Meet the Bachmann Orthodontists
Dr Lutz and Dr Claudia Bachmann
Dr Claudia Bachmann MDS, PHd and Dr Lutz Bachmann MDS, PHd are NZAO certified orthodontic specialists and the founders of Bachmann Orthodontics.
Claudia obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg in Germany, and completed her orthodontic training and received her Speciality Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science from Germany’s University of Munich.
Dr Lutz Bachmann also obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg in Germany. Lutz completed his orthodontic training and received his Speciality Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science at the University of Munich, Germany.
Both doctors have achieved a PHD in Medicine and in Germany Claudia and Lutz ranked among the top of their peers.
Claudia and Lutz ran a successful orthodontic clinic in Germany for twelve years before relocating to New Zealand in 2009 and opening their first practice in Albany on Auckland’s North Shore.
The Bachmanns’ and their three pre-teens enjoy their new home and the great Kiwi lifestyle. They’re all members of the Orewa Surf Life Saving Club and actively support their local schools, sports clubs and community groups.
Dr Tania Hetz
Dr Tania Hetz, NZAO certified orthodontic specialist, originally from Cologne, Germany has been working at Bachmann Orthodontics since 2012. She obtained her Dentist Degree in Mexico and Germany, her Masters in Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopaedics from the University of Aachen in Germany and in 2002 she gained her PhD in Orthodontics from the University of Dusseldorf.
She returned to Mexico and at just 30 yrs old was not only lecturing at the Postgraduate Program of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara but also running her own busy private practice.
Tania has travelled extensively and says a highlight of her travels was the humanitarian work she did with remote indigenous cultures. When she’s not creating beautiful smiles at Bachmann Orthodontics, Tania enjoys playing tennis, swimming, cooking, gardening and yoga.