About Tauranga Dentists

Our Team

Our focus is on minimising future dental problems through comprehensive treatment planning and a strong emphasis on preventive dentistry. 


We’re good with kids, we’re good with people, and we’re good with teeth – if you’re new to town, or thinking about a switch from your existing dentist, consider meeting Kevin and the team at Tauranga Dentists. Your comfort is our concern and we promise to go out of our way to make your visit as effortless as possible.

We are passionate about dentistry and love what we do

Kevin Tims

Kevin travels widely to learn about the latest techniques and technology, continually refining and developing his skills ensuring he is providing the best results for you. He is actively involved in the NZIMID which is a group promoting minimally invasive techniques for all dentists. He doesn’t like drilling! Because he knows there is a better way. 


Deidre Jefferies

Started full time with Kevin in the days before having kids. Now, with three beautiful girls to care for and one being a teenager, she has come back on a part-time basis to have a break from “mum” duties. She will make you feel totally at home with her calmness and experience.

Dental Assistant

Francesca Candido

In keeping with Kevin’s need to have someone with an accent around him, Francesca hails from Denmark. She is only part-time at the surgery as that is as much as she can handle of Kevin’s humour. Her bubbly personality and caring nature will win you over.

Dental Assistant

Sharon Dawson

Sharon has spent 10 fun filled years with Kevin. Her smile and caring approach, on reception or in the surgery, will ensure you have a wonderful experience. She is there for you.

Reception/Dental Assistant

Tanya Penny

The longest-serving member of the team, Tanya has clocked up over 17 years of tolerating Kevin. You will find that her welcoming smile and relaxed manner will put you instantly at ease. She will greet you at the front desk and take good care of you in the surgery.

Reception/Dental Assistant

"Over the last eighteen years Kevin and his  staff have provided us with an outstanding dental service in every respect. From the modern and well equipped surgery Kevin combines a very high personal standard of professional skill with a warm and caring concern for his patients.”

Joan & Murray Mander


Part of Tauranga Dentists:
The Brow Clinic

Kevin would like to introduce Cris Amaral.

Cris offers a unique but complimentary service to what Virtuoso provides. She brings her Brazilian expertise in Micropigmentation and Microblading of the Eyebrows.

Her attention to detail and finesse are highly sought after.

You will leave with Beautiful Brows!

Click on The Brow Clinic website below find out more.