No-one likes going to the dentist, but there’s one Aucklander helping ease the pain of the murder house.
Dr Scott Waghorn is the dentist celebrities have on speed dial. In the world of social media he’s becoming as famous as some of the famous smiles he perfects.
Among his A-List patients are several All Blacks, former All Black Coach Graham Henry, Silver Fern Kayla Cullen and her beau, Warrior Shaun Johnson, and former Warriors Wairangi Koopu, Ruben Wiki and Monty Betham. Former Bachelorette Nazanin Khanjani has her pearly whites looked after by the good doctor as do Jay and Anna Reeve, and Mike Puru.
Always happy to talk dental maintenance, Waghorn had a chat to Spy.
“I guess you could call me a celebrity dentist. It all started several years ago when I did Jay and Monty’s teeth and from there word of mouth has had a number of well-known Aucklanders come and see me.” The rise of social media has helped increase that demand, and he’s often fixing damage done during games for his sporty clientele.
The doctor trains at celebrity gym Ludus Magnus and Les Mills Victoria Street and has a workout body like The Rock.
But it’s not all celebrity smiles. Several years ago, Waghorn made the news for opening his West Auckland surgery for free for the last day before Christmas. He had queues around the corner and he and his team saw 104 people, providing more than $20,000 worth of dental care.
“That was a wonderful learning experience and we have made that an annual event every year and the demand is just as strong as it was then.
“It may seem strange that I live for teeth so much and I have dedicated probably a bit too much time to tooth-related things, but I love it and the people that come with it,” he told Spy.
Check him out on Instagram: @drscottwaghorn