About Us

Sydenham Dental Centre is now under new management as of 1st April 2019.

Three experienced local dental colleagues have come together with their ideas and experience to purchase Sydenham Dental Centre from its previous owner Dr Peter Pallet.

Dr Chamil Samaranayaka is the principal dentist at Sydenham Dental Centre. He is an Otago graduate with 13 years of dental experience. He is also a fully qualified medical doctor and has experience in various medical and surgical disciplines working at Christchurch Public Hospital. Dr Samaranayaka currently works at Sydenham Dental Centre as well as Christchurch Public hospital.

We have a new vibrant and experienced team and are lucky to have Dr Peter Pallet continuing to provide his services at the practice together with the other associate dentists and our hygienist. We provide a full range of dental services including all areas of general, cosmetic and surgical dentistry at an affordable price.

Due to increased demand, we are now open on Saturdays.

We offer a comprehensive range of family oriented dental care. When patients come in for treatment, we address their individual needs and discuss this thoroughly with them.

Dr Chamil - Principal Dentist at Sydenham Dental Centre
Dr Chamil is the Principal Dentist and a co owner of Sydenham Dental Centre

Payment Options

We are really excited to announce that alongside our exceptional services and prices, we accept interest free payments via Q Card and Humm.

Accepted payment methods are as follows

  • Cash
  • Eftpos
  • All Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard and Diners)
  • WINZ
  • Q Card
  • Humm (previously Oxipay)
Sydenham Dental team
The team at Sydenham Dental Centre

Q Card

We believe it is important that people receive the best quality treatment but understand that finances are a concern for many. Q Card is an interest free payment option that we are currently offering. So take advantage of an interest free plan up to 18 months for treatment. This allows you to receive the timely treatment you require without worrying about any large upfront payments. To understand more about how Q Card works or to apply, come in and see us or visit the Q Card website directly here: www.qcard.co.nz.


Humm is an interest free payment option that we are currently offering. Take advantage of Humm’s always interest free payment plans for your treatment. We are one of the few businesses to accept both the Little Things for small dental treatments and the Big Things for larger dental treatments. To understand more about how Humm works or to apply, come in and see us or visit the Humm website directly here: https://www.shophumm.com/nz/.