phone: 0800 225 586
address: Level 1, Symes de Silva House,
97-99 Courtenay Place, Wellington, New Zealand

Our Opening Hours

Monday 7.30am- 5.30pm
Tuesday 7.30am- 5.30pm
Wednesday 7.30am- 5.30pm
Thursday 7.30am- 5.30pm
Friday 7.30am- 5.30pm
Saturday (Closed)
Sunday (Closed)

*Hours and days subject to change
*Limited appointments due to limited staffing

-Closed All Public Holidays-


About Us

After completing his post graduate studies in Dunedin Dr Graham Symes saw an opportunity to establish a 7 day a week dental practice in Wellington. In 1992 he set up a one surgery clinic on the ground floor of the building that would later become Symes de Silva House on Courtenay place. The practice was unique in that it charged standard prices on weekends in contrast to the Wellington dental emergency roster system that was currently in place. After building a good reputation in the area, the practice expanded to include more dental chairs and a number of associate dentists. Among these was Ravi de Silva who returned from the UK to work with his dental school friend Graham. After a year Ravi bought half of the operation from Graham which was the start of Symes de Silva in 1998. Five years later, the entire practice moved (in one hectic day) to its present location of the 1st floor of Symes de Silva House. Over the years Symes de Silva has built a reputation as a respected practice within the dental community. As well as employing a number of long term staff members, the practice has also been active in mentoring a great many young dentists, hygienists and assistants. The practice encompasses 8 surgeries and currently employs a staff of 30.


Our team at Symes de Silva are following all guidelines provided to us by the Dental Council.

During Orange Light we are still taking extra precautions to keep our staff and valued patients safe.

Face masks are to be warn at all times. Social distancing is still a requirement. Limited bookings available.

Please do not come in IF you have any of the following:

-Cold or flu symptoms related to Covid-19

-Are a household contact of someone who has Covid-19

Help keep our New Zealand family safe.

Kia Kaha