative dentistry is something she feels passionate about and she hopes to spread that message through educational programmes and other outreach projects.
Vishu has gathered an experienced team around her at The Dental Bach, which includes another dentist and three staff, as well as the latest equipment. This includes an OPG machine, which takes a full jaw X-ray.
The practice has two surgeries with state of the art equipment and will be open seven days. As well as services such as crowns, bridges, dentures, root canals and whitening, Vishu is a registered Fastbraces provider. This is a system that Vishu describes as “fast and comfortable”. It uses specially shaped brackets that can shorten the length of time that someone needs to wear braces, depending on the individual patient.
For the protection of patients, Vishu says one of her priorities is stringent infection control.
“We want to make sure people have a good experience here, and walk out with beautiful smiles. That means being kind, providing a high quality service and also being thorough.”