123 Waimairi Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8042

Quality dental care for your whole family

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State of the 
art dentistry

Advanced technologies & techniques to provide the very best dental care at affordable prices 

Family owned dentist

Ilam Dental Centre is a caring and friendly, second generation family owned dentistry practice

Oral Health

Ongoing support with an emphasis on preventative dental care for the whole family. 

Do you have a dental emergency?
Call us now on (03) 348 1602


We are here to educate, motivate and inspire you to gain and retain control over your dental health.

Dental disease is almost entirely preventable and oral health is just as important as the health of the rest of your body. Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problems such as infection, damage to bone or nerve, and tooth loss. Infection from tooth disease can even spread to other parts of the body.
You can practise preventive dentistry by adopting basic healthy habits by remembering to brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day and eat a balanced diet with limited sugary content.


of school children and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities


Severe gum disease is found in 15-20% of middle aged (35-44 years) adults.

Risk Factors

for oral diseases include an unhealthy diet, tobacco use, harmful alcohol use and poor oral hygiene 

Improve your general health with good oral hygiene

protective sports
Use protective sports & motor vehicle equipment to reduce the risk of facial injuries.
 brushing flossing
Brush and floss properly, along with regular dental checkups, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease
stop tobacco
Stop tobacco use and decrease alcohol consumption to reduce the risk of oral disease and tooth loss.
decrease sugar
Decrease your sugar intake and maintain a well-balanced nutritional intake to prevent tooth decay and premature tooth loss.
consume fruit
Consume fruit and vegetables that can protect against oral cancer

What to expect at your first checkup

If this is your first visit, we suggest arriving 10 to 15 minutes before the actual consultation to complete a short medical history questionnaire.
Meet your 
Visual oral 
check and clean 
Discuss your oral 
hygiene plan 

The Ilam Dental Staff

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    John Malcolm

    Dental Surgeon
    John graduated from the University of Otago with credit in 2002. He worked for a year in facial surgery after graduating and has worked in a private practice     since. John Moved back to Christchurch in 2007 and took over Ilam Dental Centre from his father, Peter Malcolm, in 2013.

    He is married with 4 children, is on 11 different charitable trusts and enjoys motor bikes and scuba diving in his spare time.


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      Ren Henkel

     Dental Surgeon

     Ren graduated from the University of Otago in 1985 and has worked as a dentist at Ilam Dental Centre since 2001. 

     In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, hiking, surfing, canoe polo and gardening.


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     Kalo Malthus

    Dental Surgeon

    Kalo graduated from Otago in 2004 and has worked as a dentist in Christchurch for over 10 years. 

    In her spare time she enjoys painting, skiing and spending time with her wonderful family.

    IMG 8096-71-553Peter Malcolm

   After 44 years of practicing dentistry Peter Malcolm retired in 2018 and handed     the business over to his son, John Malcolm.
   Peter graduated from the University of Otago in 1968 (B.D.S) and 1973 (M.D.S) and has worked in dentistry since. He then registered as a dental specialist in restorative in 1990. He also worked as a teacher in Otago Dental School for 3 years.
   In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, going to the Marlborough Sounds and gardening.

ilam dental centre


Mon - Fri 8:30 am to 5 pm
Tuesdays, until 9 pm

Onsite parking 


03 348 1602

123 Waimairi Road,
Upper Riccarton 
Christchurch, 8042