About us

Marino Dental Health Centre is a general dental practice located in Kaikohe, Northland. We service the township and a large rural area stretching from the Hokianga to the Bay of Islands.

Owner Dr Tim Greenfield moved to Kaikohe in 1988 and bought the practice from TMP Stevens. Since then we’ve had three name changes, from TR Greenfield to Greenfield Dental Health to the Marino Dental Health Centre.

Dr Greenfield’s support team includes Karyn Carr, Amanda Greenfield, Aimee Langman and Leeanna Phillips. Meet the team

This is a general dental practice, offering diagnosis, fillings, extractions, endodontics and crowns. Tim also has a special interest in preventative measures, including bone and soft tissue health and mouthguards. This extends to an interest in the overall general health of the patient where he encourages them in their efforts to stop smoking and make positive lifestyle changes.

Our facility includes four treatment rooms, a sterilising room and a laboratory. We also have digital x-ray, giving you the ease and efficiency of one-stop full service dentistry.

Our name

The Maori meaning of Marino is ‘to be calm or still’ - usually pertaining to the sea.

He ākau kei waho, ka whati mai te ngaru ka pakaru ki te ākau, nā ka marino noa iho a roto.
There is a reef on the open sea and the waves break on the reef and inside it is quite calm.

We like this analogy for the service we offer to the Kaikohe community: out in the world dental pain causes people distress and frustration, inside our practice they find relief and comfort.
Source: maoridictionary.co.nz