Dr Gerlach, the local orthodontics expert with an international education
Dr Gerlach is very passionate about orthodontics, especially working with young children. He considers himself very fortunate to be able to deliver great smiles to his patients.
Dr Marco Merino Gerlach
Dr Marco Merino Gerlach graduated as a Dentist in 2000 from Valparaiso University, Chile and worked as a General practitioner in the South of Chile for 3 years. In 2003, highly motivated by learning more about orthodontics, he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to be trained as an Orthodontic specialist. After 3 years of intensive training at Del Salvador University, he returned to Chile to open his private practice. In 2012 he attended a Mini-residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
In 2015 and 2016, he attended the 2-year postgraduate program in San Diego, California, with one of the most prestigious Orthodontists in the US, Dr Richard McLaughlin, gaining valuable knowledge and training to face complex orthodontic cases such as surgical cases. He is a current member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the World Federation of Orthodontists.
He has been a registered Orthodontist in New Zealand since 2023; he has been married for over 20 years and has two boys. He loves to practice sports with his family, particularly skiing and cycling.
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Terms and conditions
Some consultations require collation of information from other practitioners, additional diagnostic records and/or evaluations undertaken in order to provide you with an in depth orthodontic opinion. In such cases a $250 consultation fee will apply. These could include children under 12, patients referred by their dentist or dental specialist, patients in treatment elsewhere seeking to transfer or those seeking a second opinion.
A free consultation, if applicable, is only offered once. If you fail to attend your free consultation, or cancel at short notice (less than 24 hours before the appointment) a non-refundable $250 charge will be payable prior to scheduling your next appointment.