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Highly skilled cosmetic dentists in Upper Hutt

The highest standards of care

Art of Dentistry is the trusted practice you can come to you for all your cosmetic dentistry and dental hygiene concerns. Our modern, fully equipped facilities are conveniently located in Upper Hutt. 
We have a dedicated team of cosmetic dentists who are excited to meet you and welcome you to come in for a tour.

Years of experience

Our dentists are highly respected in their fields, with years of specialised training and experience.
Focusing on cosmetic and general dentistry, our passion for beautiful, natural smiles has developed a great reputation with our patients and other dentists in the area.

Developing our skills

Our commitment to quality results is only matched by our dedication to constant developments and learning. We want to offer the most sophisticated dentistry to our patients, and are always looking to perfect our art and improve every day.

We believe in a hands-on approach to teaching and development, passing on knowledge and expertise within the team. Ultimately, this experience is passed on to the benefit of the patient.

State of the art facilities

Operating a modern practice, it was designed to enhance the patient experience and ensure we provide the highest level of care. 

All of our staff members believe in the importance of sharing cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment with our patients.

Meet the team – Profiles

Dr Frank VandenBorst BDS Otago

Frank is the principal dentist of the practice. He was born and grew up in Wellington, and graduated from the University Of Otago in 1983.

Frank has worked in Upper Hutt for the past 30 years, having founded Art of Dentistry in 1993. Frank has an interest in oral surgery and implantology as well as cosmetic dentistry and advanced restorative care.

Kelly Moreland RDH

Kelly is the Dental Hygienist for Art of Dentistry. Graduating from Otago Dental School in 2002 with a 2-year diploma in Dental Hygiene, she is still thoroughly enjoying the profession and creating healthier mouths. Kelly looks forward to seeing everyone in the hygiene department.

Kelly moved up here from the Nelson/Tasman region with her family in December 2012. Kelly is mum to three gorgeous boys and a Jack Russell. With what little spare time she has from work and family, Kelly likes to cook, walk along the beach with her family, and take day trips in her car, finding special areas around Wellington.

Bronwyn Stehbens BDS Otago

Bronwyn graduated from Otago University in 1989. She spent two years working as a House Surgeon at Wellington Hospital and one year at Hutt Hospital as a Registrar. She has worked in Auckland and in England and has been working at Art of Dentistry since 2003.

Bronwyn enjoys all aspects of dentistry and always strives to provide the best service possible in a gentle and caring manner. Continuing education is important to her, so she keeps up to date and maintains her skill level. She is dedicated to her work and derives a lot of satisfaction from forming friendly long-term relationships with her patients. She loves working at Art of Dentistry because the staff are supportive and fun to work with, and there is always a nice atmosphere with the latest equipment available.

Out of work Bronwyn enjoys spending time with her family, reading, gardening and doing crafts.

Eileen Lilley BDS Dundee 1988

Eileen travelled to New Zealand and fell in love with Wellington despite a southerly two days before Christmas. She has practiced general dentistry around Wellington since 1996, dotted with the odd trip back to see the family at home.

Eileen enjoys most aspects of dentistry and has recently completed an Australian two year postgraduate training programme in orthodontics. This aims to treat dental crowding non extraction creating a full smile.

Outside of dentistry Eileen enjoys playing hockey, doing some gardening and spending time with her family.

Jenny White BDS Otago

Jenny graduated from Otago University in 1989. After 2 years practising, she travelled overseas and spent some time working in the UK in a South London practice.

After returning to New Zealand, Jenny was based in Christchurch for three years before shifting back to Wellington, joining Art of Dentistry in 1997 and getting married that year. She spent two years here before the arrival of her first child.

For the last 14 years Jenny has practiced in the Wellington region, returning to Art of Dentistry in 2012.

Outside of work, Jenny has four school-aged children who keep her happy and busy, and in her ‘non-existent’ spare time she likes to play the piano.

Gary VandenBorst BDS Otago

Gary was born and educated in Wellington and attended Otago University Dental School where he graduated in 1981. He has worked in General Practice in Upper Hutt and the Central North Island for more than 25 years, before moving back to Upper Hutt to the Art of Dentistry. Gary is also experienced in Hospital dentistry working as a Senior Dentist during those years.

In 2009, Gary did a sabbatical for four years, living and working in Cambridge. During that time Gary travelled widely in Europe and the UK. Since his return in 2012, he has been back in practice at Art of Dentistry.

Gary has a grown family of five children. His wide range of interests outside Dentistry includes golf, boating, fishing, music, mountain and motorbiking. Recently he has started to play guitar.
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