One Friendly Team

All our staff and Dentists work in house together as one cooperative team.

One Comfortable Location

From consultation, to the planning and preparation of your procedure, treatment day, and follow up maintenance, you only ever have to visit one location with the same friendly faces in a relaxed and tranquil environment.

The Applecross House Difference

What make Applecross House different is that we strive to be and offer the best. Over time technology and systems change and we at Applecross make it our goal to keep up to date with those changes. Our Dentists are constantly seeking opportunity to learn and broaden their knowledge for their passion in dentistry from products, to equipment, to the art of technique and more. Our most recent additions in training and equipment have been such services as same day Crowns/Veneers/Bridges with the latest technology and equipment called CEREC. Implants/All on 4 ™/Implant supported bridge made possible with our 3D CBCT Scan which assists us in our planning. Our Root Canal Treatments are made easier with our Endodontic Microscope. Afraid of Dentists? We now offer Conscious Sedation to patients who are anxious about Dentistry. See our Services page to find our more on what Applecross House Dentists have to offer at the footsteps of Matamata’s Community and surrounding area’s.

Commitment to the Customer Service

We aim to not only meet but excel your expectations. Therefore, your comfort throughout the treatment is our number one priority. We operate with full transparency on all our procedures, and provide personalised treatment plans to suit your schedule or special requirements.

Quality Guarantee

Ask us about our state-of-the-art dental materials, advanced procedures, techniques, and we’re happy to share with you. We always encourage our patients to do market research – but remind you to always compare apples to apples! Our dentists and technicians are all highly qualified, with our materials and procedures trusted and recommended on a global scale.

Dr Ankush Bajaj

Dr Ankush Bajaj

Your smile is Ankush’s passion. Following in his fathers footsteps, Ankush has always been drawn to the art of dentistry. Ankush holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from H.P University in Shimla, India. He graduated in 2005 with distinction and top of his class, also being named Colgate student of the year. Prior to arriving in New Zealand, Ankush worked as a government dentist in India. He gained New Zealand registration in 2010 and worked at accident and emergency centres in Hamilton and Kerikeri before settling in Matamata with wife Swati and daughters Anshika and Kavya. Together they became the proud owners of Applecross House Dentists in 2012.  Ankush has a special interest in surgical extractions, root canal treatments, crowns and Implants. Ankush continues to broaden his knowledge when it comes to dentistry, keeping up to date with the latest technology and acquired training.

Dr Swati Bajaj

Dr Swati Bajaj

Swati has always had a keen interest in the medical field since she was a little girl but it was dentistry that stole her heart. She holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from H.P University in Shimla, India and graduated in 2005 with distinction. While pursuing her dream, she met the man of her dreams, Ankush. Prior to coming to New Zealand, the couple married and had their daughter Anshika and worked in a private practice.  Once in New Zealand she  also worked alongside Ankush in Hamilton, Kerikeri before having their second daughter Kavya. When the couple purchased Applecross House Swati ensured that the family values that the practice held were maintained & emphasised. As a business woman it was important for the business to flourish but as a mother it was just as important to ensure the community knew their family values and morals. Swati has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry such as crowns and veneers, dentures and implants.

Our Team

Kimberly Labuschagne

Kimberly Labuschagne


Kimberly is the friendly voice you hear on the phone and the first welcoming smile you see when you visit our practice. Originally form South Africa, she relocated with her young family over year ago and is proud to call New Zealand her home. She lives in Matamata with her husband Jean and her 4 year old son Mason. Outside of the practice, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her friends and family and exploring her new country. With many years of experience in administration, customer service & event planning, at our practice, she always will to go the extra mile and goes out of her way to make our patients feel welcome and apart of the Applecross House family.
Tracey Thompson-Bell

Tracey Thompson-Bell

Dental Assistant

Tracey has worked with the Applecross House team for more than 3 years in the role of Dental Assisting. Tracey has always had passion for dental health and her community. She has vast experience in the field of dentistry having been a School Dental Therapist based here in Matamata for 25 years, so many of you already know her professional, friendly manner. Tracey and her husband Russell live in Matamata and are proud to have raised their children in the same town they grew up in. She is proud member of Soul church and is always involved in her community. In Tracey’s Spare time she enjoys being with her family, fishing, camping and cooking are some of her interests.
Geetika Sukhija

Geetika Sukhija

Dental Assistant

Geetika has been apart of the Applecross house team for more than a year. She has a caring nature and will make you feel at ease in the dental chair. Originally from India, Geetika moved to New Zealand with her Husband Nitin more than 10 years ago. She lives in Matamata with her husband and two young boys, Arjun & Arian. Apart from being a full time working mom, her other passions include cooking and baking as well as enjoying the great outdoors.She has a caring nature and will make you feel at ease in the dental chair.
Sue Tonkin

Sue Tonkin

Dental Assistant

Sue joined the Applecross House Team in March 2018. She has worked as a Dental Assistant for many years both in New Zealand and Australia in general dental practices & at the Westmead Dental School. Sue is compassionate and caring when it comes to our patients. She is an all round assistant to all aspects of the practice and is supports each team member where she can. She lives here in Matamata with her husband Chris and has two Adult children and four young grandchildren. Her passions include cooking, gardening and travelling.

Our Practice

What better way for you to have a look around a practice than the gallery below. Make yourself at home:

Our Equipment

Take a look at some of our latest Equipment and Technology we have at Applecross House Dentists!


Want more information?

If you have any further questions or queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Phone -07 888 8835
Email - [email protected]


1 Meura Street
New Zealand
We are open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
Ample free parking
Wheelchair/scooter friendly access

Applecross House Dentists

We are located at 1 Meura Street, Matamata.

We are members of the NZDA. New Zealand Dental Association, the professional association for New Zealand dentists.
As well as providing services for its members,, the NZDA is the one body able to speak on behalf of NZ dentistry as a whole.

We are very proud supporters of St John New Zealand, who provide an amazing service to our community.