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Clinical Advisory Board

At Lumino The Dentists, we believe in building partnerships with our clinicians who play a critical role in the success of the Lumino dental business, and lead the way in providing quality and clinical excellence.

The Clinical Advisory Board provides a voice for our clinicians, enabling them to express their opinions and provide valuable input into the vision and strategy of our business. The Board is led by senior clinicians from within the group, who work in partnership with management to ensure the ongoing success of the Lumino business.

Lumino The Dentists is leading the way in dentistry in New Zealand, and there are significant opportunities for clinicians as we continue to grow the network.


Clinical Advisory Board


Dr Andrew BrownDr Andrew Brown

Andrew’s Lumino practice has grown over this time to five dentists and three hygienists providing a full range of general dentistry from simple to complex cases. Andrew has been made a Fellow of International Team of Implantologists (ITI) acknowledging his interest and experience in implants.

Andrew has been a member of the Clinical Advisory Board since 2013, two years of which he served as Chair for the Clinical Board. Andrew finds the opportunity to be involved in the strategy and delivery of the Company's clinical and commercial goals to be stimulating and and relevant to running his own practice.

Dr Fred CalavassyDr Fred Calavassy

CAB Chairman and Clinical Director

As a passionate dentist, Dr Fred Calavassy joined the Clinical Advisory Board (CAB) because he wanted to assist in not only the growth of Maven Dental Group but, more importantly, the provision of excellence in dental care to all patients, on a daily basis.

As a member of the CAB, he doesn’t want to lose sight of the fundamentals of good clinical practice – excellence in patient care, satisfaction of the team in the provision of excellence and collaboration to further our pursuit of excellence.

Dr Andrew CautleyDr Andrew Cautley

Andrew finished his post graduate course 23 years ago and has successfully run an independent prosthodontic and dental business in Nelson for over 20 years.

He travels around NZ and Australia regularly delivering presentations and training to dentists and dental students, helping them keep up to date with advanced techniques.

Dr Holly ChristmasDr Holly Christmas

Holly has been practising dentistry for over 14 years and is experienced in general practice, with a particular interest in endodontic (root canal treatments) and preventative, conservative dentistry (drilling into your teeth as little as possible!).

She graduated from Otago University in 2003 before moving to Scotland. Holly loved supervising and working at the Glasgow School of Dentistry, and locuming at various practices in Scotland before returning home to New Zealand and settling in Queenstown in 2008.

Dr Jacob GrieveDr Jacob Grieve

Jacob graduated with distinction from Otago University in 2002, and gained valuable surgical experience as a Dental House Surgeon. This was consolidated further when he worked in a surgical team in Manchester, England.

As well as continuing working as a general dentist, Jacob teaches final year dental students for Otago University. Jacob is passionate about all areas of general dentistry but fosters a special interest in cosmetics, treatment of anxious people and wisdom teeth removal.

Jacob was admitted as a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) and received the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) Outstanding Young Dentist Award in 2009. He is the current President of the NZDA Otago branch, and a member of the NZDA, RACDS, the New Zealand Society of Sedation in Dentistry and the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He serves on a nation-wide Restorative Advisory Panel for Henry Schein, and mentors a group of new graduate dentists in the Graduate Professional Development Programme hosted by the NZDA.

Dr Ben HarrisDr Ben Harris

Dr Ben Harris graduated from Otago University in 1997 and spent nine years practising in London and Auckland before returning to Christchurch in 2007, having just completed his fellowship in Sydney, Australia.

Ben is an active member of the NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The NZ Dental Association and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.


Dr Werner EichholzDr Werner Eicholz

Werner Eichholz is Lead Dentist at Lumino The Dentists Proudmouth. Werner graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 1981. He completed two compulsory years in the SA Army, as a dentist, before moving to the United Kingdom for three years.

At Proudmouth, Werner is renowned for his compassion, knowledge and expertise, especially when it comes to mouths that haven’t seen a dentist for a long time.

Dr Sarah KellyDr Sarah Kelly

Dr Sarah Kelly graduated in 2000 from Otago University. She then worked in Australia and the UK in private practice for 11 years and returned to New Zealand to join Lumino in 2012 with her husband and 2 boys.

Sarah joined Lumino Dental One from Lumino Remuera Village in 2014 as part of the amalgamation.


Management Team


Dr Chris BrooksDr Chris Brooks

Lumino Clinical Advisor

Chris graduated in 1987 and practices at Lumino City Dental on the Park in Tauranga. Chris has a Diploma of Forensic Odontology and worked with the NZ Police on victim identification after the Canterbury earthquakes in 2011. His support has been acknowledged by the NZ Police and he will be receiving the 2011 Canterbury Earthquake Citation.

Before joining Lumino in 2008, Chris worked with Dr. Simon Macdonald of Triodent, inventor of the V-ring matrix system. During this time he was able to road-test the system and its forerunner, offering feedback and suggested modifications.

Dr Prashant KalyanDr Prashant Kalyan

Lumino Clinical Advisor

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Dr Andrea SheppersonDr Chris Brooks

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Dr Tony DeyDr Tony Dey

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