Paul Burgess Dental Nelson

Meet Our Team

Paul Burgess Gavin
Dentist

Dr Gavin Van Vledder

Gavin graduated from the University of Stellenbosch , Cape Town , South Africa in 1994 with a B.Ch.D. He has experience working in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Dubai.

Gavin joined Lumino in July/August 2016 and enjoys working as a team with his patients, taking time to listen to their needs and concerns. "I do my best to allow patients to have a pleasant , kind and gentle dental experience."


Gavin is a highly skilled Dentist with over 22 years experience practicing all aspects of general dentistry. He has a special interest in dental implants, crowns, bridges and veneers…

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Gavin graduated from the University of Stellenbosch , Cape Town , South Africa in 1994 with a B.Ch.D. He has experience working in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Dubai.

Gavin joined Lumino in July/August 2016 and enjoys working as a team with his patients, taking time to listen to their needs and concerns. "I do my best to allow patients to have a pleasant , kind and gentle dental experience."


Gavin is a highly skilled Dentist with over 22 years experience practicing all aspects of general dentistry. He has a special interest in dental implants, crowns, bridges and veneers to name a few. Gavin's primary focus is on preventative care and improving his patient's smile.

Outside of the practice you will find Gavin spending with his wife and child. They love the outdoors, hiking (tramping) and experiencing all that the country has to offer.

Jean Milene
Dentist

Dr Jean Strydom

Jean graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 1998.

In 2001 he completed a mini residency in orthodontics at Chesterfield infirmary, England. Working in the NHS as well as privately, allowed him to hone his skills in all the clinical aspects of dentistry.

It was during Jean's time as private practice owner in Cape Town that he really found his true passion in dentistry, finding the fields of dental implantology and CAD/CAM restorative dentistry most rewarding and fulfilling. Jean served on the SAAAD (South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry) board for a…

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Jean graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 1998.

In 2001 he completed a mini residency in orthodontics at Chesterfield infirmary, England. Working in the NHS as well as privately, allowed him to hone his skills in all the clinical aspects of dentistry.

It was during Jean's time as private practice owner in Cape Town that he really found his true passion in dentistry, finding the fields of dental implantology and CAD/CAM restorative dentistry most rewarding and fulfilling. Jean served on the SAAAD (South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry) board for a number of years and presented various lectures during this time.

Jean finds great satisfaction in delivering biomimetic functional and aesthetic rehabilitation treatment of the worn dentition through an integrated workflow. Being in a position to make a difference in someone's life and health is a humbling and rewarding experience which really motivates and moves him.

Out of the surgery Jean finds balance in life by pursuing the great outdoors. He loves mountain bike stage races and surfing secluded spots. Taking his young family camping and exploring nature is what he is all about!

Paul Burgess Kelly Nelson
Practice Manager

Kelly Holmes

Kelly Holmes is the Practice Manager at Paul Burgess Dental in Nelson. 

She gets pleasure out of giving the best customer service she can and likes working in a team environment.  She’s a people person who loves having fun.  

With a long career in retail, Kelly wanted a completely new challenge and found that with Lumino. 

Outside of the practice, Kelly enjoys spending time with her her family and enjoys Nelson’s beautiful nature, where she has lived her whole life.