Our Office

We are a group of perfectionists, overachievers, fun seekers and empathetic humans driven by the goal of creating a kind, open and empowered culture that allows you to be proactive about your oral health. We’ve thought about every detail of your visit so you don’t have to. We will work hard, but want it to feel effortless.

Sunset Dental Care is a boutique, owner-operated, family dental practice located at 326 Sunset Road, Mairangi Bay, centrally situated on Auckland’s North Shore and easily accessible from the motorway and most bus routes. There is ample available parking.

Combining the best new technology, with great design and a warm friendly staff, we are creating a friction-less experience that allows us to focus on what matters most – you and your comfort. We are able to offer a complete range of general and customized dental care services. Our mission is to build healthy and confident smiles using holistic, preventative, restorative and cosmetic procedures. We promise that each visit will be personalized, clear, and inspiring. Every time.

“I believe in a quality driven approach - from our warm and friendly staff to Auckland’s finest ceramists. Quality creates long lasting relationships- and that is what's important to me.”

Dr. Peter Rucastle
Owner and General Dentist

Dr. Peter Rucastle

Dr Peter Rucastle, originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, has been in private practice for just over thirty years, in South Africa, the U.K. and New Zealand. He has an extensive following that includes moms and dads, toddlers and grandparents, some of Auckland’s revered academics, musicians, architects, lawyers, Olympic athletes and more. 

Peter attended the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa where he graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1989.

Always an artist at heart, Peter found the perfect balance of medicine and design when he founded Smile Xtreme Dental Studio in SA in 2005, and most recently with the acquisition of Sunset Dental Care and a stylish renovation -he practices with a discerning eye for detail and ambition for patient satisfaction, continuing to provide the highest quality of treatment and patient care started by Dr. Jonathan Franks 18 years ago.

Peter is committed to advanced continuing education, attending lectures throughout New Zealand and Australia where he focuses his studies on Cosmetic Dentistry and Full Mouth Rehabilitative Treatment,s including Invisalign and Dental Implants.

Peter is an active member of the New Zealand Dental Association and is registered with the New Zealand Dental Council.

 Peter is an avid endurance sport athlete, competitive cyclist and an enthusiast of the arts and design. He has completed an Iron Man and numerous Half Iron Man’s in New Zealand, as well as having completed multiple cycling races in South Africa spanning the past 15 years. He is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Peter Rucastle

“We’re here to help you look and feel your best. Going to the dentist shouldn’t be something you dread. We want it to be fun. It sounds crazy. But we believe we can make it happen.”