Dr Sarah Underwood graduated with Distinction from Otago University in 2012. She spent 2013 at Waikato Hospital working in the Dental and Maxillofacial Department and joined Dental Excellence in 2014. Initially, she also held part-time positions in practices in Matamata and Leamington but started working exclusively for us in April 2017. She has proved a huge asset to our practice, much loved by our patients and known for going the extra mile.
Raised in Matamata, Sarah and her husband Khan live on a dairy farm in TePoi. Sarah enjoys helping Khan with farm work during weekends, along with their German Short haired Pointer “Mac”. Sarah and Khan are expecting their first child in December 2018 and she will be taking a period of time off on maternity leave from mid-October.
Sarah is an active Branch member and was previously the Young Dentist Representative for the Waikato Bay of Plenty Branch of the New Zealand Dental Association.
Sarah’s passion is to create healthy smiles by balancing the art and science of dentistry, with her skill and kind approach. She hopes to make her patients feel comfortable, relaxed, informed and at-ease during appointments. She is committed to spending time with patients to reduce their dental anxiety/fears and maintain oral health through prevention and knowledge.