​Orthodontist with The Orthodontist

Big smiles begin with bold moves.

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It takes a bold person to create big smiles. At The Orthodontist, we want all young New Zealanders to grow up confident with a smile they can be proud of – that’s where you come in. Right now, we’re poised to grow and we're looking for an Orthodontist to join us for the ride.   

We are looking for an Orthodontist with a qualification recognised by the New Zealand Dental Council and NZ Association of Orthodontics (you can find out here:  https://www.dcnz.org.nz/i-want-to-practise-in-new-zealand/dentists-and-dental-specialists/prescribed-qualifications-for-dental-specialists/), but more than that, we want people with a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds. People who really get the potential for Orthodontics to make a lifelong difference. People with genuine passion for helping others. 

If you’re bold enough to make the move, New Zealand offers a lifestyle like no other. Wellington is known as the “coolest little capital” and it’s easy to see why – there's never a shortage of things to do! It has all the energy of a big city, but you still have room to find your own quiet corner so you can truly strike that coveted work-life balance.  
Grow grins in a small, friendly practice  

We want everyone to experience the best of everything. Not just our patients, but our staff too. That’s why we have a supportive and flexible environment with all the latest in Orthodontic tech.As part of the team at The Orthodontist, you’ll provide top-notch Orthodontic treatments from braces to habit breakers and everything in between – variety is a key part of our life here. 
There's plenty of opportunity to grow in our group practice; we're a supportive bunch, with loads of wisdom to pass on. For an extra bold move, we could talk about potential buy-ins in the future, but if that's not for you, that's great too - you'll enjoy the flexibility of working across our five thriving practices in the Wellington region.

Are you bold enough to make the move? Apply today and give Kiwis the confidence to smile.  


Meet Bhavik “The Orthodontist”



Bhavik has built The Orthodontist practice over many years. His passion for dentistry as a career was solidified by regular work experience visits to local dentists around Wellington every year up until the end of Year 13. Bhavik went on to complete the five year dental degree (BDS) in Dunedin at the University of Otago in 1999.  

His experience ranges from working in hospitals and private practices across New Zealand as a Dental House Surgeon and Dentist. 

From there he developed a passion for Orthodontics and to be able to provide quality and scientifically based Orthodontic treatment to his patients, he completed both a Master's Degree in Orthodontics (with distinction) in 2006, as well as being accepted as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Following graduation, Bhavik returned to Wellington, where he joined and went on to become the Principal Orthodontist at Hutt Valley Orthodontics for over 12 years. 

Bhavik's vision for the practice saw a brand change to "The Orthodontist" and they moved into a state-of-the-art surgery, located at 2 Connolly Street in Lower Hutt. This new location not only offers sophisticated Orthodontic services, but it also reflects Bhavik’s personality with a display of his private pop culture model collection throughout the surgery (he’s a big kid at heart). 

Bhavik also offers satellite practices in Carterton, Johnsonville and Paraparaumu. 

“The care and wellbeing of children is paramount.  All children should have the confidence to be who they are or who they want to be.  A great smile is that confidence.” – Bhavik

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