Address: 187 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North, Manawatu 4410
P: (06) 358 5386 | F: (06) 359 4193 | E: click here

About Us

Our Philosophy

At Broadway Dental Centre, we believe that dentistry should be as pleasant as possible. We aim to provide the best possible dental care to patients utilising the most pain-free and comfortable methods of treatment.

Within our modern, purpose-built surgery our priority is to make our patients feel at ease and relaxed.

We strive to achieve the highest standard of customer service and to take the very best care of you using the latest techniques and cutting edge technology at our practice.

Dr Allan Young B.D.S. (Otago)

Dr Allan Young graduated in 1981 from Otago. In 1985, he founded Broadway Dental Centre/Allan Young & Associates in Palmerston North.

Dr Young places strong emphasis on quality customer service, the continuous education of staff and the utilisation of state-of-the-art technology and equipment to ensure Broadway Dental Centre is at the forefront of the dental arena. He is particularly interested in Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry and Implant Dentistry.

Dr Young is a member of NZ Dental Association; NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; and NZ Cerec Users Group.

Dr Young is married with 3 beautiful children and has interests in golf, cycling and skiing. 


Dr Bob Yang

Dr Bob Yang received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Otago in 1998 and has been in practice for over 10 years. He is an active member in a number of associations including Auckland Dental Association, New Zealand Dental Association, New Zealand Dentist's Orthodontic Society, New Zealand Society for Sedation in Dentistry, and foundation member of New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,

Dr Yang's family immigrated to New Zealand in1990. With the completion of college in Palmerston North, he headed to Otago to gain his dental degree. After graduating, he developed and broadened his oral surgical skills further during two years of hospital postings in Wellington and Southland. Currently, he maintains a private practice in North Shore, Auckland, focusing on cosmetic and restorative dentistry with a strong emphasis on risk management and comprehensive treatment planning.

Dr Yang firmly believes that in order to practice modern dentistry and have the ability to offer the best treatment option to patients nowadays, one must have a good comprehension of all aspects of dentistry. He continues to enhance his skill and knowledge by travelling extensively throughout the world to some of the world's well-known private post-graduate training facilities and courses such as the Kois Centre in Seattle, the Fahl Centre for Aesthetic Dentistry in Brazil, Advance Implant Therapy from UCLA, and Mini-residency in Orthodontics by Dr Mahony in Sydney.

Dr Grace Lee B.D.S. (Otago)

After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago, Dr Grace Lee moved up North to join the team at Broadway Dental Centre. Dr Lee is passionate about all areas of General Dentistry. During her undergraduate years, Dr Lee had the opportunity to undertake research projects and present her research nationally and internationally. As a result, Dr Lee has a keen interest in dental research and actively keeps herself up-to-date with the latest clinically relevant research and new developments.

Having grown up in Malaysia and the United States prior to moving to New Zealand, Dr Lee had the privilege of being exposed to a variety of unique cultures. This has led to an appreciation and awareness of each of her patient’s individual needs. Dr Lee is a firm believer in preventive and minimally invasive dentistry, and her goal is to broaden her patients’ understanding of their oral health so that each person will be able to take control of his/her own oral health and in so doing, improve it. Dr Lee enjoys meeting and getting to know each of her patients, and will take the time to listen to and address their dental concerns to the best of her ability so that she may provide a comprehensive and high-quality treatment plan tailored to each specific patient.

During her leisure, Dr Lee enjoys running, badminton, trying out new recipes (to the dismay of her friends and family!) and a good novel. She also loves travelling; having travelled across most of North America, Western Europe, Southeast Asia and Australasia, she is now setting her sights on South America.

Dr Glenn Kirk B.D.S. MDS (Oral Surgery)

Dr Glenn Kirk completed his MDS in Oral Surgery in 2005, graduating with Distinction. Since graduation Dr Kirk has practiced as a Specialist Oral Surgeon in the Manawatu for the NZDF, Midcentral Health and in Private Practice. He has been the external clinical examiner for the postgraduates in the University of Otago Oral Surgery programme.

Dr Kirk is a member of the International College of Implants and maintains an interest in the surgical aspects of Implantology. He has been placing Implants for the past ten years. Dr Kirk is also a credentialed Oral Surgeon at Southern Cross Hospital, Palmerston North.

Dr Radu Goga MDS (Otago) MRACDS

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Dr Morris Wong BDS, MDS, MRACDS (Perio)

Morris Wong grew up in Palmerston North, and graduated with a BSc from Massey University in 1985. Following a post-graduate Diploma, he entered the School  of Dentistry at Otago University, where he completed a BDS in 1990. His first year working was as Dental House Surgeon at Napier Hospital followed by locum dental positions in Private dental practice. 

In 1992 Morris travelled to Hong Kong, primarily to study language and to experience the Chinese culture. What started as a 6-month visit eventuated into a 7 year stay, where Morris worked in a private medical clinic as well as completing his Masters in Periodontology. Towards the end of this period Morris headed a dental team as part of a 10-week medical project in the North West of China. 

Morris returned to New Zealand in 2000, and has been working as a Periodontist in Wellington with Chapman and Wong Periodontics and Dental Implants. Morris also runs a periodontal practice in Lower Hutt, and serves as visiting Periodontist to Hutt Hospital, where he works primarily with the combined Cleft Lip and Palate team. The addition of an associate to the Wellington Practice has freed Morris to return to work in the Manawatu. Something that has been planned since returning to New Zealand. 

Morris practices all aspects of periodontics and dental implants. Spare time is usually spent with family and  involvement in the local Church. Interests are currently skiing, camping, cycling, and music.

Dr Jessica Harris BDS (Otago)

After graduating from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (with distinction), Jessica worked as a maxillofacial house surgeon in Dunedin. This role not only involved performing general dentistry, but also included managing facial trauma such as fractured bones, lacerations and damaged teeth. She enjoyed her time in the hospital, but felt her main interest and passion was in general dentistry and decided to concentrate solely on this. Originally from Palmerston North, her and her husband returned to the region to be closer to their families. Jessica spent a few years working in Levin before joining the Broadway Dental Team at the beginning of 2013.

Jessica believes it is important to create a trusting dentist-patient relationship, especially as many people are apprehensive when receiving treatment. She strives to ensure treatment plans cater for people’s individual needs, factoring in the best treatment available, as well as any financial or time pressures. Jessica performs and enjoys all aspects of general dentistry.

Jessica’s husband is a doctor, so their free time is very valuable to them and is spent running, cycling and exploring the beautiful places around our local region. 

Dr Diogo (DJ) Godoy Zanicotti BDS (brazil)

Diogo (DJ) Godoy Zanicotti graduated with a BDS from Tuiuti University (Brazil) in 2004, and has been a specialist in Periodontics since 2006 (Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba - Unicamp, Brazil) for 9 years. He also has a Masters Degree in Clinical Dentistry (Dental Implants - 2010) from Universidade Positivo, Brazil and a PhD from the University of Otago (2015 - Stem cells, bone regeneration, and dental implants).

DJ’s special clinical interests are in periodontal plastic surgery, bone grafting/regeneration, and dental implantology ranging from single tooth to full arch cases. DJ has been practicing full time in Wellington at his Lambton Quay practice in partnership with Keith Chapman and in Palmerston North at Broadway Dental.

Outside of work, he enjoys surfing, golfing, and traveling.

Barbara Patience D.T, Dip D.H. (Adel)

Barbara Patience graduated with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene in Adelaide in 2001, after working many years as a Dental Therapist. Barbara is very passionate about helping patients improve and maintain their oral health in our caring environment at Broadway Dental Centre.





Aaron Wilson DentHyg 1998 NZDF

Aaron spent his time growing up between Gisborne, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia. Initially studying Zoology at Waikato University, Aaron then joined the New Zealand Defence Force in 1994 as a dental assistant. In 1995 he was accepted to train as a dental hygienist with the Defence Force’s 4 year Hygienist Program, spending most of his time divided between Otago University and Burnham Camp.

During his training, Aaron travelled to both Malaysia and Australia as a junior hygienist and in 1997 was promoted to Lance Corporal. His advancement through the Defence Force continued after completing the Hygienist Program and having spent 6 months training as an NCO, Aaron was promoted to Corporal in 2000.

After leaving the Army in 2005, Aaron spent his time writing undergraduate Psychology papers and even spent a year as a rugby analyst.

In 2008 he moved back into private practice as a dental hygienist and has been doing so ever since.

The team at Broadway Dental Centre is warm, caring and friendly. We look forward to meeting you here soon!