We Are Bay Dental Care

From the minute you step through our doors we’ll take care of you. We’re dedicated to providing you with high quality dental care in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We have an amazing clinic full of really nice people and we love creating beautiful smiles. We are here to look after you.

Bay Dental Care works hard to create an exceptional patient experience, from beginning to end.  We do this by providing a calm, welcoming and professional space for our patients, exceeding their expectations, easing their apprehension and earning their trust & admiration, by doing what we know really well.



Nick is the lead dentist and owner of Bay Dental Care

Nick and Kelly decided to become practice owners to share Nick’s style of dentistry and care with Hawkes Bay. Nick has been in general practice since 2012 and also contracted to the HB Hospital in the maxillofacial department managing trauma and infection.

Nick invests heavily in his continuing education, travelling nationally and internationally to conferences and courses to ensure his skills, equipment and knowledge are at the forefront of New Zealand dental care.

Nick is passionate about digital dentistry and uses these workflows every day.  Nick teaches other dentists how to use and integrate this technology into their practices and is a key opinion leader for Dentsply Sirona.

Nick really enjoys general dental practice where he gets to do everything from simple preventive care to full mouth implant reconstructions and smile makeovers.  Nick practices ‘blame-free dentistry’ and will never tell you off.  He believes in a patient-driven treatment philosophy, paying close attention to what you, the patient, wants to achieve.

Nick is a proper petrol head and competes nationally in motorsport events.  Nick also loves cooking, mixing drinks, keeping fit and cold showers.

Skin Therapist


Developing better ways to offer our services to you

Nick couldn’t do the amazing job he does without his wife Kelly supporting him every step of the way. Together they share a passion for providing the very best treatments in their field and excellent patient care.

Kelly, an aesthetician of nearly 20 years, founded Muse Skin in 2018 and delivers medical-grade skin treatments.  Muse Skin and Bay Dental Care work closely together with Kelly and Nick often collaborating on treatments.

Kelly’s beautiful hands, industry leading technology and exclusive ZO Skin Health products can help you with anti-ageing, repairing damage and fighting acne.  We believe ZO is the best skin care range in the world and we are very proud to offer it in Hawkes Bay.

Kelly Cutfield Bay Dental Care Hastings
Dental Hygienist

Bridget Rattray BHSc (Oral Health)

Passionate about clean teeth and gums

Bridget has focused her career on providing excellent dental hygiene care. Her patients love coming to see her for her gentle touch, great sense of humour and excellent advice.

Bridget uses an EMS Airflow, widely considered to be the best and most comfortable hygiene tool in the dental industry. You will see Bridget for your regular cleans or if you are referred by Dr Nick for some special gum care. Bridget always makes sure she is learning and brings such a joyous energy to Bay Dental Care.

Bridget, originally a CHB gal, is a Hastings local with her husband and two boys.

Practice Coordinator and Clinical Assistant


Attention to detail

Ally is incredibly clever, beautifully energetic and very efficient. She is that smiling face in the practice that makes everyone else happy.

Ally organises the clinician’s appointment books, manages treatment delivery and generally solves the problems of the world. She is also a very experienced dental assistant, sterilisation nurse and lab assistant. In fact, there’s not much Ally can’t do in a dental practice.

Clinical Assistant and Stock Controller

Caroline Cash

Caroline brings a wealth of dental experience to Bay Dental Care and can assist basically every procedure on the planet, with great skill and care. Ask Caroline what she loves about her job and she will tell you that it is all about the patients.

Another CHB gal, Caroline loves being outdoors, a good yarn and the occasional glass of bubbles.

Clinical Assistant and Interoffice Correspondence

Maddy Clarke

Fun fact, Maddy was the top student in the country when she did her NZDA certificate in dental assisting. Top of the entire country! Needless to say, Maddy is very clever and she puts these skills to use every day she works. Maddy is one of those wonderful, dependable, trustworthy people that you just love to have around.

Maddy loves her job almost as much as she loves animals. 



Dr Nicholas Cutfield, Principal Dentist and Owner of Bay Dental Care