Burton & Brown Wellington CBD

Meet Our Team

Lead Dentist

Dr Andrew Brown

Andrew is an experienced dentist, highly regarded in the Greater Wellington area. “You are what you chew” is his war cry. He’s passionate about how you feel about your teeth, mouth, and smile, and won’t rest until your immaculate oral health puts a skip in your stride.

Andrew revels in applying highly technical science to everyday dentistry, whether it’s doing implants or cosmetic makeovers, children’s dentistry or routine care. He believes a trip to the dentist should be educational (and entertaining). He’s quick to share dental nerd insights gleaned from the countless conferences he attends, and more than likely has…

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Andrew is an experienced dentist, highly regarded in the Greater Wellington area. “You are what you chew” is his war cry. He’s passionate about how you feel about your teeth, mouth, and smile, and won’t rest until your immaculate oral health puts a skip in your stride.

Andrew revels in applying highly technical science to everyday dentistry, whether it’s doing implants or cosmetic makeovers, children’s dentistry or routine care. He believes a trip to the dentist should be educational (and entertaining). He’s quick to share dental nerd insights gleaned from the countless conferences he attends, and more than likely has an amusing anecdote or cheeky turn of phrase to accompany it.

Andrew is interested in full mouth dental implant rehabilitation as well, having used the Straumann “Pro Arch” concept, and the Nobel Biocare “all on four” concept successfully with many of his patients.

When he’s not working on raising the average calibre of Wellington’s smiles, Andrew loves to apply his steady hand in the kitchen, or apply his giant brain in a quiz. If you ever find yourself at quiz night on an opposing team to Andrew’s, you’re in trouble. His general knowledge is limitless and if the topic ‘Puns and Dad Jokes’ comes up, pack your bags.

Andrew recently joined other Lumino dentists in a rural community dental initiative, where Lumino the Dentist had partnered with the Ngāti Pahauwera Development Trust in Wairoa to provide dental services to those that can’t afford it. Read more about this community initiative in the Hawkes Bay Today here.

Lead Dentist

Dr John Burton

Dr John Burton is a highly regarded dentist in the Wellington area. He went through training in general and cosmetic dentistry, and gained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago in 1977.

He and his team create a happy and relaxing atmosphere for clients, while also trying to have some fun – he believes he has the most comfortable dental chair in town, paired with the best music and videos on the ceiling!

Dr John’s special interests include cosmetic dentistry (crowns and porcelain and composite veneers), gum health(Periodontics and laser assisted periodontal treatment), dental implants, Invisalign (invisible…

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Dr John Burton is a highly regarded dentist in the Wellington area. He went through training in general and cosmetic dentistry, and gained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago in 1977.

He and his team create a happy and relaxing atmosphere for clients, while also trying to have some fun – he believes he has the most comfortable dental chair in town, paired with the best music and videos on the ceiling!

Dr John’s special interests include cosmetic dentistry (crowns and porcelain and composite veneers), gum health(Periodontics and laser assisted periodontal treatment), dental implants, Invisalign (invisible braces), and the restoration of worn teeth and mouth. He is also passionate about the safe removal of mercury amalgam fillings.

He is particularly interested in full mouth dental implant rehabilitation as well, having used the the Straumann “Pro Arch” concept, “new teeth in a day” and the Nobel Biocare “all on four” concept successfully with many of his patients.

John also does a lot of dental charity work, especially enjoying doing free dentistry for the homeless at the DCM centre in Taranaki St in Wellington, and also in Wairoa for the Ngati Pauawera Development trust.

When he isn’t on his dental chair, he is likely outdoors – bush-bashing with his two dogs, skiing in New Zealand or Japan, surfing, windsurfing, biking or doing yoga. (Or even at a concert)

Dentist

Dr Colleen Loo

Colleen Loo has an impressive 18 years of dentistry experience under her belt.

Colleen specialises in orthodontic treatment using Invisalign and endeavours to expand her orthodontic scope of practice to fixed braces in future. On a daily basis Colleen deals with a wide array of general dentistry ranging from simple restorations, to complex full-mouth reconstructions.

Colleen is a mother of three, including one school-aged child and two toddlers. Suffice to say she is well equipped to deal with the everyday chaos of dentistry. Motherhood and dentistry aside, her interests include singing in the Wellington City Chorus, and she is also a self-identified foodie.

Dentist

Dr Rachel Evans

Rachel was born and bred in Dunedin. She completed her training at the University of Otago in 2011 and received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction.

Rachel spent a year as a dental house surgeon at Capital & Coast DHB in 2012 where she developed her skills in oral surgery. Since then, she has worked in private practice in Wanganui and the Wairarapa and has recently moved back to Wellington.

Rachel wants to provide the best quality dental care that she can. She enjoys attending continuing education courses to keep up to date with the latest techniques and materials…

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Rachel was born and bred in Dunedin. She completed her training at the University of Otago in 2011 and received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Distinction.

Rachel spent a year as a dental house surgeon at Capital & Coast DHB in 2012 where she developed her skills in oral surgery. Since then, she has worked in private practice in Wanganui and the Wairarapa and has recently moved back to Wellington.

Rachel wants to provide the best quality dental care that she can. She enjoys attending continuing education courses to keep up to date with the latest techniques and materials in dentistry.

Rachel loves the outdoors and staying active and social. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys activities such as hiking, snowboarding, netball, basketball, dancing, cycling and the gym. She also enjoys family time, relaxing and reading.

Dentist

Dr Frazier Johnston

Dr Frazier Johnston was born in Auckland, completed his education in Dunedin and gained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago in 2011. He has worked in the Wellington region as a dentist for the last 7 years.

He is a friendly, positive dentist who will communicate and plan treatment with you in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Frazier is a certified 'Master Provider' with the Fastbrace orthodontic system (braces and straight teeth in months not years).

He is interested and active in all aspects of dentistry, especially: cosmetic dentistry (crowns, veneers and implants); orthodontic treatment (with…

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Dr Frazier Johnston was born in Auckland, completed his education in Dunedin and gained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago in 2011. He has worked in the Wellington region as a dentist for the last 7 years.

He is a friendly, positive dentist who will communicate and plan treatment with you in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Frazier is a certified 'Master Provider' with the Fastbrace orthodontic system (braces and straight teeth in months not years).

He is interested and active in all aspects of dentistry, especially: cosmetic dentistry (crowns, veneers and implants); orthodontic treatment (with the Fastbrace orthodontic system); root canal treatment; and wisdom tooth removal.

Outside of dentistry you'll find him on the football field, at the gym, snowboarding or socialising with friends.

Hygienist

Jillian Webster

Jillian graduated from Lansing Community College (Michigan) in 2007. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist (R.D.H.) in both Michigan and Illinois. She has 13 years of dental experience and a certified dental assistant prior to hygiene.

In her role she loves working with people and helping them to achieve optimal overall oral health. She enjoys building trusted relationships with her patients.

Jillian is also proudly representing New Zealand in writing the March 2015 special feature article for Acess, The American Dental Hygiene Associations journal, on New Zealand Dental and Hygiene.

Outside of practice hours you can find Jillian reading, writing, cooking and being active. Whilst relatively new to NZ, she also enjoys taking weekend trips & exploring, as well as trying new

Oral Health Therapist

Otilia Meszaros

Otilia has been part of the Burton and Brown practice since February 2014, working as a hygienist, and also as a dental therapist for primary school children for the DHB. She graduated from the University of Otago in 2013, completing a Bachelor of Oral Health, Dental Hygiene & Therapy.

Otilia is often complemented on her gentle yet thorough method of working. As part of her role she enjoys educating/helping people on how to achieve optimal oral health.

Outside of practice hours, you'll find Otilia spending time with family/outdoors.

Oral Health Therapist

Hannah Ritchie

Introducing our newest addition to the Burton and Brown team working as a Oral Health Therapist Hannah. Originating from Southland, Hannah graduated from the University of Otago in 2013 completing a Bachelor of Oral Health, Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

Hannah has a quiet and gentle manner and this is carried on through her treatment in both dental hygiene and also working as a dental therapist with primary aged children for the DHB.

Outside of practise hours you will find Hannah enjoying all Wellington has to offer and relaxing with her family and friends.

Practice Manager

Michele Greene

Michele’s presence at the clinic is like a set of invisible braces that holds it all together, keeping us perfectly aligned, performing, and smiling brightly. She has been overseeing the general running of the practice, managing our front of house staff, warmly welcoming our patients and answering their questions since 1995 and we couldn’t be happier about it.

She is the perfect person for the job as she can relate to people of all ages and backgrounds and never forgets a face. Being able to balance humour and professionalism is clearly something we’re subconsciously recruiting for, as Michele is another…

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Michele’s presence at the clinic is like a set of invisible braces that holds it all together, keeping us perfectly aligned, performing, and smiling brightly. She has been overseeing the general running of the practice, managing our front of house staff, warmly welcoming our patients and answering their questions since 1995 and we couldn’t be happier about it.

She is the perfect person for the job as she can relate to people of all ages and backgrounds and never forgets a face. Being able to balance humour and professionalism is clearly something we’re subconsciously recruiting for, as Michele is another one with a great grasp of the art.

A country girl at heart, Michele spends many of her weekends happily lending her father a hand on the farm where she was raised. In the summer though, she can’t wait to be out on the boat with her husband, barbequing and jumping from boat to boat to visit buddies who are anchored alongside.

Credentials:
She’s our mother hen. Mother hens don’t need credentials.