The Lower Hutt suburb of Petone has a long tradition of being served by a local dentist. The original Willis building is found on the corner of Jackson and Queen Street. With an ornate facade, and beautiful wood panelled rooms, this building now operates as a fine dining restaurant.

The practice that would become Capital Dental was initially located at 20 Bay Street in a converted house. The dental surgery had two clinical rooms, with the original lounge operating as the waiting room. The kitchen functioned as the on-site laboratory, and x rays were taken in the closet. Dr Sarah Sutherland, still referred to locally as the divine Sarah, worked here before back and shoulder issues caused her to retire from dentistry.

Walter Szeto bought the practice from Sarah, and it operated successfully as a one person surgery before Dikesh Parmar joined the team and became a partner. In January 2005, the practice relocated to its present location at 272 Jackson Street, the premises operating in previous incarnations as both hair salon and bank.

Capital Dental Petone has been proud to flourish and grow, and now exists as a busy three surgery family practice. Offering three dentists and two hygienists, we are delighted to have become part of this interesting and eclectic community, and it is a pleasure to come to work in such an environment. We look forward to welcoming you, and assisting with  your dental needs.

Conveniently located in the heart of Petone, we have an excellent team of dentists, nurses and office staff who are dedicated to your entire family's dental care. With over ten years of quality dental care we have been providing families in Wellington with premier treatment to last a lifetime. Our team looks forward to developing a strong relationship with each of our patients and we strive to deliver the most pleasant dental experience possible. The practice has a homely, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, complemented by our friendly staff, making your visit as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

At Petone we have the latest technology alongside our two qualified dentists and one dental hygienist/therapist, who give all our patients the most professional and courteous care that they deserve, catering for everyone’s needs.
Our belief is that people should have their own healthy teeth for an entire lifetime, and to support that belief, all of our clinicians subscribe to a program of preventive dental care. Additionally we believe that the prevention of disease is far more enjoyable, less costly and the most comfortable experience for all those in need. Therefore, our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy mouth as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible.

We understand that dentistry and maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile can be expensive. For this reason we do everything we can to assist you: we accept WINZ quotes, student discounts for Victoria University students and if you think you may have trouble paying for your treatment we attempt to reach a solution.

Servicing the suburbs of Korokoro, Maungaraki, Moera, Alicetown, Gracefield, Wainuiomata, Woburn, Waiwhetu, and Waterloo.

Location & Opening Hours

Capital Dental Petone
272 Jackson St
Lower Hutt 5012
New Zealand


Monday — 8:30am–5pm
Tuesday — 8:30am–5pm
Wednesday — 8:30am–5pm
Thursday — 8:30am–5pm
Friday — 8:30am–5pm
Saturday — 8:30am-4pm
Sunday — Closed

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